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Favourite Console Beat 'Em Ups?
« 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

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Re: Favourite Console Beat 'Em Ups?
« Reply #1 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.

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Re: Favourite Console Beat 'Em Ups?
« Reply #2 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

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Favourite Console Beat 'Em Ups?
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2012, 08:14:31 AM »
Street Fighter
Streets of Rage 1-2
Double Dragon

Streets of Rage is probably my favourite.
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Re: Favourite Console Beat 'Em Ups?
« Reply #4 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.

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Re: Favourite Console Beat 'Em Ups?
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2012, 09:54:05 AM »

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Re: Favourite Console Beat 'Em Ups?
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2012, 14:07:02 PM »
Quote from: "Greyfox"

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.

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Re: Favourite Console Beat 'Em Ups?
« Reply #7 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)
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Re: Favourite Console Beat 'Em Ups?
« Reply #8 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.

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Re: Favourite Console Beat 'Em Ups?
« Reply #9 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

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Re: Favourite Console Beat 'Em Ups?
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2012, 18:15:34 PM »
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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!

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Re: Favourite Console Beat 'Em Ups?
« Reply #11 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.

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Re: Favourite Console Beat 'Em Ups?
« Reply #12 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  :'(

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Re: Favourite Console Beat 'Em Ups?
« Reply #13 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!

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Re: Favourite Console Beat 'Em Ups?
« Reply #14 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)

 

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