The Fallen Angels (video game)
|The Fallen Angels|
Japanese candy cabinet marquee of Daraku Tenshi - The Fallen Angels.
|Designer(s)||Kouzou Fujimoto (producer) |
Mitsuo Kodama (director)
|Genre(s)||2D Versus Fighting|
|Mode(s)||Single player, Two-player|
|Arcade system||Psikyo SH-2|
|CPU||SH-2 28.63635 MHz|
|Sound||YMF278B 28.63635 MHz|
|Display||Raster, 320 x 224 pixels (Horizontal), 5120 colors|
The Fallen Angels (堕落天使 Daraku Tenshi) is an unfinished, 1998, 2D versus fighting arcade game developed by the Steel Hearts development team and published by Psikyo. It was Psikyo's second attempt in the 2D versus fighting genre after Battle K-Road.
Fallen Angels is a two dimensional fighting game that takes a somewhat realistic approach in its gameplay, with no supernatural attacks and fluid movements animated using real motions. Projectile attacks are limited to three characters, atypical for the game's genre. The game featured eight playable characters: Cool, Harry Ness, Yuiren, Yuiran, Tarō, Torao Onigawara, Ruccio Roche, Haiji Mibu. The boss characters are Trigger and Carlos.
The game takes place in 2010, ten years after a massive earthquake that shook an unnamed city. The earthquake severed the city from its surrounding areas, leaving criminals to run as they please. The game revolves around the inhabitants fighting against one another to accomplish their goals.
Information about the game's development and fate are scarce, though it is widely reported that it was released without being completed. The developers of the game then reportedly moved back to SNK, supported by the observation that many of the characters bear striking resemblances to fighters that later appeared in SNK's The King of Fighters series and Garou: Mark of the Wolves. Game director Mitsuo Kodama was unhappy that the game's style influenced other rival companies (who has been a founding and active member of K2 LLC) In The King of Fighters '99, the boss character Krizalid resembles one of the characters and has a theme song titled "Dear Falling Angel".
Unfinished sprites for 4 unplayable characters have been found in the ROMs of the game, speculating that they were meant to be playable characters. They consisted of a female treasure hunter, a shirtless male brawler, a businessman, and a naked male with no genitals.
- The Fallen Angels at The Large Cult Fighting Game March (in Japanese)
- The Fallen Angels at the Killer List of Videogames
- The Fallen Angels at arcade-history
- Daraku Tenshi screenshots
- Daraku Tenshi Complete Unofficial Site
- "Daraku Tenshi:...Beta?" - beta analysis article detailing all the lost content from game at Unseen64