Fighting game backgrounds, animated

LoneSage

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like this
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I'm looking for 99's Rain stage


where's a site that has all this shit


i just wanna stare at 99's rain stage


and go back


to 1999
 

LoneSage

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if i wanted to do that, i'd do it

but i have you people to do it for me
 

LoneSage

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just look at Gen's stage

why do video game developers always make China look like a shithole
 

Karou

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how about Samurai shodown double redlife backgrounds?
 

LoneSage

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no K' is still an emo fagg

first time I pressed back on the d-pad and saw his walking away animation i laughed out loud.

SO ANGSTY

NEEDS SECKZ
 

SouthtownKid

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'99 is a shit game with some nice backgrounds and music. Maybe if SNK had been able to finish Vanessa in time for the game's release, I might feel more charitable towards the game and more forgiving of its clunkiness. Because I do like the NEST era characters. 2000 improves everything, though.
 

SouthtownKid

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Except the backgrounds.
Eh, it's as least as good on backgrounds overall. It doesn't have anything to equal the rain stage, but what it does have are at least as good as every other '99 background, and better than most of '98 or anything in '97.
 

Dr Shroom

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I'd say they're on the same levels as 98's but 97's are a lot better than 2000's. The temple stage in 98 is the only one I really like in that game.

Whatver, 96 blows them all away.
 
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SouthtownKid

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Whatver, 96 blows them all away.
At least some in '96 do. For sure.

But '97? I'll disagree.
This is the background that always comes to my mind when I think about '97:
kof97-kowloon.png


Terrible. Parallax bad. Color design horrible. It's a punch in the eye. Perspective wrong as fuck. Only 2001 has backgrounds as bad as this one. Even a lot of '02 blows this away.

The second one I always think of is this:
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Flat. Boring. Again, the perspective is off, particularly in the boat compared to the angle of the ground. Then you have a couple lazily repeated background elements on the left just add to the overall sense that KOF '97 was rushed out the door. Wow, reversing. That's a great trick. Horrible. Better than 2000? Hell fucking no.

Bali is boringly-drawn but has excellent color design and great music. Monaco is well-drawn with disappointing parallax. I think Korea stage is strongest overall. Korea is good. But in general, '97 is a shitty looking game, imo, compared to anything that came before it all the way back to '94, and anything that came after, other than 2001 in its entirety and parts of '03.

IMO, of the original MVS King of Fighters entries, the quality of backgrounds ranks as:

'96>2000='99='94>'95>>'98>>>>>'02>'97='03>>>2001

Aesthetically, '97 is a gigantic leap backwards from the year before it. Gameplay-wise, I like it more than '96, but once '98 came on the scene, KOF '97's gameplay value pretty much vanished, imo.
 
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At least some in '96 do. For sure.

But '97? I'll disagree.
This is the background that always comes to my mind when I think about '97:
kof97-kowloon.png


Terrible. Parallax bad. Color design horrible. It's a punch in the eye. Perspective wrong as fuck. Only 2001 has backgrounds as bad as this one. Even a lot of '02 blows this away.

The second one I always think of is this:
2659054044_ac51bd37ff_o.gif

Flat. Boring. Again, the perspective is off, particularly in the boat compared to the angle of the ground. Then you have a couple lazily repeated background elements on the left just add to the overall sense that KOF '97 was rushed out the door. Wow, reversing. That's a great trick. Horrible. Better than 2000? Hell fucking no.

Bali is boringly-drawn but has excellent color design and great music. Monaco is well-drawn with disappointing parallax. I think Korea stage is strongest overall. Korea is good. But in general, '97 is a shitty looking game, imo, compared to anything that came before it all the way back to '94, and anything that came after, other than 2001 in its entirety and parts of '03.

IMO, of the original MVS King of Fighters entries, the quality of backgrounds ranks as:

'96>2000='99='94>'95>>'98>>>>>'02>'97='03>>>2001

Aesthetically, '97 is a gigantic leap backwards from the year before it. Gameplay-wise, I like it more than '96, but once '98 came on the scene, KOF '97's gameplay value pretty much vanished, imo.

Fuck!
I agree with you. 96, best BG. 97? The worst!
 

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I'll be damned, we haven't had a bg discussion in a while and I also agree that '97 had some rather flat and uninspiring bgs outside of Bali and Korea.

Great, now I'm gonna go find footage of '96 AOF's bg and watch the time progression w/the sunset.
 

LoneSage

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95 hit it on the head with a little introduction before your fight, showing a bit of the stage and that. Psycho Soldier and Yagami teams come to mind.
 

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Do I spot a giant vagina in that section on the left that's been 'reversed' due to laziness?

Please post more animated backgrounds from fighting games. They're pretty awesome.
 

evil wasabi

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Aesthetically, '97 is a gigantic leap backwards from the year before it. Gameplay-wise, I like it more than '96, but once '98 came on the scene, KOF '97's gameplay value pretty much vanished, imo.

The orochi characters were more fun to use in '97. And the orochi levels were better than what we got in '98. IMO, 98 was a hokey game, with hokey backgrounds that were drawn clean, but lacked concept. This is with exception to the old man stage, which was great.
 
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