Thursday, January 22, 2009

Mugen: Silver Surfer

The Silver Surfer is one of those characters where you might be tempted to laugh when you hear the name. I mean a superhero riding a surf board? On top of that, riding a surf board through space?! But that was before I learned more about who the Silver Surfer is. He is noble, compassionate, and extremely powerful. He wields the Power of Cosmic. I found this on the Marvel website. I'm pasting it here because Surfer's powers are so varied I want to cover them all.

The Silver Surfer wields "the power cosmic", absorbing and manipulating the universe's ambient cosmic energies. He can augment his strength to incalculable levels, and is almost totally indestructible. He can navigate space, hyperspace and dimensional barriers, and can fly at near-limitless speeds on his board, entering hyperspace when he exceeds light speed. He has even proven capable of time travel on occasion. The Surfer does not require food, drink, air or sleep, sustained entirely by converting matter into energy. He is immune to temperature extremes and most radiation, and can survive in vacuum environments such as outer space and hyperspace. He can analyze and manipulate matter and energy, and restructure or animate matter at will, even transmuting elements. He can heal living beings (though he cannot raise the dead), and has proven capable of revitalizing or evolving organic life on a planet wide scale. He can alter the size of himself or of other matter, cast illusions, fire energy blasts, form and manipulate energy constructs, manipulate gravity, absorb and discharge most forms of energy, and phase through solid matter. His senses enable him to detect objects and energies light years away, and to perceive matter and energy in subatomic detail; he can even see through time, and with concentration can achieve limited perception of past and future events in his general vicinity. The Surfer has demonstrated limited telepathic ability on occasion, and has proven able to influence human emotion and sensation.

The Surfer's board is composed of the same impervious, cosmic-powered silvery material as its master's skin, and is mentally linked to the Surfer; it moves in response to his thoughts, even when he is not in physical contact with it. The board is almost totally indestructible, but on those rare occasions where it has been damaged or destroyed, the Surfer has been able to repair or even re-create it. The Surfer can attack opponents remotely by directing the board against them, and the board is capable of absorbing and imprisoning other beings, at least temporarily.

As you can see, his abilities make him very formidable. The basic goal in mugen is to put the player in Surfer's shoes. I'm planning to use this as criteria to see how to measure the versions of Silver Surfer for mugen. I have found 4 versions of Silver Surfer for mugen.

Silver Surfer Mugen Versions



Xboy and Acey889
Isela and Wucash889
Team Omega Pwnage Supreme889

Symbiote Surfer (Surfer with Venom symbiote)

Here are the video tests I ran:

The Infinity Mugen Team, Scruffy Dragon, and Team Omega Pwnage Supreme versions of Silver Surfer are all awesome and much better than the Symbiote version. Therefore, let's concentrate on the three best versions. The Infinity Mugen Team and Team Omega Pwnage Supreme versions are similar to each other because you can fight while riding your board or without it. Both let you call it or dismiss it. The Scruffy Dragon version is always riding the board unless you do the special move that sends the board to ram your opponent. I like these three versions very much. None of them are exactly the same in special moves, intros, outros, voices, or animations. I think that most folk would want to play with all three from time-to-time. I found that the Scruffy Dragon version is a little easiergot me to use, but it'll take me some practive to be good at using all three. All three teams did excellent work on the Silver Surfer!

1 comment:

  1. da silver surfer z about 2 begin