From the forum issue 128 - Favourite scrolling beat-'em-up

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Re: From the forum issue 128 - Favourite scrolling beat-'em-

Post by ZeroCipher » Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:15 pm

It's an equal match between Double Dragon, Streets of Rage, Final Fight, and TMNT Arcade.

Honourable mentions to The Simpsons Arcade, Moonwalker Arcade, Scott Pilgrim, & Splatterhouse.
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Post by Black Ridge » Sat Mar 29, 2014 2:32 pm

Moonwalker is a strong favourite of mine. I love the music in both the SMS and MD versions. Its about as 'Wacko' as you can get too :wink:

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Post by HalcyonDaze00 » Sat Mar 29, 2014 6:48 pm

Double Dragon, an iconic arcade classic.

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Post by JetSetWilly » Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:44 pm

There's so many, that choosing a favorite is really hard. Final Fight, Streets of Rage II, Renegade, Double Dragon and even First Samurai on the Amiga, Turtles Arcade, Simpsons Arcade and Asterix are all awesome. If i did HAVE to choose just one, it would have to be Renegade, just for the challenge it throws at you, and the bone crunching sound effects on the Speccy version. Yeah, Renegade for me please. All the others come a very, very close second.
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Re: From the forum issue 128 - Favourite scrolling beat-'em-

Post by crusto » Tue Apr 01, 2014 2:58 pm

Nobody plumped for last battle yet on the MD? :shock:

Seriously though, Mazin Wars and Cyborg Justice were pretty good too. The animation was excellent on Cyborg Justice.
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Post by tapmantwo » Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:49 am

For pure nostalgia, Kung Fu Master, as I'm pretty sure it was the first arcade game I played.

BUT, Final Fight was a big favourite of mine (finally completed it on PSP recently, damn hard in the later levels), and also the TMHT Coin Op.

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Post by RetroBob » Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:01 am

Streets of Rage 2 is probably the better game but my nostalgia for finishing the original with my brother and friends makes that my favourite.

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Post by rednoggy » Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:41 pm

Maximum carnage. I know there are far better examples of the genre but me and a mate hammered this when we were kids and I still go back to it now. Never played the sequel though :(

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Post by SonicTheHedgehog » Thu Apr 03, 2014 9:17 pm

Guardian Heroes easily. With multiple routes through the game and a storyline that changes depending on the route you take makes it a game you will play through many times over. There's also over 40 characters to collect and some great bosses and there is depth to the gameplay itself as your character gains experience points from killing enemies throughout which can then at the end of each level be added to your stats to improve your characters abilities.
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Post by learnedrobb » Fri Apr 04, 2014 2:23 pm

It has to be Streets Of Rage 2. Everything about it was just perfect. Sound, graphics, gameplay. It was my 'show off' game for the MD when friends came over.
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Post by RetroMartin » Sun Apr 06, 2014 10:05 am

Dungeons and Dragons: Shadows of Mystara, alternate routes, unique characters and big bosses, whats not to love?
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Post by yakmag » Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:04 am

Kung-Fu Master for me, especially on the 64, just remember on the first level hold shift+G...

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Post by Charco » Sun Apr 13, 2014 1:58 pm

My favourite scrolling beat 'em up is Streets of Rage Remake, pretty much perfect in every way with all the characters, enemies, and scenes from the original trilogy, combined with possibly the best soundtrack of any game I've ever played.

I guess we can't vote for unofficial homebrew games though, right? Then it would have to be Streets of Rage 2 :-)

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