Aggressors of Dark Kombat / Tsukai Gan Gan Koshinkyoku
|Release||Neo Geo MVS - 7/26/1994|
Neo Geo Home - 8/26/1994
Neo Geo CD - 1/13/1995
Aggressors of Dark Kombat, known in Japan as Thrilling Intense March (痛快GANGAN行進曲, 'Tsūkai GANGAN Kōshinkyoku') or simply GanGan, is a 1994 one-on-one fighting arcade game developed by Alpha Denshi Corp. (ADK) and published by SNK. The English game title uses the same initials as the developer.
A fighting game released in 1994. This work depicts the confrontation between two bad guys called Go Nishi and Tojo and the battle of the people involved, and the player will choose one from eight unique characters to fight. The feature of this work is that although it is a fighting game, the stage is deep, so you can avoid the enemy's rushing technique by moving it to the back or front of the screen, or you can make a jump attack after climbing the car in the back of the screen. And it will be a point that a three-dimensional battle will be fought. You can recover your physical strength by picking up other falling weapons and fighting, hitting and guarding attacks in succession, and most of the special moves are multi-stage hits. As you can see, you can enjoy an exhilarating and unique battle. Of course, you must also see the one-shot deadly smashing death!
The game's major innovation is the ability of fighters to move virtually continuously towards or away from the screen as well as left and right in a similar manner to some 1980s arcade fighting games like Taito's Violence Fight, SNK's Street Smart and Atari's Pit-Fighter. Because of this, unlike many other 2D fighting games, jumping is done with the use of an action button. Unlike many SNK fighting games, the "D" button is not used, and only two action buttons are used for attacking, one for punches and one for kicks. Grappling and grabbing the opponent is the focus of the gameplay: the opponent can counter being grabbed and break free as well. Also featured is weapon play (another mechanic akin to beat 'em ups). Weapons can be picked up and thrown, or used in special and standard attacks. Weapons are thrown into the ring by spectators in the background.
The health bar has several layers of colors to indicate the health. There is also a "Crazy Meter" at the bottom of the screen. It is built up as a character attacks; this gives them a special attack that will defeat the opponent outright. It is called the "Gan Gan Attack" in Japan, and "Crazy Attack" internationally.
Battles are joined by irreverent, sometimes humorous pre-fight banter from characters. The dialogue differs from opponent to opponent, and the fight is immediately presaged by a clash of two small images of the combatants' eyes in the center of the screen. There are almost no differences between the Japanese release of this game and the international versions aside from the name, and the removal of blood when using a critical hit on an opponent.
Tsuyoshi of the west, Jo of the east ...
"Namihana 's guts man, Tsuyoshi is invincible!" "No, Honmoku's red panther, Article is the strongest!"
Upon hearing such a rumor, they board the other party's hometown, but they pass each other. While traveling, sometimes in the middle of the wilderness, and sometimes in the underground professional wrestling ring, he sells fights from the ground up. After repeated fierce battles, the two finally reach the final stage.
"I finally met! I don't have a grudge against any of them, but let me see the best ability in the Kanto region!"
"Hey! I don't know if it's squeezing the west, but I have to clarify which one is stronger!"
Thus, after an unprecedented battle, an unprecedented and exciting battle will begin!
- Joe Kusanagi (草薙 条, Kusanagi Jō)
- Kisarah Westfield (キサラ・ウェストフィールド)
- Goh Kidokoro (城所 剛, Kidokoro Gō)
- Kotaro Fuuma (風魔 小太郎, Fūma Kotarō)
- Leonhalt Domador (レオンハルト・ドマドール)
- Sheen Genus (シン・ジーナス)
- Lee Hae Gwon (Korean: 이해권)
- Bobby Nelson (ボビー・ネルソン)
- Aggressors of Dark Kombat Move List by Galen Komatsu
- Aggressors of Dark Kombat Move List and Guide by Goh_Billy
- In Japan, Aggressors of Dark Kombat is known as Tsuukai GANGAN Koushinkyoku (痛快GANGAN行進曲, translates from Japanese as "Thrilling Intense March"), also known as GanGan for the fans (GANGAN is also Japanese onomatopoiea for the sound of a large bell or a scolding voice).
- The English game title is a pun on the developer's initials (Alpha Denshi Corp.) and also parodies Mortal Kombat, spelling the word combat with K instead C.
- The Japanese version has blood when a character is hit by a critical hit.