Vanguard Princess is a classic 2D fighting game that features an all-female cast each with their own unique fighting style. Choose from ten girls with unique fighting skills and pair them with a powerful partner to form an unstoppable team.
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Mostly Positive (2,347 reviews) - 72% of the 2,347 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 3, 2014

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August 22

Vanguard Princess Bundle Is Now Available

The definitive collection containing all updated versions of Vanguard Princess is NOW AVAILABLE! More Info

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August 8

Music And Artwork Collection Is Now Available

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About This Game

Government experiments on a young girl triggered a cosmic shock wave that gifted many young girls with mystical powers. She re-emerges into the world and vows to destroy all of mankind in an act of revenge. A brave group of girls who embraced their powers head to the battlefield to confront her; not just for the sake of the world, but to pursue their own personal motives and dreams.

  • Choose from ten girls with unique fighting skills and pair them with a powerful partner to form an unstoppable team.
  • Navigate the adventures of a Vanguard Princess in the Story Mode or engage in head-to-head battles in the Versus Mode.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, XP, 2000
    • Processor: Pentium III 400MHz, 128MB RAM
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics card with 32MB Video RAM
    • DirectX: Version 7.0
    • Storage: 470 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: 4-button game controller (Optional)
    • OS: OSX 10.8 or later
    • Processor: 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Storage: 840 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: 4-button game controller (Optional)
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Mostly Positive (2,347 reviews)
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1.2 hrs
Posted: August 22
For $5 this is pretty good fighting game with a fun and diverse roster. There are some weird controller issues but if you use ds4 or ds3 tool I found you can just set a new controller profile up and sync the buttons on the controller with those on your keyboard. Once your satisfied with your controls theres nothing to do but enjoy this awesome fighter.
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11.2 hrs
Posted: August 16
this is by far one of the most poorly made fighting games i have ever seen that was professionally done. so many of the characters are unusable because none of them are well balanced. there comes a certain degree of skill when one character is not suited to fight another, but winning is still a possibility. however, most of these characters are so unbalanced and illogically over-powered or impossibly weak that it becomes a matter of simply choosing a character thats stronger than all the others and it's an automatic win no matter what the other player/cpu does. it removes any joy or reward from the game, and playing one o the unbelievably nerfed characters gives no reward either. winning is a matter of luck with them.
on top of that, the cpu is sloppy. occasionally it will have the reaction time and foresight of someone who know's the future, and others it becomes clonky and dumb. difficulty changes this but there are still many instances where the cpu just turns into a potato and doesn't fight back. and others where it read's your moves as if it was hearing your thoughts. if you want a rage-game in a 2D fighting platformer, this is for you. if you want an actually good fighting game, look elsewhere because this just makes you frustrated.
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0.6 hrs
Posted: August 7
Being fan of fighting games since 1991 I can't recomend this one. Great graphics, smooth animation. Decent enough combat mechanics. Also there is neat story to discover. Of course, roster could be bigger. Also I would like to play with some dudes instead of only women. To top it all of price is sweet
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2.0 hrs
Posted: July 27
Very clunky, poor controller optimizations, bad 'support character' system. Glad I paid for this and all DLC when it was less than $5.00. Don't buy this unless you are out for hentai style fighting over an actual playable fighting game. 3/10
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0.6 hrs
Posted: July 24

-anime girls and pretty good graphics
-controls are simple, no crazy chains that will 100% you
-Can't really chain attacks, so you can't 100% others
-5 assist characters 1 is op other 4 is useless and they walk right beside your character just to confuse you
-No practice mode
-No online match

Probably had too much expectation for the game so my review isn't really fair to this game, I thought this game would be like skull girls or melty blood or guilty gears. If you play a lot of fighting game then this game probably isn't for you.
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0.3 hrs
Posted: July 20
Doesn't make full use of the controller. Can't activate special attacks using the thumbsticks. Very hard to tell the assist character from the main character.
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The Snow Ninja
1.9 hrs
Posted: July 19
So, I didn't play this game a lot, but it just didn't seem like a great fighter. It kinda relies on its anime style, fan service, and a cheap price tag.

However, I recently started playing Skullgirls, and it is infinitely better. If you want a good fighter, I'd find skullgirls on sale or in a bundle. The art, story, and mechanics are much better than Vanguard Princess. Fan service is there as well if you need that. There is a pretty good tutorial, though some of the sections are tough for people new to fighting games.

I feel like there are too many good fighters out there, and I feel no need to return to this one.
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3.7 hrs
Posted: July 14
Good game worth to try 10/10
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Kazuma ツ
7.8 hrs
Posted: July 14
It's okay.
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Illegal Dagger
3.8 hrs
Posted: July 13
Product received for free
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 27
Very clunky, poor controller optimizations, bad 'support character' system. Glad I paid for this and all DLC when it was less than $5.00. Don't buy this unless you are out for hentai style fighting over an actual playable fighting game. 3/10
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
1,742 of 2,273 people (77%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 3, 2014
One of the fighters isn't wearing any underwear
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180 of 210 people (86%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
26.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2014
I have collected all of the trading cards, made a badge, have over a day played, and beaten the game on all dificulties. It is time for a review.
I personally love this game. Saki is my favorite character. Do I recommend this game? Yes, but under certain circumstances. First, let's dive into the true pros and cons of this game. [READ EVERYTHING, INCLUDING MULTIPLAYER]

+ Decent fighting system
+ The game runs perfectly fine (Even with WINE)
+ I got it for $1.50 or something like that on Amazon
+ Animations are great
+ Voice acting is good
+ Very fast pace
+Works 90% with Xbox 360 controller (Even through WINE[Still no D-Pad support])

To the cons:
-Little to no story
-Full screen is stretched if you have a widescreen monitor
-Full screen is just default window size and blurry
-Characters such as Lilith keep on spamming a move that will take down your health crazily. (Example: )
-The game does not tell you the commands for the support. (It tells you that Y [Xbox Controller] is the way to activate support, but to actually use them properly. It requires you to move the joy stick in certain directions.

Conclusion: I will recommend this game because it is definitely fun. Of course it's not the absolute best fighting game out there, but for $1.50 or ($5.00 on steam) it's not really that bad. In fact it's fun to play. Other review say that it's only good for about two or so hours of gameplay, but if you give yourself challenges such as beating the game on all difficulties, then you will get the most or even more out of your purchase. For those who may understand, this is basically Marvel VS Capcom (the original), but with an anime/Japanese art style.

I didn't include this in the review, but I think people should know about it. You can play multiplayer with Vanguard Princess. I'm not talking about local, I'm talking about online.
If you want to play multiplayer with a friend, (because I could not for the life of me find any servers) then follow this post:
Now, this explains MOST of what you need to do. But if you want to host your own server for your friends to join, you MUST..
*_ Open port 7500 to TCP and UDP
*_ Now that the port is open, open up MTSP
* In order to host a server for you and your friends, you must get your public IP here: (Your IP is: ###.###.###.### <-- that long number)
* Once you have copied that number, go back to MTSP
* The Startup window should still be open, click the tab named "Encrypt IP"
* Paste your IP into the Unencrypted IP box and press the button "Encrypt"
* The box below it should have a whole bunch of numbers now
* You need to copy those numbers and go back to the "Select Mode" tab
* If you are making the server for your friends, make sure the current mode is "Server"
* Paste the number you got into the "Server Name" box and press okay [MAKE SURE IT IS STILL ON PORT 7500]
* Now your server is made and your friends can join
_For your friends, they follow the SteamCommunity post, then open port 7500. (I don't have to do TCP and UDP, but have them do it just to be safe)
_Once they open MTSP , they should have that same Startup box
_They need to click on "Client"
_Then they need to put the number the host recieved got earlier (The encrypted thing) into the "Destination IP" box
_[Make sure DNS is off, unless you know what you're doing] and then press OK
_This should result in joining the server. Right click someones name to the left and press challenge to fight them.
You should be set up now for Online vanguard princess. The reason I'm putting this here is because I had to find that community post, and then go through an ancient MTSP post on a Japanese website in order for it to work. (Because the servers are empty and may cause a high ping)
Hope this was helpful!
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235 of 291 people (81%) found this review helpful
314 people found this review funny
2,386.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 19, 2015
My Dad Gave Me A Straight Look In The Eyes And Simply Said
"You Stole My Credit Card For This?"
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456 of 600 people (76%) found this review helpful
626 people found this review funny
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 18, 2015
Proved my parents that I'm not gay.
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897 of 1,238 people (72%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 3, 2014
I got suplexed by a loli and lost
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623 of 862 people (72%) found this review helpful
369 people found this review funny
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2014
+ Lolis
- Cant touch the lolis

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211 of 283 people (75%) found this review helpful
259 people found this review funny
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 30, 2015
Thanks to this game, my parents think im lesbian
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213 of 289 people (74%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 3, 2014
While I do enjoy the battlesystem of the game, it's not possible to use a arcade stick or the D-pad for some weird reason. The only way to play/move the characters is using the analog stick or the keyboard, and I dislike using either for a fighting game. Changing the buttons used for up/down and left/right is not possible.
I hope, that they'll fix this, because, to be honest, I have enjoyed playing the bit that I have played. I'm not going to give the game a negative recommendation because of this problem either, because it's a personal preference.
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801 of 1,175 people (68%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 3, 2014
So right off the bat I have to point out one important thing: this was originally a freeware game that has apparently had a few bugfixes? and localization. Not much has changed from the original state besides the addition of English for the very ignorable plot.

Knowing that, it's much more ridiculous how bad a deal this is technically. Nothing has changed from the freeware state, which raises the question of why should you pay for it.

The game doesn't have selectable resolutions so good luck keeping aspect ratio as you pull the window larger. The original resolution is very tiny as a result of using an extremely old and dated engine, Fighter Maker 2k. On top of that, it doesn't recognize my arcade stick's directional inputs. I suspect it won't register the POV hat as directions, and there's no way to change it. I resorted to Joy2Key; good job, game I paid money for.

Once you get the game running how you want it, there's no training mode to mess around with. You've got "Story" (arcade mode) and versus modes and that's it. There's no sort of tutorial and the manual is a mess. The manual constantly refers to buttons as ABXY instead of something more easily parsed like ABCD, which took some getting used to just to read it.

After jumping into the arcade mode and skipping past most of the translated text because it was immediately noninteresting, I messed around in the actual game itself, and wasn't really impressed there. The attacks are a simple Light, Medium, and Heavy system with an extra button for your assist character, who you also pick at the character select screen. This was a neat idea, but I didn't like the way it felt because the assist character moves around at a sort of lag compared to your character. On top of that, the assist characters are little girls not that much shorter than the other girls you play, so on screen it gets kinda busy and hard to read the situation. The UI in general is underwhelming. The biggest flaw is in the super and assist meters. You require meter in your assist meter to do anything with the assist attacks, but the meter is so small at the bottom of the screen that you have to strain yourself to read it.

It's very clear a lot of work went into animating the game, and the animation is very fluid as a result. Unfortunately the designs leave a lot to be desired, as most are generic anime shlock, with a more adult oriented costume theme (man that final boss was silly looking). The assist characters are all little girls, and the regular characters are plucked from anime stereotypes. Uninspiring and unrelatable, and also not very good for the image of women in video games.

Overall the technical issues on top of the poor UI design and bad choices for sprite design with the assist characters make the game more of a headache to bother with. I played through with one character and I was done. If you want titilation go watch porn. If you want an anime fighting game and don't care about netplay BlazBlue Calamity Trigger just got released on Steam and has actual UI design and works with controllers.
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