"There's one character that is just like super, super super powered that just shoots Barakas out of him, as one of his supers, while there's an audio sample that just says Barack Obama over and over again (...) So like when they get inventive like that it's ssssuper fucking fascinating."—GiantBomb's video game journalist Jeff Gerstmann, Giant Bombcast 8-6-2013. Archived here
|Thomas Crnkovich (as he appeared in Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D.) as Alter Amiba|
|Updated By||The_None on December 2nd, 2011|
|Edit base||Oki's Amiba|
|Graphics Origin||Hokuto No Ken|
|Date of first public release||August 14th, 2011|
|Version||December 2nd, 2011|
|Mugen Version||separate def files for winMUGEN and 1.0|
Alter Amiba is a custom character first conceived by MelvanaInChains that later became a collaboration with The_None, with the latter giving him smoother gameplay, even more zaniness and his now-signature tough brand of AI.
Amiba was once a minion of the 'great' Raoh/Ken-Oh/whatever. Raoh one day got very hungry.
"Go fetch me a sandwich, Amiba."
After several really unfunny cracks about women making sandwiches in kitchens, Amiba set off to get the ruler some lunch. But to no avail.
"I'm sorry, Ken-Oh, there isn't a sandwich LEFT in this town!"
Raoh was about to explain that he could easily just make him one, but he thought it would be funnier if he just kicked him in the groin instead. Amiba rolled around in pain as his ruler walked away in the most badass-yet-somehow-cliche-considering-the-HNK-series way. He saw nothing but red. Then he woke up one day. All his skills forgotten, but replaced with new ones. His brain must've been scrambled or something. Odd voices were coming out of him. For some reason he kept making dick jokes.
He then named himself 'Alter Amiba', the meaning of this nickname unknown to even himself. Will Amiba ever be saved? No, because then he became sane again and got killed by Kenshiro.
(Taken from the readme file)
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His mental state still in a crisis, Amiba continued his various transformations until he eventually overcame all of his unsuspecting opponents, even if a good majority of them were absurdly powerful.
However he was still losing his sense of humanity and self as the voices still came out of him, and eventually he overloaded with so many personalities that he had destroyed himself. Somehow immediately after, he was returned to a point in time when he faced Kenshiro.
The fight as it seemed, resulted just the same despite the turn of events triggered by Raoh. He was still defeated by Kenshiro, his hands would still come to be mutilated, and he would still walk off of a cliff to his own death. As he fell, he damned destiny itself for wasting his time and life.
That kick to the balls Amiba received has granted him a plethora of new moves and combo potential... and some possible brain damage along with it. His new abilities can prove to be surprisingly devastating to his opponents with proper usage. Overall he's a well-rounded fighter with a battle style that relies more on his mixups and unpredictability to cash in on the opponent's mistakes compared to total rushdown.
One of the new skills Amiba has acquired is the ability to perform air throws, a technique he was originally incapable of doing. Regarding his moves, his backdash is a key asset thanks to its follow-ups that further expand Amiba's mixup game. His roll special can also find use in stuffing through enemy attacks, and a few of his moves can even pierce through an opponent's guard, creating prime opportunities for Amiba to inflict some real pain onto them.
Unfortunately said brain damage has screwed up his jumping prowess somewhat, and he won't be jumping as high as he used to, even with old school jumps. And Amiba mustn't be reckless with his newfangled powers; a fair amount of his moves (especially his projectiles) are exceptionally punishable to him if he whiffs due to their slow recovery.
- He's been notably named by a video game journalist and GiantBomb co-founder Jeff Gertsmann who even described the Amiba's Reaction To Obama's Victory super move on the podcast, as per quote above. He approved the character on his blog after the author discovered the recognition.
- Both this character and Ghetto Warmachine are fan favorites among SaltyBet viewers and Salty himself. At one point they had a match against each other, archived here.
- His portrait is that of Rembrandt from the Troma film Sgt Kabukiman NYPD (played by Thomas Crnkovich).
- Pitting the character against Omega Tiger Woods, has the latter's owner sprouting an intro quote that is a reference to one of Reggie Dyson's lines.
- ↑ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wupAueSHqgY Duke Nukem Forever Gameplay Footage by KoolDudester
- ↑ http://blog.jeffgerstmann.net/post/57681839881/hahah-holy-shit-i-made-alter-amiba-and-its-surreal-as