DreamMix TV World Fighters is, in very few words, what happened when Konami, Hudson Soft, and Takaranote decided to make a Mascot Fighter game together. Including a very particular roster characters that range from Simon Belmont to Bomberman to Optimus Prime, one can't help to feel that this game is a little bit... weird.The story is simple yet convincing: There is a TV channel (called DreamMix TV) that wants to get bigger ratings, so they invite different "celebrities" to participate and compete with each other. Enter the different characters from different companies.
Released in 2003 for the GameCube and PlayStation 2, this game never left Japan, so there is little chance for non-Japanese gamers to play it. In case you are want to see a little demo of the game, go here.Compare with Konami Krazy Racers, a Racing Crossover of Konami characters. Also contrast with Fighters Megamix, a Sega crossover fighting game that also has ridiculous characters.
This game features the following tropes:
- Badass Adorable: Licca-Chan is pretty much a younger, Japanese-y version of Barbie, and yet she can kick the ass of Optimus Prime, Simon Belmont, Bomberman, and Snake just by spinning around or by emitting an burst of energy that produces flowers. Not bad for a super girly 11-year old in a pink dress.
- The Cameo: Devastator (in his G1 form) appears as a stage.
- Canon Foreigner: Haruna was not in any of the series, and was invented for this game in particular.
- Final Boss: Mujo, the Big Bad of Bomberman and the male announcer alongside Haruna.
- Genki Girl: The female announcer. She quickly gets on the male announcer's nerves due to being subject to her clumsiness.
- Mascot Fighter
- Massive Multiplayer Crossover: The current Image Source.
- Platform Fighter
- Secret Character: there's two per company, adding up a total of six.
- Unexpected Character: Pretty much anyone, but given his particular nature, Moai (who's only a flying head) is surely strange.
- Widget Series: Let's just say this series is pretty "Japanese game-show" ish.