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A particular form of FightingGame.

The MascotFighter is rarely a series in and of itself, and is usually based off another game or {{anime}} series, or is a MassiveMultiplayerCrossover.

'''Note:''' While MascotFighter[=s=] tend to be PlatformFighter[=s=], the two aren't necessarily the same thing. Platform Fighters don't have to feature mascots.

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!!Games of this genre include:

* The entire genre was pretty much [[TropeCodifier popularized]] by ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'', which also popularized the PlatformFighter genre. However, contrary to popular belief, it is ''NOT'' [[OlderThanTheyThink the first game of its kind.]]
** There are also various fanmade Smash Bros. clones, the most notable example being the ''SuperSmashFlash'' series for its inclusion of more third-party characters and anime characters. The second game fits the MascotFighter genre more closely than the first due to exactly replicating Smash Bros.' gameplay and physics.
* ''ViewtifulJoe: Red Hot Rumble''
* ''JumpSuperStars'', based on several manga series found in ''ShonenJump'', from ''Manga/DragonBall'' and ''OnePiece'' to ''Manga/YuGiOh'' and ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''.
** ''Battle Stadium D.O.N.'' is quite similar, albeit with a character selection limited to '''''D'''''''ragonBall'', '''''O'''''''ne Piece'' and '''''N'''''''aruto''
** ''VideoGame/JStarsVictoryVS'' is essentially the like a free roaming, next-gen version of ''JumpSuperStars.''
* ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear: Dust Strikers''
* ''OnimushaBladeWarriors''
* ''DreamMixTVWorldFighters'', which focused on characters from {{Konami}}, HudsonSoft, and Takara, from [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid Solid Snake]] and [[Franchise/{{Castlevania}} Simon Belmont]] to VideoGame/{{Bomberman}} and [[{{Transformers}} Optimus Prime]].
* ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaJudgment'' does this with just ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' characters, including the aforementioned Simon Belmont.
%%* ''DissidiaFinalFantasy''
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion: Battle Orchestra'' [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin obviously enough]] does this with the Evangelion mechas, [[RealRobot Jet Alone]], TheCameo from Gunbuster and various [[EldritchAbomination An]][[OurAngelsAreDifferent gels.]]
* ''TalesOfVersus'' for the TalesSeries
* ''DigimonRumbleArena'', ''DigimonBattleSpirit'' and their sequels are this for the anime instalments of the ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' franchise.
* The ''Manga/{{Naruto}} Ultimate Ninja'' series of games play like Mascot fighters.
* ''TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesSmashUp''. It's even helmed by one of the multiple developers of ''Super Smash Bros. Brawl'' to boot.
** Before that, there was ''TMNT: Mutant Melee.''
* ''{{Shrek}} Super Slam''.
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist: Dream Carnival'' plays like one of these.
* ''Videogame/GodzillaDestroyAllMonstersMelee'' and its sequels/related games do this for Creator/{{Toho}}'s many {{Kaiju}}.
* The NewgroundsRumble ([[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/381115 Seen here]]), which does this for the site {{Newgrounds}}, including characters such as VideoGame/{{Pico}} and Nene, the P-Bot, SaladFingers, Hank from ''WebAnimation/MadnessCombat'', the [[{{Tankmen}} Tankman]], the AlienHominid and other characters who were featured on the site.
* Two WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry games: ''Fists of Furry'' and ''War of the Whiskers''.
* There was this doujin game based on ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' called ''Suzumiya Haruhi no Gekitou''. It even had [[LuckyStar Konata Izumi and Akira Kogami]] as {{Guest Fighter}}s.
* ''VideoGame/CartoonNetworkPunchTimeExplosion'', was released in North America to home systems on November 15th, 2011 - a Nintendo3DS version was released earlier on June 2nd, 2011.
* The GundamVsSeries was originally a MechaGame, but the action got more fast-paced as time went on to the point where the crossover games (''Gundam Vs. Gundam'', its UpdatedRerelease ''Gundam Vs. Gundam Next Plus'', and sequel ''Gundam Extreme Vs.'') are effectively a hybrid Mecha Game[=/=]Mascot Fighter.
* ''Nekketsu Kakutō Densetsu'', predating ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'', offered two-on-two battles in story mode and a four-player free-for-all battle mode environmental hazards, with the KunioKun cast. The mechanics were loosely similar to ''RiverCityRansom''--no insane JumpPhysics, but there were stage hazards to spice the fighting up.
* ''VideoGame/PlaystationAllStarsBattleRoyale''
* Several ''Manga/OnePiece'' games, such as the ''One Piece: Grand Battle'' series and the ''One Piece: Gigant Battle'' series, all made by Ganbarion, the same guys who made ''Jump Super Stars'' and its sequel.
* ''IndieBrawl''
* ''MahouSenseiNegima!? Neo Pactio Fight!!''
* ''CapCom All Stars!'' a [[NoExportForYou Japan-only]] social fighter featuring characters from many capcom series, from Franchise/StreetFighter to Franchise/{{Darkstalkers}} and VideoGame/MonsterHunter to VideoGame/AsurasWrath.
* ''VideoGame/SonicBattle'' is a Mascot Fighter for the ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' series.
* The ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' video game.
* ''VideoGame/SuperSmashPonies'', a fangame based on ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''.
* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho Makyo Touitsusen'', a game developed by Treasure way back on the SegaMegaDrive, has elements of this type of gameplay. The game lacks both stage hazards and items and special moves are performed by using traditional fighter inputs, but it features frantic four-player battles, and character movement is more similar to that of a MascotFighter (ex: turning left or right turns your character around, double-jumping, etc.)
** Treasure later reused this same gameplay style in ''{{Manga/Bleach}}: The Blade of Fate'' and its sequel.
* ''[[VideoGame/{{Hebereke}} Sugoi Hebereke]]'', a SuperFamicom Mascot Fighter based on the {{VideoGame/Ufouria}} series.
* ''{{Ehrgeiz}}'', which features gameplay similar to that of Power Stone's. Several Videogame/FinalFantasyVII characters appear as {{Guest Fighter}}s.
* ''[[http://pastadium.forumotion.com/f14-project-axis Project: Axis]]'' is a planned fan-made game that is, essentially, ''SuperSmashBros'' VS. ''VideoGame/PlaystationAllStarsBattleRoyale''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Homestrife}}'' is a fan-made fighter with the characters of ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''. It can be found [[http://homestrifegame.com here.]]
* ''Creator/BlizzardEntertainment'' parodied this in their 2014 April Fool's prank [[http://eu.blizzard.com/en-gb/games/outcasts/ Blizzard Outcasts]], which casts various minor characters, units and mooks from their various series.
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