History VideoGame / TheCombatribes

18th Jan '16 11:35:59 PM Mikeyfan93
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** The main gang itself was changed from "Ground Zero" to "Guilty Zero" in the Virtual Console re-release (having an organization with such a name taking over New York City would've been considered insensitive in after 9/11).

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** The main gang itself was changed from "Ground Zero" to "Guilty Zero" in the Virtual Console re-release (having an organization with such a name taking over New York City would've been considered insensitive in after 9/11).
11th Nov '15 5:01:51 PM nombretomado
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Originally released for the arcades in 1990, ''The Combatribes'' was Technos Japan Corp.'s attempt to create another popular {{beat em up}} franchise following the success of their ''[[KunioKun Kunio-kun]]'' (''Renegade'', ''RiverCityRansom'') and ''VideoGame/DoubleDragon'' games. It was developed by most of the same staff members who worked on the arcade version of the first ''Double Dragon'' and while it did not have the same widespread popularity as its predecessors, it did inspired a console port for the SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem released in 1992. The player chooses from one of the titular "Combatribes", a group of three former military men with superhuman strength who have come to New York City to rid the city of its various street gangs and criminal mobs.

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Originally released for the arcades in 1990, ''The Combatribes'' was Technos Japan Corp.'s attempt to create another popular {{beat em up}} franchise following the success of their ''[[KunioKun Kunio-kun]]'' (''Renegade'', ''RiverCityRansom'') ''VideoGame/RiverCityRansom'') and ''VideoGame/DoubleDragon'' games. It was developed by most of the same staff members who worked on the arcade version of the first ''Double Dragon'' and while it did not have the same widespread popularity as its predecessors, it did inspired a console port for the SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem released in 1992. The player chooses from one of the titular "Combatribes", a group of three former military men with superhuman strength who have come to New York City to rid the city of its various street gangs and criminal mobs.
9th Nov '15 3:49:41 PM Saurubiker
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* AdaptationalHeroism: Martha Splatterhead in the arcade version was just a final boss that shows up at the last minute with no explanation of who she is, other than she's implied to be a female bodyguard who betrays her employer. The Combatribes defeat her without mercy and leave her lifeless body in the docks. In the SNES version, she and Swastika are revealed to be former allies of the Combatribes who went rogue after they were turned into cyborgs against their will. When the Combatribes eventually confront her, she chooses to die fighting rather than return to the military with them. She thanks the Combatribes after her defeat and the heroes decide leave carrying her body.



* PsychoElectro: Martha is stated to be one, as the transformation into a cyborg made her criminally mad. In the SNES version, Martha and the Combatribes were former military personnel who were transformed into cyborgs by an unspecified laboratory, but Martha turns rogue and the Combatribes go on a mission to defeat her and bring her back (no such backstory is ever mentioned in the arcade version). The opening cutscene states that someone has unified all the gangs of New York and it is revealed to be their former female cohort. Rather than return with them after they defeat all of her minions, she instead chooses to die fighting. Her last words thank them for stopping her and the ending shows them taking her body, whereas in the arcade version they simply left it lying at the port.

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* PsychoElectro: Martha is stated to be one, one in the SNES version, as the transformation into a cyborg made her criminally mad. In the SNES version, Martha and the Combatribes were former military personnel who were transformed into cyborgs by an unspecified laboratory, but Martha turns rogue and the Combatribes go on a mission to defeat her and bring her back (no such backstory is ever mentioned in the arcade version). The opening cutscene states that someone has unified all the gangs of New York and it is revealed to be their former female cohort. Rather than return with them after they defeat all of her minions, she instead chooses to die fighting. Her last words thank them for stopping her and the ending shows them taking her body, whereas in the arcade version they simply left it lying at the port.mad.
9th Nov '15 2:55:13 PM Saurubiker
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* AdaptedOut: The man in suit is ditched completely in the SNES version in favor of making Martha Splatterhead herself the leader of the Ground Zero organization.



* NonActionBigBad: The man in suit in the arcade version. He is apparently the leader of all the gangs in New York. But just as the Combatribes corner him at the pier, he is killed instantly by Martha, who fights the players as the final boss. He was removed from the SNES port, which changes Martha to be the Ground/Guilty Zero leader.

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* NonActionBigBad: The arcade version has the Combatribes pursuing a tall blond-haired man in a business suit in who is implied to be the arcade version. He is apparently the leader crime boss in charge of all the street gangs in New York. But just that our heroes face throughout the game. However, as soon as the Combatribes corner him at have the pier, he is killed instantly by Martha, who fights the players as the final boss. He was removed from the SNES port, which changes crime boss cornered, his female bodyguard, Martha to be the Ground/Guilty Zero leader.Splatterhead, will break out from his limo and put a hole through his chest,
23rd Jun '15 11:30:43 AM HighCrate
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* ColorCodedMultiplayer / CompetitiveBalance: In the 2-Player mode, each player chooses his character at the start of the game, whereas the 3-Player mode has the characters already assigned to each control panel in the following order (from left to right).
** [[JackOfAllStats All Mighty]]: '''[[color:blue:Berserker]]'''
** [[MightyGlacier Power Type]]: '''[[color:gold:Bullova]]'''
** [[FragileSpeedster Speed Type]]: '''[[color:red:Blitz]]'''
28th Apr '15 6:33:33 PM Saurubiker
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** Swastika, the cyborg leader of the Slaughter Troops, was renamed M. Blaster in the SNES port. His lackeys, the Executioners, became the Enforcers.
** The main gang itself was changed from "Ground Zero" to "Guilty Zero" in the Virtual Console re-release (having an organization with such a name taking over New York City would've been considered insensitive in a post-9/11 world).

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** Swastika, the cyborg leader of the Slaughter Troops, was renamed M. Master Blaster in the SNES port.port (abbreviated M. Blaster in-game). His lackeys, the Executioners, became the Enforcers.
** The main gang itself was changed from "Ground Zero" to "Guilty Zero" in the Virtual Console re-release (having an organization with such a name taking over New York City would've been considered insensitive in a post-9/11 world).after 9/11).
24th Mar '15 3:59:14 PM Saurubiker
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* PsychoElectro: Martha is stated to be one, as the transformation into a cyborg made her criminally mad. In the arcade version, Ground Zero kidnaps her and transforms her into a cyborg against her will, turning her into a weapon against her former allies. In the SNES version, Martha and the Combatribes were changed into cyborgs (the players are humans in the arcade game) by an unspecified laboratory, but Martha turns rogue and the Combatribes go on a mission to defeat her and bring her back. The opening cutscene states that someone has unified all the gangs of New York and it is revealed to be their former female cohort. Rather than return with them after they defeat all of her minions, she instead chooses to die fighting. Her last words thank them for stopping her and the ending shows them taking her body, whereas in the arcade version they simply left it lying at the port.

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* PsychoElectro: Martha is stated to be one, as the transformation into a cyborg made her criminally mad. In the arcade version, Ground Zero kidnaps her and transforms her into a cyborg against her will, turning her into a weapon against her former allies. In the SNES version, Martha and the Combatribes were changed former military personnel who were transformed into cyborgs (the players are humans in the arcade game) by an unspecified laboratory, but Martha turns rogue and the Combatribes go on a mission to defeat her and bring her back.back (no such backstory is ever mentioned in the arcade version). The opening cutscene states that someone has unified all the gangs of New York and it is revealed to be their former female cohort. Rather than return with them after they defeat all of her minions, she instead chooses to die fighting. Her last words thank them for stopping her and the ending shows them taking her body, whereas in the arcade version they simply left it lying at the port.
2nd Mar '15 12:01:57 PM Saurubiker
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* DualBoss: In the arcade version, Splatterhead will create duplicates of herself to match the number of people playing if there's more than one player.

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* DualBoss: In the arcade version, Splatterhead will create duplicates of herself to match the number of people playing players if there's more than one player.person.
3rd Sep '14 7:07:22 PM starofjusticev21
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* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: The soundtrack was stolen wholecloth by the obscure beat 'em up ''Mug Smashers''.
3rd Sep '14 7:02:41 PM starofjusticev21
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* LawyerFriendlyCameo: Gring Terror (one of the {{mook}}s in the second stage) resembles SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker.

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* LawyerFriendlyCameo: Gring Terror (one of the {{mook}}s in the second stage) resembles SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker. Even more in the ad comic, where he wears a purple suit and everything. Whereas in the game he just wears a purple and white ringmaster's outfit.
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