Fighting is Magic: Aurora

Fighting is Magic

The closest thing to Mane6's envision.

Launcher Overview

Intuitive Interface

Fighting is Magic comes with a beautifully made launcher which helps you keep the game up to date, lets you choose settings or lets you play offline or online.

Easy Updates

Every time you start up Fighting is Magic: Aurora, the launcher checks if you have the lastest version so you can get the best features.

In-depth Settings

The Fighting is Magic: Aurora launcher allows you to change if the launcher music is muted, if you receive updates for the game and lets you change game settings such as the number of rounds, the stage timer, stage and game speed.

Game Overview

Easy Four Button Gameplay

In Fighting is Magic: Aurora there is a four button gameplay mechanic, this consists of (A) Light, (B) Medium, (C) Heavy and (D) Magic. Although this button layout may be simplistic or basic, you'll notice how fast paced the action really is.

The Magic System

This game features a unique magic system that has never been utilised in any other arcade fighter. This magic system is used for characters special moves, these moves are limited to the number of segments there are on the magic meter. Have you ran out of magic? You can recharge your magic depending on what character you're playing with.


You can play Fighting is Magic over the internet with other players from around the world on the official Fighting is Magic: Aurora server, just be sure they have a low ping to avoid any lag problems.

Telepone features include; Chatting with people from around the world (Please read the rules of the server first as we are not responsible for you getting banned by an administrator.), Spectate ongoing matches, record your favourite matches and replay them at any time.

Choose Your Character

You can select from a range of characters from the show, in the first release you will be able to play as Applejack, Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Rarity, Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy. More characters will come in the versions to come as well as DLC.

When the last version of Fighting is Magic Aurora comes out, we will hopefully have a full roster of seventeen characters.


All the characters are available from the start. No need to play through the game to make characters available.

No two characters are alike, I have made the characters play differently, each one with a different set of commands and a different play style. Choose your favourite and beat your rival!

Free Forever

Fighting is Magic: Aurora is free for everyone forever! All DLC and updates are free too!

What happened to the original Fighting is Magic?

It all begins when Mane6 received a Cease and Desist message from Hasbro, owner of the My Little Pony franchise, just weeks before the game's intended release date. When it became clear that Mane6 intended to obey Hasbro's C&D letter and that no leak of game or assets would be forthcoming, I decided to take matters into my own hands.

Way back in July of 2012, an extremely preliminary version of Fighting is Magic was released against Mane6's wishes. The leak quickly spread across the internet through various messageboards such as 4chan and Reddit, and then later through YouTube as people began posting their own matches and discussions of the game. This leak quickly generated a small but fairly stable community generally centered around the netplay/chat client known as MTSP.

This leak community persisted with the knowledge that this broken and buggy build was just the precursor to Mane6's slowly approaching final product. But unfortunately that was not to be. The EVO leak remains, ironically, the only public release of Mane6's Fighting is Magic that has been or ever will be released. So it was with this build, ages out of date, that I had to begin working.

Fortunately, having played the game for so long, the leak community was very familiar with the bugs and failings of Fighting is Magic. There were a few things that were generally agreed on: get rid of the glitches, give the game a better "neutral game", and add the content we had seen in the Canterlot Gardens preview.

The last of these goals was the easiest and has been done for some while. Fixing the bugs was pretty straight-forward, if not time consuming. I began with a very specific list of things I considered to be bugs-- including (but not only) infinites and long loops, character teching problems, and the collision behavior of the characters--and have slowly but surely been resolving those. The last and most difficult goal (and unarguably the most important) was to make the game fun. It was generally agreed that FiM needed a better neutral game and less focus on long ToD combos.

I'm confident that I've fixed every major bug in the game, but it has become increasingly apparent that Vanilla FiM was basically a combo simulator, and stripped of the glitches and damage output that allowed for game-ending first blood hit-confirms, there is much to be desired in the game's pacing. And that, basically, is where I am now.

Updates & DLC

Please be aware that all DLC will start after the first full release of Fighting is Magic: Aurora.

This section is subject to change.


You can get updates automatically from the launcher. We recommend you run the launcher and click either "Play" or "Netplay" once per month to check for new updates to the game.

Downloadable Content (DLC)

Downloadable Content are updates that add new features to the game after release.

DLC Package 1 (Sweet Victory)

This package contains; Stage: Pinkamena's Dungeon , Stage: Forest, Stage:The Disco, Character: Trixie.

Release Date: Currently not decided.

DLC Package 2 (Never-ending Friendship)

This package contains; Stage: Canterlot Day, Stage: Friendship Express, Character: Vinyl Scratch, Character: Lyra Heartstrings.

Release Date: Currently not decided.

April Fools Package (Stages From 2018 April Fools Build)

This package contains; Stage: Asdfmovie_Rainbows, Stage: PFUDOR, Stage: The Shed, Stage: Fucked Anchor, Stage: Shrek's Swamp, Stage: Windows ME.

Release Date: Currently not decided.


What is Fighting is Magic: Aurora?

MLP: Fighting is Magic is a fan-tribute, Indie 2D fighting game, initially developed by Mane6 Development team. Aurora is an endeavor dedicated to reviving Mane6's game "Fighting is Magic".

As you probably know if you made it to this page, it is based on the "My Little Pony" Franchise, in its most recent incarnation, "Friendship is Magic", as a freeware, non-profit project.

Unfortunately, Mane6 received a Cease and Desist message from Hasbro, owner of the My Little Pony franchise, just weeks before the game's intended release date. When it became clear that Mane6 intended to obey Hasbro's cease and desist letter and that no leak of game or assets would be forthcoming, I decided to take matters into my own hands.

The first official release, coming soon, will include the whole Mane6 (Twilight Sparkle, Rarity, Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, Applejack and Pinkie Pie), who'll be joined by 11 more which will be DLC, until a complete roster of 17 characters is achieved, for Aurora, maybe more.

There are two main modes in Fighting is Magic: Aurora, Story (Single Player) and Versus (Multi-player). These are rich in features and will give you endless joy and ways to play.

Fighting is Magic: Aurora Features

- High frame count and hand-drawn character sprites, you can run this game on computers from the 90s if you really wanted to.

- 4-button gameplay (Light/Medium/Hard/Magic) for a simple, yet engaging experience that should satisfy hardcore players while still appealing to casuals.

- A "Magic" System, that adds a variety of strategic attack and defense options for a more diverse gameplay.

- Beautiful hand-made stages.

- Online play with the Telepone client.



Applejack lives in the Sweet Apple Acres, and is a strong pony with a strong heart. She's always honest with her friends, and is always there for them when they need her.

Twilight Sparkle

Twilight Sparkle lives in a library called the "Golden Oaks Library", and is Princess Celestia's star student, and her magic is the more powerful than any unicorn in Equestria.

Rainbow Dash

Rainbow Dash lives in her house at Cloudsdale. She's a daredevil, who isn't afraid to get into a fight, especially when she has to protect her friends.


Rarity is the most generous pony around, and works as both a fashion designer and as a seamstress at her own shop in Ponyville, the Carousel Boutique. Unlike Twilight Sparkle, she only uses magic for levitation and light spells, like holding and carrying objects, or finding gems.


Fluttershy lives in a small cottage near the Everfree Forest and is an animal caretaker, the most prominent of her charges being Angel Bunny. Despite being soft-spoken and extremely polite most of the time, Fluttershy has shown a more aggressive side on rare occasions.

Pinkie Pie

Pinkamena Diane Pie, shortened as Pinkie Pie, works at the Sugarcube Corner and lives on the bakery's second floor with Gummy, her pet toothless baby alligator. She is the source of many of the comical and cartoonish gags in the show.


Trixie is a magician who is known for her lack of magic ability and show-stoppingly terrible magic acts. She has a wagon of magic tricks which she brings with her everywhere for all to see her shows.

This character is DLC.



Training Stage

The training stage is for practicing and improving your skills, the map takes place in a remote location away from Equestria.

Carousel Boutique

Showroom Floor is Rarity's stage, the map takes place in Rarity's Carousel Boutique in Ponyville.

Sweet Apple Acres

Sweet Apple Acres is Applejack's stage, the map takes place at the Apple family's farm in Ponyville.

Golden Oak Library

Twilight's Library is Twilight Sparkle's stage, the map takes place at the Golden Oaks Library in Ponyville.


Cloudsdale is Rainbow Dash's stage, the map takes place in Cloudsdale just above Ponyville.

Sugarcube Corner

Sugarcube Corner is Pinkie Pie's stage, the map takes place just outside Sugarcube Corner in Ponyville.

Fluttershy's Cottage

Fluttershy's Cottage is Fluttershy's stage, the map takes place just outside Fluttershy's cottage in ponyville.

Canterlot Night

Fight in Canterlot when the streets are empty and the mood is dark.

This stage is DLC.

Canterlot Day

Fight in Canterlot in an empty ally in the day.

This stage is DLC.

Pinkamena's Dungeon

Pinkamena's Dungeon is located in the depths of Ponyville away from everyone, those who go there will never be seen again.

This stage is DLC.


An abandoned theatre where an old movie called "Seasons" is playing.

This stage is DLC.

The Forest

The sister forest to the Everfree Forest, located on the opposite side of Ponyville.

This stage is DLC.

Are you ready to fight?

Current version:

Download Size: 449 MB

Compatibility: Windows 7, 8.1 & 10