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* ''Bloody Roar (aka Beastorizer)''
* ''Bloody Roar 2''
* ''Bloody Roar 3''
* ''Bloody Roar Primal Fury''/''Extreme'' ([[MissionPackSequel Similar to 3 in terms of assets]], but otherwise, a completely new game)
* ''Bloody Roar 4''

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* ''Bloody Roar (aka Beastorizer)''
Beastorizer)'' (1997)
* ''Bloody Roar 2''
2'' (1999)
* ''Bloody Roar 3''
3'' (2000)
* ''Bloody Roar Primal Fury''/''Extreme'' ([[MissionPackSequel Similar to 3 in terms of assets]], but otherwise, a completely new game)
game) (2002)
* ''Bloody Roar 4''
4'' (2003)



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* CastOfSnowflakes

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* CastOfSnowflakesCastOfSnowflakes: Each character is instantly recognizable, even before they change into various animals. Even Long and Shen Long, the only two characters who have the same beast form, can easily be told apart from one another.



* {{Combos}}

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* {{Combos}}{{Combos}}: It's a fighting game, so yeah.


The fighting system (somewhat reminiscent of ''VideoGame/FightingVipers'') is a basic 3 button layout with a punch, kick and beast change. The special thing about this franchise is the ability to morph into an beast form with access to different attacks, special moves, and essentially another health bar. The latter health bar is charged with damage dealt and received when in normal form, then takes over for most damage received when in beast form (while also allowing a small amount of the damage dealt to the health bar to be regenerated while in beast form), the difference being that depleting the beast meter simply brings that fighter out of beast form.

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The fighting system (somewhat reminiscent of ''VideoGame/FightingVipers'') is a basic 3 button layout with a punch, kick and beast change. The special thing about this franchise is the ability to morph into an a beast form with access to different attacks, special moves, and essentially another health bar. The latter health bar is charged with damage dealt and received when in normal form, then takes over for most damage received when in beast form (while also allowing a small amount of the damage dealt to the health bar to be regenerated while in beast form), the difference being that depleting the beast meter simply brings that fighter out of beast form.



* ArtificialStupidity: The AI will never counter throws, at least not in the beginning of the match where you can get close before the match begins, and get a throw in as soon as it starts. They are also unable to catch up to side-stepping players in time to change their strategy, allowing savvy-players to dodge their attacks with ease.

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* ArtificialStupidity: The AI will never counter throws, at least not in the beginning of the match where you can get close before the match begins, and get a throw in as soon as it starts. They are also unable to catch up to side-stepping players in time to change their strategy, allowing savvy-players savvy players to dodge their attacks with ease.


*** An OlderThanYouThink example: Xion has been accused of being similar to Dante from ''Franchise/DevilMayCry'', although Xion has actually been around a little longer (''Bloody Roar 3'' releasing in December 2000, versus August '01 for ''DMC'').

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*** An OlderThanYouThink example: Xion has been accused of being similar to Dante from ''Franchise/DevilMayCry'', ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry'', although Xion has actually been around a little longer (''Bloody Roar 3'' releasing in December 2000, versus August '01 for ''DMC'').


A [[SugarWiki/NeedsMoreLove not so popular fighting game]] franchise co-developed with Creator/{{Hudson|Soft}} and [[Creator/EightingRaizing 8ing]]. Originally it was called ''Beastorizer''. The series centers around humans who can [[{{Animorphism}} transform into animals]] called Zoanthropes.

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A [[SugarWiki/NeedsMoreLove not so popular fighting game]] franchise co-developed with published by Creator/{{Hudson|Soft}} and co-developed with [[Creator/EightingRaizing 8ing]]. Originally it was called ''Beastorizer''.8ing]]. The series centers around humans who can [[{{Animorphism}} transform into animals]] called Zoanthropes.


A [[SugarWiki/NeedsMoreLove not so popular fighting game]] franchise co-developed with Creator/{{Hudson|Soft}} and [[Creator/EightingRaizing 8ing]]. Originally it was called ''Beastorizer''. The story features humans who can [[{{Animorphism}} transform into animals]]. They are called Zoanthropes. And of course there is a corporation trying to use and brainwash them for world domination. So they... fight each other, of course.

The fighting system (somewhat reminiscent of ''VideoGame/FightingVipers'') is a basic 3 button layout with a punch, kick and beast change. The special thing about this franchise is the ability to (as the story suggests) morph into different animals and become stronger and have access to different attacks and special moves, while also providing essentially two health bars, one for regular health and a second one for beast form. The latter is charged with damage dealt and received when in normal form, then takes over for most damage received when in beast form (while also allowing a small amount of the damage dealt to the health bar to be regenerated while in beast form), the difference being that depleting the beast meter simply brings that fighter out of beast form. The games combine 2D fighting game elements with 3D elements, complete with jumping by holding up and side stepping.

There are 5 games in the whole series, mostly on the UsefulNotes/PlayStation brand.

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A [[SugarWiki/NeedsMoreLove not so popular fighting game]] franchise co-developed with Creator/{{Hudson|Soft}} and [[Creator/EightingRaizing 8ing]]. Originally it was called ''Beastorizer''. The story features series centers around humans who can [[{{Animorphism}} transform into animals]]. They are animals]] called Zoanthropes. And of course there is a corporation trying to use and brainwash them for world domination. So they... fight each other, of course.

Zoanthropes.

The fighting system (somewhat reminiscent of ''VideoGame/FightingVipers'') is a basic 3 button layout with a punch, kick and beast change. The special thing about this franchise is the ability to (as the story suggests) morph into different animals and become stronger and have an beast form with access to different attacks and attacks, special moves, while also providing and essentially two another health bars, one for regular health and a second one for beast form. bar. The latter health bar is charged with damage dealt and received when in normal form, then takes over for most damage received when in beast form (while also allowing a small amount of the damage dealt to the health bar to be regenerated while in beast form), the difference being that depleting the beast meter simply brings that fighter out of beast form. The games combine 2D fighting game elements with 3D elements, complete with jumping by holding up and side stepping.

form.

There are 5 games in the whole series, mostly most of which were released on the UsefulNotes/PlayStation brand.
consoles.



For anyone who wants to catch up on the franchise, a Website/{{YouTube}}r by the name of WebVideo/{{SCXCR}} is working on the ''Bloody Roar Retrospective'', with all games covered, plus the manga series ''Bloody Roar: The Fang''. [[http://rivercitygamers.com/scxcr/the-bloody-roar-retrospective/ You may view the retrospective here.]]


* TheWorfEffect: A pro boxer like Yugo getting trumped by ''Busuzima'' of all people.
** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3QJwp_U2hE opening]] to ''3'' is essentially the dev team showing off Xion by dedicating the second half to scenes of him brutalizing most of the cast, even [[NoShell shrugging off one of Gado's most powerful moves]]. This is then turned right around when [[SubvertedTrope Yugo recovers]], [[OhCrap prompting Xion to take a step back]], before Yugo starts to demonstrate his new second Beast Drive.

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* TheWorfEffect: TheWorfEffect:
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A pro boxer like Yugo getting trumped by ''Busuzima'' of all people.
people in the story of ''2''.
** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3QJwp_U2hE opening]] to ''3'' is essentially the dev team showing off Xion by dedicating the second half to scenes of him brutalizing most of the cast, even [[NoShell [[NoSell shrugging off one of Gado's most powerful moves]]. This is then turned right around when [[SubvertedTrope Yugo recovers]], [[OhCrap prompting Xion to take a step back]], before Yugo starts to demonstrate his new second Beast Drive.


* PowerEchoes: Upon entering Hyper Beast mode in later games, the fighters' roars [[PowerMakesYourVoiceDeep deepen]] and become heavily distorted. Nagi's Spurious form also has an echo effect.

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* PowerEchoes: Upon entering Hyper Beast mode Mode in later games, the fighters' roars [[PowerMakesYourVoiceDeep deepen]] and become heavily distorted. Nagi's Spurious form also has an echo effect.



* SuperMode: In every game except ''2''. In ''3'' it gives the player character massive speed, damage, and regeneration boosts, even allowing them to use multiple Beast Drives (which normally instantly brings them out of Beast Mode) while it lasts, but at the cost of being unable to transform at all for the rest of the fight. In ''Primal Fury/ Extreme,'' Hyper Beast mode can be done as much as you want, but doing so without a full beast meter costs a good chunk of health.

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* SuperMode: In every game except after ''2''. In ''3'' it gives the player character massive speed, damage, and regeneration boosts, even allowing them to use multiple Beast Drives (which normally instantly brings them out of Beast Mode) while it lasts, but at the cost of being unable to transform at all for the rest of the fight. In ''Primal Fury/ Extreme,'' Hyper Beast mode Mode can be done as much as you want, but doing so without a full beast meter [[CastFromHitPoints costs a good chunk of health.]]


* OurWerebeastsAreDifferent: Every character is some sort of werebeast. There's a weretiger, werebear, werelion, wererabbit, werefox, werecat, wereboar, weremole, werebat, werechameleon...

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* OurWerebeastsAreDifferent: Every character is some sort of werebeast. There's a weretiger, werebear, werelion, wererabbit, werefox, werecat, wereboar, weremole, werebat, werechameleon...


A [[SugarWiki/NeedsMoreLove not so popular fighting game]] franchise co-developed with Creator/{{Hudson|Soft}} and [[Creator/EightingRaizing 8ing]]. Originally it was called ''Beastorizer''. The story features humans who can [[{{Animorphism}} transform into animals]]. They are called Zoanthropes. And of course there is a corporation trying to use and brainwash them for world domination. So they... fight them of course.

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A [[SugarWiki/NeedsMoreLove not so popular fighting game]] franchise co-developed with Creator/{{Hudson|Soft}} and [[Creator/EightingRaizing 8ing]]. Originally it was called ''Beastorizer''. The story features humans who can [[{{Animorphism}} transform into animals]]. They are called Zoanthropes. And of course there is a corporation trying to use and brainwash them for world domination. So they... fight them each other, of course.



** Cronos, ''by far'', has it the worst. An oddity among Zoanthropes, Cronos was a rare specimen with ''two'' Beast forms. Unfortunately, Cronos [[PowerIncontinence has little control]] over [[EnemyWithin his Phoenix form]], [[SuperpoweredEvilSide the more powerful and more destructive side of his persona]]. During his childhood, it's heavily implied that his Phoenix form went berserk, [[WhereIWasBornAndRazed wiping out his entire home village]]. The number of causalities was great, and his mother was (apparently) [[SelfMadeOrphan among them]].

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** Cronos, ''by far'', has it the worst. An oddity among Zoanthropes, Cronos was a rare specimen with ''two'' Beast forms. Unfortunately, Cronos [[PowerIncontinence has little control]] over [[EnemyWithin his Phoenix form]], [[SuperpoweredEvilSide the more powerful and more destructive side of his persona]]. During his childhood, it's heavily implied that his Phoenix form went berserk, [[WhereIWasBornAndRazed wiping out his entire home village]]. The number of causalities casualties was great, and his mother was (apparently) [[SelfMadeOrphan among them]].



* LadyInRed: Jenny. Ok, it's more like a hot {{pink|MeansFeminine}}, but close enough.

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* LadyInRed: Jenny. Ok, Okay, it's more like a hot {{pink|MeansFeminine}}, but close enough.



* MissionPackSequel: ''Bloody Roar Primal Fury/Extreme'' qualifies. It takes many of the graphical and gameplay assets from the third game, while adding on two new characters (plus one in Extreme) and continues the story, setting it in a tournament setting. It fits the criteria so well that many had mistaken ''Primal Fury/Extreme'' as a straight up port of 3 at worst, or a UpdatedRerelease of 3 at best.

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* MissionPackSequel: ''Bloody Roar Primal Fury/Extreme'' qualifies. It takes many of the graphical and gameplay assets from the third game, while adding on two new characters (plus one in Extreme) and continues the story, setting it in a tournament setting. It fits the criteria so well that many had mistaken ''Primal Fury/Extreme'' as a straight up straight-up port of 3 at worst, or a an UpdatedRerelease of 3 at best.



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-->--First game opening narration, by Creator/PaulEiding


** ''4'' did fix these for the most part, but created one more glaring issue: The opponents will drain their health in favor of refilling their beast gauge so they can go into their beast form more constantly. Even if they did this with the intention of using their beast drives, said beast drives don't even inflict much more damage than a regular combo string. Basically, [[TooDumbToLive they're killing themselves just to become a beast more often, even though they're diminishing their life for doing this.]]

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** ''4'' did fix these for the most part, but created one more glaring issue: The opponents will drain their health in favor of refilling their beast gauge so they can go into their beast form more constantly.often. Even if they did this with the intention of using their beast drives, said beast drives don't even inflict much more damage than a regular combo string. Basically, [[TooDumbToLive they're deliberately killing themselves just to become a beast more often, even though they're diminishing their life for doing this.little appreciable gain.]]

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** Gado, he's pretty muscular and his outfits are sleeveless and torn, sometimes he's shirtless.


* SuperMode: In every game except ''2''. In "3" it gives the player character massive speed, damage, and regeneration boosts, even allowing them to use multiple Beast Drives (which normally instantly brings them out of Beast Mode) while it lasts, but at the cost of being unable to transform at all for the rest of the fight. In ''Primal Fury/ Extreme,'' Hyper Beast mode can be done as much as you want, but doing so without a full beast meter costs a good chunk of health.

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* SuperMode: In every game except ''2''. In "3" ''3'' it gives the player character massive speed, damage, and regeneration boosts, even allowing them to use multiple Beast Drives (which normally instantly brings them out of Beast Mode) while it lasts, but at the cost of being unable to transform at all for the rest of the fight. In ''Primal Fury/ Extreme,'' Hyper Beast mode can be done as much as you want, but doing so without a full beast meter costs a good chunk of health.


* SuperMode: In every game except ''2''. In "3" it gives the player character massive speed, damage, and regeneration boosts, even allowing them to use multiple Beast Drives (which normally instantly brings them out of Beast Mode) while it lasts, but at the cost of being unable to transform at all for the rest of the fight. In "Primal Fury/ Extreme," Hyper Beast mode can be done as much as you want, but doing so without a full beast meter costs a good chunk of health.

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* SuperMode: In every game except ''2''. In "3" it gives the player character massive speed, damage, and regeneration boosts, even allowing them to use multiple Beast Drives (which normally instantly brings them out of Beast Mode) while it lasts, but at the cost of being unable to transform at all for the rest of the fight. In "Primal ''Primal Fury/ Extreme," Extreme,'' Hyper Beast mode can be done as much as you want, but doing so without a full beast meter costs a good chunk of health.

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