M.U.G.E.N

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M.U.G.E.N
M.U.G.E.N default title screen
Developer

Elecbyte

Publisher

Elecbyte

Released

1999

Genre

Customizable Engine Fighting Game

Gameplay

1 (or 2)-on-1 (or 2) fighting

Platforms

Windows, MS-DOS, Linux

Requirements

"Minimum: Pentium 90
Recommended: Pentium 200"
(requirements vary widely depending on characters/ stages/etc. being used)

M.U.G.E.N (also written as M.U.G.E.N., MUGEN, or Mugen) is a free (but closed source) user-customizable 2D fighting game engine for PCs, created by Elecbyte. For more information about Mugen in general, including where to download each of the different versions and where to get help setting up your own game, please see Wikipedia's article on M.U.G.E.N. It's stable version is 1.0 and latest public beta is 1.1.

Touhou in M.U.G.E.N

Among the thousands of characters, stages, screenpacks, and storyboards released for use with Mugen, various Touhou Project-related creations have been done, most of which use sprites and sounds taken from the Twilight Frontier Touhou games. With these, there exist many international online video fights between the Touhou characters, along with the fighting a ridiculous amount of non-Touhou characters, where some videos have become noticeable memes and target jokes. A popular example is this video on YouTube, which is a Flandre Scarlet vs Ronald McDonald fight.

Fan-fiction of the world of Touhou have also been created with the use of Mugen, similar to how Touhou Danmakufu is used to create Touhou fangames.

General Designs

The sprites for the Touhou characters are typically ripped from the official fighting spin-off Immaterial and Missing Power, Scarlet Weather Rhapsody and Touhou Hisoutensoku. A common and rather easy way to create Touhou characters is by basing their design on an already-created character: a very simple example is using Hong Meiling's sprite and changing her colours from red and green to black and purple to represent Lie Meiling.

This also includes creating an alternative to the original character such as "Sakuya Brando", a combination of Sakuya Izayoi and Dio Brando from Jojo's Bizarre Adventure. There's also non-Touhou-based Mugen characters that take elements from Touhou, such as the Mugen joke character named Primeus; it's a giant floating salmon who shot laser beams, but it's sprite has been modified so it sometimes uses the Giant Catfish's sprites during its introduction to battle.

Character List

The list below is a excessive list of Touhou-based Mugen characters since there are a countless amount on the Internet.

website author creations
Night's Palace Night Immaterial and Missing Power, Scarlet Weather Rhapsody, Touhou Hisoutensoku, MegaMari, Flandre Scarlet's background battle and other Touhou-created stages for M.U.G.E.N, especially the 1.1 beta which has stage zooming and compatible for most stages.
Ricepigeon's MUGEN Spot Ricepigeon Various Touhou characters for WinMugen and 1.0.
最果ての家の離れ Toma Immaterial and Missing Power lifebars, Immaterial and Missing Power fight effects, Marisa Kirisame, and Patchouli Knowledge
樹箱 Ju
Reisen Udongein Inaba
a voice patch for Ju's Udongein
M.U.G.E.N wiki RockMARISA MegaMari
無限高校 Ibukah Suika Ibuki (with voice added)
永遠に完成しないお部屋 Ina Suika Ibuki
格ゲーの奇妙な世界 Shiroto Yukari Yakumo, Reisen Udongein Inaba and Yuyuko Saigyouji (each in Melty Blood style), plus some patches for cabbage's Kanako Yasaka
Type Wild跡地 すてぃーぶん some Touhou Project stages
ChoiMUGEN Choiyer Immaterial and Missing Power stages
0から始めるMUGEN GATT Reimu Hakurei, Sakuya Izayoi, an Immaterial and Missing Power logo, Immaterial and Missing Power stages, a couple Scarlet Weather Rhapsody stages, and a pair of Super Marisa Land stages
MCWVN! Nachel Remilia Scarlet, Suika, and Reimu
無限庭園 rouge noir A Touhou stage
規模縮小中 ぼうふら Some Touhou storyboards
東方緋想天Mugen研究所 Mikage Suwako Moriya, Aya Shameimaru, Alice Margatroid, Youmu Konpaku, Komachi Onozuka, Marisa, Remilia, and Reisen (Suika is a future release)
夜空に輝く星 Souki Alice Margatroid, Yuyuko Saigyouji, and Shanghai Doll
翡翠の夫のはきだめ otto yukkuri (Yukkuri shiteitte ne!), siteittene, tank-reimu, STGmarisa, STGenemy1, yuyuyukkuriri, and a yukkurisiteittene stage
東方夢幻館 Kurogane
Aotsuki
Reimu, Yukari, Yuyuko, Youmu, Patchouli Knowledge, Flandre, Shinki; plus Immaterial and Missing Power screenpack, Immaterial and Missing Power intro, and Suika's Immaterial and Missing Power stage
Suika, Sakuya, Aya, Hong Meiling and Shanghai+Alice
Kohaku Kohaku Touhou Hisoutensoku lifebars, Youmu, Meiling, Tenshi Hinanawi, Aya, Remilia, Marisa, Sakuya, Utsuho Reiuji, Youmu's Stage
Wind Watching Mugen 関係物置き場 Kazami AI patches for nukenashi's Sakuya, Nachel's Reimu, Toma's Marisa and Patchouli, and Aotsuki's Meiling
名称不明-旧MUGEN GRADE OMEGA- QWERTY Marisa's daytime Immaterial and Missing Power stage
奇妙なmugen生活 bravo Meilyne Cujo (Combination of Hong Meiling and Jotaro Kujo's stand, Star Platinum) AI Patch (Password: YES!YES!YES!)
甲房記 hyouenojou Reisen E. Inaba (Combination of Reisen Udongein Inaba and Hol Horse's stand, The Emperor)
Chronosの墓場 Chronos

Youmu K. Chariot (Combination of Youmu and Jean-Pierre Polnareff's stand, Silver Chariot)

Final Sakuya (Based on the final form of Dio Brando after he sucks Joseph Joestar's blood)

/ Skydrive Shuu Toki Hakurei and REIsen U Inaba.
Infinite Loli Factory Seravy Massive Touhou M.U.G.E.N database (has links for most of the Touhou M.U.G.E.N characters ever made; updated regularly)

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