Vanguard Princess: Happy 5th anniversary!/eigoManga SUCKS - Now on Steam

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VANGUARD PRINCESS
Last update: 03/03/2014

What is Vanguard Princess?

Vanguard Princess is a FULLY FREEWARE Doujin (Homebrew/Indie) 2D fighting game created by a single guy called Sugeno who was released on June 30 2009. The style of the game is a wacky combination between "old skool mechanism" and assist support, all combined with the "all-loved by SRK" loli characters! ANIME!. VP was created on Fighting Maker 2nd, a Japanese "fighting engine" just like MUGEN but with a lot of more support and possibilities. You can read the Readme.txt of the game translated to English here (thx jumpAlice!).

Holy mother of fuck, this game is fucking beautiful!

Indeed!, this game got a lot of attention because of his pretty awesome sprite work and backgrounds. According to Canned Dogs Sugeno was "supposedly an ex-capcom employee as according to what people have managed to dug up about him", this hasn't confirmed yet anyway, but still...

So what requirements i need?

Very, VERY low specs:

OS? MS - Windows 98/Me/2000/XP Japanese Edition (or Japanese Locale).
CPU ? Pentium III 400MHz.
Memory? 128MB.
HDD? 400MB Free Space,?DirectX 7 required.

(thx jumpAlice!)

So this shit is Freeware? URL plz!!111

You got it:

LATEST VERSION:
- 1.08 (Official link)

Older versions:

- 1.04 Patch for 1.03b
- 1.03b
- Unofficial 1.03b "english" version (thx Saikyou)
- Version 1.02
- Patch for 1.02 that corrects Natalia bugs (thx someAZdude)
- Unofficial version 1.02 without need for Japanese support (thx Saikyou)
- Version 1.01
- Unofficial version 1.01 without need for Japanese support (thx Saikyou for this).
- Unofficial version 1.01 with Hilda unlocked for play (thx Garzahd for this).
- Version 1.00

I heard there is an "American" version of the game, it is true?

Yes, the game was translated in English by eigoManga but is now a commercial software. You can grab it at GamersGate and now on Steam since March 2014. It was slighty censored but now Hilda is playable and as far as i know she is not broken.

What is the "latest version" and the current status of this game?

Latest official Japanese version of Vanguard Princess is 1.08, released on January 14 2011.

Since August 2011 Sugeno hasn't updated his Blog, the status of the whole game is now unknown. The American company eigoManga has bought the official licence and translate the game on English. There is no info about an upcoming "Prime" version for now.

Help! the game doesn't start on my PC

Japanese version of Vanguard Princess NEEDS your Windows regional configuration for non-unicode programs in Japanese. For change that go to Control Panel -> Regional and Language Settings -> Administrative -> Change the Unicode language to Japanese (thx Lolerskates for this). Some people also tested the game with AppLocale or NTLEA and some times it?s seems to work but with some bugs, like unreadable fonts or no music. Also running the game on the root of C:\ seems to work to some random people. EigoManga version of VP runs without problems on any Windows version.

Every name in this game is in Japanese (Hiragana), who is who?

Characters:

Main character: Yui Kutuna
Girl with magic stick: Haruka Kutuna
Loli grappler: Lilith
Boobs+Guns: Luna Himeki
Loli on yellow clothes: Kurumi Mirumati
Sword girl with blue hair: Saki Mitonoya
Sort-of-Ninja girl with dwelled clothes: Kaede Hioh
Mecha girl: Natalia Glinka
Loli with fighting sticks: Eri Hasumi
Bow girl: Ayane Ikuse
Final Boss: Hilda

Assists:

Magical assist girl: Kanae
Robot assist girl: Ciela
Boxer assist girl: Eko
Ball-and-chain assist girl: Juliet

Has Vanguard Princess "Online Mode"?

Yes, you have two options:

MTSP: A netplay code made in Japan for any Fighting Maker 2nd game. It is now the best option for most people.

Download (English version)

LunaPort: A netplay code for Vanguard Princess. It was the only option for a long time, now obsolete for most people.

Official Site
Download (version R49)

Has Vanguard Princess "Training Mode"?

There is a new mode to enter to Practice Mode since 1.07, you need to press E in VS. Mode, as far as i know.

Is there a hitbox display mode?

Sort of: You need to edit the game.ini parameter "Editor.TestPlay.HitJudge=0", change 0 to 1. Thanks Rikimtasu for this.

The soundtrack is awesome! where i can get it?

Here (Thx lipucd for this rip!)

Is there are more info about the game or characters somewhere?

Yup:

- Mizuumi has a Wiki for the game, there are command list, combos and more poverty stuff.
- There is also a Japanese Wiki for Vanguard Princess (thx Esker for the news).
- Also, just in case, there is a Wikipedia entry about the game.

Videos?

Official Sugeno trailers:





Serikamo's Japanese VP casuals.

1.00 combos:

" (by GoDSh0t)
" (by sibladeko)
" (by zer0kage)
" (by yourmother)
" (by sibladeko)
" (by yourmother)
" (by alpha10th+sibladeko)
" (by Dakanya)
" (by Dakanya)
" (by H-F Blade)
" (by Checkerpatch)
" (thx rikimtasu)
" (by dj_de)

1.01 combos:

" (by canon5311)
" (by synix09)
" (by canon5311)
" (by someAzNdude)

Vanguard Princess katakana tag for Nicodouga (thx rikimtasu)
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  • Master ChibiMaster Chibi .: Dynamites! :. Joined: Posts: 14,934 mod
    Wow the sprite work in this is absurd.

    Also lol at using EFZ's 'hit' sound effects.

    Give me a bitch with a gun or some zoning and I'm good.

    :lovin:
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  • Saotome KanedaSaotome Kaneda Watch your back Joined: Posts: 5,332 mod
    and team poverty took all of 3 minutes to find this
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  • DipezDipez Joined: Posts: 1,623
    *waits for mizuki to post*
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  • Hayama AkitoHayama Akito Shiaaaa!!! Joined: Posts: 1,125 ✭✭
    Lol, how stupid i was, the first video shows that is running on Fighting Maker... hmm... bad news for me at least.
    Currently playing: Vanguard Princess, Vampire Savior, Arcana Heart.
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  • magical voice showmagical voice show i am a huge nerd Joined: Posts: 324
    man i at least expected the dojo engine
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  • frustratedsquirrelfrustratedsquirrel Masky stripey man! Wtf is a raccoon? Joined: Posts: 3,761
    Holy shit. It's like magical girl sailor moon nonsense but with more badass. And those sprite animations are just gorgeous.

    fuck!
    From team Sp00ky's TvC stream:
    "Alex? He will put his mitts all over you dude. Like he's so grimy, he shows up to the party and is like 'RAAAGH' and rips his shirt off"
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  • bellreisabellreisa liz sucks Joined: Posts: 1,184
    is so moe kawaii ^_^ i <3 donjon geemz
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  • frustratedsquirrelfrustratedsquirrel Masky stripey man! Wtf is a raccoon? Joined: Posts: 3,761
    I hope this doesn't end up sucking or being overly simplistic just because it runs on a fighting game maker.

    It actually looks pretty interesting. The characters all seem to have lackies following them around in the background.
    From team Sp00ky's TvC stream:
    "Alex? He will put his mitts all over you dude. Like he's so grimy, he shows up to the party and is like 'RAAAGH' and rips his shirt off"
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  • COUMCOUM COUM Joined: Posts: 442
    i cant tell any of the characters apart
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  • AionAion Is a Pre-Madonna Joined: Posts: 1,021 ✭✭
    Seems really claustrophobic, that ratio would've been fine if the game was visually simplistic.
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  • Portland_DramaPortland_Drama RIP CRH Joined: Posts: 273
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  • deadfrogdeadfrog Joined: Joined: Posts: 6,787 ✭✭✭✭
    i cant tell any of the characters apart

    that's because it's anime!!! ^_____________^'
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  • orkaorka alpha Joined: Posts: 7,118 ✭✭✭
    Holy crap, that looks amazing!
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  • Black DogBlack Dog Hakumen Joined: Posts: 129
    I wish they would zoom in a bit more.
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  • IdunoIduno ...what to put here Joined: Posts: 3,133 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Bloody hell that thing's looking awesome.

    Hope the gameplay can back up the presentation though.
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  • GhostalGhostal カースヘッド Joined: Posts: 1,393
    i cant tell any of the characters apart

    There's more than one character...?
    :confused:
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  • ReXXXSopranoReXXXSoprano Triple Da God Joined: Posts: 1,507
    That is some beautiful sprite work. A tad too claustrophobic for me but again sprite work is word to mother tho.
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  • NokatoNokato Joined: Posts: 1,662
    This game is drawn really well, I hope it turns into something that plays well. And yeah, because there are no male characters and its in to hate anime no one will like this game here sadly because appreciating the art in the game isn't the "cool thing to do" these days.
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  • COUMCOUM COUM Joined: Posts: 442
    This game is drawn really well, I hope it turns into something that plays well. And yeah, because there are no male characters and its in to hate anime no one will like this game here sadly because appreciating the art in the game isn't the "cool thing to do" these days.

    probably because its still generic garbage despite being well-drawn garbage
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  • frustratedsquirrelfrustratedsquirrel Masky stripey man! Wtf is a raccoon? Joined: Posts: 3,761
    This game is drawn really well, I hope it turns into something that plays well. And yeah, because there are no male characters and its in to hate anime no one will like this game here sadly because appreciating the art in the game isn't the "cool thing to do" these days.

    Truth.

    Though that being said, the characters ARE a little uninteresting.
    From team Sp00ky's TvC stream:
    "Alex? He will put his mitts all over you dude. Like he's so grimy, he shows up to the party and is like 'RAAAGH' and rips his shirt off"
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  • NokatoNokato Joined: Posts: 1,662
    probably because its still generic garbage despite being well-drawn garbage

    So you can't appreciate that fact how well drawn it is at the least? I'm not saying play the game but it seems like no matter what--people LOOOOOOOOOOOVE to find excuses to shit on japanese games.

    Yet character designs like Kratos are deemed awesome....hmmm.

    I think the game is drawn rather well and its nice to see that some companies still do hand drawn art and aren't doing lifeless 3-D all the time. I'm not saying I dig all the character designs but it just seems like SOMETHING had to be said bad about the game just because its a doujin fighting game.
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  • magical voice showmagical voice show i am a huge nerd Joined: Posts: 324
    did you not see how he mentioned that it is well-drawn or you just blind
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  • frustratedsquirrelfrustratedsquirrel Masky stripey man! Wtf is a raccoon? Joined: Posts: 3,761
    It's VERY well drawn. But that doesn't make the characters instantly recognisable. Not because it's anime (hell I love anime) but because they just *aren't* memorable characters in their appearance.

    There are some exceptions though. Some of the characters standing in the background do actually look pretty cool.

    And yes, Kratos sucks.
    From team Sp00ky's TvC stream:
    "Alex? He will put his mitts all over you dude. Like he's so grimy, he shows up to the party and is like 'RAAAGH' and rips his shirt off"
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  • NokatoNokato Joined: Posts: 1,662
    did you not see how he mentioned that it is well-drawn or you just blind

    That was said as means to an end to seem respectful. He still went out of his way to make sure he shat on it. Doesn't matter in the end because opinions are opinions.
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  • magical voice showmagical voice show i am a huge nerd Joined: Posts: 324
    uh well okay
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  • Master ChibiMaster Chibi .: Dynamites! :. Joined: Posts: 14,934 mod
  • NotGoodNotGood Joined: Posts: 287
    probably because its still generic garbage despite being well-drawn garbage

    This.

    *goes back to sleep*

    :zzz:
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  • GhostalGhostal カースヘッド Joined: Posts: 1,393
    Speaking of which, Kratos is one of the worst character designs ever.
    I will play a don johnson engine animu fighter before I play through the entirety of God of War AKA Prince of Persia: Ashy as FUCK Edition.
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  • Master ChibiMaster Chibi .: Dynamites! :. Joined: Posts: 14,934 mod
    Don Johnson?

    THAT SON OF A BITCH
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  • WarpticonWarpticon Main otaku of SRK #2 Joined: Posts: 9,966 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Wow, that's freaking pretty. The hit sounds are lame, though.
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  • GhostalGhostal カースヘッド Joined: Posts: 1,393
    Don Johnson?

    THAT SON OF A BITCH

    Man, he really IS a motherfucker.
    I would play a Miami Vice doujin fighter, though.
    Oh sweet lord, you bet your ass I would.
    I want to see chibi Edward James Olmos with a huge plasma sword rushing dudes down.
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  • AriaAria The Origination Joined: Posts: 3,513
    ANIME

    :o

    AND MANGAAAAAAAAAAA!

    Yeah, that does look pretty darn well animated for a doujin project. Bit confusing with all the effects going around, but definitely pretty.

    P.S. I'd totally play a Don Johnson fighter, too. Nash Bridges vs Sonny Crockett get hype.
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  • DSDS Hell Revealed Joined: Posts: 4,904
    I heard Ghostal is gdlk at this game.
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  • Clear SkyClear Sky Wolf Shirt Joined: Posts: 3,299
    Seems really claustrophobic, that ratio would've been fine if the game was visually simplistic.

    This and the fact that assists overlap the main characters when they attack. That might make shit hard to see at times. We'll see.
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    :o

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  • AnakronAnakron Alpha Male Joined: Posts: 2,374
    Kizuna Encounter?!
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    isn't it funny that capcom put a mechanic called focus into a game designed for people with ADD
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  • RayzaRayza Joined: Posts: 75
    Really Clausterphobic, sprites look nice, but the animation itself seems kinda choppy (might be the fault of youtube though)
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  • GhostalGhostal カースヘッド Joined: Posts: 1,393
    I heard Ghostal is gdlk at this game.

    Truth has reached your ears.
    I'm on that illest moe shit, you dudes just aren't seeing me in this game.
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  • WarpticonWarpticon Main otaku of SRK #2 Joined: Posts: 9,966 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Really Clausterphobic, sprites look nice, but the animation itself seems kinda choppy (might be the fault of youtube though)

    No it doesn't. At all. Watch videos 1 and 3, not 2.
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  • PuFFPuFF Dan Marino Joined: Posts: 2,117
    Anyone notice when one person did the super, they had a little bar that went across screen that you had to time right? That was pretty cool and something I haven't seen a lot of fighters use.
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  • fallotfallot Joined: Posts: 1,475
    Anyone notice when one person did the super, they had a little bar that went across screen that you had to time right? That was pretty cool and something I haven't seen a lot of fighters use.

    thankfully
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  • AlterGenesisAlterGenesis new srk is trollin Joined: Posts: 3,368
    japannnnnnnnnnnnnn
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  • frustratedsquirrelfrustratedsquirrel Masky stripey man! Wtf is a raccoon? Joined: Posts: 3,761
    I thought that timing bar on the super was a really fun idea.
    From team Sp00ky's TvC stream:
    "Alex? He will put his mitts all over you dude. Like he's so grimy, he shows up to the party and is like 'RAAAGH' and rips his shirt off"
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  • magical voice showmagical voice show i am a huge nerd Joined: Posts: 324
    it's like i'm really playing shenmue
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  • WarpticonWarpticon Main otaku of SRK #2 Joined: Posts: 9,966 ✭✭✭✭✭
    japannnnnnnnnnnnnn

    When I read this, I wish I could interpret the SF2 prefight music into onomatopaeia.
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  • nekichnekich donjon endjinn? Joined: Posts: 287
    Looks tasty.

    But 2 on 2? Are those strikers?
    Also, the first (?) rhythm fighting game.
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  • fallotfallot Joined: Posts: 1,475
    But 2 on 2? Are those strikers?

    lolis
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  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 508,675 admin
    Also, the first (?) rhythm fighting game.

    Believe it or not there were a couple of fighters on the DS that had that gimmick, only they took it a little further.
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  • SayaSPSayaSP Mr. Danvers Joined: Posts: 193
    More anime!?
    molkang molkang~
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  • WarpticonWarpticon Main otaku of SRK #2 Joined: Posts: 9,966 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Hahaha, wrong thread.
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