my favorite saltybet shit
12/5/2018 (last edit)
saltybet's a twitch.tv livestream that doubles up as a fake-money betting site. the idea is characters for this fighting game engine called M.U.G.E.N are randomly picked 2 at a time to beat the shit out of each other. you get a 40 second period where you can bet as much of your pretend dollars as you want on either the guy on the left (red) or the guy on the right (blue). then they fight and after that whoever bet on the winner gets rewarded the cash, or salt like the chatroom calls it. it's a pretty fun way to kill time.
M.U.G.E.N's big thing is it's a 2D fighting game that anyone can go out and make characters, music and stages for and all that created crap can be spread around the internet, downloaded and chucked into your copy of the game. and you've got to understand M.U.G.E.N was a pretty big deal back in the day, so there's plenty of custom fighters and shit floating around.
that's the big draw of saltybet. the bloke running it keeps a custom copy of M.U.G.E.N going 24/7, and every year adds more characters and stages to it from all over the internet. there's not even too much discrimination on who makes the cut, so you can get shit like a 1-for-1 absolute spot-on recreation of akuma from street fighter, versus some janky piece of shit edited-in-fucking-paint sonic sprite that spams lazer beams and explosions the whole two rounds. there's no limit to the matchups that can happen, except sometimes they're separated into tiers of how well they can fight for even matches. but other than that it's the wild fucking west. you never know who's about to fight what. there's guys from other games, ms paint crap, original characters, overpowered shit, memes, jokes and all sorts of other bullshit. anything can pop up in saltybet. so i figured i'd sit down and make myself a list of the fighters and stages i've seen that i like the most.
this is a list of THE BEST asskickers on saltybet. i'm usually a big fan of the underdog type, or the type that don't have to count on magic powers and lazer beams and all that bullshit to slug with the best of them. also i lean towards real charming or simple in design characters. and cute animals. anything that impresses me with animations, idles and cool little details will also make the list.
a-unagi is a total legend. he's this tiny little blue little harmless-looking cute little snake motherfucker, and every time i've seen him in a match he's pummled ass a thousand million yards into the sea. he's fought gods, titans, devils, the most batshit shit the internet can offer, and he's come out the snakey little victor every time. i'm so proud of this cunt. what a hero. probably my favorite out of the lot.
MAVERICK ZERO by Ddarkbeing && ariel co
just take in how fucking sick that sprite looks. he looks like he's actually meant to be in a fighting game!
any stages that impress me or just any i think are cool will go here. not sure what my criteria is so just if one makes me go WOW, HOLY SHIT!! i'll drop it here.
ENDLESS STAIRS by The Immortal
even as a still image this one looks neat, but that's not why it's here. in-game, if you move far enough so the screen pulls left or right, the whole staircase rotates. it actually animates it like you're going up or down the stairs when you're fighting. it's the coolest shit i've seen in a M.U.G.E.N stage in my life.