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Skullgirls Mobile is a free-to-play mobile spin-off/prequel of the original Skullgirls developed by Hidden Variable Studios. It was released for iOS and Android under LINE Corporation on May 25th, 2017.

On January 15th, 2018, LINE Corporation separated from Autumn Games and Hidden Variable Studios, resulting in the LINE version of Skullgirls Mobile becoming inactive permanently.[1] The game was subsequently re-released under Autumn Games on January 18th, 2018.[2]

There are three game modes: Story, Prize Fights, and Daily Events.

Story[edit | edit source]

Including the game's tutorial, the story of Skullgirls Mobile is told in the style of a visual novel, interspersed with a series of matches, and is set before the events of Skullgirls.

Main Story[edit | edit source]

In the tutorial, the player is introduced as having has just awoken after being experimented on by Brain Drain and Valentine at Lab 0. She tests the player's movements, introducing basic controls of the game.

Part 1: Egret Boot Camp[edit | edit source]

Having escaped Lab 0 thanks to Valentine, the player joins the Black Egrets and trains with Princess Parasoul to further understand the game's mechanics.

Part 2: A Fishbone to Pick[edit | edit source]

The player investigates Little Innsmouth to find out what the Fishbone Gang is up to.

Part 3: Who's The Boss?[edit | edit source]

The player tails Andy Anvil to see who he is after.

Part 4: Going All In[edit | edit source]

Having identified the real threat to New Meridian, the Black Egrets and the player infiltrate the River King Casino and "scrounge up some incriminating dirt".

Part 5: Ascent of a Woman[edit | edit source]

The Black Egrets and the player ascend New Meridian's tallest tower and take on the deadliest crime organization in the city.

Origin Stories[edit | edit source]

Introduced in Update 1.3[3], these delve into the backstories of the Skullgirls characters. Every fight within an Origin Story requires a Fighter of that story’s character type.

Meaner. Better. Faster. Stronger[edit | edit source]

Peacock's Origin Story, added on July 31st, 2017. This chapter covers her rescue from slavers by the Anti-Skullgirl Labs and her willing transformation into a soldier by Lab 8.

Beating the Odds[edit | edit source]

Big Band's Origin Story, added on September 4th, 2017. This act concerns Ben Birdland who was betrayed by the corrupt police force, before being modified as an Anti-Skullgirl soldier by Lab 8.

Growing Pains[edit | edit source]

Painwheel's Origin Story, added on September 29th, 2017. Carol awakens as Painwheel and has her abilities tested by Lab 0 while struggling to maintain her free will.

Last Hope[edit | edit source]

Valentine's Origin Story, added on November 15th, 2017. Valentine embarks on a mission with the rest of the Last Hope to take down the Skullgirl and her shape-shifting cohort.

​Main Attraction[edit | edit source]

Cerebella's Origin Story, added on December 21st, 2017. This chapter takes place a year prior to Skullgirls, where Cerebella, Beatrix, and Feng are tested to see who will become the next agent for the Medicis.

No Shelter[edit | edit source]

Parasoul's Origin Story, added on August 9th, 2018. This chapter begins with Umbrella asking Parasoul how their mother became the Skullgirl, forcing Parasoul to question if she should tell her the truth. 

Hostile Makeover[edit | edit source]

Filia's Origin Story, added on June 5th, 2019. This chapter focuses on Filia's first encounter with Samson and the events that led to her becoming the Parasite's host.

The Fall of the House of Contiello[edit | edit source]

Squigly's Origin Story, added on August 8th, 2019. The events leading up to Selene becoming the Skullgirl, her ensuing actions, and Squigly's death and un-life are further explored.

Prize Fights[edit | edit source]

Prize Fights is a game mode that requires the player to be at least level 10 to unlock it.

The game mode puts the player in a continuous string of 3v3 fights where they choose 3 among their collection of fighters and get matched to another team of 3 (created by other players). The matchmaking method is based on the total fighter score of the 3 chosen fighters (as a result, choosing higher-point fighters results in getting matched with tougher opponents). If the player wins a match, they will get an amount of score that counts towards reward tiers of the Prize Fights' theme (for example, the 'Medici Shakedown' theme contains Canopy-Coin reward tiers). The more the player wins, the longer the win streak and, therefore, the higher the score multiplier will be so the player can get to higher reward tiers.

The following are Prize Fights' themes:

Character Prize Fights (Canopy Coins, Theonite, Skill Points, and Bronze/Silver/Gold Moves)[edit | edit source]

  • Two to Tangle (Filia)
  • Dame of Thrones (Parasoul)
  • Rumble Pack (Beowulf)
  • Cutting Room Floor (Peacock)
  • Second to Nun (Double)
  • Night's Ghoul (Squigly)
  • Casket Match (Valentine)
  • A League of Her Clone (Fukua)
  • Blood Sport (Eliza)
  • Big Ben's Beatdown (Big Band)
  • High Wire Hijinks (Cerebella)
  • Ones and Zeros (Robo-Fortune)
  • A Head of the Game (Ms. Fortune)

Medici Prize Fights (Canopy Coins and Gold Moves)[edit | edit source]

  • Medici Pit Fighting
  • Medici Fight Club
  • Medici Crime Spree
  • Medici Heist
  • Medici Shakedown

Elemental Prize Fights (Elemental Shards, Elemental Relics, and Elemental Essences)[edit | edit source]

  • High Tide (Water element)
  • Ring of Fire (Fire element)
  • Eye of the Storm (Air element)
  • A Shining Example (Light Element)
  • A Shot in the Dark (Dark element)

Miscellaneous Prize Fights (Various Rewards)[edit | edit source]

  • Hot Off the Presses (Skill Points)
  • Show Me Your Moves (Move Relics)

Daily Events[edit | edit source]

Daily Events is a game mode unlocked by finishing 'Who's The Boss?' in the Story Mode.

The mode is akin to a daily Story Mode with varying sets of fights and rewards based on themes. Rewards for completion are Canopy Coins, a Special Moves, Blockbuster moves, and Theonite. The quality of the moves (Bronze, Silver, or Gold) depends on the difficulty (Basic, Advanced, Expert, and Master respectively).

Each day in a week has a different theme:

  • Monday: After School Special (Filia); Ghoul's Night Out (Squigly)
  • Tuesday: Walking The Beat (Big Band); Days Of Future Cats (Robo-Fortune)
  • Wednesday: Routine Checkup (Valentine); Wednesday Night Rawr (Beowulf)
  • Thursday: A Clone With my Thoughts (Fukua); Anger Management (Painwheel)
  • Friday: Tickets to the Fun Show (Cerebella); Double Feature (Double)
  • Saturday: Saturday Morning Cartoons (Peacock); Caturday Night Fever (Ms. Fortune)
  • Sunday: A Royal Audience (Parasoul); Bloody Sunday (Eliza); Cosmic Encounters (Annie)

Fighter Cards[edit | edit source]

In lieu of a roster made up of completely different characters, Skullgirls Mobile has fighters based on different color palettes of cast members from Skullgirls 2nd Encore, each with a unique title besides the character's name. In-game, this was explained as summoning fighters from parallel dimensions through the use of Relics, however; this has been retconned.

The fighter cards are split between rankings of bronze, silver, gold, and diamond, with the possibility of evolving fighters to a higher rank when certain sacrificial conditions are met. Fighters of each character palette are also associated with their own element: Fire, Water, Wind, Light, Dark or Neutral.

Update 3.3.1 introduced a standardized greyscale palette for Sparring Partners in Training Mode.[4]

List of Fighter Cards
Filia Bad Hair DayFrayed EndsHair ApparentRock StarBad Ms. Frosty • Sparring Partner • Parasite WeaveDread LocksWindsweptIdol ThreatClass CutterDjinn Frizz
Cerebella UnderstudyHeadstrongToad WarriorGray MatterBig Top • Sparring Partner • Criminal MindArmed ForcesHarlequinBrain FreezeHeavy HandedStar Spangled
Peacock RerunSketchyWildcardInklingPeashooter • Sparring Partner • UntouchableThat's All Folks!UltraviolentMean OneFreeze FlameDream Catcher
Parasoul ShelteredHeavy ReignNo EgretsIvy LeagueShadow Ops • Sparring Partner • PrimedPrincess PrideRegally BlondeStar CrossedSummer SaltRisky Ginger
Ms. Fortune Just KittenHellcatMs. TrialFeline LuckyPurrfect Dark • Sparring Partner • Rogue AgentHack n' SplashClaw & OrderMeow & FureverFurry FuryWind Stalker
Painwheel RustyTwisted MettleRage AppropriateBlood DriveFreaky Friday • Sparring Partner • BuzzkillRaw NervFireflyGrim FanFly TrapNeuromancer
Valentine ScrubIcy HotGraveyard ShiftOh MaiKill Joy • Sparring Partner • Silent KillLast HopeSurgeon GeneralPyro-TechniqueAssassin's GreedTrès Chic
Double NunsenseSundae SchoolTemple TyrantMyst-MatchDoublicious • Sparring Partner • Immoral FiberRainbow BlightXenomorphEvergreen EvilJaw BreakerHeart of Darkness
Squigly Stage FrightScared StiffDead HeatNearly DepartedNecrobreaker • Sparring Partner • PoltergustBio-ExorcistDead of WinterThrill ShriekerLove CraftedPlot Twisted
Big Band BasslineBeat BoxResonant EvilRobocopyTreble Maker • Sparring Partner • Private DickEpic SaxG.I. JazzMegasonicMegasonicHeavy MetalDream Band
Eliza In DenileDecryptedScarlet ViperBloody ValentineTomb & Gloom • Sparring Partner • Diva InterventionBloodbathRed VelvetLapis LuxuryInner PiecesStand OutMummy Dearest
Beowulf UnderdogCold StonesNumber OneHype ManWrestler X • Sparring Partner • Weekend WarriorWulfsbaneDragon BrawlerFreedom FighterDark MightSnake Bite
Robo-Fortune PrototypeM-3OWNyanotechBlue BomberPurrminator • Sparring Partner • Blue ScreenHead HunterTerrorbytePersona AssistantOverclockedX-Bot
Fukua Rough CopyInfernal TwinChameleon TwistRain ShadowSouls Sister • Sparring Partner • Feathered EdgesVaporwave VixenNight TerrorPhantom ThreadsShadow PuppetSplitting Image

Controls[edit | edit source]

Swipe Away: Dash backwards

Swipe Forward: Dash forward and attack

Swipe Forward Twice: Dash forward attack followed by knockback attack

Tap Light One Finger: Light attack, press consecutively to combo

Tap Hold One Finger: Charge Attacks

Swipe Down One Finger: Perform a crouch (trip) attack

Swipe Up: Launch opponent in the air. (Tap Immediately after launching the opponent to follow with aerial attacks)

Hold the Screen Two Fingers: Block

Swipe Anywhere Two Fingers: Throw

Press buttons on-screen to Tag-out, use Power attacks, and Blockbuster Attacks

Links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Main Editions SkullgirlsSkullgirls EncoreSkullgirls 2nd Encore
Spin-offs Skullgirls Mobile
Initial Roster Filia (Samson) • CerebellaPeacock (Avery) • ParasoulMs. FortunePainwheelValentineDouble
Encore DLC Squigly (Leviathan) • Big BandFukuaEliza (Sekhmet) • BeowulfRobo-Fortune
2nd Encore DLC Season 1: Annie (Sagan) • ??? • ??? • ???
Other AdamAeonAlbusAmeliaAndy AnvilBeatrixBlack DahliaBrain DrainDelilahDogDr. AvianDr. GeigerFengGeorge BombGrendelHiveHoraceHubrechtIleumIrvinIsaacKing FranzLawrenceLeducLonesome LennyLorenzoMarcusMarieMinetteMollyMotherMrs. Victoria (D. Violet) • OttomoPanzerfaustQueen NancyRachel WongReginaRiccardoRobertoRoxieScythanaSeleneStanleyTaliesinTommy Ten-TonsUmbrellaVenusVitaleYu-WanMisc.
Terminology SkullgirlSkull HeartParasiteLiving WeaponMedici MafiaAnti-Skullgirl LabsBlack EgretsCirque des CartesFishbone GangThe Last HopeThe Trinity
Stages Streets of New MeridianRiver King CasinoMedici TowerNew Meridian RooftopsRooftops AssaultNMO Arena | (Empty)Bath of Tefnut | (Sekhmet)MaplecrestNightmare CrestGrand Cathedral | (Empty)Final AtriumGehennaUnder the BridgeMeridian Area Rapid TransitLittle Innsmouth | (Night)Lab 8 | (Empty)Glass CanopyClass NotesNo Man's LandSound Stage 15
System HUDControlsBasic MechanicsAdvanced Mechanics
Extras Art GalleryMarie 300%The Typing of the Skullgirls
Music Skullgirls Original SoundtrackSkullgirls Original Soundtrack PLUSSkullgirls Soundtrack ListingIn a Moment's TimeHitomi No Kioku
Character QuotesScriptsGalleriesRelationshipsMove Lists
Other Media SkullgirlSSkullgalsKeep Skullgirls Growing!Digital Art Compendium
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