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Curly is fairly faithful to its source material, containing sounds and music from Cave Story, as well as Curly's two weapons, the red Machine Gun and the blue Nemesis, which it uses as part of its moveset, allowing it to fire both long-range and short-range shots. Its A.I. is quite transparent, usually firing long-range shots or charging up Power from afar, and using short-range shots, a kick or a Hyper when up-close.

Curly Brace (Curly_Brace)
Cabocha Curly
Character portrait








Curly Brace Stand

Curly uses a four-button fighting system, two shots ((X)Button-x+(Y)Button-y) and two kicks ((A)Button-a+(B)Button-b). Armed with a Machine Gun and Nemesis. Its moves consist of kicks, shooting, a grab attack and some Specials and Hypers. Curly can charge up power by holding down (C)Button-c+(Z)Button-z.

Its A.I. is customizable via a text file on a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the toughest. Depending on the proximity, Curly can fire long-ranged Machine Gun shots or charge up Power from afar, though when close, Curly could perform a combo move and also a Hyper if the combo move connects when there is enough power.

Palettes 11 and 12 have stronger Attack and Defence, and have Whimsical Star projectiles orbiting. Power starts at 1000 and can't ever be depleted. Palette 12 has constant Life regeneration.

This character has a config.txt file to adjust the A.I. level and such, listed below in order from the top:

  • A.I. Level
  • A.I. Always On
  • Cut-in ON-OFF (Used for hypers, shows a portrait.)
  • Cartridge Clang Sound ON-OFF
  • Victory Fanfare ON-OFF (Used when Curly wins the match.)
  • Guard Cancel ON-OFF (Allows/disallows RQCB+(X)Button-x / (Y)Button-y / (A)Button-a / (B)Button-b move.)
  • Whimsical Star ON-OFF (Three stars orbit Curly when Power is 3000, always on for palettes 11 and 12.)







Hovering the mouse cursor over the Command Input icons will display text that refers to the inputs set in M.U.G.E.N's Key Config.

Icons encased in square brackets [ Button-D ] require the respective button(s) to be held down. Hovering the mouse cursor over the icon displays the hold duration if applicable.


Name Command Input Properties
Level 2 Machine Gun QCF (X)Button-x / (Y)Button-y AirokProj
Projectile angle varies with button pressed*
Projectile distance varies with button pressed*
Curly Brace lvl2mgLv2MachineGunShot
Name Command Input Properties
Level 2 Nemesis DP (X)Button-x / (Y)Button-y Proj
Projectile angle varies with button pressed
Curly Brace lvl2nmLv2NemesisShot
Name Command Input Properties
Bullet Step QCB (X)Button-x / (Y)Button-y Amount of projectiles fired before kicking up varies with button pressed
Curly Brace bulletstp
Name Command Input Properties
Somersault Shot QCB (A)Button-a / (B)Button-b Proj
Jump height varies with button pressed
Curly Brace SSLv2MachineGunShot


Name Command Input Properties
Level 3 Machine Gun QCF QCF (X)Button-x / (Y)Button-y AirokProj
Uses 1000 Power
Curly Brace lvl3mgLv3MachineGunShot
Name Command Input Properties
Trick Assault QCF QCF (A)Button-a / (B)Button-b Uses 1000 Power
Curly Brace TA
Name Command Input Properties
Iron Bond (Level 1 Nemesis) QCB HCF (X)Button-x / (Y)Button-y Proj
Uses 3000 Power
Curly Brace IBLv1NemesisShot


Name Command Input Properties
Rollover (X)Button-x+(A)Button-a Invincible*

Palette Gallery

Curly Brace Pal01
Curly Brace Pal02
Curly Brace Pal03
Curly Brace MEIKO KAITO (Shion Kaito's colours)
Curly Brace Pal04
Curly Brace Pal05
Curly Brace Pal06
Luka (Megurine Luka's colours) Haku Lilulu
Curly Brace Pal07
Curly Brace Pal08
Curly Brace Pal09
HMX 12 HMX 13 Mech-Hisui (Mech-Hisui's colours)
Curly Brace Pal10
Curly Brace Pal11
Curly Brace Pal12
Misery Black Gold

Black Curly

This dark version of Curly Brace has greatly increased attack and defense, a minimum of 1000 Power which cannot be depleted and, depending of the config.txt file settings, has Whimsical Star projectiles orbiting the character.

Gold Curly

This golden version of Curly Brace has the same abilities of Black Curly, however it has constant Life regeneration, making it even more difficult to knock out.

Victory quotes

This character does not have any victory quotes, meaning it uses the screenpack's default.



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