Little Fighter

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Little Fighter
Little Fighter Title Screen.png
Title screen of Little Fighter.
Developer(s) Marti Wong
Designer(s) Marti Wong
Engine DOS
Platform(s) DOS
Release date(s) 1995
Genre(s) beat 'em up

Little Fighter is a single and multiplayer beat 'em up game designed and developed by Marti Wong. It was released in 1995. Little Fighter is one of Marti Wong's first games written in C.[1]

Game play[edit]

In this game, players can choose to play as one of 11 characters. Each character has 3 or more special moves. Players participate in a battle in three different modes. The game allows for a one on one match, team matches or elimination tournament matches. There can be up to 8 fighters simultaneously on screen. There can be up to 4 human players on the same game. Playing with a joystick is also an available option, making the game more versatile.[2]

Game Modes Menu[edit]

There are 3 different game modes:[3][4]

Free For All (FFA)[edit]

In FFA, players can choose how many players they want; from between 2-8 players. Each player chooses a character in the character selection screen and which stage in which to fight on. Players fight until only one player remains alive.

Team Play[edit]

In Team Play mode, players can pick their team, in the character selection menu. After character selection, players are placed in the chosen stage, and the battle begins.

Battle Mode[edit]

In Battle Mode, players can choose how many characters play in the tournament. It is an elimination-type game.

Character Selection[edit]

In the character selection, human players choose one of the 11 characters. After every player has chosen a character, players can then select if they want a computer-controlled player(s) to participate in the battle.[5]

Characters[edit]

Each character has 3 or more special moves. There are 11 playable characters in the game:

  • Davis ex: One of the two Dragon Warriors. The other is Dennis. Davis is a young and a gifted warrior. He can barrage his enemies with fast and powerful punches.[6]
Special Moves:
Ball
Grab
Uppercut
  • Dennis: One of the two Dragon Warriors. Davis is the other Dragon Warrior. Dennis is a fast-paced fighter. Similar to Davis, he has some similar skills. His single hits are not strong. However, he is capable of doing a lot of combos with his skills.[7]
Special Moves:
Ball
Grab
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  • Deep: He is a long time famous swordsman. He uses his sword to deliver a wave of painful strikes, especially combined with all of his special moves. Deep lacks speed, but his strength makes up for it.[8]
Special Moves:
Fireball
Charge
Bomb
  • Firen: He is known as an Arsonist. Rumor has it that his art of fire symbolizes insanity. Firen uses fire spells to defeat his enemies. When his enemies are hit with his fire spells, they will be ignited, and anyone who comes in contact with them will also be ignited.[9]
Special Moves:
Fireball
Explode
Charge
  • Freeze: The Man of Ice is his nickname. No one really knows what his real name is. He uses ice spells and, if enemies are hit, they will freeze, stopping any movement.[10]
Special Moves:
Iceball
Sword
Cyclone
  • Henry: There was a rumor that Henry has hunted the lives of 100 men. He excels at long-range combat. He is capable of sniping foes from afar.[11]
Special Moves:
Arrow
Blast
Flute
  • John: John is a legendary magician; a genius in magic. His basic attack are not very good but his spells are powerful. John can use his spells to heal, protect or attack.[12]
Special Moves:
Ball
Disk
Healing
  • Julian: He is known as a champion. Julian devours and absorb the spirit of the dead to increase his powers.[13]
Special Moves
Julian - Ball
Julian - Grab
Julian - Explosion
  • Louis: He wears enchanted armor that protects him from danger. Louis is also a martial art master. One of Louis's specialty is that he can jump higher than all of the other characters.[14]
Special Moves:
Air Punch
Air Kick
Blast
  • Rudolf: Rudolf is a mysterious person; almost no one knows anything about him. He is the descendant of a samurai who also practices the art of the ninja. Rudolf is both a samurai and a ninja, and he uses his twin katana to fight.[15]
Special Moves:
Teleport
Shuriken
Invisible
  • Woody: He is the rival of the dragon warriors. Woody practices the ancient art of the Tiger. His abilities are on par with both Davis and Dennis. His moves are quick and powerful.[16]
Special Moves:
Ball
Teleport
Launch

Cheat[edit]

Input the commands to activate the cheats:[17]

F1 = Unlocks Julian

F1 + '0' = Changes the background

F1 + '[' = Full HP for player 1

F1 + ']' = Full HP for player 2

F1 + '-' = Drops random weapons

F1 + '=' = Deletes weapon

F2 + 'Character Number' = Controls the character corresponding to the number

F10 = Ends the battle

Sequels[edit]

Little Fighter 2 is the sequel to Little Fighter. It was created by Marti Wong and Starsky Wong in 1999. After the release, it had several updates.[18] In 2005, Marti Wong collaborated with Oscar Chu, to release the MMO sequel Little Fighter Online.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wong, Marti. "Little Fighter 1". Marti Wong. Retrieved 26 March 2013. 
  2. ^ Wong, Marti. "Little Fighter". Little Fighter. 
  3. ^ "LF1 Introduction". Retrieved 30 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Start Game". Retrieved 30 March 2013. 
  5. ^ Wong, Marti. "Start Game". Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "Character List". Retrieved 30 March 2013. 
  7. ^ "Character List". Retrieved 30 March 2013. 
  8. ^ "Character List". Retrieved 30 March 2013. 
  9. ^ "Character List". Retrieved 30 March 2013. 
  10. ^ "Character List". Retrieved 30 March 2013. 
  11. ^ "Character List". Retrieved 30 March 2013. 
  12. ^ "Character List". Retrieved 30 March 2013. 
  13. ^ "Character List". Retrieved 30 March 2013. 
  14. ^ "Character List". Retrieved 30 March 2013. 
  15. ^ "Character List". Retrieved 30 March 2013. 
  16. ^ "Character List". Retrieved 30 March 2013. 
  17. ^ "Cheats". Retrieved 30 March 2013. 
  18. ^ Wong, Marti. "Little Fighter 2". Marti Wong and Starsky Wong. Retrieved 1 April 2013.