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Cyber Woo
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Cyber Woo is a cybernetic version of the monster gorilla named Woo, one of the original monsters from SNK's The King of the Monsters. Woo was one of the monsters who arose in 1996 to help Japan fight off rogue monsters. In battle, Woo was defeated and nearly killed. As Woo was near death, the Japanese government took Woo's brain and implanted it inside of a giant cybernetic monkey body, developed by Makishima Industries, a Neo-Japanese company.

Known as Cyber Woo, he discovered that he was nothing more than a living weapon for the sake of world conquest. Cyber Woo destroyed the lab he was kept in and escaped when he found out he'd been used for evil purposes. In Neo Geo Battle Coliseum, Cyber Woo is controlled by a girl named Yuzu Makishima to test its power.
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Neo Geo Battle Coliseum



Card Fighters Clash DS


Page Updated:  May 24th, 2020

At first glance... Cyber Woo is a very interesting design aesthetically. I for one haven't seen such a cool mech-gorilla anywhere else. The little tomboy girl "Yuzu" is also a neat aspect of the design and has a funny personality. The two make a convincing duo... for amazing visual design overall. That said, Cyber Woo was a very unexpected yet very interesting design to join Neo Geo Battle Coliseum's roster.

Cyber Woo's 2D sprite in NGBC was pretty amazing work from SNK's artists at the time. The animation of Woo's sprite isn't the smoothest, but still looks pretty awesome in gameplay. The proportions and key animations are very well done, making Cyber Woo one of the surprise / most-memorable characters from Neo Geo Battle Coliseum. Definitely a cool way to pay homage to SNK's classic King of the Monsters series as well. In closing, Cyber Woo is a very underrated / underused design... and I'd definitely like to see Cyber Woo return in a future SNK crossover title! 

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