Indie Fighter Air Dash Online Inspired By Super Smash Bros. Melee

By Ishaan . May 10, 2013 . 3:30pm

Independent developer JV5 games are working on Air Dash Online, a “platform fighter” inspired by Super Smash Bros. Melee and traditional fighting games. The game is being developed for PC and uses GGPO for online multiplayer.


JV5’s name references a perfect game in Super Smash Bros. Their own game, Air Dash Online, they say is focused on “fluid and agile character movement”. Unlike most fighters, progression in Air Dash Online isn’t tied to playing by yourself, but online against other opponents. JV5 claim that the game will include smart match-making to allow players to find suitable opponents against whom they can play at their own pace.


Five playable characters have been revealed for Air Dash Online so far, each one inspired by a character from Smash Bros.:


Vaius (inspired by Ganondorf/Zangief):


Chai (inspired by Marth):


Togun (no inspirations cited):


Tesla (inspired by Captain Falcon):


Lumella (inspired by Zero Suit Samus/Dhalsim):


You can visit the website for Air Dash Online here. The developers plan to launch a Kickstarter campaign for the game in the near future.


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  • Chooroo choooroooo

  • Phoenix Wright

    I’m interested.

    • MrSirFeatherFang

      I think you got into a fighting game already

    • Christian Wright

      my cousin!

  • Suicunesol


    There’s not that much to see on the site, but I kind of like the character designs. I feel like I need to know more about the game itself though before donating. It’s inspired by SSB, but that’s all they’ve told about gameplay.

  • Muffum

    I was hoping from the name that the game’d focus entirely on air dashes to the point of hilarity, a la Divekick.

    A tad disappointed, but I’ll probably see how this turns out regardless.

  • I love the females

  • AkuLord3

    ehhh this pecks my interests. Character designs are cool and i like to know more about this

  • HerosLight

    I guess Tesla will shout “MECHA PUUUUNCH”.

    But this caught my interest, especially since its a online multiplayer fighter. And I love me some fast-paced fighting games since Melee was like that.

  • That character is too manly to be inspired by marth.

    Also,Togun only. Final Destinations.Items off.3 stock

  • Klaus00

    the clocktower stage inspired by Castlevania Judgement Aeon’s stage?

    • Kaitsu

      Reminds me of Soul Calibur 3 where you encounter Zasalamel and forced to dodge a giant gear wheel.

      • Solomon_Kano

        I still remember the first time I played that stage. That wheel knocked me the hell out lol.

  • Interesting. Not really liking the character designs though they seem a bit..boring. I dunno something is just off.

  • Draparde

    I like how Chai looks~

    • AnimusVox

      I don’t see the Marth in her design but I do like the way she looks.

      • Eriol

        They mean her playstyle, not her visual looks.

        “Chai focuses on quick, precise swings to control space and shut down options. She emphasizes approaching with precision and performing graceful combos off of small hits.”

        That is Marth in a nutshell in Smash.

        • AnimusVox

          Oh ok. That makes sense hen.

  • riceisnice

    Sounds like people screaming at each other about unbalanced characters and that tired phrase, “this is my first match. I’m normally better.”

  • I think I can only express how I feel about this with these graceful words


  • Foofin Around

    I get the feeling that Togun is inspired a little bit by Pit. Togun has those chakram-like weapons. Pit is able to break his sword apart for duel-wielding, or he can keep it together and spin it around. So to me, there seems to be similarities between the weapons.

    Of course, I could be waaaay off. (;^_^) But Pit is a pretty cool character in SSBB, so that would be neat if Togun was inspired by him. :)

    • Sweet Sui ♥

      Hiya Lovely-kun, it’s been a loong time~ ’tis nice to see ya again (^o^)/ Sorry for the randomness of this; I just saw that you had made a comment and I decided to pop in and say hi :D lol.

    • Just Tim

      Who’s the Fox equivalent?

      • Foofin Around

        Umm…. I’m not quite sure what the question is here. Who do I think would be the Fox equivalent for this game? Oh gosh, I don’t know. (;^_^)

  • I know we haven’t seen much on the game yet, but for some reason I feel this will be glorious lol

    All the characters look great, but I’m lovin Lumellia and Chai =^_^=

    • Ferrick

      i don’t know about you but i’d say that this game needs more potato girl =D

  • Lumella is so cute and Bridget like!

  • Kelohmello

    Awesome, now for me to wait til it actually gets some gameplay footage out before I start to care at all.

  • Just Tim

    I’m gonna call it now:



  • Richard Evans

    The character “Lumella” is obviously influenced by the character “Bridget” from the Guilty Gear fighting game series.

    • MrSirFeatherFang

      That means Lumella is also a guy!

      • Vash bane

        why you go do? that now I cant unsee

  • Shariest

    Togun looks BA as hell :P

  • Solomon_Kano

    Vaius looks incredibly badass.

  • Hmmm this looks like this could be pretty hype

  • Nitraion

    Lol i almost thought chai is pascal from ToG

  • KingGunblader

    I want to play! Hopefully a Mac port is in the cards.

  • Ty Arnold

    I like the concept of making a Super Smash Bros type game that actually encourages competitive play, since Nintendo seems to be so wholly against that idea.

    Color me interested.

  • Neophoton

    Add me on to the list of people who’d be interested! I like the design for Togun. Aside from the fact I like cats. And because this game has a good idea going seeing as how Nintendo wasn’t fond of the direction Melee took.

  • Kuro Neko

    Togun looks like he’d be fun to play as Imo. I shall share some of my fish with him if he wins a lot :3

  • Göran Isacson

    Interesting. Will be keeping an eye on this one.

  • notforsale

    The character designs are looking pretty good! I’m definitely interested on how this game will turn out XD

  • Unlimax

    A YOYO GIRL FIGHTER .. My dream come true D:

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