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:  Apr. 23rd, 2023

This was the moment when it was clear that Sega was going "all out" with Fighters Megamix. As ridiculous as this "character" is... Hornet's debut was MEMORABLE in the fighting genre. ^o^ A Daytona USA car standing up on its rear wheels and fighting characters from Virtua Fighter and Fighting Vipers? Welcome to Fighter's Megamix. Easily the most bizarre character roster in a Sega game, still to this day.

Considering Megamix was a mash-up of Sega's most popular games... Hornet was a silly yet somehow 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 "must-see" secret character. Obviously, after the initial (D) joke ran out... there's not much actual substance to this fighting game character. Hornet's moveset was pretty bare bones and boring / glitchy.

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