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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.
* ''VideoGame/ViewtifulJoe: Red Hot Rumble''
* ''VideoGame/JumpSuperStars'', based on several manga series found in ''Magazine/ShonenJump'', from ''Manga/DragonBall'' and ''Manga/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 ''VideoGame/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 VideoGame/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.
* ''VideoGame/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 [[UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis Sega Mega Drive]], 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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