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Title: Favourite Console Beat 'Em Ups?
Post by: TL on February 24, 2012, 15:29:34 PM
Scrolling beat 'em ups are by far my favourite games genre and are sadly one that kinda died out with modern consoles, although a lot of old ones are being re-released for XBLA and PSN.

So what are your favourite console beat 'em ups and for what machines?

Here are some of mine:

Double Dragon - Megadrive
Streets Of Rage 1,2 & 3 - Megadrive
Captain Commando - SNES
Golden Axe 1,2 & 3 - Megadrive
Double Dragon 2 - NES
Final Fight - Mega CD
The Punisher - Megadrive
Burning Fight - Neo Geo
Batman Forever - Saturn
Golden Axe - Master System
Ninja Spirit - PC Engine
Guardian Heroes - Saturn
Vigilante - PC Engine
Kung Fu Master - 7800
Die Hard Arcade - Saturn
Title: Re: Favourite Console Beat 'Em Ups?
Post by: nakamura on February 24, 2012, 16:07:12 PM
I do like a good scrolling fighter.

Streets of Rage 1-2. (MD)
Simpsons Arcade (arcade)
Dungeons and Dragons (Saturn)
Double Dragon (NES)
Street Gangs (NES)

Streets of Rage 2 and Street Gangs are certainly my fav scrolling fighters of all time.
Title: Re: Favourite Console Beat 'Em Ups?
Post by: Havantgottaclue on February 25, 2012, 22:02:55 PM
I have to say that of all the genres of old-fashioned gaming the scrolling beat-'em-up is never one I had a lot of skill at. I think I've played one of the Streets of Rage games but all it boiled down to was me mashing the buttons until I ran out of credits. I just don't really know how to approach those kinds of games - it just seems inevitable that if you're close enough to hit things, they will hit you back.

Obviously I just haven't got the hang of the tactics, LOL
Title: Favourite Console Beat 'Em Ups?
Post by: zapiy on February 28, 2012, 08:14:31 AM
Street Fighter
Streets of Rage 1-2
Double Dragon

Streets of Rage is probably my favourite.
Title: Re: Favourite Console Beat 'Em Ups?
Post by: dubchaser on February 28, 2012, 21:38:48 PM
Streets of Rage 2 and Golden Axe on Mega Drive, and Final Fight CD on Sega Mega CD.
Title: Re: Favourite Console Beat 'Em Ups?
Post by: Greyfox on March 05, 2012, 09:54:05 AM
there was quite a few on the SNES back in the day, and for all who haven't see or played these, they are well worth a go

1.Battle Masters
2.World heroes 2
3.Power Moves
4.Weapon Lord
5.Ranma ½ 2

these just a few hidden gems in beatem'up styled games
Title: Re: Favourite Console Beat 'Em Ups?
Post by: TL on March 05, 2012, 14:07:02 PM
Quote from: "Greyfox"
there was quite a few on the SNES back in the day, and for all who haven't see or played these, they are well worth a go

1.Battle Masters
2.World heroes 2
3.Power Moves
4.Weapon Lord
5.Ranma ½ 2

these just a few hidden gems in beatem'up styled games

At least one of them (World Heroes 2) is a fighting game (one-on-one style) not a beat 'em up (scrolling) but I know there are a few good ones on the SNES like Super Double Dragon, Final Fight, Captain Commando and Undercover Cops.
Title: Re: Favourite Console Beat 'Em Ups?
Post by: DreamcastRIP on March 05, 2012, 14:17:50 PM
Final Fight: Double Impact (PS3/PSN)
Golden Axe (MD)
Marvel vs. Capcom 2 (DC)
Ready 2 Rumble Boxing Round 2 (DC)
SNK vs. Capcom - The Match of the Millennium (NGPC)
Soul Calibur (DC)
Streets of Rage 2 (MD)
Tekken 2 (PS1)
Title: Re: Favourite Console Beat 'Em Ups?
Post by: TL on March 05, 2012, 16:35:56 PM
Quote from: "DreamcastRIP"
Final Fight: Double Impact (PS3/PSN)
Golden Axe (MD)
Marvel vs. Capcom 2 (DC)
Ready 2 Rumble Boxing Round 2 (DC)
SNK vs. Capcom - The Match of the Millennium (NGPC)
Soul Calibur (DC)
Streets of Rage 2 (MD)
Tekken 2 (PS1)

Again - several of them are not beat 'em ups, they are fighters.
Title: Re: Favourite Console Beat 'Em Ups?
Post by: tomwaits on March 05, 2012, 18:50:01 PM
I don't know if it's my favorite, but I really like Combatribes. The SNES version is decent, but the uncensored arcade PCB is great. Smashing clowns' faces into the pavement never gets old. :D
Title: Re: Favourite Console Beat 'Em Ups?
Post by: TL on March 16, 2012, 18:15:34 PM
Quote from: "tomwaits"
I don't know if it's my favorite, but I really like Combatribes. The SNES version is decent, but the uncensored arcade PCB is great. Smashing clowns' faces into the pavement never gets old. :D

Never seen or heard of that! Will have to look it up on MAME!
Title: Re: Favourite Console Beat 'Em Ups?
Post by: Console Compulsive on April 11, 2012, 20:37:02 PM
Streets of Rage 1, 2 & 3 - Megadrive
Two Crude Dudes - Megadrive
Alien Storm - Megadrive
Double Dragon - Master System
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Hyperstone Heist - Megadrive
Final Fight - Mega CD
Golden Axe - Master System
Golden Axe 2 - Megadrive
Knights of the Round - Arcade
Vendetta - Arcade
Dungeons and Dragons: Shadow over Mystara - Arcade
Dungeons and Dragons: Tower of Doom

I know the last few are arcade games but I did spend alot of time and money playing these in the arcades. They are all games worth finding on MAME if you don't have them already.
Title: Re: Favourite Console Beat 'Em Ups?
Post by: TL on April 11, 2012, 21:33:29 PM
Quote from: "Console Compulsive"
I know the last few are arcade games but I did spend alot of time and money playing these in the arcades. They are all games worth finding on MAME if you don't have them already.

They are all games I love too.

One of the D&D games is actually on the Saturn but goes for insane money  :'(
Title: Re: Favourite Console Beat 'Em Ups?
Post by: Console Compulsive on April 25, 2012, 18:45:27 PM
I just play the D&D games on mame now although there was nothing better than playing with three other players on the original arcade cab. Superb games!
Title: Re: Favourite Console Beat 'Em Ups?
Post by: TL on May 02, 2012, 19:37:11 PM
Another one to add to the list is Dynamite Cop on the Dreamcast, its the sequal to Dynamite Deka / Die Hard Arcade on the Saturn and its superb  8)
Title: Re: Favourite Console Beat 'Em Ups?
Post by: TL on August 24, 2012, 16:27:58 PM
You can add these recent additions to the list:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8tn6ckMwPQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8tn6ckMwPQ)

Dungeons & Dragons Collection - Sega Saturn

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rD0bCVLb9wY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rD0bCVLb9wY)

Pu-Li-Ru-La - Sega Saturn
Title: Re: Favourite Console Beat 'Em Ups?
Post by: TL on April 05, 2013, 22:50:05 PM
I have been playing some of this today via SNK Arcade Classics on the Wii.

Burning Fight on the SNK Neo Geo:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Inndz3kFhlA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Inndz3kFhlA)
Title: Re: Favourite Console Beat 'Em Ups?
Post by: nakamura on April 05, 2013, 22:57:12 PM
I forgot we had this thread...

I have been hammering scrolling fighters, as many will know from RG. The ones getting the most time lately are Streets of Rage 2, Return of Double Dragon and Turtles in Time.

Return of Double Dragon, despite being visually poor is one of the best examples of the genre. It feels so kinetic at times with the blocking/guarding mechanic in place.

In the coming weeks I will be playing Streets of Rage remake and King of Dragons when I have time. So much to choose from!
Title: Re: Favourite Console Beat 'Em Ups?
Post by: TL on April 05, 2013, 22:59:14 PM
Found a good play through of that:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITOQYuKwleg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITOQYuKwleg)

I would really like to give this a play sometime, it is right up my street!  :16:
Title: Re: Favourite Console Beat 'Em Ups?
Post by: nakamura on April 05, 2013, 23:02:11 PM
It really is superb. It's 30fps, like the first Streets of Rage so it lacks the smoothness of other games but once you power through that it's ace. Uses 5 of the 6 buttons which really allows for a lot of move. There are around 30 techniques in total with is a hell of a lot for a game of this type, especially when you consider there are only 2 identical characters to control. You have to use them all too.
Title: Re: Favourite Console Beat 'Em Ups?
Post by: TL on April 05, 2013, 23:04:12 PM
Quote from: "nakamura"
It really is superb. It's 30fps, like the first Streets of Rage so it lacks the smoothness of other games but once you power through that it's ace. Uses 5 of the 6 buttons which really allows for a lot of move. There are around 30 techniques in total with is a hell of a lot for a game of this type, especially when you consider there are only 2 identical characters to control. You have to use them all too.

It reminds me a lot of the first SOR in many ways. I like the way they went for small sprites too allow more enemies on screen, makes it better than the SNES version of Final Fight for me straight away. Has some really good music too.
Title: Re: Favourite Console Beat 'Em Ups?
Post by: sloan on April 06, 2013, 04:36:19 AM
Some of my best gaming memories are playing NES TMNT with my son. Nothing better than beating up baddies with the help of a co-op turtle friend.
Title: Re: Favourite Console Beat 'Em Ups?
Post by: davyk on April 06, 2013, 12:59:06 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
I have been playing some of this today via SNK Arcade Classics on the Wii.

Burning Fight on the SNK Neo Geo:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Inndz3kFhlA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Inndz3kFhlA)

What's that collection like? Have been thinking of getting it....
Title: Re: Favourite Console Beat 'Em Ups?
Post by: TL on April 06, 2013, 13:07:01 PM
Quote from: "davyK"
Quote from: "The Laird"
I have been playing some of this today via SNK Arcade Classics on the Wii.

Burning Fight on the SNK Neo Geo:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Inndz3kFhlA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Inndz3kFhlA)

What's that collection like? Have been thinking of getting it....

Very good indeed! Great collection of games, lots of options, trophies, unlockables and very faithful to the original. You can also use the Pro Controllers or Game Cube controllers with it too, which is even better!
Title: Re: Favourite Console Beat 'Em Ups?
Post by: davyk on April 06, 2013, 13:15:27 PM
Thanks for that - it's going cheap in my local CEX but I suspect it will be even cheaper new online - will check out what price I can get.
Title: Re: Favourite Console Beat 'Em Ups?
Post by: TL on April 06, 2013, 13:42:09 PM
Quote from: "davyK"


Thanks for that - it's going cheap in my local CEX but I suspect it will be even cheaper new online - will check out what price I can get.

I had been looking for it for ages, but did want to spend £20+ on it. In the end I saw it for £15 and caved.
Title: Re: Favourite Console Beat 'Em Ups?
Post by: tomwaits on April 06, 2013, 16:24:36 PM
Slightly off-topic, but the Wii is the best platform for SNK Classics Vol. 1. The PS2 and PSP versions have some slowdown in the later release games. (Shock Troopers/Metal Slug)
Title: Re: Favourite Console Beat 'Em Ups?
Post by: TL on April 08, 2013, 16:08:45 PM
Yesterday my brother and I started playing our way through the Neo Geo collection on the Wii and came across Sengoku, which I had never played before. The game is absolutely brilliant and combines elements from lots of other fighting games to great effect. Both the graphics and especially the sound are top notch and the ability to change into other characters, and even a dog, for a limited time is fantastic. We played it all the way through and loved every minute of it, right up there with my favourite Neo Geo games:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsY0ysSbdLA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsY0ysSbdLA)

Interesting to see that it got ported to the SNES and Mega CD too. I watched the videos and saw that the Mega CD version is very faithful while the SNES version almost seems like a completely different game! It looks and sounds really bad too, which doesn't help it much.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STcJpW2fJsg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STcJpW2fJsg)
Title: Re: Favourite Console Beat 'Em Ups?
Post by: onthinice on April 08, 2013, 17:30:08 PM
Where can I buy Wild Soda? :D
Title: Re: Favourite Console Beat 'Em Ups?
Post by: tomwaits on April 08, 2013, 22:47:57 PM
There are two sequels to Sengoku on the Neo Geo. Sengoku 2 has similar gameplay to the first game but Sengoku 3 is very different. All three are fun but 2 is probably my favorite of the series.
Title: Re: Favourite Console Beat 'Em Ups?
Post by: TL on April 10, 2013, 23:45:26 PM
Quote from: "tomwaits"
There are two sequels to Sengoku on the Neo Geo. Sengoku 2 has similar gameplay to the first game but Sengoku 3 is very different. All three are fun but 2 is probably my favorite of the series.

I really need to play them on MAME now!
Title: Re: Favourite Console Beat 'Em Ups?
Post by: zapiy on August 14, 2018, 10:46:30 AM
Been playing Spider-Man and Venom on the SNES and wow, what a gem that is..

Just made it on to my fav lists.

Anyone else got any gems for me to try?
Title: Re: Favourite Console Beat 'Em Ups?
Post by: Ryuhi on March 03, 2019, 21:24:41 PM
I'm a fan of a lot of megadrive beat em ups:

Captain America and the avengers
X-men
Power rangers the movie
Battletoads ( I know the nes one is better but I love having this one)


I have played Tmnt- the hyperstone heist and loved it but unfortunately don't own it


Yet :P
Title: Re: Favourite Console Beat 'Em Ups?
Post by: TrekMD on March 03, 2019, 21:40:10 PM
Nice selection of beat'em ups there.  I down Battletodads on the Genesis. 
Title: Re: Favourite Console Beat 'Em Ups?
Post by: Ryuhi on March 11, 2019, 22:29:54 PM
Thanks man.

I also like Thor for Nintendo DS. (Don't ever look at the 3DS version, it is a totally different and worse game)
And Viewtul Joe 2 which I have for PS2.
Considering investing in viewtiful Joe for DS too although must complete my PS2 game before moving onto the sequel
Title: Re: Favourite Console Beat 'Em Ups?
Post by: Shadowrunner on March 14, 2019, 18:57:37 PM
Not a retro game, but it does look like one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmHrTWqenw0

This was started by a guy who used to work for Rare and he made the game in a 90's CGI style. Looks really cool and it's a lot of fun. It's on pretty much every platform and the Switch version is on sale for next to nothing right now.

Definitely recommended for fans of the genre. :)
Title: Re: Favourite Console Beat 'Em Ups?
Post by: Ryuhi on March 17, 2019, 23:25:16 PM
Looks great but unfortunately I do notcown a modern console :(
Title: Re: Favourite Console Beat 'Em Ups?
Post by: RPC_GAMES on March 18, 2019, 21:41:41 PM
Final Fight ( Arcade )
Mortal Kombat 1

I actually liked most of those beat em up games but I think Final Fight was my fav.

Pete. 😀
Title: Re: Favourite Console Beat 'Em Ups?
Post by: Ryuhi on March 26, 2019, 16:50:30 PM
Final fight is excellent I have it for GBA. I would still go for street of rage myself but that is just personal preference