New Divekick character inspired by rejected Capcom design

Enter The Baz

[Update: According to comment from Woolie Madden of the Two Best Friends series “Dave Lang and Adam actually put him [The Baz] in the game because Matt and I asked for him as our ‘create your own character’ donation reward [on Kickstarter]. They honored all supporters after the campaign was cancelled. So we created him, they put him in”. So that’s the scoop on how The Baz got into Divekick. Thanks, Woolie!]

Once again, Adam “Keits” Heart and the team at Iron Galaxy have managed to put a new spin on simple idea. The Baz is the latest entrant to the roster of Divekick, the two-button fighting game about diving, kicking, and not much else. The Baz makes a name for himself with an indirect approach to combat. His primary attack causes him to leaves a trail of lightning behind him after diving horizontally across the screen. It’s the lightning, not The Baz’s mighty feet, which fell his foes. Pair that with his whip-aided, Spider-Man-style swing, and you have a truly special man indeed.

It seems that The Baz is Iron Galaxy’s riff on Zubaz, a rejected character design from Street Fighter II. I applaud the Divekick team for picking up where Capcom left off, and hope that this is just the start of many revived Street Fighter design rejects. Brazillio must rise again. 

Latest Divekick Character Revealed is “The Baz” [Gameranx]

Jonathan Holmes
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