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Developer(s) Brock Productions Logo
Publisher(s) Nintendo, Fantendo
Platform(s) Wii U, NextGen Neo and Nintendo Silver
Release Date(s)
2013 N/A
Genre(s) Action Adventure RPG
Fantendo Figurine Fighters (also known as F³), or ('ファン天童戦闘人形' Fantendo Fighter Doll) in Japenese, is a two dimensional Action-Adventure RPG for the Wii U, developed by Brock Productions with assistance from other Fantendo game companies, and published by Nintendo and Fantendo. It is the seventh game in the Figurine Fighters series. It is also the second game created especially for the Wii U. The game once again features real world Figurines that can be scanned to unlock in-game characters and items, helping the player overcome obstacles and enemies. Cards have also been added, which can be scanned for smaller rewards. Unlike it's cancelled predecessor, only Fantendo characters are featured, and not Nintendo ones.

On September 19, 2012, it was announced that the game would be ported to the Nextgen Solo Neo and a new accessory would be released so the cards/figurines could be scanned. The new boxart was also revealed. It was released on the same day the original was released in Japan. On March 30, 2013, Brockdilley (tbc), the owner of Brock Productions, hinted to a sequel to the series, asking for characters that could be Figurines.

Story

On a dark and stormy night in Fantenville, a sudden lightning bolt strikes Imagination Tower. Soon, all of the toy energy held inside scatters into the village and turns each character into figurines! Now, you must find them in the real world and return them into Fantenville to stop the evil Dr. Demented. Can you do it?
Blurb, back of box

One day, Unten is walking home when he hears a noise. Startled, he goes to investigate. After searching a bush, he sees a machine and picks it up. However, he accidentally pushes a dial and causes it to release gas everywhere. Soon, rain starts to fall, and Fantenvillains begin to turn into Figurines. Soon, everyone has been turned into a toy, and are warped into the real world. When the first Figurine returns, he sees million of dark soldiers marching in Fantenville. When they look closer, they realize that a giant statue of the evil Dr. Dastardly is being created. A nearby figure whispers for him to come closer.
It turns out the figure is Pesh, who survived the "toy rain". He explains Dr. Dastardly created the machine to create the rain, but dropped it. Now, with all the heroes (and a few villains) gone, he can take over. A nearby soldier overhears them and starts to chase the group. With nowhere else to go, they head into a portal and arrive in Grand Portal Station. There, TaBooki comes and tells them that the GPS has access to all the 'Verses from Fantendo Muiltiverse, and that they must go in and find the Power Orbs to overthrow Dr. Dastardly. They accept the challenge, and head through the first portal.

Once they find all 8 of the Orbs, they go back through the main portal and find Unten. Instead, upon inspection, they find it is actually Netnu, who attacks the gang. Even after they defeat him, he calls for the guards and they catch the group. In the courtroom of Fantenville, they are sentenced to 100 million years in prison. However, they break out and summon the Orbs to merge them together, creating the Imagiman. The doctor is not one to be defeated easily, however, and uses his own device to become the VilianBot. In the ultimate battle, both forces battle, and the Figurines slowly come back to life and join the Imagiman. In the end, Imagiman picks up the VillainBot and throws him into space, never to be seen again.
If the player unlocks all 30 characters, a new story will be unlocked. Netnu appears, and reveals his evil plan: he will unleash the evil of the Corrupted Essence in the old abandoned factory. Unten and his friends fight through the factory and find Netnu and fight him. But the monster has already been created, and rampages around the city. Unten calls upon everyone to recreate the Imagiman. Before they can make it again, the Essence attacks them and turns them Corrupted. Unten and the last figurine (the one chosen) fight through the evil Figurines until the get to the Corrupted Essence. They then get into an epic battle with the Corrupted Essence, and win. As everyone returns to normal, Netnu is put into prison, but everyone breaks into spontaneous dance.

Gameplay

Tabooki Figurine

Tabooki's Figurine

The gameplay was stated to be "inspired by the Skylander and Banjo-Kazooie games", which is shown by both it's gimmicks and genre. The standard mode of the game is Adventure/Campaign, where the characters and figurines travel through a set storyline, defeating enemies. "Corrupted" figurines can also be found, which are figurines able to be bought that are battled during the story. The corrupted figurines or some other creatures appear as bosses at the end of every World or sub-bosses spread randomly.

The main gameplay mechanic is the ability to scan "figurines", which are small toys resembling Fantendo characters. When scanned with the Wii U Gamepad, they will appear in-game, replacing the previous character. Figurines can be bought in Expansion Packs at various retailers in the real world. The battle system is a slightly modified version of the Kombat System+. Instead of having health units like most KS+ games, it features a % health circle, similar to the one from Super Mario 64. Each figurine has 3 attacks which are used to attack the opponent, along with a basic aura attack involving Imagipower and the ability to jump (or float).

In the NextGen Solo Neo port of the game, the gameplay has been slightly modified to take use of the systems higher specs. A new add-on (the F³ scanner) is also used to scan figurines/cards, as the Neo lacks the feature required for stand-alone scanning. The Neo version of the game comes with the Expansion Pack and Finisher Skills DLC already installed.

Online Features

The Wii U version of the game uses both Nintendo Network and Brock Productions Online in their online mode. Both ways allow players to cooperate with others in Story mode or battle in Muiltiplayer mode. BPOL also allows the player to track battles, tourneys and stats. The Neo version of the game loses Nintendo Network compatibility but gains the ability to connect directly into Shift Online, which has the same features of BPOL.

Modes

As with other Figurine Fighter games, F³ has multiple modes to play in.

  • Story Mode (Singleplayer and Muiltiplayer)
    • The main mode of the game, where the player goes through stages in worlds to complete the story. It can be played with one player or up to 4 players.
  • Practice Mode (Singleplayer)
    • A mode where the player can battle opponents to learn how to play and further his/her abilities.
  • Brawl Mode (Singleplayer and Muiltiplayer)
    • ​The most common Muiltiplayer mode. The player(s) can battle each other or join together to fight randomly selected monsters. Available after finding the first Power Orbs.
  • Puzzle Plaza Mode
    • ​First available after finding a Puzzle Piece. Here, you can use your Puzzle Pieces to unlock stuff, or play Puzzle Roulette with your F-Coins to earn Puzzle Pieces you need.

Gamepad Connectivity

The Wii U version of the game has more features due to the fact that two screens are present. The player with the GamePad can activate special moves easily by selecting them. When an enemy is hurt, a small block drops into the "puzzle zone", and when a whole layer is filled the player gains a temporary attack and speed boost. After the Finisher Skills DLC is downloaded, it also allows one Finisher Move to be used.

Characters

Among the most important gameplay features of the game is the ability to scan special, store bought Figurines with the Wii U Gamepad to unlock them in game. Each figurine has a main move, two special moves and and special ability to help them in battle. All figurines start with 100% health.

Name Main Attack Special Move 1 Special Move 2 Special Ability Finisher Skills
Unten (main) Punch Energy Ball Force Smash Runs faster when hurt. Energy Storm
TaBooki (main) Slap Tail Swing Leaf Throw TaBooki can float multiple times like Jigglypuff. Leaf Swarm
Pesh (main) Sword Slash Pushy Push PushoShield Due to the helmet, Pesh has twice more defense for his head. Pushy-Army
YonenBooe](main) Magic Beam Super Whip Golden Fire He can fly a bit, and glows orange when using a move. Golden Comet Storm
Kurt Stab Knife throw Absorb energy After absorbing enough energy, he temporarily becomes stronger and faster, and can use the energy to control machinery. Energy Quake
Bombell (starting pack) Burning Tongue Bomblob Trap Explosion He is a Boo, so he floats a bit above the ground. Clone O' Boo
Swiss (starting pack) Punch Sword Spin Cheese Rain The more damage he has, the higher he jumps. He can triple-jump. Cheese Swarm
Sunnyscythe Zap Lightning Doom Short-Circuit The less HP he has, the more damage he does and the faster he moves. Zappy Leg-Extend
Gumball Chewers Lick Bon Bon Bowling Ball Sweet Hammer He is quite fast Sugar Rush
Mint Chewers Tail Swipe Pencil Spear Graffiti Spray Mint is quite speedy, but weak Rainbow Blast
Candy Sugar Sweetheart Bunny Hop Kiss Sundae Girl She is also quick Sweet Dreams
Stitch Liqourice Shadow Ball Voodoo Pins Burnin' Buttons Stitch is very powerful. Graveyard
Zak Stretch Punch Stretch Jump Stretchy Spin Can stretch arm to throw items farther. Doodle
Maion Staff Pound Energy Ball Fire Ball Can fly for limited periods of time. Spirit Absorb
Sheyna Plasma Punch Plasma Ball Ground Pound Turns into Eve when she has high damage. Eve does more damage and can fly. Exreme Eve
Douglas Aura Blast Aura Smash Aura Ribbon He can fly for a short period of time, via aura wings Aura Trap
Grim Missile Laser Flame He can jump really high Fires a homing bomb
Lucazs Magical Blast Fire Ring Grapple Vine He wields a scepter, and is speedy. Portal-splode
Sketchl Strong Punch Lead Point Pointed Smash Sketchl Draws Drawing Sketchl
Pete Wing Attack Fire Breathe Springy Jump Pete can fly Extreme Breath
Aingeru Sword Stab Wing Slash Ball o' Fire Aingeru can fly for limited periods of time. Fast Flap
Speedy Speed Kick Speed Punch iPenguin Force-Shield© Speedy can slide on his belly to move faster. Speedy Poke
Gorge Sword Stab Spear throw Axe fling Gorge creates damaging mushrooms behind himself. Mushroom Boost
Purple Ninja Smack Ninja Kick Spin Jump Purple gets faster after he is hurt. Ninja Star Storm
Kaichu ElectroZap Quick Attack Thunder Kaichu hurts any Figurine/enemy that touches him. Electrical Orb
Mason Awesome Kick Ice Attack Light Attack Mason cannot use his second special attack in the dark. Light Avenge
Fruity Peck Wing Spin Bongos Fruity can glide. Super Spin
Molgar Claw Attack Fire Breathe Chaw Attack Molgar can fly for periods of time. Super Breath
Woofbot Propeller Smash Laser Eyes Propeller Razor Woofbot has more defense, so he is harder to KO. Bomb Expense
Meowbot Balloon Bot Laser Eyes Balloon-icide Meowbot falls slower. Meow Signal
Wilsing Sleepy Song Feasty Fire Dousing Dance Wilsing has more strength, but not enough to give Woofbot normal damage. Extreme Sing
Made avaliable after the Figurine Expansion Pack was released.
Hayden & Aiden Weapon Smack Omega Ball Omega Blast Both can jump extremely high; Balanced characters; Double characters. Omega Magnet
Shine Star Shot Star Spin Mega Star Rain Shine can float. Very Fast, Weak Attacks. Star dust follows her as she moves. Star Dust Storm
Ninjon Sword Slash Ninja Kick Ninja Star Ninjon can climb walls Ninja Rage
Frolo Electric Punch Electric Jump Electric Pound Frolo can double jump. Electric Burst

Items

Hidden throughout the various levels, worlds and boss fights are special objects, called items, that can help the figurines on their quest. Their effects include health restoring, speed increasing, ability adding and many other helpful things. Woofbot, Meowbot and TaBooki cause more items to generate in a level.

  • F-Coin
    • Can be collected in battle to spend on Puzzle Pieces.
  • Mushroom
    • Increases the power and size of the user, wares off in 20 seconds
  • Fire Flower
    • ​Allows the user to throw fireballs for a small period of time
  • Paint Flower
    • Adds a random move to the users arsenal for a minute or two
  • Battery
    • Recovers 25% of the users health, 50% if they are -bots
  • Dragkanette
    • ​Creates a floating companion to help attack enemies
  • Cheese Cubes
    • Restores 40% health
  • Cheese Bomb
    • Works like an explosion
  • Puzzle Pieces
    • Collected in the various stages to complete Puzzles in Puzzle Plaza.

Cards

Cards are a new feature in the Figurine Fighters series, and greatly expand the possibilities of the game. Along with Figurines, Cards can be purchased at various retailers, and can be scanned to unlock them within the game. Unlike Figurines, Cards do not add characters but instead do special effects, such as the following:

  • Adding a small 'soldier', which follow the main character around.
  • Refilling the main characters health or "mana"
  • Giving the main character an additional attack
  • Or giving stat boosts of the main character, like increasing the max speed.

Starting Pack

Each game comes packaged with:

DLC

Finisher Skills

"Finisher Skills" is the first DLC released for Fantendo Figurine Fighters, but second revealed. The DLC adds Finisher Skills, which are powerful moves that can only be used when the Skill Bar (also added) is full. Each character has it's own Finisher Skill, once again adding more diversity to the character selection.

Expansion Pack

"Expansion Pack" was a DLC released shortly after the Finisher Skills download. It added 4 Figurines to the game, allowing them to be scanned. If they are scanned before downloading, a message will appear, telling you to download the DLC.

Worlds

Name Description Boss
1 Plains The home region of many Fantendians. King Plumber used to reside here, but has left for other areas. GheroBoo
2 Forest A deep, lush woody area with many (evil) llamas. Tango the Llama
3 Mountain A mountain with many secrets. Old tribes have taken refuge, such as the tribe of Chief Dongorio, the Baraenions. Green Revival
4 Volcano A burning inferno filled with monsters. Burnsteon
5 Sea A deep underground coral city with bright fish and mean sharks. Octopus Prime
6 Space Deep in space, an old asteroid called A-132 is hurtling through space with Tatanga. This is the last stop for Unten and pals. Tatanga
Dr. Dasterdly's Castle In the heart of Fantendoville is the evil Dr. Dasterdly's new residence; a large, menacing castle with tons of traps. Dr. Dasterdly
Factory Located right next to Fantendoville is a big, powerful factory that was taken over by Netnu.

Netnu

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Enemies

Picture Attacks Location(s) Health Points (%)

Heligoomba NSMBVR

Heligoomba
  • Bombard
  • Goomba Stomp
  • Plains
  • Forest
  • Mountain
  • Volcano
  • Sea
  • Space
  • Factory
10%

Burningwaddlewing

Burning Waddlewing
  • Fire Toss
  • Bombard
  • Acorn Drop
  • Forest
  • Mountain
  • Volcano
  • Factory
60%

TaBooki- Digger

Digger
  • Dig Attack
  • Nose Barge
  • Plains
  • Forest
  • Mountain
  • Volcano
  • Sea
  • Space
45%

PearsterArt

Pearster
  • Barge
  • Jump Attack
  • Hypnodance
  • Plains
  • Forest
  • Mountain
20%

Lurker

Lurker
  • Dig Attack
  • Barge
  • Hypnoeyes
  • Jump Attack
  • Mountain
  • Volcano
25%

HurrSphere

Hurr Sphere
  • Barge
  • Dumb-Up
  • Plains
  • Forest
  • Mountain
  • Volcano
  • Sea
  • Space
  • Factory
80%

Blastabirdtransperent

Blasta Bird
  • Cannon Shot
  • Big Bomb
  • Barge
  • Forest
  • Mountain
  • Volcano
  • Space
  • Factory
70%

Black pawn

Black Pawn
  • Big Haunt
  • Barge
  • Phase Through
  • Forest (haunted)
  • Mountain
  • Sea
  • Space
  • Factory
65%

Gallery

See here.

Beta Elements

See here.

Trivia

  • Although this is .lennongrad (tbc)'s second Fantendo community project, it is the first one that was not cancelled.
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