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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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NeMangaWolf Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Student General Artist
but i wanna play ;///;
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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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Lerdavian Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Student General Artist
KIIIIING
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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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MetalRockerGirl18 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
This game... i want it D:
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DelightfulDingo Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This game doesn't exist because?!?
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vasile20022003 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
WoW, you are talented
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dianamreiland Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Student Artist
I want this game!!!!!!!
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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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