Mars People by psychochronic

Version: 1.00 | Updated: 09/03/06 | Printable Version

Neo Geo Battle Coliseum Mars People FAQ:


-Created, Edited and Compiled by: Psychochronic
of (Brettdude in Gamefaqs) with
some help by G Product

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Last Update: September 3, 2006

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Table of Contents:
1) Version Changes
2) Character Biography
3) Legend
4) Movelist
    -Unique Moves (Command Normals)
    -Special Moves
    -Desperation Moves
5) Differences from SVC
6) Combos
7) Contact
8) Credits

Version Changes:
1.00 - September 3, 2006:
Compilated on September 1, 2006 around 7:28pm EST and
finished on September 3, 2006 around 8:31pm EST. I wanted 
to do another NGBC FAQ after Lee;Kisarah and Shermie 
were taken so I thought of either K', Genjyuro or Athena. 
G Product convinced me to do one of Mars People as he 
has so much knowledge so I figured why the hell not.

Character Biography:
Mars People are aliens from space that are in a plot to take 
over the earth in the Metal Slug universe. They are similar 
to squids, using their tentacles as a form of movement, and 
a strange fighting style which involves gas and a laser pistol.
In Metal Slug 2, they appeared as enemies near the climax of 
the game, but were defeated by earth's forces. In Metal Slug 
6, the Martians, Morden and his rebel army, the Ikari Warriors 
join forces with the Metal Slug team to fight a new alien 
invader; who ironically, feed on the martians. In the game, 
after Stage 2, the Martians become the Slug team's allies, 
some are even hostages.

U = Up
UF = Up-Forward
F = Forward
DF = Down-Forward
D = Down
DB = Down-Back
B = Back
UB = Back
QCF = Quarter-Circle Forward
QCB = Quarter-Circle Back
HCF = Half-Circle Forward
HCB = Half-Circle Backward
P = Punch
LP = Light Punch
HP = Hard Punch 
K = Kick
LK = Light Kick 
HK = Hard Kick 
SC = Super Cancellable

Pros and Cons:
(+) Crouching is the "Big Lite". Yes, it's cancellable, quick, 
ranged, spammable and HIGH PRIORITY. You can chain 
4+ of them together easily. 
(+) LK Plasma Spin is really fast, very good anti-air as well 
as spam too. 
(+) Monsterous range and speed for standing HK, very 
good range poker. 
(+) He owns the air in terms of range. Priority is pretty top 
too, though still loses out to other aerial characters/tactics
(Nakoruru is a prime one). The range makes up for it. If
your timing is right, it seems like you're playing KOF2002
(?): An excellent character that can catch opponents by
surprise, zoning, cornering and for slow kills but also not
recommending playing against CPU because it has nothing
that can kill the CPU quick and also fast characters (Lee,
Hotaru, Nakoruru, etc...).
(-): Doesn't have any combos that turns the tables, meaning
that he has somewhat of a weak comeback factor. 
(-): Extremely limited combo options (similar to Lee).
(-): Somewhat weak defense.



LP: (FAR/CLOSE) A quick poke with his gun. Decent range, 
quick poke,nothing else. 

LK: (FAR/CLOSE) A quick poke with his tentacle that's 
similar to Kyo's standing LK with more priority and lower 
height. Very useful in extending your crouch pokes range. 

HP: (FAR) A somewhat slow poke downwards with his 
tentacles. Too slow but with good range though that's 
about 5/8 of the screen. (CLOSE) A vertical tentacle
swipe. Simlar range like crouching HP with somewhat 
slow speed but it aint bad at all.

HK: (FAR) A similar poke like standing HP but aims up 
at an angle. Good range and height with decent speed. 
(CLOSE) A high tentacle kick attack. Good range and
not bad speed and damage.


LP: A quick poke with his gun that can be repeated up to
four times and can be cancellable to various specials or

LK: A quick poke below with his tentacle. Hits low as 
expected, a little slow startup so not that chainable. 
Cancellable if timed right.

HP: A headbutt-like move. Works sort of like an anti-air, 
but don't rely on it. Not bad damage and vertical range
for a crouching normal.

HK: A tentacle spin that sweeps. Quick Startup, can be 
comboed after a crouching LP. When blocked, keeps 
you at a safe distance. When whiffed, prepare for heavy 
recovery lag. 


LP: A gun swipe attack in the air that's somewhat of a 
decent jump poke.

LK: A tentacle poke in the air with a good downward 
angle with some okay range.

HP: A tentacle poke in the air similar to jumping LK but
with more tentacles. Very good air-to-air, compared to 
jumping HK, it has more horizontal range. Similar to 
jumping HK. 

HK: A tentacle poke in the air similar to jumping HP.
Very good air-to-ground, compared to jumping HP, 
it has more vertical range but with lesser horizontal 
range. Similar to jumping HP. 

Mars Slider: DF + HK:
A spinning sweep attack that can act as a guard breaker.
Unlike its SVC counterpart, this one doesnt travel that 
far. Instead, it moves forward a bit, spins for about 4-5 
hits, then backwards. Relatively a safe normal that can 
be cancelled from crouching LP to make your opponent 
guard break. If it fully gets blocked, about 3/8 of the 
guard break bar is taken, near to half. 

Mars Shot: QCF + P:
Like SVC, Mars People shoots out a shot from his gun. 
LP version shoots a straight fireball that increases speed 
over time and HP version shoots one with slower speed 
but ocsillates up and down. Not a bad projectile overall.

Roswell Vanish: B, D, DB + P:
Mars People does a part-teleport, part self-destruction
move that's very nerfed. It's too slow and hardly hits 
anything. Its been slowed down, invincibility frames are 
gone, and the opponent needs to get more into the flames
to get hit, unlike SVC where touching the edge would get 
you hit. So far, its too unreliable to be used. Recovery is 
bad too. LP version leaves you back at where you are. HP 
version teleports you to behind where your opponent is 
when you used it. 

Plasma Abduction: HCB + P (close only):
A command grab as Mars People freezes the opponent then
floats then for a free shot. Though it lacked horizontal range 
unlike its SVC counterpart, it is very fast and has very fast 
recovery. Nothing too bad, but having a command grab is 
always a good thing. 

Area 801: QCF + K:
Good overhead move as Mars People does a quick leaping
attack.. LK version is really fast, range is very good too, 
can easily catch people off guard. HK version on the other 
hand is a good tool to approach the enemy from far. Not 
advisable to use HK version near, because chances are 
you'll jump over the opponent instead. 

Plasma Spin: F, D, DF + K (SC):
Mars People jumps up then strikes down with an aerial spin
attack. LK version has fast startup with  fast recovery. It 
doesn't hit as often as in SVC for the hits to hit when he 
comes down, the opponent has got to be in a very specific 
position. Most of the time, only hits while going up. For 
theHK version, it has some bad startup and recovery, but 
it travels further, and can ensue more hits. When the hits 
while coming down hit, you can follow-up with LK version 
again, an attack like crouching HK, or any other thing that 
would come out fast enough to hit. 

DESPERATION MOVES (each taking 1 level unless noted):
Independence Day My Bleem!: HCFx2 + P:
UFO super from SVC as a flying saucer flies across the top 
ofthe screen as it beams down electric rings below. Unlike 
SVC's counterparts, this one can be blocked, and smaller 
rings are fired. When 3 rings are fired, the UFO will go back 
up. Quite some post-startup lag. When you activate it, it'll 
come, but Mars People will have some lag there. Though 
hen you are hit during the lag, the UFO still comes. 

MP12: HCBx2 + P:
Also known as "12 Mars People" as Mars People from 
SVC whistles in Mini Mars People from above as they 
swirl around in a pattern and juggle theopponent. Except 
this time, it seem to not come out nicely, the way they 
come out, not all of them would hit unlike in SVC, and it 
may even come out off screen for the first round of flying 

Bronze After: QCBx2 + K:
New super, Mars does a quick hop over the opponent, 
while firing a ring that is similar to those fired from the 
UFO, at its peak. If positioned well, can be hard to block 
(Fired just after he passes the opponent, making him have 
to block the other way). 

Flatwoods March: Dx2 + LK + HK (requires 2 levels):
New super. Quite abit of startup, but its good (Use when 
opponent is tagging etc...). Mars People stands and about 
6-7 eggs pop out 2 by 2 of its mouth. If he gets hit while the 
egg pops up, no more eggs will pop out, but those out will 
continue their action. These eggs will hatch after a second 
or so, forming Mini Mars People. They will all dash towards 
the opponent, and explode as it hits.If the egg is off screen 
when mars uses it, it won't come. So yeah, for best effect, 
make sure none is off screen. When hit, the opponent will 
be covered in green flame. This is a useful super, summon 
the eggs, jump behind opponent, see him burn because he 
can't block. Very nice strategy and worth the meter if timed 

Tungus Incident: Dx2 + LP + HP (requires 3 levels):
3 Stocks super and his Exceed from SVC. The UFO falling 
down except this time, it falls straight on the opponent and 
it's equally fast, does quite a tinge of damage too. Probably 
comboable from stuff too. 

Differences from SVC:
-Jump attacks were faster and have less recovery. In NGBC,
you can combo off of a jump attack. Don't worry, it's not that 

-Plasma Spin only hits on the way up or way down outside
of the corner. HK version can super cancelled of the first hit.

-Area 801 has a tendency to whiff mover.

-Plasma Abduction can no longer be comboed from strong 

-Crouching LP is now spammable.

-His Mars Slider is now his crouching HK. So his crouching 
HK from SVC is now a command normal and it cannot be 

-Lost his Sliding Head and Hopping Knee command normals. 

-Independence Day My Bleem! has slower startup. Now the 
ship comes down from the screen then moves forward. Rings 
are now overheads and are smaller but if one hits then the 
rest will hit and give you a possible free juggle combo. But 
Mars People cannot move until the last ring hits. And the 
last ring will NOT extend to the very other side of the screen 
it will stop about a character's length away from the corner. 
Horrible startup and recovery, not remotely worth the bar. 

-Roswell Vanish has lost tremendous priority. No longer 
invincible on startup, Mars People is not invincible until 
he has fully disappeared. Smaller hitbox, won't combo due 
to this. Lost the unblockable, new motion. Also when 
done with HP, Mars People moves forward, before he 
moved backward.

-His regular throw has more recovery for some reason. 

-His normals are much faster. 

-MP12 just sucks. The pattern they fly in was hugelfy nerfed. 
The first wave may hit but good luck with the last two waves. 
A lot more recovery, just about one wave will connect in the 
corner. Due to the huge amount of recovery, it's harder to 
juggle afterwards, still possible but not near as easy as he 
lost his infinite juggle from it. I can verify it because this 
super just sucks!!! 

-Tungus Incident requires 3 bars. Lost the version that 
lands behind him. 

-New supers; Bronze After and Flatwoods March. 

-Crouching LPx3, Mars Slider 

-Crouching LP, HP Plasma Abduction 

-Tungus Incident can be juggled after Plasma Spin

-Bronze After, juggle with LK Plasma Spin or Roswell Vanish

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