Despite the family connections, however, Mugen is not, and has never been, owned by Honda Motor Company; Mugen owner Hirotoshi Honda has been the biggest shareholder in Honda since his father's death in The company tunes and races Honda vehicles in the Super GT championship, and, additionally, sells aftermarket parts to amateur enthusiasts. It was part of partnerships that won the Formula championship in and , and that eventually led to Mugen's involvement in Formula One , from to , and up to was the exclusive supplier of Formula Nippon engines. The company has a strong racing heritage, as Hirotoshi Honda began building his own racing car in a workshop at his father's house, shortly before he graduated from Nihon University in In , Mugen started its operations and initially offered special parts of motocross bikes. The company started specializing in tuning Honda engines. Mugen ultimately intends to build its own road cars and the first step towards this was the creation of bodykits for the Honda Ballade CR-X in Since then, the company has produced a number of body kits for Honda machinery, culminating with the Mugen NSX prototype in Although it is a legally separate entity, M-TEC kept Mugen's existing staff and is headed by former Mugen board member Shin Nagaosa , who was the engineering division manager at Mugen and been involved with running Mugen's NSX racing program. Working with Honda, Mugen has gradually expanded its sporting involvement to all levels of the sport.
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This article is about the M. N engine. For the article about the character based on the engine, see M. N character. DOS M. The most recent version of M. N to be publicly released is version 1. N allows users typically known as "authors" or "creators" to create content for the engine such as but not limited to characters and stages for others to download and add to their game, or just to keep for themselves, as well as fully-fledged fighting games.
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The question, "Who would win in a fight? The notion of pitting characters from different properties and different media against one another is exciting to discuss. And when it comes to letting fans live out these arguments, there are few better outlets than fighting games. Further Reading Smash Bros. Ultimate review: The best fighting game on any Nintendo system Even within a genre known for character-merging crossovers , there's one two-decade-old game that reigns supreme when it comes to pitting a wide variety of characters against one another. That program is MUGEN , derived from the Japanese word for "infinite," which is an appropriate name for a program that provides near limitless potential for players to create new fighting games and characters. MUGEN began life just before the turn of the century as a PC-based side-scrolling shoot-'em-up title, created by a small company called Elecbyte.
If you are upgrading from an older version of M. N, please read the Upgrade Notes. N is a 2D fighting game engine that is enables you to create commercial-quality fighting games. Almost everything can be customized, from individual characters to stages, as well as the look and feel of the game. The majority of content created for M. N tend to be distributed as individual characters, stages or motifs. Assembling a game is as simple as downloading the content of your choice, and configuring M. N to know about it.