Eternal Champions

EsuraEsura Joined: Posts: 356
Who remembers this game?

It was on the Sega Genesis/MegaDrive and was one of the first four fighting games I ever played (ST, Mortal Kombat, and Killer Instinct). I use to love playing as Shadow though. Trying to defeat the final boss Eternal Champion was a bitch though.
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  • The Lone DragonThe Lone Dragon perverted feminist Joined: Posts: 3,738
    Watch out for dinosaurs, helicopters, and drive bys.

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  • odinodin let off some steam... chloe Joined: Posts: 14,844 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    i always thought larcen was cool
    although i think he sucks when looking back at it

    i kind of hated that power move meter, although when people like shadow had her A+B+C invincible shadow move, it made me realize why they had it

    i liked rax too, cyborg muay thai? so broken in theory
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    I think I do...I'm not too sure.
    Sounds good though - I just interweb'ed it.
  • DiernesDiernes Joined: Posts: 290
    Oh Wow yes!

    I have been a lurker for quite a while on these forums, but when I saw this I just had to post.

    I remmeber this game with fond memories. I even recently was playing the SEGA CD version of it. Although it hasnt aged very well, I think this franchise has a lot of potential.

    I'd love SEGA to come out with a new version.
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  • Anti-FreakAnti-Freak Gentlemen Corpse Joined: Posts: 605
    I'd love SEGA to come out with a new version.

    that would be dope.

    i blame this game for my ha.
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    Yeah, Rax was cool. My fave was Midknight :D
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  • feeblefeeble Joined: Posts: 9
    i was an xavier man myself.

    his stage fatality was pretty dope what with the victim being burned alive and all.
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    I liked knocking people back onto that pyre and watching them burn.
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  • Stuart HaydenStuart Hayden Outspoken User. Joined: Posts: 11,639
    it was for Sega CD as well.
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  • TakahashiTakahashi Epileptic Videogamer Joined: Posts: 474
    I remember playing Eternal Champions on the SEGA Activator.
    A new version of this video-game would be great!
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  • viperxmnsviperxmns Nowhere Man Joined: Posts: 140
    To be honest, at the time I was playing it back then, I hated it. Compared to SF it just seemed quite difficult to get into (besides the fact that no other fighting game will ever outrank SF in my tier list). But I've since noticed that it's rather appreciated by the fighting community for the skill required to get through it. I appreciate it a bit more now.
  • Clembo2021Clembo2021 Who reads this? Joined: Posts: 534
    I have to give credit to EC, I see it pop up more on Shoryuken than any other obscure/crappy fighting game.

    50% of "does anyone remember which game had the guy with..." threads end up being Eternal Champions. FACT.
  • sandwichcookiesandwichcookie Unregistered User. Joined: Posts: 1,178
    I don't remember the gameplay, but I remember reading through all the character bios and digging the music.
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  • fallotfallot Joined: Posts: 1,475
    I liked the characters but never got into it. Maybe some day, if someone decides to post an in-depth or something.
  • Anti-FreakAnti-Freak Gentlemen Corpse Joined: Posts: 605
    I liked the characters but never got into it. Maybe some day, if someone decides to post an in-depth or something.

    someone make this so

    i need to buy a sega for this again... too much nostalgia. better yet is there a rom for this for GGPO
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  • Hatred EdgeHatred Edge MAD STRUGGLE Joined: Posts: 15,883
    I remember this game. I was hooked back when I was a kid. Shadow was the hotness.
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  • GuardianGuardian I'm Fat Joined: Posts: 596
    I can't believe how many people are sleeping on trident. Instant daze w/ a fireball? I'll take it lol.

    That game was great. Xavier, Trident, and Jetta were my personal favs. What are the tiers for this game anyway?
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  • MixupMixup .. Joined: Posts: 2,300
    pretty sure you just listed something like the top:rofl:

    broken ass shadow, super trident ftw

    for some reason i beasted with that dude blade:wasted:
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    FACT:

    Overkills >>>>>>> "Fatalities"

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  • DiernesDiernes Joined: Posts: 290
    I think this game had personality that a lot of fighters are lacking. Some of the Character designs are really cool.

    Cyborg Kickboxer for the win!

    If you can check out the SEGA CD version of the game, Challengers from the Darkside I think it was a Heavy upgrade, almost a sequel.
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  • INCIDENTINCIDENT ACTION BASTARD! Joined: Posts: 335
    I wish I never lost my copy of the game and my CDX. :sad:

    Game was too fun. Gameplay-wise, I was amazed there was such a jump compared to the original Genesis game.

    Discovering that re-dizzy combo with Riptide (already doing 50%) was priceless.

    To top it off, EC's gore made every MK game combined look like Sesame Street.
  • Rhio2kRhio2k Senior Member Joined: Posts: 11,403 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    To be honest, at the time I was playing it back then, I hated it. Compared to SF it just seemed quite difficult to get into (besides the fact that no other fighting game will ever outrank SF in my tier list).

    I did not have ANY fun with this game. It played like crap compared to Fatal Fury 2 and SF 2. It's just me, I know, but I've never had fun with any fighter made by Sega.
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  • UbersaurusUbersaurus RIP Kinn "ROBOTRON" Joined: Posts: 1,232 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Heh, Sega CD Eternal Champions was technically a sequel. I'd argue it's a better game in every regard...more moves, tweaked engine, more characters...The Senator is still the greatest fighting game character ever.

    It's kind of busted with redizzy combos and infinites, but I'd still put it as one of the most fun fighters to bust out and play with buddies.
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  • GuardianGuardian I'm Fat Joined: Posts: 596

    It's kind of busted with redizzy combos and infinites.

    95% of games made before 2002 had redizzy combos and/or infinites lol
    You wanna know how to win?

    Lows, throws, and 100% combos!
  • MadeManG74MadeManG74 Joined: Posts: 669
    I think it had fantastic characters and a cool concept for a fighter, taking characters from various eras and putting them together was really cool.

    I have to admit I never found it a lot of fun though, but thats because I was so crappy at fighters back then probably.

    A remake with some great cell-shaded style graphics would be awesome, maybe with Sega using the same technique of graphics they used for Valkyria Chronicles (Canvas Engine) or something like that. I always get that comic book vibe from the game.
  • UbersaurusUbersaurus RIP Kinn "ROBOTRON" Joined: Posts: 1,232 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    95% of games made before 2002 had redizzy combos and/or infinites lol

    Haha, true, EC is just really easy to combo in though. Still love it though. If it was a faster paced game I think it would get more play...as it stands you can either run it at hyper super speed or at Champion Edition speeds.
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  • DoctaMarioDoctaMario Sometimes It Snows In April... Joined: Posts: 3,239
    I liked the characters but never got into it. Maybe some day, if someone decides to post an in-depth or something.

    Pretty much this. I never played it back in the day but I downloaded the ROM and played it for a bit a year or so ago. I remember the ad campaign for it though. "Hey Johnny Cage, scared you'll get whipped by a girl?" :rofl:
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  • fallotfallot Joined: Posts: 1,475
    I have the same issue with this that I have with UMK3. I can't form an opinion on either game because they feel totally strange. Hitstun, hitstop, hit sounds seem weird. That is far more true for this game than MK though.
  • FaceMeAndBeBrokenFaceMeAndBeBroken FUCK JAPANESE STICKS Joined: Posts: 3,518
    the hit sounds were stolen from SF2 WW/Turbo from SNES. But muffled.

    Fierce attack and block gives it away.
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  • GummoGummo Can We Mod It? Yes, We Can! Joined: Posts: 5,468
    I was at OhayoCon 09 and one of the fighting game tournaments was a mystery tournament. No one knew what the game was until it started. I entered last minute and it turned out to be Eternal Champions. No one in the tournament had ever played it so we were all on equal footing.

    I did manage to win my first match using the pharaoh guy (Ramses i think?). For some reason though, I never got called up for my next match. I was kinda upset but it didn't really matter. It was a free tournament and the 1st place prize was just a retro nes/snes duo systems. Oh well!

    At least I finally got to play the game that I remember being hyped about in an all Sega magazine when I was like 8. However, it was odd getting a nostalgic feeling for a game I had never played before.
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  • PelvicThrust69PelvicThrust69 Get Hype Joined: Posts: 390
    I have been a lurker for quite a while on these forums, but when I saw this I just had to post.

    That's too bad for us I guess :rofl:

    Nah I'm just kidding, I think I remember playing this game at a friend's place. Cyborg Muay Thai was top tier.
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  • ManaNinjaManaNinja Just passin through Joined: Posts: 39
    Oh crap someone else remembers this game!

    I used to love this game mainly because of the characters and their back stories. I actually recently purchased this game for like 6 bucks shipped off eBay.. (Don't ask why) I tossed it in my genesis expecting some retro fun, but for some reason I can't pull any of the moves off in this game!! Weird stuff..

    Oh well I went back and read all the stories, at least that part was worth it.
    Good concept though
  • True GraveTrue Grave Keepaway Specialist Joined: Posts: 3,554
    I always thought eternal champions kinda sucked. Released during the time when SFII & MK were hugely popular, and it was like a hybrid combination of the two. Only nowhere near as good as either one, just a wannbe like the thousand other lame fighters released in that era(primal rage, wargods, etc).

    I give it credit for being a step above your average shitty fighter trying to cash-in on the 90's fighter craze at the time, but thats not saying much at all.

    The characters were mostly stupid and generic also, you had random futuristic guy #1, weird cyborg thing, some chick, etc. No one memorable.

    This one can stay dead.

    :lame:
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  • fallotfallot Joined: Posts: 1,475
    You really think that? I thought the characters were great and that most people shared my opinion.
  • Anti-FreakAnti-Freak Gentlemen Corpse Joined: Posts: 605
    You really think that? I thought the characters were great and that most people shared my opinion.

    you cant win everyone over with gold ha!
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  • True GraveTrue Grave Keepaway Specialist Joined: Posts: 3,554
    you cant win everyone over with gold ha!

    I remember back in the day when i first saw it, i could tell it was just another lousy fighter. Yes i gave it a chance and rented it back then too....*sigh*....

    The 2D graphics were trying to be "dark/edgy" looking with the scenery, characters and designs, but it all came off looking REALLY stale and just plain fugly to look at. The gameplay was pretty ho-hum too, and that music kinda stained my brain for a while, especially that crappy title theme.

    Sorry fellas I just don't see the appeal of this one at all. It tried to be SFII+MK in one, and failed on both counts. The only notable thing of the "series"(two games?), is it was one of the few titles to make nice use of the underrated Sega CD hardware.
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  • JorantJorant Joined: Posts: 222
    I always thought Larcen was the coolest character design in a fighting game ever. Still do think that, actually.
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    I always thought Larcen was the coolest character design in a fighting game ever. Still do think that, actually.

    ....

    The guy was like a dick tracy knock-off thrown into a fighter....

    ....

    I guess thats ok if you're a Dick Tracy fan.... :wtf::wtf:


    No offense, I just don't gets whats so cool about him.
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  • JorantJorant Joined: Posts: 222
    His fighting style and stance. His claws and spike tipped shoes. His gadgets to swing across the screen and crawl along the top of the screen. And yes, his 30s film noir detective look. I thought he was cool.
  • MadeManG74MadeManG74 Joined: Posts: 669
    His fighting style and stance. His claws and spike tipped shoes. His gadgets to swing across the screen and crawl along the top of the screen. And yes, his 30s film noir detective look. I thought he was cool.

    Ditto, he was my favourite character too.

    I still think the overall concept was a pretty fun one, even if it wasn't original. I think it would be nice to see some kind of remake or sequel, it probably could look really cool if it was done in a good style.
  • ManaNinjaManaNinja Just passin through Joined: Posts: 39
    His fighting style and stance. His claws and spike tipped shoes. His gadgets to swing across the screen and crawl along the top of the screen. And yes, his 30s film noir detective look. I thought he was cool.

    This just brings to mind.. How many other noir detective types are there in other fighters?..

    For that matter acrobats, cavemen, or gladiators from Atlantis?

    Not to say this game is a gem among fighters, but it did do somethings with the story of the fighters that stayed with me for awhile. I def enjoyed the way this game brought "heroes" from all over into one game.

    Wait what was the point of their conflict with each other?!

    King of fighters and Tekken had the challenge of who was the strongest, and MK had the fight to save the world, but what was the point of this one?
  • Desmond DelaghettoDesmond Delaghetto Ghetto Strategies Joined: Posts: 622
    I thought the game had the most unique story ever in a fighting game, period. I remember reading the character biographies when I was younger, and all the stories were really good. The music they had for it was really haunting and sad; it really gave the game a really somber kinda feel.

    I also liked the fact that the main boss in the game wasn't evil. He was actually kinda depressed the way things turned out from all the fucked up shit in past history. He was still a bitch to fight though.

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  • 123-Genei-Jin123-Genei-Jin , ?????, Profit! Joined: Posts: 538
    I love this game and still have the Sega CD version around. I played the original cartridge version with my friends backl in the day but we only had a single 6 button pad :rofl:, so the loser/contender had to play with the old 3 buttons pad. Good times.
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    Stage fatalities for this game were the best I've ever seen. The 1920's stage where the car pulls up and the losing character gets shot by guys with tommy guns leaning out the car windows was an extremely creative idea for those days.
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  • EsuraEsura Joined: Posts: 356
    This just brings to mind.. How many other noir detective types are there in other fighters?..

    For that matter acrobats, cavemen, or gladiators from Atlantis?

    Not to say this game is a gem among fighters, but it did do somethings with the story of the fighters that stayed with me for awhile. I def enjoyed the way this game brought "heroes" from all over into one game.

    Wait what was the point of their conflict with each other?!

    King of fighters and Tekken had the challenge of who was the strongest, and MK had the fight to save the world, but what was the point of this one?

    Their conflict was to reclaim their souls (thus their life) in a tournament and a fight against Eternal Champion. The winner will return to Earth with the chance to change their fate and restore balance to the universe.
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  • ThePurpleBunnyThePurpleBunny Joined: Posts: 16,639
    Sega CD version had an awesome soundtrack too.

    And you could play as wild animals, including (but not limited to), a Congressman.

    The fact you had to fight both Eternal and Dark champions 8 different times was hardcore.
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  • EsuraEsura Joined: Posts: 356
    Sega CD version had an awesome soundtrack too.

    And you could play as wild animals, including (but not limited to), a Congressman.

    The fact you had to fight both Eternal and Dark champions 8 different times was hardcore.

    So true....

    Also, if you lose during any of the Eternal and Dark Champion fights, you have to start over.......from the BEGINNING of the game, not boss fight. If you lose, it'll just give you a bad ending, like A3 did if you lost to Bison. You have to beat all 8 back to back, with the same health bar that barely refilled. And they were cheap. I say that they were 10x cheaper than A3 Bison, each.
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  • hubcapsignstophubcapsignstop my structure is so dirty Joined: Posts: 1,443
    now that i think of it
    Seth's alt costume is eternal champion?
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  • INCIDENTINCIDENT ACTION BASTARD! Joined: Posts: 335
    now that i think of it
    Seth's alt costume is eternal champion?

    No, considering 1) Seth isn't a being of pure energy/soul/something ethereal and 2) EC sported a traditional hakama and top where Seth just has.......Pants.

    I found it interesting how EC and DC fought with different aspects of nature. Also, EC as a playable character did the Gen-style switching....To the point they had to make two versions of EC (to cover all eight animal forms).

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  • TiberiousTiberious Oh noes! Teh FURRY! Joined: Posts: 1,063
    This just brings to mind.. How many other noir detective types are there in other fighters?..

    For that matter acrobats, cavemen, or gladiators from Atlantis?

    Not to say this game is a gem among fighters, but it did do somethings with the story of the fighters that stayed with me for awhile. I def enjoyed the way this game brought "heroes" from all over into one game.

    Wait what was the point of their conflict with each other?!

    King of fighters and Tekken had the challenge of who was the strongest, and MK had the fight to save the world, but what was the point of this one?

    The backstory is... definately different. The Eternal Champion is symbiotically linked with the condition of the human spirit. In the distant future, man declines, and eventually fades away.

    The Eternal finds that certain individuals would have had a great positive impact on history (to him) had they not been killed before realizing their greatness. In traveling back to rescue them right before their death, he uses up much of his energies, and so he can only send one back.

    All the rescued fighters are allowed to view what has and will happen, as well as train for the contest. The winner among the nine faces the Eternal for a final test. If they pass, they get sent back to their life, and can change their fate.

    For the CD version, it's revealed that every time the Eternal runs his contest, the result is unchanged. The Dark Eternal, who had formed shortly after the regular Eternal, had hidden several rightful participants (the new characters), meaning that until the true full contest was held, it wouldn't resolve.

    There were plans for a third installment, likely on the Saturn, that would've had a 3rd Eternal, representing chaos. Sega of Japan axed it, though.
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