Shin Akuma and Ultimate Rugal face off in a climatic Capcom vs SNK 2 TAS battle

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • May 21, 2019 at 4:19 p.m. PDT

TAS, or "tool-assisted speedrun" videos, are always a treat to view. Despite the name, these type of videos don't necessarily have to be speedruns.

For fighting games, the player is actually in control of both characters in a given match. The appeal of these videos is showing flashy sequences that aren't normally possible as a result of the limitations of human reaction time.

M. Bizarro has a YouTube channel dedicated towards these type of videos. A couple weeks ago, an epic battle between boss characters Shin Akuma and Ultimate Rugal went up for Capcom vs SNK 2: Mark of The Millenium.

Initially, it looks as though both opponents are evenly matched with one another. In fact, for the entire duration of the first round — made up of 999 in-game seconds — neither character is able to successfully strike one another. This causes the round to end in a draw.

It's worth mentioning that no attacks are blocked. Everything is either parried or outright dodged.

Things end up really heating up in the second round of the fight though. Eventually, both fighters are able to find openings on one another and score some damage.

In the end, however, there is only meant to be one winner.

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