A New IOS Fighting Game is Here, It’s Queer, and There’s No Excuse for It

Remember the old arcade Street Fighter 2 hack called Rainbow Edition? Well this is definitely NOT that.
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I hesitated in writing this story… because this is something I truly wish was not in existance. Now back in the 90’s we saw a flood of odd fighting games trying to ride the popularity of Street Fighter, like Clayfighter and Shaq Fu… but this… this is a thing. I give you Ultimate GAY FIGHTER for IOS devices and Android (guess it’s kinda bi). 

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I can only describe the game as being designed to offend as many people as possible. The game not only features horrible homosexual stereotypes, but also over-zealous religious fanatics, and Sarah Palin fighting with an American flag. Oh and did I forget to mention the “Homo Thug” with the noose around his neck? The studio responsible for this travesty is Handsome Woman Productions, run by the game’s homosexual creator Michael Patrick. I’ll let him describe his own game:

“Ultimate Gay Fighter began as a joke between my friends and me while we were drinking at brunch. The concept was simple: to reenact the favorite fighting games we played as kids, but to insert gays as the characters, with moves that suited their specific lifestyles and interests.”

Much like how the original Mortal Kombat used gore as a shock value to mask gameplay that was a little rough around the edges, Ultimate GAY FIGHTER looks to be doing the same in just having extremely bad taste. No info is given in the trailer or press kit on how to play the game, or if it even supports a controller… so gameplay obviously was not a focal point here. 

At the risk of making myself sound homophobic… the fighting game community does not need this game. Starting all the way back to the original Street Fighter, Eagle is a gay character designed after Freddie Mercury. The Power Instinct series has the openly gay characters Rudolph Gartheimer and Damian Shade. Fighting games have also had many either assumed transsexual characters like Poison, or characters of ambiguous gender like Guilty Gear’s Bridget or Tekken’s Leo.

Ultimate GAY FIGHTER touts itself as “The world’s first ever gay video game… ever!!!!” without ever stopping to question why maybe making that game was never a good idea in the first place. 

I also couldn’t resist talking about this game in the latest Regurgitated News:

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Ryan Kerns
Lifelong gamer, artist, writer, lurker, occasional troll, and 1994 Blockbuster Game Tournament Store Champion.