Over on Canned Dogs they were (and I was) talking about how they're trying to remake the rather awful Nitro+ Royale into a proper, professional-grade arcade fighting game, the way Melty Blood was successfully transitioned into a big arcade favorite in Japan. Unfortunately for creator Nitroplus, their game is so bad that no matter what happens, it's probably not worth saving. It's kind of like if someone had decided to have people play Rise of the Robots at Evolution. In the discussion thread, Urobura came up as a game that deserved an arcade port more than Royale, and well... I can't believe I'd never played Urobura. The joke of the title is lost on me, but it comes from the Japanese abbreviation for the popular Tsukihime fighting game Melty Blood, and the game is certainly a kind of Melty Blood.
Made by evil geniuses in ASCII's 2D Fighter Maker, the game is an intentional parody of Melty Blood featuring gimped approximations of its play mechanics, threadbare production values (including music I'd swear I've heard in other videogames), and characters reimagined as perpetually frowning, bored-looking shadows of their former selves. Character choices range from the Tsukihime cast to increasingly bizarre guest appearances ranging from Saber to the swimming Rei clones from Evangelion to a piece scribbled into a fifth-grader's notebook during a particularly boring class. The game is brilliant. Not good, mind you, just brilliant. And yes, it needs to be brought to the arcades. On April Fool's Day, in every Melty Blood: Actress Again cabinet in the world.