I’ve finally returned here and I find that the 2nd Daraku Tenshi thread has died off, so I’m starting this one.
Daraku Tenshi relased in 1998 by Psikyo, was an excellent 2D fighter known for its focus on realism rather than the extravegent combos and fireballs of its colleagues. The graphics are also beautifully made, all sprites having very fluid animation and movement.
It is also widely believed that the game was released unfinished, as there are no character endings, and the sprites of 4 more once playable characters have been found in the game. I’m currently looking for help in making animation sprites for these characters for a MUGEN remake.
I know SlashCharolette and a few others have match videos on youtube , I’ll let them post them once they see this thread, here are a few of my own contributions to the Daraku Scene.
My Trigger runthrough showing off the boss characters broken abilities:
The Daraku Tenshi Message board I created(gone silent but still open)
and finally is my in the works MUGEN remake. I hope I can find help in this to give the characters endings , storylines, add in the lost characters etc.
Note: This video is old the project’s progressed alot since that video. If you have any ability ,and or want to help with making sprites for the lost characters(based off the ones we have) let me know.
ThrowTheDice’s Tier list:
Pros: Absurd combos off of anything, quick moves, many of which are safe, fantastic anti-air, and gets in the red at a decent rate. The Zantetsu of Daraku Tenshi; hes just way too damn solid. Also his Neck Toss Away moves deal deadly damage and can be used to confuse and play keepaway
Cons: His reeling hitbox is screwy and REALLY huge because of the way he bends, so some combos work on him and no one else. I.e. Toraos f+HP, HP, LK, HK. This is a huge boon, as for the first few hits his hitbox is literally moving towards you. He also lacks defensive power due to being easy to get in the Red status.
Haiji Mibu (ARGUABLE)
Pros: very damaging combos, surprisingly nimble, Good range on most moves, Massacre Trumpet is great for messing with the opponent and eats up projectiles, crazy pressure game in the right hands. Great anti-air once you get used to its strangeness.
Cons: Most of his methods of getting in require taking risks, a lot of his moves have long recovery times. He doesnt hit the red until hes got almost no health left. He has a somewhat bad matchup against Taro if he is put on the defensive.
Yurian (not sure about this one, I know she’s fairly high, but I dunno…)
Pros: Her command throw has great range and better speed. Can punish a lot of things without meter; I’ve been thrown in the middle of a HK->HP chain, though it’s difficult. Drop kick and running grab are useful for punishing whiffs from a distance. Very few bad matchups.
Cons: charge motions are awkward for a grappler. Supers give too little damage for too much effort.
Pros: great normal chains that do good damage and have nice setups, flying kick is great for stuffing things and also a pre-emptive anti-air, touch of death super deals the damage and has gobs of invincibility.
Cons: on the slow side, rather linear, not especially versitile.
Pros: great damage potential, rekka kens which do good chip damage and isnt as unsafe as it looks. Lots of moves have high priority from a distance. Great A -> D -> D normal chain.
Cons: sloooow. Most moves, even rekka kens, can be a gamble. Lack of a quick anything (even his A is slow) means poor defensive game. Middling anti-air.
Pros: Can do some crazy damage with rockets. One full-rocket super can turn an entire match around. Command throw with good damage and a decent anti-air.
Cons: Hes a grappler: big and clunky. Once his rockets are gone, he’s down to his kick and command grab.
Pros: Fairly speedy, easy learning curve.
Cons: very, very simple. Spend five minutes with her/him/it and youll have seen everything shes got. Dash punch, tiger knee, and flip kick, thats it. Also, transvestite. Not cool.
Pros: some fairly high-priority normals.
Cons: crap damage, impossible-to-perform supers which are near useless, overall slow, projectile is laughable.