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Although the series was incredibly popular in Taiwan, a lawsuit brought against Panda Entertainment by C&E, creators of VideoGame/SuperFighter, effectively throttled the success of the series and, beyond an unofficial release of the first game in the United States, never achieved the same level of success as StreetFighter, which it draws heavy inspiration from. The fate of the series was apparently doomed to oblivion when Panda Entertainment closed down in the late 90s.

Ironically, Panda Entertainment would rebrand themselves to Panda Software and reopen their offices shortly after closing down, and are since renowned for their fairly competent antivirus and antimalware product.

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Although the series was incredibly popular in Taiwan, a lawsuit brought against Panda Entertainment by C&E, creators of VideoGame/SuperFighter, effectively throttled the success of the series and, beyond an unofficial release of the first game in the United States, never achieved the same level of success as StreetFighter, which it draws heavy inspiration from. The fate of the series was apparently doomed to oblivion when Panda Entertainment closed down in the late 90s.

Ironically, Panda Entertainment would rebrand
rebranded themselves to Panda Software and reopen their offices shortly after closing down, and are since moved away from game development. Nowadays they’re more renowned for their fairly competent antivirus and antimalware product.
and antivirus products.


Ironically, Panda Entertainment would rebrand themselves to Panda Software, and are since renowned for their fairly competent antivirus and antimalware product.

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Ironically, Panda Entertainment would rebrand themselves to Panda Software, Software and reopen their offices shortly after closing down, and are since renowned for their fairly competent antivirus and antimalware product.


Ironically, Panda Entertainment would rebrand themselves to Panda Software, and are since renowned for their fairly competent antivirus product.

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Ironically, Panda Entertainment would rebrand themselves to Panda Software, and are since renowned for their fairly competent antivirus and antimalware product.

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Ironically, Panda Entertainment would rebrand themselves to Panda Software, and are since renowned for their fairly competent antivirus product.


The first game, titled ''Sango Fighter'', was released in 1993. The game's Story Mode followed the Shu Kingdom as it sends out its "Five Tigers"—Guan Yu, Zhang Fei, Zhao Yun, Huang Zhong and Ma Chao—against other warlords of the time as well as the Kingdom of Wei in a bid to restore the Han Dynasty. The game also included a Vs mode as well as (local) PvP.

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The first game, titled ''Sango Fighter'', was released in 1993. The game's Story Mode followed the Shu Kingdom as it sends out its "Five Tigers"—Guan Yu, Zhang Fei, Zhao Yun, Huang Zhong and Ma Chao—against other warlords of the time as well as the Kingdom of Wei in a bid to restore the Han Dynasty. The game also included a Vs mode as well as (local) PvP.
[[PlayerVersusPlayer PvP]].


* ViolationOfCommonSense: Because of the Soldier's unique damage table in the first game, which makes him take no damage from some character's attacks, he can essentially NoSell these attacks just by letting them hit him instead of blocking them with his shield (which causes 1 HP damage regardless of how much damage it would have done unblocked).

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* ViolationOfCommonSense: Because of the Soldier's unique damage table in the first game, which makes him take no damage from some character's characters' attacks, he can essentially NoSell these attacks just by letting them hit him instead of blocking them with his shield (which causes 1 HP damage regardless of how much damage it would have done unblocked).


* NoExportForYou: For more than 16 years, both games were never distributed outside Asia, although ''Sango Fighter'' saw an unofficial release in the United States. Super Fighter Team eventually put this trope to rest when they released ''Sango Fighter 2''.


Although the series was incredibly popular in Taiwan, a lawsuit brought against Panda Entertainment by C&E, creators of SuperFighter, effectively throttled the success of the series and, beyond an unofficial release of the first game in the United States, never achieved the same level of success as StreetFighter, which it draws heavy inspiration from. The fate of the series was apparently doomed to oblivion when Panda Entertainment closed down in the late 90s.

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Although the series was incredibly popular in Taiwan, a lawsuit brought against Panda Entertainment by C&E, creators of SuperFighter, VideoGame/SuperFighter, effectively throttled the success of the series and, beyond an unofficial release of the first game in the United States, never achieved the same level of success as StreetFighter, which it draws heavy inspiration from. The fate of the series was apparently doomed to oblivion when Panda Entertainment closed down in the late 90s.


* UpdatedRerelease: As of November 2013, both games have been updated to work on all modern operating systems via DOSBox.

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* UpdatedRerelease: As of November 2013, both games have been updated to work on all modern operating systems via DOSBox.UsefulNotes/DOSBox.


* ContinuityNod: The music in ''Sango Fighter 2'' sounds very similar to the music in the first game.



* PerfectPlayAI: The AI in ''Sango Fighter 2'' is dangerously close to this, often attacking the player when they use a special and guarding almost the rest of the time.

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* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Some characters have a grab move that they can only use when they are standing right in front of the enemy. The grab move is quite strong, but if it is used when the character's Super Bar is filled completely, it becomes a flurry of punches and kicks in rapid succession that does ''massive'' damage.
* PerfectPlayAI: The AI in ''Sango Fighter 2'' is dangerously close to this, often attacking the player when they use a special and guarding almost the rest of the time. The only thing the difficulty setting really controls is how often they break out from their defensive stance to attack you.

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Has no relation to a character of the same name from ''Anime/InuYasha''.


'''Sango Fighter''' is a series of {{Fighting Game}}s released by Taiwanese video game company Panda Entertainment based on ''Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms''.

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'''Sango Fighter''' ->''From the pages of history begins a century of war.''

'''''Sango Fighter'''''
is a series of {{Fighting Game}}s released by Taiwanese video game company Panda Entertainment based on ''Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms''.

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'''Sango Fighter''' is a series of {{Fighting Game}}s released by Taiwanese video game company Panda Entertainment based on ''Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms''.

The first game, titled ''Sango Fighter'', was released in 1993. The game's Story Mode followed the Shu Kingdom as it sends out its "Five Tigers"—Guan Yu, Zhang Fei, Zhao Yun, Huang Zhong and Ma Chao—against other warlords of the time as well as the Kingdom of Wei in a bid to restore the Han Dynasty. The game also included a Vs mode as well as (local) PvP.

A sequel to ''Sango Fighter'', titled ''Sango Fighter 2'', was released in 1995. While the game retains the same game modes as its predecessor, its Story Mode is greatly overhauled. In addition, the number of playable characters was expanded to include other famous characters from the Three Kingdoms period, such as Sun Ce.

Although the series was incredibly popular in Taiwan, a lawsuit brought against Panda Entertainment by C&E, creators of SuperFighter, effectively throttled the success of the series and, beyond an unofficial release of the first game in the United States, never achieved the same level of success as StreetFighter, which it draws heavy inspiration from. The fate of the series was apparently doomed to oblivion when Panda Entertainment closed down in the late 90s.

In 2009, a California-based company, Super Fighter Team, approached Art 9 Entertainment, the company that had acquired all of Panda Entertainment's intellectual properties, including the rights to ''Sango Fighter''. Through a string of successful negotiations, Super Fighter Team acquired the rights to the ''Sango Fighter'' series, and on 18 June 2009, they released an UpdatedRerelease of the first game for worldwide distribution through their website. Super Fighter Team followed this release with the UpdatedRerelease of ''Sango Fighter 2'' on 6 November 2013.

Both games can be downloaded for free from Super Fighter Team's website [[http://www.sangofighter.com here]] and [[http://www.sangofighter2.com here]].

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!!'''''Sango Fighter'' provides examples of the following tropes:'''

* AIBreaker: In the first game, when used correctly, alternating between Zhang Fei's down-kick and his Chain Kick special will effectively lock down any CPU-controlled opponent on any difficulty.
* BladeOnAStick: Guan Yu in both games.
* BreakoutMookCharacter: The UpdatedRerelease of ''Sango Fighter'' adds the Soldier as a secret character. Although he lacks special moves, he has a special damage table that makes him take more damage from some characters' moves and less damage from others.
* GameBreakingBug: Guan Yu suffered very badly from this in the original game, having incredibly long skill animations and lengthy pauses after using his Shooting Star and Dragon Tail specials.
* NoExportForYou: For more than 16 years, both games were never distributed outside Asia, although ''Sango Fighter'' saw an unofficial release in the United States. Super Fighter Team eventually put this trope to rest when they released ''Sango Fighter 2''.
* PerfectPlayAI: The AI in ''Sango Fighter 2'' is dangerously close to this, often attacking the player when they use a special and guarding almost the rest of the time.
* UpdatedRerelease: As of November 2013, both games have been updated to work on all modern operating systems via DOSBox.
* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: The playable characters are real people from ancient Chinese history who are popularised by ''Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms''. In addition, many of the battle scenes are taken directly from the book itself. However, there is no factual evidence to support the characters being able to do feats such as shooting dragons from a BladeOnAStick.
* ViolationOfCommonSense: Because of the Soldier's unique damage table in the first game, which makes him take no damage from some character's attacks, he can essentially NoSell these attacks just by letting them hit him instead of blocking them with his shield (which causes 1 HP damage regardless of how much damage it would have done unblocked).

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