When new fighting games release, there always seems to be a “first wave” of crazy videos — these discoveries shape the tech landscapes for the fighting games being featured, and serve as a window to how games will be played in-bracket. Once the release-hype for a title has dried up, the baton is passed off to tournament footage and exhibition matches, forming a story arc of publicity that follows along the game’s community.
SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy seems to be a strange exception to this trend: with a whole month passed since release, the internet has yet to move on from that first wave, favoring crazy combos and maneuvers over actual tournament play. Perhaps that comes from the nature of SNK’s wild spin-off; nearly game-breaking items and unorthodox resources don’t exactly scream “competitive,” but the systems that make SNK Heroines unruly are what harbor a platform for ridiculous techniques.
Even without items, the combo-game in this female-only fighter is absurd — YouTube user COMBONAUTS shows this off in this series of videos, featuring itemless combos from several different characters.