Vanguard Princess is a 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.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (1,792 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 28, 2014

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"An excellent game with lots of strong female characters. You owe it to yourself to experience this game, as well as the numerous pantyshots within."

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June 15

Update On Lowering Final Boss Aggression AI

We will release an update where the final boss character, Hilda Rize will get a lower aggression level in Easy Mode so that gamers can experience an extra level of enjoyment.

The updates will affect ALL versions of Vanguard Princess. Except the updates in next month, July.

In the meantime, keep playing. The updates are coming.

With that in mind, we want to commend gamers who can defeat Hilda. EXCELLENT JOB!!!!

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June 11

Steam Summer Sale



Summer Discounts on Vanguard Princess and all its DLCs on Steam! Now until June 22!


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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

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
    • Processor: Pentium III 400MHz, 128MB RAM
    • Memory: 1 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics card with 32MB Video RAM
    • DirectX: Version 7.0
    • Hard Drive: 400 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: 4-button game controller (Optional)
Helpful customer reviews
230 of 316 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 18
Proved my parents that I'm not gay.
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32 of 45 people (71%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 25
Short Pro/Con Summary

Pro:

+Still a rare genre (fighting game) on PC.
+Cute and funny graphics.
+Unique gameplay (fighting with main + support char. )
+Trading cards

Cons:

-Only Arcade and local VS mode.
-No online matches (except of a mod that will allow you to play online)
-No tutorials. (So it's absolutely beginners unfriendly)
-Only few skills avalable per char.
-No true widescreen support (But I don't have any probs with the stretched screen)
-No original language in ROW version. (In my opinion original language of a game should always be implemented)
-DLC Policy. (Different DLCs avalable, but the latest DLC already includes the older DLC? That's a punch into the face for people who bought the old DLC and have to buy the new one as well)

To be honest, I like this game for casual playthroughs from time to time, but sadly there are no factors that keeps up your longtime motivation.

So, only recommandable for those who wants to collect all the fighting games avalable on Steam.

*I think $4,99 USD would be a fair price if the DLCs were included in it.
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57 of 96 people (59%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
+ Controls are simple and responsive
+ Smooth, fluid animations
+ Boasts a noticeably enjoyable soundtrack
+ Creative and interesting character designs, something the anime community is known for

- Each playable character has no more than 6 combos
- Very low maximum resolution
- Little replay value to speak of
- Virtually unplayable without an XBOX 360 controller
- No extras or unlockables of any kind
- No online multiplayer support (there is a third-party workaround, however, that can remedy this)
- Only two modes of play (story and local co-op versus)
- Cannot view move-list in-game; only availalbe via character selection or the game's manual
- Assist characters seem clumsy in practice, have a function that is not explained at all (no tutorial or practice included), and serve more to clutter the screen and distract one's focus
- The 'story mode' is, save for a few random injections of dialogue, virtually devoid of a story at all; what little there is consists of a brief paragraph before reaching the main menu, and is not built on or developed even remotely

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24 of 38 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
Let's start off by saying the first ever time I didn't recommend a game in a review and i won't be using the typical CONs/PROs thing;

Vanguard Princess is a 2D Fighting Game with a retro-like fighting style, in which you can't do much combos and stuff(Something I dislike as a Skullgirls and Street Fighter player) that is really hard to deal with, and what helps with that is the fact that this game has no tutorial, no training mode, basically as you enter the game you find yourself with only 2 choices: Story Mode and Versus Mode, nothing else.The game has a pretty awful UI and HUD, something out of some flash game created in 2 minutes, In my opinion they spent all the budget on the ecchi animations and sprites you want to buy the game for and just forgot about all the rest.

Let's get to the fighting system itself.The game is totally optimized for a controller, not even for an Arcade stick, but you can still use your keyboard(Altough inputs are received quite poorly).
The kind of fighting in this game is nothing like modern Fighting games, Something I can't really explain in words(You should check out some videos) and I'm not saying it's bad or I dislike it, because I actually enjoy it, but playing it with a keyboard is a pain in the ♥♥♥.
For example, you'll fail performing a special at least 7 times out of 10, and fail in performing some of the half-circle ones and do totally another one.But if you tryhard on all of this and just try to learn timings and such, it's a really fun game, especially because you have lots of different characters(Ranged, Melee, Grab-only and so on).
Then you have Support characters(Something i didn't see since some Naruto games on PS2) that have different kinds of attacks that you execute(Stuff like shielding, firing projectiles).

The story mode is something bad overall.It's confusing, you don't really get to know the heroines' stories nor the support characters', but you bought the game for boobies, you wouldn't care about the story anyways ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) but as a reviewer i gotta cover that too.

The story mode is standard, you have 3 difficulties(Easy, Normal and Hard) and you just fight the characters in the game, sometimes you even see some dialogue scenes before fighting, and then reach the final boss, Hilda Rize.
THE BOSS FIGHT AGAINST HER IS SOMETHING SO ANNOYING that you'll try to exit the game(Oh i forgot to say that it's IMPOSSIBLE to quit the game, you have to Alt+F4 pretty much) because of the constant SPAM of fast projectiles, explosions and stuff she throws at you and she even has near-infinite SUPPORTS.For example, for me it takes at least 10 tries with each character to finally beat her and once you do it you see some ending cutscenes and that's all.No achievements, no rewards, no unlockables, nothing.You just have to stay there and cry thinking of the time you wasted and the honor you lost by losing 100 times to Hilda.

Vote: 6/10
In the end, the game is quite fun, but it's way too poorly-made and doesn't even deserve the discounted price in my opinion.But that's just me, if you want to kick some ♥♥♥ while staring at some bouncy goodness, get the game.But trust me, it will kinda disappoint you.
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56 of 99 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 14
Is this a joke? The game appears in some window with no steam overlay, only an arcade mode and versus mode, no practice which is vital in a fighting game. Stages must be chosen by windowing the game and clicking on the options tab, this is ridiculous. No online, not as ecchi as it looks, the game looks like some pre-beta. The assist characters are aconfusing and player characters are unbalanced.

Good thing I got this for free. Adds more games to my library for more cards and more steam exp. I guess all the positive reviews are horny otakus or trolls.
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