Super Cosplay War Ultra
is a doujin fighting game released by "Team FK" for the PC. Since 2004, it's undergone numerous updates with new characters, game modes and stages. The current edtion is "~Infinity~
" (無限大), released in the end of 2014. In a nutshell, think of Pocket Fighter
, but taken Up to Eleven
on the fanservice
(but not only that
Some time ago in a place called "FK City", a mysterious explosion happened and there was a chemical leak. Citizens got sick from it, but since everyone got better, the incident's Hand Waved
... that is, until a bunch of them received the supernatural ability to transform into characters and elements from various anime
, films and video games
and began using these powers under the monniker "Super Cosplayers (SCs)". But, like with any god-given powers, some decided to use it out of selfishness, creating the anti-government group "The BR". No thanks to this power, the military couldn't stand a chance; luckily, some SCs fought alongside the government and managed to stop The BR.
The characters (and the series they cosplay) include:
- Ryuko & Zoma (Classic Getter Robo and Shin Getter Robo, respectively)
- Kiki (Ojomajo Doremi)
- Chung (Naruto, specifically pre-Shippuden)
- Amiro (Mobile Suit Gundam, specficially Amuro Ray and any mobile suit he pilots)
- Anmc P (Universal Century Mecha Mooks, such as the Ball and the Guncannon)
- Giant; yes, the same person from the show (Mazinger Z, but also Giant's attributes)
- G Suneo (GaoGaiGar; her name`s derived from Suneo)
- Yo (Resident Evil)
- Sin (American Horror Movies (like Friday the 13th) and Onimusha)
- Lizard & Kay (Evangelions and the seventeen Angels, respectively)
- Dido (Virtual-ON)
- Sakuya (Sakura Taisen)
- Alex (Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger/Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers)
- Sou (Dancougar)
- Hiso & Erus (Hunter × Hunter (Genei Ryoudan and the protagonists, respectively))
- OS Feng (Shaman King)
- Sean (Hoshin Engi)
- Gon (Digimon)
- Kate (.hack)
- Remu (Machine Robo)
- Rear (GEAR Fighter Dendoh)
- Rario (In a nutshell, Ryu in Mario's clothes)
- TTRO (My Neighbor Totoro)
- Super Astro Man Z (Astro Boy himself, except a lot more buffier)
- Gigi (Kamen Rider Shocker Mooks)
- SWW (Saint Seiya)
- Ogi & Ziro (OZ mobile suits and the Endless Waltz Gundams, respectively, with Yun and Yang from Street Fighter III joining Ziro's posse.)
- Masa (Char Aznable; comes with his own Leitmotif, voice clips and clones:)
- 3-Times, a Palette Swap of Zaku with Masa's voice samples.
- Asura (Mazinger Z's Baron Ashura)
- Pac-Helo (Take a wild guess)
- Aya (Final Fantasy)
- Yunan/Yinyan (Full Metal Panic!)
- Z-Mega (Rugal Bernstein in his 2002 incarnation. Includes Capcom Vs. SNK 2 voice samples)
- Shin-Z (A hidden form that's a callback to God/Ultimate Rugal in Capcom Vs. SNK 2)
- Zenka (Super Robot Wars, specifically Sanger Zonvolt and every Super Robot he pilots)
- Alpha (Super Robot Wars Alpha, specifically The Four Gods from the "RyuuOuKi Denki" manga)
The game contains the following tropes:
- Affectionate Parody - Dur...
- Specifically of Super Robot Wars: first, the logo holds the same style as SRW; second, the bosses are entirely based on SRW's Original Generation; third, well, wouldn't you expect LOADS of mecha-based franchises, covered in SRW previously, to be covered here?
- And Show It to You: Technically she's standing behind the character when she does it, but one of Erus' supers does involve tearing out her opponent's heart and crushing it with her bare hands. For about a 6th of their life meter.
- Artificial Stupidity: CPU characters will frequently try to use their supers even if they don't have the gauge full enough, which just causes them to flinch instead.
- Ascended Extra: Genkai Toppa makes Ziro and Ogi playable from the very start.
- Non-character example: in order to participate in a special "Extra Battle", have the timer run out during the mode selected. In Genkai Toppa, there's a separate mode for this one: "Another Battle Royale".
- Assist Character: Ziro's moveset is made almost entirely of assist characters.
- Ass Shove: Super Astro Man Z's MAX involves him grabbing his opponent and shoving their head up his ass For Massive Damage.
- Author Appeal: Would you expect Suneo and Giant, who are huge Doraemon fans and who inserted baddassified versions of Suneo and Doraemon into their previous project not to leave a mark in SCWU? Well, you wouldn't. So that's why Giant's here.
- Author Avatar: AMNC P, G. Suneo note , SWW, Sean, Giant, OS Feng... well, let's just say "plenty" and leave it here.
- Back from the Dead: Alpha rips off Gil's Resurrection move, healing to full health after being KO'ed as long as he has at least one level on his super meter. Like Gil's Resurrection move, he can be hit in the middle of it so he only heals partially, but unlike Gil's Resurrection move he actually pushes the player away from him to make it harder to hit him.
- Bare Your Midriff: A lot of cosplay outfits sport this (especially the Mecha Musume ones, like Rear and Zenga's,) but Erus, Amiro, Giant, Kay and OS Feng do this as part of their standard outfits (though in Giant's case, it's more about him being too fat for his shirt.)
- Better to Die Than Be Killed: Ziro tries to blow himself up when he loses.
- BFS: Zenka, complete with Pre Ass Kicking One Liner. Don't let that "dagger" fool you.
- Butt Monkey: Alpha. Yes, he's an SNK Boss, but the problem is when Masa appears and turns the lights off a-la Akuma...
- When you play as an unlocked Alpha, or you're fighting Alpha as the Final Boss, Masa gets his ass kicked, though.
- The Quatre cosplayer in Ziro's posse, who's only purpose is to serve as a meat shield.
- Cast of Snowflakes: Every character is drawn in a different style, even despite still being super deformed.
- Judging by the credits, this is because the sprites were all created by different people.
- Cat Smile: Done by Kiki... All the damn time whenever she gets hit.
- Also by Kay, regardless of whether she's hit or not.
- Chainmail Bikini: Rear and Zenga's Mecha Musume outfits have large, bulky armor pieces on the upper body and shins...with nothing to protect the area in between except a pair of battle panties.
- Char Clone: Yes, even this is parodied: apart from Masa, who cosplays Char, we have 3-Times, Zaku and Golf.
- Clothes Make the Superman
- Clumsy Copyright Censorship: Some of the actually existing characters (which is, not cosplays) will have their eyes covered by a black rectangle. Most obvious examples are Super Astro Man Z during his Astro Boy state (intro and win pose), as well as Giant's ending, which has every Doraemon character but Giant himself clipped out.
- Colony Drop: Amiro's EX Super, which involves her dropping the Axis asteroid, but performed like Hulk's Gamma Crush Hyper Combo.
- The Computer Is a Cheating Bastard: Will occur a lot, even with non-boss characters.
- Kawaii But Cacophonic: Just ask where to begin and you'll get lost in possible options. Fortunately, around 20% of the girls in this game that avoid this trope.
- Defictionalization: Don't even pray about playing this game on this beauty.
- Perhaps, since F.K. Digital now makes a real arcade game using Fighter Maker 2002. But, again, don't even pray to get the modification they've used.
- Dreadful Musician: Giant, a throwback to the same-named character from Doraemon. It's even part of his moveset.
- Evil Counterpart: Quite a few series represented have hero/villain duos, like Erus and Hiso for Hunter × Hunter, Ziro and Ogi for Gundam Wing and Lizard and Kay for Neon Genesis Evangelion (though ending cutscenes suggest that they aren't necessarily rivals.)
- Though their portraits aren't side-by-side like the aforementioned duos are, one could consider Amuro cosplayer Amiro and Char Clone Masa to be this, too.
- Expy: Considering the cosplay theme, everyone, to one or another degree, is this. Sometimes, it goes far enough to even use the original character's voice samples.
- The Four Gods: Alpha's moveset utilizes the appearance of the RyuKoOh and KoRyuOh from Super Robot Wars Alpha, but also adds in the less-than-known BuJakuOh and JakuBuOh from the "RyuOhKi Denki" manga.
- Gainaxing: Every girl with breasts will have their boobs bounce.
- Gonk: Giant, and a few of the background cosplayers (Zoro, Jotaro and Dio and Yuna come to mind.)
- Gratuitous English: PRESENT BY NEO TEAM F.K.
- The Cafe Dory/Diss stage is entirely this, as a result of being derived from another doujin game "Second Heat". Prepare to see quotes like "Bady Piercin Studio" and "Meteor Man Talking Dirty" a lot.
- He Also Did: Long-ago finished Fighters Kyodotai, abandonded Fighters Kyodotai Flash and the commerical Chaos Code, which is currently under development.
- Human Shield: Ziro blocks with one of his henchman.
- Ai No Maddenu Kombatto: Cosplay as a weapon; get used to it.
- Also, a bowling and pie-throwing Z-Mega.
- Instant Costume Change: Big time, discounting the ones who cosplay exclusively one character.
- Loads and Loads of Characters: Which franchise would you like to beat up: Naruto? My Neighbor Totoro? Gundam? King of Fighters? Super Mario Bros.?! Or do you hate Magical Girls and Kawaisa in general, or the opposite? Well, be glad, because the roster comes up with every possible solution for you.
- Also played straight in real time during the Battle Royale modes, where a maximum of eight characters fight on one stage simultaneously (something rarely seen outside of Guilty Gear Isuka and Infinity Cat).
- Massive Multiplayer Dressover
- Mecha-Mooks: Pac-Helos, which are electrified robot versions of Pac-Man.
- Mecha Musume: Being at least partially a parody of Super Robot Wars, there's noticeably more Humongous Mecha series being represented than others.
- Monochromatic Eyes: ANMC P has creepy solid-red eyes to go along with his psychotic Slasher Smile.
- Multi-Mook Melee: Battle Royale mode
- Nintendo Hard: So you beat the story mode, including Zenka and Alpha? *Insert Slow Clap* Now go beat the Another Battle Royale, if you can.
- No Ending: In many cases, specifically if you beat Another Battle Royale or the regular game with the mook characters.
- No Fair Cheating: Want to play one of the boss characters in 1P mode? Have fun in Another Battle Royale mode, which is the only mode you can play with them. Oh, and Another Battle Royale mode makes you fight 2-4 non-mook characters at once and up to 6 characters per match (until you're fighting 4 mid-bosses and two of the final bosses,) while usually giving you the weakest of the mooks for a partner.
- The Nudifier: One of Zenka's MAX supers
- At least for the guys. The girls, Battle Royale characters, and Gigi are just bisected. Ogi, meanwhile, also gets his metal bits ripped off to expose the muscle underneath.
- Overly Long Fighting Animation : Practically every EX Super. In particular, G-Suneo's Goldion Hammer has a bad habit of keeping the victim in their "hit" pose throughout the whole attack, which can be quite jarring in Battle Royale mode.
- Perfect-Play A.I.: Shin-Z. There are only two weaknesses in his AI: Frequently trying to use supers when he doesn't have enough EX bars for it (which is an AI weakness for most characters, anyway,) and occasionally trying to Shun Goku Satsu a character who's been knocked down.
- Playable Menu: As you start a single-player game, you have to choose one of the sub-modes. How? By kicking the other cosplayers.
- Pun-Based Title: Super Robot Wars -> Super Cosplay Wars. It even mocks the logo for the heck of it.
- Real Song Theme Tune: This game has no original soundtrack whatsoever. It even exploits the other doujin fighting games' MIDI tracks for the endings.
- Reference Overdosed: Now with its own page.
- The Revolution Will Not Be Civilized
- Sequel Hook: Does Shin-Ryuko serve as a hint?
- It does say "See you next SCWU" in the post-credits cutscene, complete with Shin-Ryuko's silhouette.
- Shoto Clone: Rario, which makes sense seeing as he's a fusion of Mario and Ryu.
- Amiro also counts, except being a modified one: her mallet projectile, as well as the non-super laser beam are fired out not instantly, but with a delay, and definitely not via the usual "quarterpad+punch" pattern. The Shoryuken-like attack, however, keeps the tradition.
- Asura has Hurricane Kick and Shoryuken-type specials that he'll abuse like there's no tomorrow.
- SNK Boss: Zenka, Alpha and Shin-Z (not his regular form Z-Mega). Masa, in the same fashion, despite him not being one of the final bosses.
- Spiritual Successor: To Fighters Kyodotai by the same team which also features over-the-top cast and settings, as well as lots of references to anime and videogaming culture. Moreso to its' unfinished sequel, Fighters Kyodotai Flash.
- Super Move Portrait Attack: Every single MAX move.
- Though there are a few exceptions, like Rear, Gigi, Ziro and the Battle Royale characters.
- Toilet Humor: Super Astro Man Z and his laser blasters (a LOT bigger than Astro Boy's), which he literally pulls out of his asshole may qualify as an attempt at this.
- Troubled Fetal Position: Ziro assumes this pose in his down animation, complete with thumb-sucking and even a "MAMAAAAA!" if it happened after a failed self-destruct attempt.
- What Could Have Been: When you unlock all characters in Genkai Toppa, you suddenly get five empty slots. When you select these, however, the game will throw you to the title screen, which means there were supposed to be more new fighters in the game (otherwise, following the logic of the engine in Fighter Maker 2002, it wouldn't react anyhow).
- Ken+Luigi and Akuma+Wario mashups were mentioned in Erus's ending. Take your time to guess whether they are supposed to be in the new updates.
- The entire game originally supposed to be a sequel to Fighters Kyodotai. A few of the elements that warped into SCWU are the music theme from one of the stages, Gigi (with completely different sprites and moveset, though) and Natuki Kageyama's voice samples which were later recycled for Amiro. Not to say about several interface elements. Of course, we will never know why Aoba didn't hit the SCWU roster...
- Wholesome Crossdresser: A few characters have a crossplay outfit somewhere in their moveset. Notable examples include Erus, who only has one female character in her entire moveset and Chung, the Naruto cosplayer, who actually goes all out and does a Sexy No Jutsu attack for one of his attacks.
- Ziro Secret Service: To the extent that just about EVERYTHING he does is actually done by his henchmen.
- He even uses one of his henchmen as a meat shield when he blocks.