Pet Shop boiz
Just yesterday, Bandai Namco announced four new characters for Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R. Robert E. O. Speedwagon, Mariah, Pet Shop, and Diego Brando are joining the battle, but there’s one character in this line up that immediately perked the ears of fighting game fans everywhere upon reveal.
Pet Shop, the ice spewing falcon, will be playable in All-Star Battle R, and this particular fighter carries a reputation for being one of the most broken, oppressive, and vile characters in all of fighting games. Needless to say, fans are concerned that history may repeat itself come September 2.
Back in 1998, Capcom developed and released JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Heritage for the Future. This fighting title is a cult classic these days, but among the things that people remember about it most has to be Pet Shop and his over powered status.
Pet Shop’s strength is infamous. With traits such as being impervious to low attacks thanks to not having a low hurtbox when standing, crazy 50/50 mix ups in nearly every situation, powerful combos, amazing supers, and flight with an eight-way dash, it is no wonder this character’s name alone strikes fear into those who have experienced his wrath.
While Pet Shop does have very low health, his offensive tools far outweigh the drawbacks of a low stamina rating. His conversions, ability to set up unblockables, projectiles that completely shut down neutral, and touch of death combos were enough to get him banned from major tournament play.
Here’s just a little taste of Heritage for the Future’s Pet Shop.
Now, there’s no guarantee that Pet Shop will retain his broken status in All-Star Battle R, but fans are definitely reacting to the addition.
“THEY HAVEN’T LEARNED ANYTHING AT ALL WHAT ARE THEY DOING,” wrote one Twitter user. Another followed up by saying, “Please, for once, let Pet Shop be low tier. We have had enough of this menace.”
THEY HAVEN’T LEARNED ANYTHING AT ALL WHAT ARE THEY DOING https://t.co/qp0miFePTr
— Toli (@JustACannoli) May 26, 2022
Please, for once, let Pet Shop be low tier. We have had enough of this menace. https://t.co/rVvEXHK7mf
— MFZ | Amaterras ⚔️ Unhinged VTuber (@AmaterrAsura) May 26, 2022
And, of course, we were given this gem of a meme that is all too true…
JOJO HFTF players watching the new All Star Battle R trailer with their unhealed wounds be like pic.twitter.com/nBUKb7L7w1
— Fighting-Games Daily (@FGC_Daily) May 27, 2022
It will certainly be interesting to see how Pet Shop plays in Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure:…
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