Given that VideoGame/MyLittlePonyFightingIsMagic is meant to appeal to both Bronies and members of the UsefulNotes/FightingGameCommunity, the game has several references to well-known {{Fighting Game}}s.

* One of the voice clips played when Applejack uses her lasso move is "[[Franchise/MortalKombat Get over here!]]". With the exact same enunciation.
* Rarity's Level 2 super is basically a gem-based, reversed version of [[VideoGame/MegaManX Zero's]] [[VideoGame/TatsunokoVsCapcom Rekk]][[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3 oha]].
* Applejack's level one is sometimes [[CallingYourAttacks called out by Applejack]] as Bionic Farm. [[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3 What does that]] [[VideoGame/BionicCommando rhyme with]]? The follow-up to this attack is officially called, as of now, [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters Buster Hoof]].
* One of Pinkie's sound effects sounds similar to part of a [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} certain transformation jingle]]. She also has a super that seems to be modeled after [[ResidentEvil5 Wesker's]] [[MarvelVsCapcom3 "Lost in Nightmares"]] super.
* One of the voice clips used in Twilight's Level 3 super is "I can't control it!" [[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3 No points]] [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} for guessing]] [[SuperpoweredEvilSide where that came from.]]
* Reaching 100 hits or more in one combo will result in the screen saying [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UiX2bxql1Q&feature=relmfu "Are You Desk?!"]], a reference to a YouTube user known for finding exploits in fighting games that often result in infinites.
* One of Rainbow Dash's attacks looks extremely similar to Guile's Flash Kick.
** Likewise, her dashes remind some players of [[VideoGame/{{Blazblue}} Taokaka]].
** Not to mention, a nickname for her diagonal dash attack in the stream she debuted in?, [[WebVideo/AssistMe HOOF]] [[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3 DIVE!]]
* Fluttershy has a super that's pretty obviously based off of VideoGame/{{Strider}} [[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom Hiryu's]] "Legion" super. It also has Harry the Bear doing a move that looks just like [[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom2 Juggernaut's]] Head Crush.
** Her porcupine special may remind some of [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Rachel Alucard]].