What is Mugen?

M.U.G.E.N is a 2D fighting game engine, originally released in 1999. M.U.G.E.N is designed to be highly customizable, allowing very fine control over each character's behavior, as well as allowing customization of almost all screen elements. The majority of content created for M.U.G.E.N tends to be distributed as individual characters, stages or motifs. Assembling a game is as simple as downloading the content of your choice, and configuring M.U.G.E.N to know about it. M.U.G.E.N is designed to be used by people with little or no programming experience, but with some artistic talent and patience to learn. Of course, having some programming background does give you a bit of a headstart. However, if you are just looking to play with downloaded content, all you need to know is how to unzip files and edit a text file. Here's a sampling of features you can find in M.U.G.E.N:

  • Customizable title screen, character select screen, life and bars, game sound effects, fonts and more.
  • Characters can have any number of sounds and sprites of any size limited by your computer's memory.
  • Choose from multiple resolutions, ranging from 320x240 up to full HD at 1920x1080.
  • Cutscenes.

Game Engine

  • Use up to 7 buttons for a character.
  • Regular moves, special moves, super moves, etc.
  • Projectiles and special effects.
  • Move cancels and combos, multi-part moves and throws.
  • What your character can do is defined by a scripting language (and your imagination).
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Mugen Websites *Downloads*

Mugen Websites *Downloads*

Feb 13, 2014 News 1 comment

Where to find more mugen characters, stages, help etc? The mugen website links are found here for anyone who want to design their own mugen game.

How to add screenpacks to MUGEN 1.0

How to add screenpacks to MUGEN 1.0

Jun 8, 2013 Tutorial 5 comments

This is a tutorial on how to add screenpacks to MUGEN 1.0, a new version released by Elecbyte.

How to add music for Game Over screen in Mugen

How to add music for Game Over screen in Mugen

May 30, 2013 Tutorial 2 comments

Tutorial in how to add music for the "game over" screen in Mugen.

How to fix the music stopping in WinMugen

How to fix the music stopping in WinMugen

Aug 16, 2010 Tutorial 2 comments

Some characters make the music stop when they initiate the wining state (pose), and some stages also make the music stop or skip. I will show you how...

How to add a Screenpack to WinMugen

How to add a Screenpack to WinMugen

Jul 20, 2010 Tutorial 6 comments

This is the quickest, easiest way to add a Screenpack to Mugen.

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OrangeNero Jul 7 2010, 6:53am says:

i'd like to ask, are mugen games free to download? and where can i get them if they are?

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Soul-Guardian Creator
Soul-Guardian Jul 7 2010, 7:41pm replied:

Yes, Mugen and everything related is Free... You can download Mugen from the downloads section here, or go straight to the source. Elecbyte.com

There are a ton of websites where you can download characters, stages, and everything else to mod mugen at your heart's content.

Some sites:
Just to name a few.

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OrangeNero Jul 8 2010, 1:20pm replied:

Mugentournament.tripod.com found this site with some games and content. now i search for the mugen game of homer simpson against the griffins. but i will find it.

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Soul-Guardian Creator
Soul-Guardian Jul 5 2010, 7:30pm says:

I will post more tutorials tomorrow, such as changing on-screen fonts, how to add more palettes to characters, how to change potraits, change the menu and character select screen music, and other advanced suff.
It's getting late now, and going to sleep.

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AirborneSn1p3r Jul 6 2010, 6:17am replied:

you should make a video about how to do stuff.
any way i was looking for a good 2d engine,i was going to use the love engine but i might use this.

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Soul-Guardian Creator
Soul-Guardian Jul 6 2010, 7:09am replied:

I thought about that, but i don't have a very good recording voice.
What I might do is add images to the tutorials though.

This is a good engine by the way, everything is it can be moded... some things are a little more complicated than others, but most stuff is edited through notepad, so it makes it a lot easier.

Give it a go.

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Ichiman94 Jul 5 2010, 3:26pm says:

2D fighting engine hmm....
MortalKombat or Tekken remake anyone? :D
invite accepted

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OrangeNero Jul 5 2010, 7:57am says:

i will add a pic into my profile to advertise it a bit. keep it up. the start is always the most challenging time for a new group.

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Soul-Guardian Creator
Soul-Guardian Jul 5 2010, 10:13am replied:

Thanks very much, apreciate it.

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