This Week in Fighting Games: A $10,000 Money Match!?, Leffen’s Guilty Gear Tier List, Wave-Dashing in Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl and More
JWONG’s $10,000 Money Match
I’ll keep this short, sweet, and hype. On one side you have the 9 time Evo Champion and long time fighting game player Justin Wong who among other games is most known for dominating the Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 scene. On the other side you have another long time player and very strong competitor, Roundhouse, who has some pretty noticeable wins at major events.
Recently, Roundhouse called out Justin Wong challenging him to a first to 15 money match in Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 where each player would be wagering $5,000! Both sides have immense knowledge in the game which at this point has been out for more than 20 years! Unfortunately for Roundhouse, Justin Wong kept his title of God of MvC2 winning the set at 15-5.
More than that though the event was streamed with the hashtag #FREEMVC2 which calls for this beloved game to get a re-release on modern hardware with up to date net-code so old and new comers alike can once again enjoy it easily. As a fighting game lover who never got to experience this game in its prime I am all for that!
Enjoy the full match below
#FREEMVC2 DCDIGITAL FT15 10K MONEY MATCH: JUSTIN WONG VS ROUNDHOUSE – Twitch
*The above link seems to not be working anymore, did Roundhouse remove this VoD?, If i find a better link I will update*
Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl: Game Play Break Down and Matches –
Smashers rejoice; We got a look at the mechanics of Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl and it seems their version of wave dashing will be in the game! This is good news for competitive players who believe this mechanic will bring much needed depth to the game. Though I am not a platform fighter expert I do love when developers take the time to make their game with plenty of options for intense matches. Watch for yourself below,
(3) Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl: Gameplay Breakdown – YouTube
An extra bonus was the release of actual game play, I will link one of my favorite matches;
(3) Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl: Catdog vs. Lucy Gameplay – YouTube
New Melty Blood Game Play and Character Reveal –
We are finally getting full game play matches of the new Melty Blood and in my opinion it looks great! Some may, and do, have opinions on the weaker visuals when compared to other fighting games, but to me the animations look clean and as long as the game play is fun what more can we ask?
Check out that game play here –
(3) [MELTY BLOOD: TYPE LUMINA “Akiha Tohno VS Arcueid” Gameplay Video ①] – YouTube
We also got a look at the newest character reveal to hit the starting roster; Roa! He is described as a ‘Dead apostle who manipulates lightning and chases eternity’. Though I am not aware of his past iteration he is striking me as a zoner and he might have to be this guy’s main!
(3) [Roa] Battle Preview – YouTube
Leffen’s New Guilty Gear Tier List –
It has been a few weeks since the release of Strive’s new patch that brought about some nerfs, many buffs and the new character Jack-O which means only one thing….time for new tier list! Personally, I believe tier lists are not the end all be all of character strength but I do enjoy seeing the mindset that the professional scene has on certain characters.
Leffen gave his thoughts in the video below and If you want to get to the good part I will paste the end tier list.
(3) Leffen’s New Strive Tier List! (Patch v1.09) – YouTube
GBVS Patch –
Patch 2.62 released this week for Granblue Fantasy Versus, this game is still beloved by many but has fallen by the waist side. Even I haven’t been keeping up with the game but if twitter is anything to go by then these changes are not exactly loved by the fans. I will let you decide for yourself…
Ver. 2.62 Patch Notes – News | Granblue Fantasy: Versus (granbluefantasyvs.com)
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