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Anthile
03-06-2011, 01:39 PM
Ah, Les MisÚrables! One of the classic novels of the 19th century. Imagine someone adapted it as a videogame. What genre would it be? A visual novel, perhaps? Maybe an adventure game?
Well, if your answer was "2D Fighting Game", you would be correct.

Wait, what?

Yep, that's right: In the late 90s, a Japanese man with the name Takase created a brawler based on Les MisÚrables named ArmJoe. It's not even terrible, really. Amongst the fighters you choose from are not only the characters from the original novel but also a personification of justice, a robot version of Jean Valjean(!) and a cartoon rabbit named Ponpon who drives a car(!!!). My good Anthile, you may think now. Surely you jest, nothing like this could ever exi-


http://takase.syuriken.jp/AJ14_274.gif
This is real.

Aaand in motion:

http://youtu.be/NY-qGRD_ey8

But why not give it a shot yourself? It's freeware: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=QJB1QWI8


PS: I found this game linked in that huge freeware thread that was linked in the days of the old RPS forum. I tried out some other games as well, which soon I will describe in detail.

NecroKnight
04-06-2011, 09:17 AM
Why do Japanese have to be so weird?

Icarus
04-06-2011, 09:36 AM
Ha ha ha WHAT.

Harlander
04-06-2011, 09:49 AM
Well, that answered a question that I never thought to ask:

"What does a Japanese person sound like when they do a French accent?"

Wolfenswan
04-06-2011, 11:00 AM
I found this game linked in that huge freeware thread that was linked in the days of the old RPS forum. I tried out some other games as well, which soon I will describe in detail.

Here. (http://www.cheapassgamer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=244468) I was actually thinking of reopening the thread to see what other people have dug out.

PS:
There should be 2D fighting games about everything.

Gooring
04-06-2011, 11:10 AM
Well, it would seem that France now have a legitimate Casus Belli on Japan.

NecroKnight
05-06-2011, 04:43 PM
Yeah, and would surely lose the war.

heretic
05-06-2011, 10:42 PM
surely wouldn't ask croatia-who-can't-take-care-of-themselves for help...

Darkath
06-06-2011, 12:28 AM
What is this i don't even

amandachen
06-06-2011, 12:43 AM
Do the Japanese even need drugs?