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Metal Clash: Ozzy vs. Dio by Dopefish138 Metal Clash: Ozzy vs. Dio by Dopefish138
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Alternate Reality Gaming is proud to present METAL CLASH

Metal Clash was an obscure 1990s fighting game title from a little-known developer called "Speedfreax". It was a generic street fighter knockoff with a small roster, with one element to set it apart from the rest: A cast composed entirely of Heavy Metal frontmen. Its origins are as mysterious as the company itself, but it's believed that the game began as a result of an office argument as to who would win in a fight, Ozzy or Dio.

The game would eventually feature, in order from left to right:
Row 1:
Ozzy Osbourne of Black Sabbath, Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead, Rob Halford of Judas Priest, Ronnie James Dio of Black Sabbath and Dio.

Row 2:
Dave Mustaine of Megadeth, King Diamond of King Diamond

Row 3:
Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden, James Hetfield of Metallica.


However, the company soon ran into legal (and financial) difficulties. Ozzy Osbourne was soon told what a video game was, James Hetfield was infuriated that his character was not invincible as per the contract, Bruce Dickinson refused to record voice clips but threatened legal action for sampling his voice or hiring an imitator, and Ronnie James Dio found out that Ozzy Osbourne was in the game. Perhaps most damning of all, the developers had never secured music licensing rights - only likeness rights of the performers. Burdened by the financial weight of the likeness rights alone, and the shortcoming of the soundtrack, the game entered limbo and was subsequently canned.

Speedfreax ceased to exist, and nobody can say what happened to the company or the only known copies of Metal Clash. Most musicians involved refused to talk about it in the rare case they were ever prompted, though Lemmy Kilmister stated that he believed the game to have been released, and simply got screwed out of royalties. Some claimed that King Diamond had one of the only remaining copies, but King Diamond refused to answer our calls. We're not allowed to say where we got this screenshot of the character select screen, but rest assured that it is a rare treat indeed. Marvel with us at Alternate Reality Gaming at what could have been... and remember. Rock on.
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:iconnemangawolf:
NeMangaWolf Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Student General Artist
but i wanna play ;///;
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:iconfluorescent523:
Fluorescent523 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Would buy in a heartbeat. There is no telling who would win that fight.
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:iconlerdavian:
Lerdavian Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Student General Artist
KIIIIING
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:icontomdabombdisturbed:
TomDaBombDisturbed Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Dave Mustaine Vs Bruce Dickinson!

Dave uses Tornado of Souls. Its Super Effective!
Bruce uses Fear of the Dark.
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DooMGuy117 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bruce Dickinson vs Rob Halford.

Readygo.
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:iconmetalrockergirl18:
MetalRockerGirl18 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
This game... i want it D:
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:icondelightfuldingo:
DelightfulDingo Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This game doesn't exist because?!?
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:iconvasile20022003:
vasile20022003 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
WoW, you are talented
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:icondianamreiland:
dianamreiland Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Student Artist
I want this game!!!!!!!
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:iconashmael1992:
Ashmael1992 Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I had a similar idea. Only the roster would have been WAY bigger. Including the other musicians as well
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:iconmewtow4590:
Mewtow4590 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
thought King Diamond was Alice Cooper
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:iconfannystarling:
FannyStarling Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
this could be pretty easy to make... and then leak it into the internet muahahaha
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:iconsergey95:
Sergey95 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
FATALITY will be AWESOME :D
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:iconpauliemerideth:
pauliemerideth Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
"Ozzy Osbourne was soon told what a video game was." classic.
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xXxDarknesSxX Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
Pretty sure the first time they told him that he was put in a video game, he said "What the fuck is a video game?"
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:iconmetallixnodensetsu:
MetallixNoDensetsu Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
THIS GAME SHOULD'VE EXISTED, DAMMIT.
Wonderful little hoax, lol
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:iconl1701e:
L1701E Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
This would've been a great game. I would've played it for hours.

Nice pixel work, my friend!
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tlb19 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
hey at least they got to be in brutal legend.well 3 of them,at least.
rob,lemmy and ozzy
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:icondopefish138:
Dopefish138 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
Dio was almost in, too. But they replaced his lines with Tim Curry's. I don't really regret that decision, as much as I love Dio.
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:iconxx13rulesxx:
xx13rulesxx Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Dio wins :)
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:iconenigmal-insanity:
enigmal-insanity Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this game would be insanely fun!
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:icontheicetiger:
TheIceTiger Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
That is awesome! Haha, great job!
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:iconcrosslance:
Crosslance Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
Ozzy is floating jajaja :D
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:iconm3talman99:
M3tAlMan99 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
I love it i would totally buy that
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:icondarkne5s:
DaRkNe5s Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
Luv it
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:iconphoenix667:
Phoenix667 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010
i would kill for that game! )=
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:iconbrecciwolf:
Brecciwolf Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010   Writer
Lemmy Kilmister would be indestructible =P
AWW, I want it so badly =(
Lol
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:iconmetalfox117:
MetalFox117 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
secret unlockable characters: Jack Black and Kyle Gass duo.
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:iconanimalrawr:
AnimalRawr Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010
For the win! :skull:
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:iconthefreakwiththecap:
TheFreakWithTheCap Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
Haha
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:iconmetalfox117:
MetalFox117 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They'd be joke characters, of course. They'd have really lame, but flashy, moves.
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:iconthefreakwiththecap:
TheFreakWithTheCap Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
Flashy is good. Very Tenacious D.
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:iconmetalfox117:
MetalFox117 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Indeed.
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:iconibbod0:
Ibbod0 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009
I fucking want that game :|
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:iconbloody666eye:
bloody666eye Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010   Digital Artist
me too.
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:icondopefish138:
Dopefish138 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009
Aye, don't we all?
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