Video Game: The Rumble Fish

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The Rumble Fish is a 2D Fighting Game developed by Dimps and published by Sega Sammy Holdings. It was originally released in 2004 for the Atomiswave arcade platform and was later ported to the PlayStation 2 on March 17, 2005. A sequel, The Rumble Fish 2, has since been developed.

During the turn of the 21st century, a large-scale natural disaster tears through the eastern side of an unverified country, destroying its economical and political operations and taking a total of 158,000 lives. A prominent corporation in the series, called PROBE-NEXUS, moves its base of operations to the ruined east side and begins reconstructing the area. The rebuilt area flourishes again as it becomes a wealthy and busy city known as Zone Prime, which serves as the backdrop for many locales in the game.

In the underground of Zone Prime, PROBE-NEXUS also sponsors a tournament known as the Fight for Survival, or F.F.S., where fighters are gathered from the city's slums and compete for sport. The first Rumble Fish game follows the fifth F.F.S. tournament.

Comes with Character Sheet.

Not to be confused with Rumble Fish, the S.E. Hinton novel or the film directed by Francis Ford Coppola based on it.

The Rumble Fishprovides examples of the following tropes:

  • After the End: PROBE-NEXUS fixes the damage, though.
  • Clothing Damage: The game played with this trope extensively.
    • If your character suffers clothing damage and wins the current fight, that character's victory portrait has his/her outfit damaged as well. For example, Aran's normal portrait has his jacket tied. However, when you win as him with clothing damage, his portrait shows an untied, tattered jacket.
    • Also, if your character suffers clothing damage and win the current stage, the damage stays throughout the game.
    • Characters who fight shirtless (Lud, Orville) suffer from facial bruises instead.
  • Final Boss: Beatrice in the second game.
  • Launcher Move: Every character has one as a super move.
  • Mega Corp.: PROBE-NEXUS