Favorite backgrounds in 2-D Fighters?

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Emperor Bohe said:
yeah, that's definitely something I've been wishing for. All SF3 stages in 3S online edition
That's something I would love as well but I don't think Capcom would be willing to waste the time and effort to do it.
 

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AzureJericho said:
You know, the more I look at this one:



the more I wish I could make it my PC background, complete with rainy animation.
Animated gif's work as desktop wallpapers, actually.

edit: mm, its not working? Weird, Ive gotten them to work before ...
 

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Man SNK's background artists are just the best. Where are you getting those animated MOTW background gifs from? I'd like to see Terry's stage.
 
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AzureJericho said:
You know, the more I look at this one:

[Rain]

the more I wish I could make it my PC background, complete with rainy animation.
That's funny. I thought about doing exactly that earlier today, but then I discovered that Windows can't do it without extra software any more. Used to be able to do that kind of thing with ActiveDesktop, but they killed it off with Vista.
 
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To really appreciate the sheer skill of SNK's artists it's worth noting the Neo-Geo's tech specs:

Main processor: Motorola 68000, 12 MHz
Co-processor: Zilog Z80, 4 MHz
Main memory (used directly by 68000): 64 KB
Main video memory : 74 KB
Video memory: 64 KB
Palette memory : 8 KB
Fast video RAM : 2 KB
Sound memory (used directly by Z80): 2 KB
Display resolution: 320x224 (many games only used the centermost 304 pixels)
Color palette: 65,536 (16-bit)
Maximum colors on screen: 4,096 (12-bit)
 
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2 things that i NEVER noticed that i think that should be pretty visible : The gravity problem on darkstalkers and the ..... well ... the ... neo geo logo above

PBMax said:
And talking about snk .... while i hate most of SNK's art direction, i LOVE everything related to Last Blade 1 and 2
 

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someguyinahat said:
so Raging Spaniard, did you make your final decision on a background yet?
Nope, but Im leaning towards the ones that arent so omgfuckingperfect. Theres a fun challenge in taking something from "Last Blade" and making it steampunk though ...
 
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Man this thread is awesome, I wanted to post the MVC bathhouse stage but my google fu has failed me. The best I could find was this partial shot from some mugen forum...


SNK really makes the best backgrounds though, that plaza with the rain in particular is absolutely stunning.
 
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Raging Spaniard said:
Nope, but Im leaning towards the ones that arent so omgfuckingperfect. Theres a fun challenge in taking something from "Last Blade" and making it steampunk though ...
Oh, you want IMPERFECT backgrounds! This might be a good challenge then...going back to the granddaddy of them all...

 

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someguyinahat said:
Oh, you want IMPERFECT backgrounds! This might be a good challenge then...going back to the granddaddy of them all...

I guess the YELLOW needs to be there in order to be recognizable!

Found a bunch more, all from the vs. series or a few from Children of the Atom









This ones more funny than anything











Bonus, Dans stage in Alpha 2 is dope!

 
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I never noticed how stunning the backgrounds in some of these games I've spent hours and hours playing are. Definitely dragging Last Blade 2 out of the closet to play some matches.