Where did the term "vanilla" come from?


#1

i’ve heard the term “vanilla guile, vanilla sagat, etc” in some of these fighting games, namely SF4. But what the hell does the term mean?


#2

Vanilla means the original, unmodified version of a game. It’s a term that originates from PC gaming. For example, people will refer to Quake 3 as vanilla Quake 3 as opposed to OSP or CPMA. Each of those have different rulesets, the later two being mods of the base game.

Problem is, a bunch of unfunny idiots applied it to Street Fighter 4 and then cornily started calling subsequent iterations “chocolate” or even dumber “strawberry.”


#3

Vanilla software - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


#4

thanks