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This fictional Fighting Game is what happened when Wax played with the theories of a cataclysm the 21st December of 2012 and ran with them.

After a meteor crashed on Wall Street the 21st December of 2012, Earth was covered under a giant dust cloud. The USA immediately fell into disarray, and soon war. All nations have been broken by private military contractors, and the Earth is now at the hands of six tyrannical corporations. The New United Nations rise to found the old world again, but even they are not so much better as the independent consortiums...

Alternate Realm's story provides examples of:

  • After the End
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: And lots of them. Any leading figure of the Six Independent Consortiums or the New United Nations is one.
  • Expy: More or less everyone, with varying degrees of subtlety.
  • For Want of a Nail: What if a meteor fell on Wall Street on December 21st, 2012...
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  • The Hero: There's a team labelled as "Hero Team", lead by Hiro Yazuchi, except he's not the sole heroic character. Plus, he's not involved in the grand scheme of things and is just another pawn for Yi-An.
  • I Want My Jetpack: No discovery of magic, no war robots, and this happens in 2017.
  • The Mafia: Zodiac and its twelve branches are a new world-wide equivalent. Stereotypes wanted that the three members of the "Zodiac Team" are Capricorn, Aries and Taurus, who are respectively Italian, Japanese and Columbian.
  • Magitek: What triggered the lead the Six Independent Consortiums took over their concurrence is that they equipped their private militias with this.
  • Mechanically Unusual Fighter: Every single team has their own mechanic no other character has access to.
  • No Name Given: The leader of the Future Team is known as "No Name". Even his teammates have to call him by way of Hey, You!.
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  • Serious Business: The New Age Tournament, organized by the New United Nations, is Not Just a Tournament. It is a symbol of power for whichever corporation wins it. And in all alternate timelines the "Future Team" has travelled through, Zodiac wins, but the rest of the branches are betrayed by Capricorn who takes over the world.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Several teams represent the very enterprise they hate so much.
    • The Hero Team is sponsored by Yi-An.
    • Both the Future Team and the Thundergate Club are sponsored by Zodiac, with the Thundergate Club being blackmailed into it.
    • The New Order Team are sent on The Uriah Gambit by the New United Nations.
    • The Bad Guys of Sol are sponsored by Bluecoal, though contrarily to the above team they hacked their funding themselves.
    • To a more personal level, Youshi and Sho on the Hero Team are rivals, Mimiko is enslaved by Crimson, the Sandao Team's three members don't get along, and the Kamiya must tolerate Koji, their black-hearted serial killer of a cousin.
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  • Time Master: The "Future Team".

Alternate Realm's gameplay provides examples of:

  • Bonus Boss: The Zodiac Team can only be fought with specific requirements. Finding them gives you a True Final Boss fight against Capricorn alone.
  • Desperation Attack: Being under a certain amount of life gives a unique super that can be used repeatedly, but becomes the most powerful move in your arsenal if you use it with a super gauge.
  • Fighting Clown: Subverted. While the Thundergate Club are a trio of soccer players, not only one of them is a strong Artificial Human, but the three are serious contenders.
  • Immune to Flinching: Super Armor is this, and your only form of defense except from evasive dodges.
  • Lag Cancel: It's possible to use special cancels, but the cake is taken by the Dodge Cancel, where you can cancel attacks on hit into a dodge that you can cancel into a dash or an attack.
  • SNK Boss:
    • Final Boss Housei. The fastest character in the game, who can backdash moves on reaction and get right back in with his extendable dash, during which he is constantly Immune to Flinching. Plus, once he comboes you he deals very high damage.
    • True Final Boss Malone. He's a king of traps since his static fireballs stay almost indefinitely, allowing him to easily hit you out of any attempt to go through his pokes. While not as fast as Housei, he is another league of difficult.
    • If you met the Zodiac Team, you will get Capricorn solo as a True Final Boss. As the pre-battle cinematic where he appears with his victims Max Callahan and his teammates Aries and Taurus at his feet tells you, he is very dangerous. His specials are always the fully-charged version, though he can still delay them. The ability to dispense of charging makes his damage rise through the ceiling.
  • Unblockable Attack: Everything. There is no guard in this game. However, there are attacks that can bypass the other forms of defense.
    • Super Armor loses to throws, but also the universal Wall Breaker attack.


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