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  • TedMaul - February 15, 2014 10:24 p.m.

    Nice feature, what a lovely trip down memory lane. Also nice reference on the moon stage.
  • newmachine - February 15, 2014 9:22 a.m.

    Nothing from Samurai Shodown series??
  • RedKirth - February 14, 2014 11:17 p.m.

    No Virtua Fighter? Not Sarah's stage, with the lighting destroying the buildings in the back? or Kage's stage with the Lotus Blossums blowing in the wind? I mean the series has been going on for years, and all the locations are amazing. it should have gotten at least one spot.
  • injustice45 - February 14, 2014 4:46 p.m.

    Fetus of God is a bizarre one...Vampire Savior also had Tower of Arrogance. You're fighting on the side of a skyscraper on that stage!
  • HRacingGreen - February 14, 2014 10:08 a.m.

    Batman Arkham Origins, gorgeous.
  • XNam360 - February 14, 2014 9:28 a.m.

    Who else remembers Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Tournament Fighters on the SNES? That game featured some pretty awesome backgrounds. Nothing was cooler than fighting inside a half-submerged pirate ship while a giant octopus watches you from the background.
  • SouthTippBass - February 14, 2014 3:58 p.m.

    I still have it on Megadrive, that game had so much potential. Cowabanga dudes.
  • taokaka - February 14, 2014 8:34 a.m.

    Neat list, Moonlight castle (Halloween) from blazblue is my favourite stage from any fighting game. It is closely followed by kagutsuchi port which is my 2nd favourite stage from BB. http://static4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110408225350/blazblue/images/5/54/Kagutsuchi_Port_PM_9.00_%26_PM_16.45_%28Stage%29.jpg And a couple of 3d stages I feel like mentioning partially because they seem underrepresented include arctic dream from tekken tag 2 http://static4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20111004060911/tekken/en/images/b/be/TTT2_Arctic_Dream_Temp_Pic_1.png And my favourite 3d stage is moonlit wilderness from tekken 5 like swedish_chef, although that may just be my nostalgia blinding me.
  • universaltofu - February 14, 2014 8:01 a.m.

    Nice article, that darkstalkers one with the baby thing, 0_o
  • rxb - February 14, 2014 7:41 a.m.

    Thanks Hooters, I enjoyed that.
  • J-Fid - February 14, 2014 7:33 a.m.

    Almost all of those King of Fighter backgrounds are beautiful. Cool article!
  • BladedFalcon - February 14, 2014 7:22 a.m.

    You made an Escher and Bosch reference one right after the other, you are my favorite person right now. Anyway, yeah, this article is an absolute delight! And it's definitely a fresh look at backgrounds I've seen before... but never truly taken the time to appreciate, thanks again for this Mr. Houghton! Also... needs to be asked, don't you find this one to be amazing..? http://borderhouseblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/brazilxiiizoom.jpg
  • GR_DavidHoughton - February 14, 2014 9:13 a.m.

    I do. In fact the backgrounds of that game blew me away when I reviewed it for a sister mag. But the list was already looking quite KoF-heavy so I just went with one from XIII.
  • BladedFalcon - February 14, 2014 10:15 a.m.

    I don't know if you either missed my joke completely, or if you got it, but wisely chose not to even acknowledge it :P
  • death4us - February 14, 2014 7:01 a.m.

    So tell me is the next article going to be about what games have restrooms in player and npc houses?
  • Swedish_Chef - February 14, 2014 6:53 a.m.

    My personal favourite 2D dighting game stage is still the Australia stage (Sagat vs Ryu) in Street Fighter Alpha 2, there's just something about fighting in the middle of a thunderstorm in the midnight wilderness that creates a atmosphere of epic, tense badassery. Link to stage and soundtrack: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GZtv8o_z0vE&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DGZtv8o_z0vE As for 3D fighting game stages it's a tie between Moonlit Wilderness from Tekken 5 and Devil's Landing from the new Killer Instinct. Moonlit Wilderness Image link: http://pds23.egloos.com/pds/201110/02/52/a0057752_4e8816855496e.jpg Devil's Landing image link: http://static.gamespot.com/uploads/screen_kubrick/1535/15351135/2384939-review_killerinstinct_20131120v2.jpg
  • kidgorilla - February 14, 2014 5:51 a.m.

    I love those SF3:NG backgrounds. As much as I love Third Strike, I wish they didn't flatten the cracked out forced fish eye perspective of the first game
  • KadajMetal - February 14, 2014 5:04 a.m.

    You guys sure write the most random and equally awesome articles.

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