History VideoGame / StarGladiator

21st Mar '16 2:35:48 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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* AWinnerIsYou: Winning the arcade mode just takes to a text scroll epilogue that quickly wraps up the plot.

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* AWinnerIsYou: Winning the arcade mode just takes you to a text scroll epilogue that quickly wraps up the plot.
21st Mar '16 2:35:37 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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* AWinnerIsYou: Winning the arcade mode just takes to a text scroll epilogue that quickly wraps up the plot.
9th Oct '15 11:55:40 AM X2X
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''Star Gladiator Episode I: Final Crusade'' is one of the lesser-known fighting games in Creator/{{Capcom}}'s long list of fighters, notable for being Capcom's first attempt to make a mark in the 3D world of fighting games like ''VideoGame/VirtuaFighter'', ''VideoGame/BattleArenaToshinden'', ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'', and the ''[[VideoGame/SoulSeries Soul]]'' series in the 90's. Capcom did try hard to make the game different from the others by using a different hardware for the original {{PlayStation}}, similar to the ''VideoGame/StreetFighterEX'' series and the first ''VideoGame/RivalSchools'' game on the same build. ''Star Gladiator'' has a [[ManaMeter Plasma Gauge]], similar to most Capcom fighting games at the time, but what set it apart from the others was the fact that different command inputs (via a specific fighting combo) were required in order to make the Plasma Strike (super move) work.

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''Star Gladiator Episode I: Final Crusade'' is one of the lesser-known fighting games in Creator/{{Capcom}}'s long list of fighters, notable for being Capcom's first attempt to make a mark in the 3D world of fighting games like ''VideoGame/VirtuaFighter'', ''VideoGame/BattleArenaToshinden'', ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'', and the ''[[VideoGame/SoulSeries Soul]]'' series in the 90's. Capcom did try hard to make the game different from the others by using a different hardware for the original {{PlayStation}}, UsefulNotes/PlayStation, similar to the ''VideoGame/StreetFighterEX'' series and the first ''VideoGame/RivalSchools'' game on the same build. ''Star Gladiator'' has a [[ManaMeter Plasma Gauge]], similar to most Capcom fighting games at the time, but what set it apart from the others was the fact that different command inputs (via a specific fighting combo) were required in order to make the Plasma Strike (super move) work.



Despite the effort on the {{PlayStation}} with the other Capcom games, ''Star Gladiator'' did not set the benchmark for 3D fighters like ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' did with 2D fighters. However, ''Star Gladiator'' did manage to warrant a sequel for the arcades in 1998 and later ported to Sega Dreamcast in 2000, which was called ''Plasma Sword: Nightmare of Bilstein'' ([[OddlyNamedSequel originally]], ''Star Gladiator 2'' in Japan). ''Plasma Sword'' had dropped the first game's Plasma Combo System in favor of the traditional ''Street Fighter''-esque method of unleashing super moves, which was called the Plasma Strike System and also, ''Plasma Sword'' had introduced fourteen new characters into the series, though ten of them (aside from their character designs and original stories) had mirrored most of the original cast in terms of weaponry and movesets.

While the series hasn't seen another entry since, a few characters from the series have made cameo appearances in various Capcom crossover games (''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom2'', ''[[VideoGame/CapcomVsSNKMillenniumFight2000 Capcom vs. SNK]]'', the ''[[VideoGame/SNKVsCapcom SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters Clash]]'' series, ''VideoGame/CapcomFightingEvolution[=/=]Jam'', ''VideoGame/TatsunokoVsCapcom: [[UpdatedRerelease Ultimate All-Stars]]'', ''[[UpdatedRerelease Ultimate]] VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'', and ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone 2'').

[[Characters/StarGladiator It has a character sheet for this game]].

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Despite the effort on the {{PlayStation}} [=PlayStation=] with the other Capcom games, ''Star Gladiator'' did not set the benchmark for 3D fighters like ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' did with 2D fighters. However, ''Star Gladiator'' did manage to warrant a sequel for the arcades in 1998 and later ported to Sega Dreamcast UsefulNotes/SegaDreamcast in 2000, which was called ''Plasma Sword: Nightmare of Bilstein'' ([[OddlyNamedSequel originally]], originally]] ''Star Gladiator 2'' in Japan). ''Plasma Sword'' had dropped the first game's Plasma Combo System in favor of the traditional ''Street Fighter''-esque method of unleashing super moves, which was called the Plasma Strike System System, and also, ''Plasma Sword'' had also introduced fourteen new characters into to the series, though ten of them (aside from their character designs and original stories) had [[MovesetClone mirrored most of the original cast in terms of weaponry and movesets.

movesets]].

While the series hasn't seen another entry since, a few characters from the series have made cameo appearances in [[VideoGame/CapcomVsWhatever various Capcom crossover games games]] (''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom2'', ''[[VideoGame/CapcomVsSNKMillenniumFight2000 Capcom vs. SNK]]'', the ''[[VideoGame/SNKVsCapcom SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters Clash]]'' series, ''VideoGame/CapcomFightingEvolution[=/=]Jam'', ''VideoGame/TatsunokoVsCapcom: [[UpdatedRerelease Ultimate All-Stars]]'', ''[[UpdatedRerelease Ultimate]] VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'', and ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone 2'').

[[Characters/StarGladiator It has a The character sheet for this game]].game can be found here.]]



* DummiedOut: The first game featured [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EY4tq0uLyM8 a few unused models for combatants,]] the most of amusing of these being a [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam MS-09B Dom]].



* MovesetClone: 10 of the new characters who were added in the sequel have the exact same moves of the 10 returning characters.

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* MovesetClone: 10 Ten of the new characters who were added in the sequel have the exact same moves of the 10 returning characters.
24th Sep '15 11:03:32 PM JoeSparkle
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While the series hasn't seen another entry since, a few characters from the series have made cameo appearances in various Capcom crossover games (''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom2'', ''[[VideoGame/CapcomVsSNKMillenniumFight2000 Capcom vs. SNK]]'', the ''[[VideoGame/SNKVsCapcom SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters Clash]]'' series, ''VideoGame/CapcomFightingEvolution[=/=]Jam'', ''VideoGame/TatsunokoVsCapcom: [[UpdatedRerelease Ultimate All-Stars]]'' and ''[[UpdatedRerelease Ultimate]] VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'').

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While the series hasn't seen another entry since, a few characters from the series have made cameo appearances in various Capcom crossover games (''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom2'', ''[[VideoGame/CapcomVsSNKMillenniumFight2000 Capcom vs. SNK]]'', the ''[[VideoGame/SNKVsCapcom SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters Clash]]'' series, ''VideoGame/CapcomFightingEvolution[=/=]Jam'', ''VideoGame/TatsunokoVsCapcom: [[UpdatedRerelease Ultimate All-Stars]]'' and All-Stars]]'', ''[[UpdatedRerelease Ultimate]] VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'').
VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'', and ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone 2'').
13th Jun '15 10:11:18 AM Dragon-Kid
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Despite the effort on the {{PlayStation}} with the other Capcom games, ''Star Gladiator'' did not set the benchmark for 3D fighters like ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' did with 2D fighters. However, ''Star Gladiator'' did manage to warrant a sequel for the Sega Dreamcast in 2000, which was called ''Plasma Sword: Nightmare of Bilstein'' ([[OddlyNamedSequel originally]], ''Star Gladiator 2'' in Japan). ''Plasma Sword'' had dropped the first game's Plasma Combo System in favor of the traditional ''Street Fighter''-esque method of unleashing super moves, which was called the Plasma Strike System and also, ''Plasma Sword'' had introduced fourteen new characters into the series, though ten of them (aside from their character designs and original stories) had mirrored most of the original cast in terms of weaponry and movesets.

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Despite the effort on the {{PlayStation}} with the other Capcom games, ''Star Gladiator'' did not set the benchmark for 3D fighters like ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' did with 2D fighters. However, ''Star Gladiator'' did manage to warrant a sequel for the arcades in 1998 and later ported to Sega Dreamcast in 2000, which was called ''Plasma Sword: Nightmare of Bilstein'' ([[OddlyNamedSequel originally]], ''Star Gladiator 2'' in Japan). ''Plasma Sword'' had dropped the first game's Plasma Combo System in favor of the traditional ''Street Fighter''-esque method of unleashing super moves, which was called the Plasma Strike System and also, ''Plasma Sword'' had introduced fourteen new characters into the series, though ten of them (aside from their character designs and original stories) had mirrored most of the original cast in terms of weaponry and movesets.
21st Mar '14 10:54:14 AM Dedars1
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* TheCameo: [[Franchise/StreetFighter Ryu]] makes a surprising cameo appearance in Gantetsu's true ending from within ''Plasma Sword''. Of course, it could either be a cosplayer or Ryu's own descendant from within the ending itself.

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* TheCameo: [[Franchise/StreetFighter Ryu]] makes a surprising cameo appearance in Gantetsu's true normal ending from within ''Plasma Sword''. Of course, it could either be a cosplayer or Ryu's own descendant from within the ending itself.
20th Jan '14 8:55:39 PM R.N.A.S.
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The story of ''Star Gladiator'' takes place from within [[TheFuture the future year]] of 2348, in which intergalactic travel is very common and that mankind is able to interact with many different alien species. Dr. Edward Bilstein: a Nobel Prize-winning German-American prestigious physicist for the Earth Federation, uncovers the secret to humanity's "sixth sense": a technique for capturing the energy of the human mind and discovers how to use it as a new type of energy source called Plasma Power. While Bilstein is able to gain fame and fortune for his discovery of Plasma Power, the Earth Federation initiates a private investigation into the matter and is shocked to learn and discover that Bilstein had used actual human bodies during his Plasma Power experiments. Through this horrifying revelation, Bilstein is arrested and exiled from Earth for his heinous crimes, being placed in a floating prison satellite that orbits the Planet Zeta. Four years later, Bilstein, who is now in a cybernetic body, escapes from the prison and gathers his own cadre of fighters and forces, calling his new group "The Fourth Empire" and declaring his [[TakeOverTheWorld personal conquest]] of the [[GalacticConqueror universe]]. Realizing that Bilstein must be stopped at all costs, the Earth Federation decides to gather people who are able to use Plasma Power from within their own given right and attempt to destroy the Fourth Empire before they're able to conquer Earth and the rest of the universe.

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The story of ''Star Gladiator'' takes place from within [[TheFuture the future year]] of 2348, in which intergalactic travel is very common and that mankind is able to interact with many different alien species. Dr. Edward Bilstein: a Nobel Prize-winning German-American prestigious physicist for the [[TheFederation Earth Federation, Federation]], uncovers the secret to humanity's "sixth sense": a technique for capturing the energy of the human mind and discovers how to use it as a new type of energy source called [[TheForce Plasma Power.Power]]. While Bilstein is able to gain fame and fortune for his discovery of Plasma Power, the Earth Federation initiates a private investigation into the matter and is shocked to learn and discover that Bilstein had used actual human bodies during his Plasma Power experiments. Through this horrifying revelation, Bilstein is arrested and exiled from Earth for his heinous crimes, being placed in a floating prison satellite that orbits the Planet Zeta. Four years later, Bilstein, who is now in a cybernetic body, escapes from the prison and gathers his own cadre of fighters and forces, calling his new group [[TheEmpire "The Fourth Empire" Empire"]] and declaring his [[TakeOverTheWorld personal conquest]] of the [[GalacticConqueror universe]]. Realizing that Bilstein must be stopped at all costs, the Earth Federation decides to gather people who are able to use Plasma Power from within their own given right and attempt to destroy the Fourth Empire before they're able to conquer Earth and the rest of the universe.


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* AmazingTechnicolorBattlefield: The Plasma Vortex stage of the final fight against [[spoiler:Ghost]] Bilstein in the original ''Star Gladiator''.


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* DramaticThunder: The Top of the Fourth Empire's Flying Fortress stage of the last battle against Bilstein in the original ''Star Gladiator''.
30th Dec '13 3:07:12 PM RetroFriday
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While the series hasn't seen another entry since, it has managed to gain a [[CultClassic cult fanbase]] and a few characters from the series have made cameo appearances in various Capcom crossover games (''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom2'', ''[[VideoGame/CapcomVsSNKMillenniumFight2000 Capcom vs. SNK]]'', the ''[[VideoGame/SNKVsCapcom SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters Clash]]'' series, ''VideoGame/CapcomFightingEvolution[=/=]Jam'', ''VideoGame/TatsunokoVsCapcom: [[UpdatedRerelease Ultimate All-Stars]]'' and ''[[UpdatedRerelease Ultimate]] VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'').

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While the series hasn't seen another entry since, it has managed to gain a [[CultClassic cult fanbase]] and a few characters from the series have made cameo appearances in various Capcom crossover games (''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom2'', ''[[VideoGame/CapcomVsSNKMillenniumFight2000 Capcom vs. SNK]]'', the ''[[VideoGame/SNKVsCapcom SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters Clash]]'' series, ''VideoGame/CapcomFightingEvolution[=/=]Jam'', ''VideoGame/TatsunokoVsCapcom: [[UpdatedRerelease Ultimate All-Stars]]'' and ''[[UpdatedRerelease Ultimate]] VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'').
30th Dec '13 2:37:17 PM RetroFriday
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The story of ''Star Gladiator'' takes place from within [[TheFuture the future year]] of 2348, in which intergalactic travel is very common and that mankind is able to interact with many different alien species. Dr. Edward Bilstein: a Nobel Prize-winning German-American prestigious physicist for the Earth Federation, uncovers the secret to humanity's "sixth sense": a technique for capturing the energy of the human mind and discovers how to use it as a new type of energy source called Plasma Power. While Bilstein is able to gain fame and fortune for his discovery of Plasma Power, the Earth Federation initiates a private investigation into the matter and is shocked to learn and discover that Bilstein had used actual human bodies during his Plasma Power experiments. Through this horrifying revelation, Bilstein is arrested and exiled from Earth for his heinous crimes, being placed in a floating prison satellite that orbits the Planet Zeta. Four years later, Bilstein, who is now in a cybernetic body, escapes from the prison and gathers his own cadre of fighters and forces, calling his new group "The Fourth Empire" and declaring his [[TakeOverTheWorld personal conquest]] of the universe. Realizing that Bilstein must be stopped at all costs, the Earth Federation decides to gather people who are able to use Plasma Power from within their own given right and attempt to destroy the Fourth Empire before they're able to conquer Earth and the rest of the universe.

The character roster is rather small but somewhat memorable for a fighting game and Capcom did a good job to make an effort in giving the series some depth, similar to that of the ''Franchise/StarWars'' franchise. This game introduced us to several unique faces with their own unique weapons.

Despite the effort on the {{PlayStation}} with the other Capcom games, ''Star Gladiator'' did not set the benchmark for 3D fighters like ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' did with 2D fighters. However, ''Star Gladiator'' did manage to warrant a sequel for the Sega Dreamcast in 2000, which was called ''Plasma Sword: Nightmare of Bilstein'' ([[OddlyNamedSequel originally]], ''Star Gladiator 2'' in Japan). It dropped the first game's Plasma Combo system in favor of the traditional ''Street Fighter''-esque method of unleashing super moves and also, it had introduced fourteen new characters into the series, though ten of them (aside from their character designs and original stories) had mirrored most of the original cast in terms of weaponry and movesets.

While the series hasn't seen another entry since, a few characters have made cameo appearances in various Capcom crossover games (''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom2'', ''[[VideoGame/CapcomVsSNKMillenniumFight2000 Capcom vs. SNK]]'', the ''[[VideoGame/SNKVsCapcom SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters Clash]]'' series, ''VideoGame/CapcomFightingEvolution[=/=]Jam'', ''VideoGame/TatsunokoVsCapcom: [[UpdatedRerelease Ultimate All-Stars]]'' and ''[[UpdatedRerelease Ultimate]] VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'').

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The story of ''Star Gladiator'' takes place from within [[TheFuture the future year]] of 2348, in which intergalactic travel is very common and that mankind is able to interact with many different alien species. Dr. Edward Bilstein: a Nobel Prize-winning German-American prestigious physicist for the Earth Federation, uncovers the secret to humanity's "sixth sense": a technique for capturing the energy of the human mind and discovers how to use it as a new type of energy source called Plasma Power. While Bilstein is able to gain fame and fortune for his discovery of Plasma Power, the Earth Federation initiates a private investigation into the matter and is shocked to learn and discover that Bilstein had used actual human bodies during his Plasma Power experiments. Through this horrifying revelation, Bilstein is arrested and exiled from Earth for his heinous crimes, being placed in a floating prison satellite that orbits the Planet Zeta. Four years later, Bilstein, who is now in a cybernetic body, escapes from the prison and gathers his own cadre of fighters and forces, calling his new group "The Fourth Empire" and declaring his [[TakeOverTheWorld personal conquest]] of the universe.[[GalacticConqueror universe]]. Realizing that Bilstein must be stopped at all costs, the Earth Federation decides to gather people who are able to use Plasma Power from within their own given right and attempt to destroy the Fourth Empire before they're able to conquer Earth and the rest of the universe.

The character roster is rather small but somewhat memorable for a fighting game and Capcom did a good job to make an effort in giving the series some depth, similar to that of the ''Franchise/StarWars'' franchise. This game introduced us to several unique faces characters with their own unique weapons.

Despite the effort on the {{PlayStation}} with the other Capcom games, ''Star Gladiator'' did not set the benchmark for 3D fighters like ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' did with 2D fighters. However, ''Star Gladiator'' did manage to warrant a sequel for the Sega Dreamcast in 2000, which was called ''Plasma Sword: Nightmare of Bilstein'' ([[OddlyNamedSequel originally]], ''Star Gladiator 2'' in Japan). It ''Plasma Sword'' had dropped the first game's Plasma Combo system System in favor of the traditional ''Street Fighter''-esque method of unleashing super moves moves, which was called the Plasma Strike System and also, it ''Plasma Sword'' had introduced fourteen new characters into the series, though ten of them (aside from their character designs and original stories) had mirrored most of the original cast in terms of weaponry and movesets.

While the series hasn't seen another entry since, it has managed to gain a [[CultClassic cult fanbase]] and a few characters from the series have made cameo appearances in various Capcom crossover games (''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom2'', ''[[VideoGame/CapcomVsSNKMillenniumFight2000 Capcom vs. SNK]]'', the ''[[VideoGame/SNKVsCapcom SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters Clash]]'' series, ''VideoGame/CapcomFightingEvolution[=/=]Jam'', ''VideoGame/TatsunokoVsCapcom: [[UpdatedRerelease Ultimate All-Stars]]'' and ''[[UpdatedRerelease Ultimate]] VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'').
29th Dec '13 11:35:33 PM RetroFriday
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''Star Gladiator Episode I: Final Crusade'' is one of the lesser known fighting games in Creator/{{Capcom}}'s long list of fighters, notable for being Capcom's first attempt to make a mark in the 3D world of fighting games like ''VideoGame/VirtuaFighter'', ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'', and the ''[[VideoGame/SoulSeries Soul]]'' series in the nineties. They did try hard to make the game different from the others by using a different hardware for the original {{PlayStation}}, similar to the ''VideoGame/StreetFighterEX'' series and the first ''VideoGame/RivalSchools'' game on the same build. It has a [[ManaMeter Plasma gauge]], similar to most Capcom fighting games, but what set it apart from the others was the fact that different command inputs (via a specific fighting combo) were required to make the Plasma Strike (super move) work.

The story of ''Star Gladiator'' takes place in [[TheFuture the future year]] of 2348, in which intergalactic travel is very common and that mankind is able to interact with many different alien species. Dr. Edward Bilstein: a German-American Nobel Prize-winning prestigious physicist for the Earth Federation, uncovers the secret of humanity's sixth sense and discovers how to use it as a new type of energy source called Plasma Power. While Bilstein is able to gain fame and fortune for his discovery of Plasma Power, the Earth Federation initiates a private investigation into the matter and is shocked to learn and discover that Bilstein had used actual human bodies during his Plasma Power experiments. Through this horrifying revelation, Bilstein is arrested and exiled from Earth for his heinous crimes, being placed in a prison satellite that orbits the Planet Zeta. Four years later, Bilstein, who is now in a cybernetic body, escapes from the prison and gathers his own cadre of fighters and forces, calling his new group "The Fourth Empire" and declaring his [[TakeOverTheWorld personal conquest]] of the universe. Realizing that Bilstein must be stopped, the Earth Federation decides to gather people who are able to use Plasma Power in their own right and attempt to destroy the Fourth Empire before they're able to conquer Earth and the rest of the universe.

The character roster is rather small but somewhat memorable for a fighting game and Capcom did a good job to make an effort in giving the series some depth, similar to that of the ''Franchise/StarWars'' franchise. This game introduced us to several unique faces with their own weapons.

Despite the effort on the {{PlayStation}} with the other Capcom games, ''Star Gladiator'' did not set the benchmark like ''Franchise/StreetFighter''. However, it did manage to warrant a sequel for the Sega Dreamcast in 2000, ''Plasma Sword: Nightmare of Bilstein'' ([[OddlyNamedSequel originally]], ''Star Gladiator 2''). It dropped the first game's Plasma Combo system in favor of the traditional ''Street Fighter''-esque method of unleashing super moves and also, it had introduced fourteen new characters, though ten of them (aside from their designs and original stories) mirrored most of the original cast in terms of weaponry and movesets.

While the series hasn't seen another entry since, a few characters have made cameo appearances in the crossover games (''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom2'', ''[[VideoGame/CapcomVsSNKMillenniumFight2000 Capcom vs. SNK]]'', the ''[[VideoGame/SNKVsCapcom SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters Clash]]'' series, ''VideoGame/CapcomFightingEvolution[=/=]Jam'', ''VideoGame/TatsunokoVsCapcom: [[UpdatedRerelease Ultimate All-Stars]]'' and ''[[UpdatedRerelease Ultimate]] VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'').

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''Star Gladiator Episode I: Final Crusade'' is one of the lesser known lesser-known fighting games in Creator/{{Capcom}}'s long list of fighters, notable for being Capcom's first attempt to make a mark in the 3D world of fighting games like ''VideoGame/VirtuaFighter'', ''VideoGame/BattleArenaToshinden'', ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'', and the ''[[VideoGame/SoulSeries Soul]]'' series in the nineties. They 90's. Capcom did try hard to make the game different from the others by using a different hardware for the original {{PlayStation}}, similar to the ''VideoGame/StreetFighterEX'' series and the first ''VideoGame/RivalSchools'' game on the same build. It ''Star Gladiator'' has a [[ManaMeter Plasma gauge]], Gauge]], similar to most Capcom fighting games, games at the time, but what set it apart from the others was the fact that different command inputs (via a specific fighting combo) were required in order to make the Plasma Strike (super move) work.

The story of ''Star Gladiator'' takes place in from within [[TheFuture the future year]] of 2348, in which intergalactic travel is very common and that mankind is able to interact with many different alien species. Dr. Edward Bilstein: a German-American Nobel Prize-winning German-American prestigious physicist for the Earth Federation, uncovers the secret of to humanity's sixth sense "sixth sense": a technique for capturing the energy of the human mind and discovers how to use it as a new type of energy source called Plasma Power. While Bilstein is able to gain fame and fortune for his discovery of Plasma Power, the Earth Federation initiates a private investigation into the matter and is shocked to learn and discover that Bilstein had used actual human bodies during his Plasma Power experiments. Through this horrifying revelation, Bilstein is arrested and exiled from Earth for his heinous crimes, being placed in a floating prison satellite that orbits the Planet Zeta. Four years later, Bilstein, who is now in a cybernetic body, escapes from the prison and gathers his own cadre of fighters and forces, calling his new group "The Fourth Empire" and declaring his [[TakeOverTheWorld personal conquest]] of the universe. Realizing that Bilstein must be stopped, stopped at all costs, the Earth Federation decides to gather people who are able to use Plasma Power in from within their own given right and attempt to destroy the Fourth Empire before they're able to conquer Earth and the rest of the universe.

The character roster is rather small but somewhat memorable for a fighting game and Capcom did a good job to make an effort in giving the series some depth, similar to that of the ''Franchise/StarWars'' franchise. This game introduced us to several unique faces with their own unique weapons.

Despite the effort on the {{PlayStation}} with the other Capcom games, ''Star Gladiator'' did not set the benchmark for 3D fighters like ''Franchise/StreetFighter''. ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' did with 2D fighters. However, it ''Star Gladiator'' did manage to warrant a sequel for the Sega Dreamcast in 2000, which was called ''Plasma Sword: Nightmare of Bilstein'' ([[OddlyNamedSequel originally]], ''Star Gladiator 2''). 2'' in Japan). It dropped the first game's Plasma Combo system in favor of the traditional ''Street Fighter''-esque method of unleashing super moves and also, it had introduced fourteen new characters, characters into the series, though ten of them (aside from their character designs and original stories) had mirrored most of the original cast in terms of weaponry and movesets.

While the series hasn't seen another entry since, a few characters have made cameo appearances in the various Capcom crossover games (''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom2'', ''[[VideoGame/CapcomVsSNKMillenniumFight2000 Capcom vs. SNK]]'', the ''[[VideoGame/SNKVsCapcom SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters Clash]]'' series, ''VideoGame/CapcomFightingEvolution[=/=]Jam'', ''VideoGame/TatsunokoVsCapcom: [[UpdatedRerelease Ultimate All-Stars]]'' and ''[[UpdatedRerelease Ultimate]] VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'').
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