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Amiga Tribute: Fightin' Spirit by LukeTheRipper Amiga Tribute: Fightin' Spirit by LukeTheRipper
Burke Martlock from Fightin' Spirit

Part 11/24 of my Amiga tribute project >3

Heh, and another one from my favourite genre, one of the less know yet still great Fightin' Spirit
The first thing you might notice, apart from the game having some impressive graphics and sound for an Amiga game, is that some of the sprites and their animation look strangely familiar... well, that's not surprising, cause the whole game, from character designs to sprite animations, has been heavily "inspired" by SNK fighters such as Fatal Fury and Art of Fightg. Heh, karma I guess, SNK started out by ripping of Capcom, so it's no wonder they got to be at the receiving end themseleves |D
So yeah, we have Kento Sazaki, the main character, who is basically a recolored Ryo Sakazaki with an almost identical movelist, then we have Eric Windsor, the other main character, who is basiclly a recolored Terry Bogard without the cap and with Roboert Garcia's movelist, and then we have Burke here, who is basically a John Crowley recolor with moves taken from all sorts of characters. Right here we can see him doing his Scorpion Fist special move, which is as you might have noticed, the same as Terry's Burn Knuckle. Though granted, the two sub-bosses, Rhajang and Yadon are in fact original characters.
Hell, even the short animations between matches are clearly a nod to similar animations from Real Bout: Fatal Fury's home port (the NeoGeo one).
And yet, if you can look past the ripoff festival, you're looking at quite a decent fighter, which was something Amiga needed after so many either failed ports or failed fighters in general (anyone remember Super TaeKwonDo Master or Captial Punishment from my top 30 fighters list?). Too bad the game came out when the system was more or less abandonned.

Another thing worth noting is the theme among charas. Each available character uses the power of a "fightin' spirit", each based on an animal, and each having a tacky name |D so kento got the Holy Onikawa Dragon, Eric got the Rushmore Hawk, and Burke here got the Arizona Scorpion, hehe, though my fav is still Lorentz's "Slick Playboy Puma" XD

Also, if anyone is interested in this game, there's actually an indie game called "Super Fightin' Spirit" which is basically a mashup between FS characters and some characters from Double Dragon (NOT Double Dragon V, the other DD fighting game...), which shouldn't really be hard to download ^^


Other parts of the project - Shadow Of The Beast, Shadow Fighter, Zool, The Chaos Engine, Superfrog, Skeleton Krew, The Speris Legacy, Flashback, Agony, Brutal: Paws of Fury, Fightin' Spirit, Ruff 'N' Tumble, SwitchBlade, Lionheart, The Lost Vikings, Brian The Lion, Wolfchild, Gods, Entity, Franko: The Crazy Revenge, Hired Guns, Turrican, The Killing Game Show, Yo! Joe!


Burke Martlock (c) LightShock Software
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Linkonpark Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Student Artist
I actually wondered if this would be the spiritual predecessor of Bloody Roar.
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LukeTheRipper Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nah, nothing of the sort, here they only tap into the powers of a respective beast spirit, with the spirit manifesting only in a handful of moves.
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Linkonpark Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Student Artist
It would actually be cool to transform into your animal counterpart. Especially in a 2D fighting game.
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LukeTheRipper Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Too much work on the sprites I'm afraid.
The closest thing would be the arcade game Metamorphic Force.
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Linkonpark Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Student Artist
It was like a multiplayer version of Altered Beast.
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LukeTheRipper Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Didn't really see it that way |D
The morphing thing is the only similarity |3
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Linkonpark Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Student Artist
I'm guessing that an arcade machine had so many capabilities to make the sprites.
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trumi Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
Wspomnienia..a tak z ciekawości...za czas jakiś Foxy Roxy,nie ?
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LukeTheRipper Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Powiedziałem, ze będzie, to znaczy że kiedyś będzie.
A co do tego kiedy, no cóz, powiedzmy, ze irytujące pytania o to wcale tego nie przyspieszają...
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trumi Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
Spoko. Rób projekty swoim tempem.Wszystko w swoim czasie.

Kiedy będzie,to będzie.
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LukeTheRipper Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Tak więc nie widze sensu pytania.
Nawet moja najulubieńsza lisica czeka na swojego fanarta, a nie jest nią Foxy jakkolwiek by czarująca nie była.
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trumi Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
Rozumiem.
Faktycznie mój pierwszy post nie był sensowny.
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LukeTheRipper Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heh, na pewno "dziwny" o tyle, ze znalazł sie pod artem w ogóle z Foxy Roxy nie związanym...
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Nafyo-Toons Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Freaking Awesome !! like the Details :)
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LukeTheRipper Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, this one didn't have many details, hence why I thought I'd draw him doing one of his special moves |3
But thanks, I still worked hard to picture him accurately ^^
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Nafyo-Toons Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It reminds me of Albert Wisker from Resident Evil 5 the Final Forum of Bora Bora Virus :)

No problem :) keep up a good work ;)
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LukeTheRipper Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well... maybe sorta |D
Do keep in mind that the scorpion thingie is just an aura around him |3

If you'd take a look at his original sprite, he really does look like a recolored John Crowley from AOF |3
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Nafyo-Toons Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Guess i didn't looked the details very well at it ^^: but still you Done it Gr8 :D
John Crowley from AOF ?
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LukeTheRipper Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hehe, thanks ^^

And like I already stated in the description, almost all charas in FS are pretty obvious ripoffs from fatal Fury or Art of Fighting (AOF), and Burke here is a plain recolor of John Crowley from the Art of Fighting games.

Just take a look yourself, that's how Jowhn looks - images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__c… and that's how Burke looks - static.giantbomb.com/uploads/s…
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Nafyo-Toons Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your welcome :) 
Oh man John looks Original in Art of fighting 2 but i like how he looks on 1 as as air force jet pilot :nod:

i never played Burke B4 already forgot most of the fighting characters ^^; 
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LukeTheRipper Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, in AOF2 SNK really wanted to make the charas more original, so yeah, even John got a revamp |D

And well, the only game Burke ever appeared in was Fightin' Spirit, which you probably couldn't play unless you owned an Amiga |D
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