Pain Squad is a 2016 2D Fighter developed by Inora for The V². A game featuring new original characters developed by Sr.Wario, the game is based off of Darkstalkers as well as ZIN and unlike most fighting games here, is based off of traditional fighting games rather than Super Smash Bros.
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A power source known as PN-F66, or "Pain Power" crashes down from space, having the power to create rage and anger. The people of Earth quickly snatch it up to exploit it, but the aliens who own it are coming for it. Now, warriors of Earth set out to stop the invasion and earn fame and fortune.
The individual stories can be found here.
The game is a kinetic fast paced 2D fighter that resembles the "hyper" style of gameplay found in the Marvel Vs. Capcom series. Two fighters battle in arenas and execute button comboes to unleash pain and destroy the opponent's health bar. They also try to collect red energy known as Pain Power to fill up a Maximum Pain bar that has two options once filled: a Maximum Pain move or a Pain Healer move.
One change from the regular style of gameplay is that most stages feature unique layouts. Some have opportunities to score an instant KO by getting a Ring Out, some will allow you to do massive damage to your opponents, and some will put a fork in your plans and have to be avoided. Every stage's hazards can be turned off if you like.
One feature of the game that can be turned off is building up a card deck. Cards can be bought or found in matches, and each shows off a character/feature and description. You can hold 5 cards at a time, and each will buff the character in some way or give them new attributes. However, they all come at some cost to your other attributes/stats so be careful if you plan to employ them.
- The basic mode. Fight some dumb computers, friends, or online. You can customize the rules and features of the match for your perfect fight.
- This match acts as the main single player mode. You take control of a kid playing this cool new fighting game from an arcade cabinet perspective called Pain Squad. For a few coins, you can play, and go through 10 random missions to test your strength, jumping, and speed. Halfway through, you'll fight a rival, and at the end you'll fight a boss. Each character has their own story. If you die, you can spend a hefty fee to buy a "Continue".
- Try and complete the 200 challenges laid out for you. They might include fighting a certain number of matches, fighting a certain way, losing a lot, winning a lot, and much more.
- This is basically the place where you'll find all the smaller stuff. Have fun!
- Training: Brush up on your main or try out a new character to master their moves and attributes.
- Cards: Manage your deck.
- Settings: The boring but necessary place.
- Sound Test: Listen to the game's soundtrack or import your own songs to listen to. Fight alongside some heavy metal or smooth jazz, if you like.
- Pain Market: Spend your coins on characters, stages, and cards. Or sell the cards you don't like.
- Pain Labyrinth: Alongside 3 friends, venture in a randomly generated dungeon and team up to battle enemies and a boss at the end of the time. You'll easily find some coins and cards here, but survive if you want to keep them.
The game features 20 starter characters, 4 unlockable characters, and 2 DLC characters.
This pessimistic robot was built by a brilliant but poor scientist, and as such, is always leaking smoke due to being made from cheap materials and having little maitenance.
The Cigarchomper is rude, abrasive, and careless, taking up smoking to ironically distract himself from the fact that his life is miserable and that any day he could go and explode. He has a lot of potential, but is too down about himself to realize it.
The Cigarchomper is an incredibly skilled character that is fast, powerful, and heavy. However, at the cost of this, he's always taking damage, and all of his moves have some amount of recoil. This is due to him constantly smoking. You'll need to manage his health at all times to play him succesfully.
The Cigarchomper's attacks are smoke related. He can puff some out to stun the opponent, or throw smoke bombs to blind the opponent, and even burn the opponent with a lit cigarette.
"Meet CG-1924, but you can call him The Cigarchomper. He's a human-like robot that was invented by a brilliant scientist, but unfortunately, one who lacked funds.
As such, The Cigarchomper is always leaking smoke and could explode at any moment. This has caused him to take up smoking, and made him quite unpleasant. He employs smoke weapons in battle."
A nice young lady who is rather innocent and lives an average life, saving up for college by working at her local McDonald's. Need some advice? She's your gal. Need some support? She'll be there for you.
Unfortunately, at night, she turns in a reptilian creature that has a thirst for blood and to cause destruction, which creates quite the dynamic between the two.
Aria and Reptilia are two different characters entirely, that can be switched between at any time.
Aria is a light and fast character who lacks power but is rather hard to hit.
Reptilia is a heavy and slow character who lacks mobility but is very strong and resilient.
Aria attacks with everyday supplies while Reptilia uses her reptilian nature.
"Meet Aria Cinimin. If you can't already tell from her face, she's an innocent young woman trying to afford college by working at McDonalds.
She's incredibly kind and wise for her age, offering advice and support whenever she can. Reptilia? Who's that?"
"Meet Reptilia. She's a human, snake, and alligator hybrid that ends up looking like some vaguely reptilian human. Regardless, she's terrifying.
Reptilia has only two goals: to get blood, and to cause destruction. Aria? I've never heard of her. Must have the wrong person."
En guarde! Pepe Zane is a stilt walker whose goal is to travel the world on stilts. He's gained many things, including languages and flags, from his worldwide travels, but he originated in France.
Pepe is a bit clumsy, barely being able to manage his stilts and sword. This makes him rather timid and easily frightened, keeping his distance from other people. Looking down on the world warps your perspective, I suppose.
Pepe is an incredibly awkward character to control. He is floaty, slow, and hard to maneuver. To make up for that, he's pretty powerful and due to his height, hard to hit.
Pepe attacks by manipulating his stilts in different ways and using a sword.
"Meet Pepe Zane, traveler and swordfighter extraordinare. His fans call him Mr. Stiltblade, due to his goal of walking across everywhere on stilts. It's quite the task, but Mr. Stiltblade comes prepared with his trusty blade and large collection of flags.
Although he's a bit of a celebrity, he doesn't especially act like it and is rather bad around other people, being clumsy, odd, timid, and easily frightened. It's literally lonely at the top for him."
"Mother of Life"
Nala White is a woman who looks rather good despite being ancient and having birthed seven children. Although she has a youthful appearance, she really dates back to the stone age, when she discovered a powerful artifact that made her into a goddess with the power to create life.
Nala bears no ill will to anyone really, viewing everything as sacred. Despite this, she is a strong opponent of anything that threatens the sacred thing known as living. In her downtime, she educates people with long speeches and meditates to become closer to nature.
Nala is a rather powerful character who is good close up and far away. In addition, she's rather fast and has amazing skill in the air. Her only weakness is that she is the lightest character in the game.
Nala attacks by using the power of life, light magic, and psychic powers.
"Meet Nala White. Her disciples and children call her the Mother of Life though, and for good reason. Despite her looking like she's in her mid 20s, she really dates back to the Stone Age, when she discovered an ancient artifact that made her a deity with the power of creating life.
Nala usually stays neutral in conflict, viewing every life as sacred. She only intervenes when lives are at stake, as she hates anything that threatens living. In her spare time, she's rather quiet and meditates a lot."
A woman who is notable for being the Spirit of Halloween. For 364 days, she roams Hell, looking for new "talent" to spook people and cause terror for the one night when she truly visits Earth. She's all powerful on that day, but for the rest of the year, she must take a much weaker mortal form that resembles a human.
Despite being a citizen of Hell and representing terror, she's not really a bad lady. A bit mischevious, sure, and a big fan of scaring people, but not evil, being rather nice and flirty most of the time. Ms. Halloween pretty much embodies Chaotic Neutral.
Ms. Halloween is incredibly powerful, packing a lot of attack power up close and far away. In addition, she's rather fast and has great jumps. At the cost of this, she's rather light and a glass cannon, having no defense and being rather easy to destroy. Be careful if you want to play her successfully.
Ms. Halloween can use hell related attacks or use different tricks and treats based upon her favorite holiday. Guess what it is.
"Meet Anhakar Rath, known better as the legendary iconic figure Ms. Halloween. She's the Spirit of Halloween, meaning that for most of the year she's trapped away in Hell, limiting her to a rather weak mortal form if she wants to visit Earth. But on Halloween Night, she's released onto Earth to scare people and wreak havoc.
Despite being a friend of demons and a fan of all things spooky, she's hardly a bad person, being rather friendly and flirty to opponents and friends alike. All she wants is to cause a little horror in the world. Is that so bad?"
Anna Burn is a "supervillain" whose goal is to watch the world burn. Literally or figuratively. This stems from her abusive and miserable childhood, which caused her to grow into a psychopath. She secretly yearns to become a hero, but tragically feels bound to evil.
Blackfire rarely talks or interacts with people, being afraid of everyone and being abused again. She expresses her feelings, which is usually misery and hatred, through her actions.
Blackfire is a heavy and slow character who can really lay down punishment, but is hard to maneuver around, meaning she has little air game. Her other main strength is how resilient she has, having some of the best defense in the game and being rather hard to take down up-close. If you really want to take her down, pick a skilled ranged fighter.
Blackfire, as one would expect, has pyrokinesis and can materialize her flame related powers to create weapons and projectiles. Most of her attacks set the opponent on fire, as such.
"Meet Anna Burn. As her name indicates, she has an affinity for fire, it being the only thing she truly relies on and loves. This is due to her miserable childhood where she was abused by her mother, which instilled nihilism in her for good. This also made her take up the name Blackfire.
Blackfire speaks in actions, preferring not to talk or interact with people in general. Her single goal is to set the world ablaze to permanently end all suffering. Although she usually considers using her powers for good, she can never seem to escape the memory of her mother."
Xasskarikuloskiz'z is a humanoid alien woman who goes under the name Emerald due to her rather long real name and the fact that she has green skin. She's quite flirty and seems to be interested in "comforting" people in bed. Yeah. She's also a big fan of animals, especially creepy crawly ones.
Emerald is rather friendly and easy to get along with, but due to her alien origin, acts like a real weirdo, initiating sex with pretty much every stranger she meets and talking to insects and animals like they're people. Different cultures, I suppose.
Emerald is....quite the oddball. She's rather hard to get a grasp on, having odd controls and being rather floaty despite her heavy weight. In addition, she goes from fast to slow randomly, making her not very reliable. If you can get accustomed to her though, she's incredibly powerful and dangerous, one of the best in the game.
Emerald can use space related attacks, summon her animal friends, or "comfort" the opponent. Talk about a varied move pool!
"Meet Xasskarikuloskiz'z, although us English speakers call her Emerald. Despite being a strong fighter, she's rather nice, being a humanoid alien who loves to "comfort" people in "need", as well as being a friend of all animals, including creepy crawly ones that she treats just like they're humans. Odd lady.
Despite her odd quirks, she's rather nice and friendly, pretty much everyone will get along with her if they know her for long. She has an odd talent for seduction as well. She might just use it to get the edge over her competitors!"
A gypsy who roams the world, befriending people, making connections, and entertaining folk with her various dances. She knows pretty much every dance style there is, and has learned them over the years.
Secretly, she's a shady fortune teller who can wield precognition and dark magic. Despite these secrets, she's rather friendly and flirty, always wanting to improve her skills in fights. She seems to be always on the edge between a Chaotic Hero and Chaotic Villain though.
- The game was originally known as Nightmares.
- Credit to .etherealknight, .snickedge, and .vectorDestiny for character ideas.
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"name: Flavie Myriam (Madame Future) description: a wandering gypsy who specializes in dances all around the world. she is a calm and quiet person, who rarely gets angry. she is tall and thin. figthing style: her fight style is fast and precise, she utilizes dance moves for attacks and dodging, with her gyspy abilities she can predict the future and dodge an attack before it happens, although this has a chance of failing. she also utilizes fortune telling items for attacks as well utilizing dark magic for long range attacks. "