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What is MUGEN?

What is M.U.G.E.N?

M.U.G.E.N (also known simply as MUGEN) is a free, highly customizable, 2D game engine designed by Elecbyte.
This engine allows you to build the game of your dreams, with all of your favorite characters.
Its content is created by the community, and tens of thousands of characters, both original and from popular fiction, have been created.
You can also create your own characters and skins, or edit the existing ones.
If you are satisfied with your own creation, just share it with your friends or people worldwide, M.U.G.E.N has no limit.

How do I download M.U.G.E.N?

The latest version of MUGEN is available on Elecbyte's website. If it's down, which happens quite frequently, you can alternatively try here.

How many characters and/or stages does M.U.G.E.N come with?

The engine includes the sample character Kung Fu Man, two maps (also called 'stages') and a default skin (also called a 'screenpack').
To acquire more playable content you will need to search around the web.
Fortunately, you are on the largest MUGEN download site right now!

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What is the MUGEN ARCHIVE?

What is the MUGEN ARCHIVE?

The MUGEN ARCHIVE is commonly referred to as a warehouse, a storage website. But it is actually so much more than that. It is a community dedicated to preservation and high quality documentation on a user-friendly interface.

Preservation : The site was founded in times when creations were easily lost, due to links and websites dying everyday. In an attempt to remedy to the situation, many websites had a request section, but it was far from preventing all of the frustration when people just wanted to have fun. Preventing thousands of creations from going offline over the years is in itself an achievement we are proud of.

Documentation : In addition to providing a very stable download platform, the MUGEN ARCHIVE is equipped with unique scripts generating thumbnails and very detailed file information, featuring an unrivaled level of documentation of the stored MUGEN files. You know exactly what you download, and you don't waste your time anymore.

User friendly : Instead of browsing hundreds of tiny websites, sometimes very obscure and confusing, you can access everything in a single place, convenient, intuitive, organized and featuring an advanced search engine.

Most of all, a community : The MUGEN ARCHIVE is above all, a community of MUGEN enthusiasts dedicated to preservation and everlasting fun. Share, like, comment user provided content. Or upload whatever you want and see how the community reacts to it. You are the ones who shape this site.

Blog FAQ

The Blog system gives you your own personal space at The MUGEN ARCHIVE. Depending on how the administrator has configured the blog, you will be able to create your own entries and control who may view them.

Content management system

The CMS allows you and your users to create, edit and publish articles directly to your site. It combines a simple to use content manager with a unique organizational system that lets you control the smallest detail of the site from the number of sections, to the overall layout, to the placement of widgets and displays on each page.

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