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.
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Release Date: Feb 28, 2014

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December 18, 2014

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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)
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387 of 522 people (74%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2014
+ Lolis
- Cant touch the lolis

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41 of 51 people (80%) found this review helpful
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]

Pros:
+ 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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=immWpTWSCuM )
-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:
https://steamcommunity.com/app/262150/discussions/0/540744935955723372/?insideModal=1
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: http://www.whatismyip.com/ (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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107 of 169 people (63%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 8, 2014
Pantsu shots

10/10

ps. get the Director's Cut
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85 of 142 people (60%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2014
True fighter maker quality:
-Only arcade mode and versus, no training, no online, nada.
-You need xpadder or something else to play with controller/arcade stick.
-Movelist only available at character select.
-Feels clumsy to play.

If you want a good anime fighter just buy blazblue or guilty gear, if you want pantsu get this.

Dong dong never die is infinitely better game than this and it also has been made with fighter maker, and it's free!
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people 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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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 12
I really cannot tell anything more, except the game is not responding to my keyboard or mouse clicks, only thing I can do is press ESC button twice to skip brand names who created this... ahm game. Anyway then Intro starts and BAAAAAM, I been forced to watch that 2 mins long intro for 5 times as I were trying to press any button after, as it told me so... Unfortunatelly... Duck my life.

Ugh, also it doesn't have fullscreen and when you force the game to be in fullscreen via windows options it goes ugly.

Not going to recommend this to users who have Windows 8.1, haven't tried this on other Windows versions aaand thanks for the 5 cards, they mean to me more than this game ever going to mean.
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10 of 16 people (63%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 10
Very good combat system, settings and characters. Although each character has its potential. And they are very cute. ♥

9/10
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12 of 20 people (60%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 10
not worth it. okay like first of all,there is no color swap. every fightign game has that. two there is no training mode...nice.there is no arcade mode just the story. and 2 on 2 fighting game is vague.your second character is only there for assits,there is no tagging in and out. and the default controls are terrible. if you like lolis you cant even play as then this game is for you.

also is anyone even good at this game? everyone i know who owns it onlyhas 3 hours at best. and many people have a hard time on easy mode.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
Vanguard Princess is a great fighter, it’s an excellent 2D fighting game, characters are interesting, and mechanics are reasonable. It’s hard to know what you are doing during the beginning, but after mastered the controls, the fights went pretty fast and fighting became really intense. I have collected all of the trading cards, made a badge, i've beaten the game in the most hard difficult. I'm going to love this game. Lilith is my favorite character, It is time for a review!.

Decent fighting system
The game runs perfectly fine (Even with WINE)
Animations are great
Voice acting is good
Very fast pace
Works 100% with Xbox 360 controller

The artwork for Vanguard Princess is gorgeous, and the gameplay is super fun and highly enjoyable.

10/10 Super awesome, fun, and gorgeous doujin 2D Fighter game perfect for all anime and fighter game fans.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
I played the Japanese language version of this doujin 2D fighter a long time ago, so having the Steam version in English certainly helped me to understand the story a little better... Not that it makes much sense either way. XD

There is no escaping the fact that Vanguard Princess is as close to a hentai game as you're likely to find on Steam (think of it as a graphically updated version of Gal's Fighters on the NeoGeo Pocket Color), but if you are looking for a distraction from previous Street Fighter, Darkstalkers or KOF games, and don't expect to find massive levels of depth or complexity, you could do a lot worse than give Vanguard Princess a try.

Even with it's little annoying bugs intact, Vanguard Princess is still one of the best indie fighting games released in the last few years.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
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 and challenging 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 normal, 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.

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.

Vote: 7/10 (Boobies = +1)
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11 of 20 people (55%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 9
Buy it if you want to be respected by otaku guys.
Buy it if you want to sell some steam cards.
Buy it if you like pantyshots.
Don't buy it if you want to play a good fighting game, it has too many flaws in technical part.
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11 of 20 people (55%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
this game should be tagged as an arcade game ,since there is only 2 modes : vs mode and story mode
it has a good soundtrack and some good graphic elements which attracs me
its price is , lets say no problem :p , its worth that price
as a final word ill give it a 6/10
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13 of 24 people (54%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2014
TL;DR: If you're looking for a mildly entertaining fighter game with heavy ecchi themes and some pantsu shots to boot, this is your 2-4 hour fix.

First some tips:
1) Don't download the Hilda DLC, you get it with the Lilith DLC.
2) Also this game is hard to play on the keyboard. A controller is really the only way to play effectively.

And the review:
As I said in the TL;DR version, this is a fighting game with a horrible story, some cheap boss moves, a few interesting fight/game mechanics and a tokyo sized dump of pantsu anime waifu ecchi fanservice oppai cleavage showing spectacular. That's pretty much it. There's no online play only local vs mode and an arcade mode that is really linear and with no options to change anything or view anything. Also there's no pause menu, but you can pause and view what the controls are.

Let's see, there's around 10 characters: a loli with a pedo bear, I mean teddy bear, that grapples, a school girl, a sports girl, etc etc etc, and a Tenchi Muyo Ryoko-esq girl with big guns and pistols. wait big oppai and pistols.. oh and she's not wearing any pantsu... So there's that. Also there's a set of 5 sub characters that support your fighter as you fight, which is that interesting game mechanic I mentioned. The artwork is pretty good and the backgrounds are interesting and vary in style from one to the next, so it's nice not playing cookie cutter levels every single level, but this is a 2d fighting game so it's not like you can really enjoy the game's scenery when you're button mashing hard with only one hand on the controller. FYI you can play with two hands, but only if you're a member of /r/nofap.

Seriously though, This game is probably worth 5 bucks if this is your sort of thing and 2-4 hours of gameplay is justifiable to you, otherwise get it on sale, as I've seen it go on sale frequently. And again don't buy the Hilda Rize DLC cause you get that for free in the Lilith DLC, along with 2 more stages and some better songs. Imo the Lillith DLC is barely worth it at 50% off when I got it, but it literally adds almost nothing to the game (except Hilda) so it's purely cosmetic. They could easily add another stage or a campaign mode with a map or something, but as this was an already released game long ago and this is a newer updated version with exxxtra pantsu I will continue to support it. Actually if they made a CP2 wait I mean VP2 then I'd support them as long as they don't cut as many corners as they did here.
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20 of 38 people (53%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 11, 2014
- no airdash
- no resolution options
- no versus ai mode

+ pantyshots
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23 of 44 people (52%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 16, 2014
I bought this game for um..... reasons.....
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29 of 56 people (52%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2014
There's lolis.
There's oppai, and they bounce also..

10/10
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31 of 60 people (52%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2014
ULTIMATE WWE LOLI SUPER SLAM!
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33 of 64 people (52%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2014
Got dozens of pile drivers from a loli. 10/10 would break bones again.
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43 of 84 people (51%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 13, 2014
Don't be surprised if you lose to a loli. Becuase I did. But I have no regrets! 11/10
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