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.
HDD? 400MB Free Space,?DirectX 7 required.
So this shit is Freeware? URL plz!!111
You got it:
- 1.08 (Official link)
- 1.04 Patch for 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?
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
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.
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?
- 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.
Official Sugeno trailers:
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[media=youtube]rcwRrS38bFY"[/media] (by yourmother)
[media=youtube]TGoReEhxDag"[/media] (by sibladeko)
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[media=youtube]8TI9ZJq2WN0"[/media] (by Dakanya)
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[media=youtube]SQlgW5a75yU"[/media] (by Checkerpatch)
[media=youtube]DFwJJdFEZ00"[/media] (thx rikimtasu)
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[media=youtube]bicz7XPYJm8"[/media] (by canon5311)
[media=youtube]TLsXTKfuzSg"[/media] (by synix09)
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[media=youtube]ip2yZCeUemw"[/media] (by someAzNdude)
Vanguard Princess katakana tag for Nicodouga (thx rikimtasu)