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Developer(s) Elecbyte
Latest version 1.1 beta 1
Active No
Platform(s) Multi-platform
Type Game engine
Programmed in C
License Freeware

Mugen (stylized as M.U.G.E.N) is a customizable 2D fighting game engine designed by Elecbyte. The content is created by the community and it includes fighters that are original or based off popular figures. This is the ultimate choice for the most complete crossover fighting game.


Name Platform(s) Latest version FLOSS Active Recommended
Mugen Windows Linux macOS MS-DOS 1.1 beta 1
Ikemen GO Windows Linux macOS v0.99.0
Paintown Windows macOS Linux Android
Wii PlayStation 3
3.6.1 TBD


The original closed-source engine. Hasn't been updated since 2013.
Ikemen GO
The current open-source implementation of Mugen. It is a fork of the Ikemen engine rewritten in the GO programming language.
An open-source implementation, notable for being ported on Android, Wii and PS3.

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