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Hornet is a car (#41) from Daytona USA and a secret, unlockable character in Fighters Megamix. The car humorously stands on back wheels and boxes with its front. Hornet plays like a Fighting Vipers character and can have its shell knocked off, revealing body, engine and other parts below. Its voice is sounds of an engine and many other sound effects from Daytona USA, such as screeching tires. Both of Hornet's costumes are a reference to its automatic (Red and Blue) or manual (Red and Gold) transmissions. Its stage is based upon a racecourse from Daytona USA (the Beginner's course from the arcade game, "Three-Seven Speedway").


Fighters Megamix




Page Updated:  May 11th, 2019

This was the moment when it was clear that Sega was going "all out" with Fighters Megamix. As ridiculous as this "character" is... Hornet was MEMORABLE. ^o^ What's this fighting game where a car is standing up on its rear wheels and taking on characters from Virtua Fighter and... what's that other game... Fighting Vipers? Yeah, that's the one. xD 

Considering Fighters Megamix was a mash-up of Sega's most popular games... Hornet was a silly yet effective way to represent Daytona USA in the game. In case you didn't know, Daytona USA was a mainstay in many arcades (especially the epic 8-cab version)! No, Hornet doesn't make much sense as a fighting game character and adds a cheap / silly MUGEN-esk element to the game... but "Hornet" definitely turned some heads at the time as a stupidly entertaining secret character. Obviously, after the initial joke ran out... there's not much substance to this fighting game character. Hornet's moveset was pretty bare bones and boring, tbh. lol.

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