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Card Sagas Wars
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Promotional artwork depicting the original four characters: Link, Cloud, KOS-MOS, and X

Creator

Ahruon & Orkimides

Download

Card Sagas Wars – Protoype

Version

Prototype Update 2

Version Date

1st July 2018

Card Sagas Wars is a crossover fighting game created by Ahruon and Orkimides using the WinMUGEN engine, featuring characters and stages from a wide array of video games.

Card Sagas Wars garnered significant attention from both within and outside the M.U.G.E.N community due to its diverse roster, original graphics, and unique gameplay that set it apart from what people had come to expect from M.U.G.E.N games, with popular gaming websites such as Destructoid featuring it in their articles,[1] but development went quiet after the last update was posted on 28th September 2010,[2] leading many to believe the game had been cancelled. On 21st June 2018, Ahruon announced that a prototype build of the game was to be released the same week featuring all the work they had done on the game prior to ceasing development,[3] finally making the game available to the public on 23rd June 2018; two further updates were released soon after that included additional characters and stages, as well as fixes to the pre-existing roster.

As of 1st July 2018, Card Sagas Wars' latest build is 'Prototype Update 2'; while the creators have stated that the game will no longer receive any further updates as they are no longer working on it, an unofficial development branch titled Card Sagas Wars Online has surfaced that not only made modifications to existing characters, but also includes additional game modes and online versus support via the I.K.E.M.E.N engine.

System

Card Sagas Wars uses an unusual five-button control scheme where Normal and Special attacks are handled by separate buttons (Button-x and Button-y, respectively) and holding a direction in conjunction with either button activates different attacks, while Hypers—referred to as Alfa [sic] and Beta Combos—are activated using the more traditional motions of QCF, QCB, and DP, with AlfaBeta Combos requiring either a HCF or HCB motion; in addition, Button-z activates a character's Green Card should they have one available, Button-a transforms a Green Card into a Crisis Card and subsequently activates a character's Crisis Attack when pressed again, and Button-b activates a Unique Skill for all characters except Etna, who erroneously has hers assigned to Button-a, but evidently doesn't have a Crisis Attack. Command inputs are universal across the entire cast, owing to the way Normals and Specials are handled, with each character having three Alfa Combos, three Beta Combos, two AlfaBeta Combos, and one Crisis Attack; the exception to this is once again Etna, who lacks her DP Beta Combo and Crisis Attack.

Characters

  • Cloud
  • Crono
  • Etna
  • Ivy
  • KOS-MOS
  • Lenneth
  • Link
  • Master Chief
  • Samus
  • Soma
  • Walkure
  • X

Stages

  • Central Highway
  • Ceres Space Colony
  • China
  • Halo
  • Jungle Hijinx
  • Library
  • Lost Village
  • Sacred Forest Meadow
  • Zenan Bridge

Card Sagas Wars Online

Card Sagas Wars Online
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Main menu

Creator

Card Sagas Wars Online Dev Team

Download

MEGA

Version

0.6b

Version Date

4th April 2020

Card Sagas Wars Online is an unofficial port of Card Sagas Wars to the I.K.E.M.E.N engine, initially for the primary purpose of enabling players to fight each other online via the engine's native peer-to-peer netplay functionality, while also adjusting game balance and providing bugfixes. It has the distinction of being endorsed by the original developers, who assisted with development during its infancy.

The latest build of Card Sagas Wars Online is 0.6b, as of 4th April 2020.

References

  1. Ultimate cross-over game is ultimate: Card Sagas Wars
  2. [[ - Card Gallery - ]]*
  3. "Coming out of nowhere...Card Sagas Wars is going to be public THIS week!!" - Twitter
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