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Greatest scrolling beat'em ups?

Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 2:59 pm
by Spooky
I hinted at this in the "favourite genre" thread, but I got no response, so I'm making a new thread to answer this question:
Which scrolling beat'em ups would you recommend?

I'm really a big fan of this genre, I'd love to add more titles of this kind to my collection, on any mainstream console (even current gen consoles)
3D beat'em ups are fine too (like Fighting Force or Urban Reign for instance).

Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 3:02 pm
by nesmaster
I made a topic like this about a week ago.
http://www.retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10868

Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 3:31 pm
by Spooky
Right... I've read the topic, but I'm still confused...

Let's put it this way:
What's the best side scrolling beat'em up on each console?

Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 3:41 pm
by nesmaster
Oh sorry :oops:

NES Street Gangs
Master System Double Dragon
Mega Drive Streets of Rage 2
Mega CD Final Fight CD
SNES I don't know!!
Saturn Guardian Heroes

These are all class games.

Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 3:43 pm
by flying_delorean81
SNES: TMNT 4 Turtles In Time

FACT

:P

Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 3:45 pm
by sscott
So many best of threads at the moment! Streets of Rage 2.

Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 3:45 pm
by yethboth
I strongly recommend Mutation Nation on the Neo Geo and best of all Guardian Heroes on the Sega Saturn as I love these two scrolling Beat 'em up games very much. Guardian Heroes I love the most as I have never seen another game as brilliant as this.

:)

Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 3:50 pm
by Spooky
sscott wrote:So many best of threads at the moment! Streets of Rage 2.
Right... But there is such a wide choice of games when you're into retro gaming, it's quite useful to have this kind of topic... :wink:

I've noted your suggestions nesmaster. :wink:

Any suggestions for my Dreamcast? PS1? and 360?...

Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 3:51 pm
by Spooky
flying_delorean81 wrote:SNES: TMNT 4 Turtles In Time

FACT

:P
I agree with you, TMNT 4 is great. I love TMNT 2 as well... which brings me to this question: what about TMNT 3?... I realise I do not know this game... Was it even released over here?

Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 3:55 pm
by nesmaster
Oh i forgot!
Batman Returns and Knights of The Round are great on SNES.

And buy Castle Crashers NOW!!

Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 3:55 pm
by Spooky
yethboth wrote:I strongly recommend Mutation Nation on the Neo Geo and best of all Guardian Heroes on the Sega Saturn as I love these two scrolling Beat 'em up games very much. Guardian Heroes I love the most as I have never seen another game as brilliant as this.

:)
I checked ebay for Guardian Heroes... :shock: :shock: :shock: That's one expensive game!...
If the game is as good as everyone says, I wouldn't mind spending a bit more, but still... it's bloody expensive! :shock:

Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 4:10 pm
by mikeb
I've recently been playing a lot of Battle Circuit (CPS-2) and it's a great, very overlooked game, definitely on par with AvP, with some neat features like Guardian Heroes style skill/stats upping. Plus the characters are ludicrously great, espceially the walking plant and the girl/ostrich combo!

Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 4:17 pm
by C=Style
For me the best by far is Aliens vs Predator (CPS2). It's an awesome game.

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If you love scrolling beat 'em ups you simply must play this game, such a shame it never received a home port of any kind.

Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 4:23 pm
by bonerlaw
Love side scrolling beat em ups!

I would recommend:
Final Fight - Arcade only though
Streets of Rage 1, 2 and 3
Double Dragon 1 and 2
The Punisher
Dynamite Dux
X Men
Both Turtles arcades
The Simpsons
Super Double Dragon (im serious, i liked this game!)

Tired of thinking now, but there a loads i love!

Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 4:26 pm
by kid compile
People have already mentioned quite a few that I enjoy, so here are some others....

Double Dragon Advance - I play this most through the GC GBA player with a Hori GC pad. This is one of my favorites.

Yakuza 1 & 2 -- They almost feel like Nekketsu / RCR on PS2.

Dynamite Cop and Zombies Revenge on DC

Sega Ages Dynamite Deka on PS2 -- includes both Arcade and Saturn versions.

Return of Double Dragon on SFC -- make sure to get this version (the SFC version) and not the U.S. release. I'm assuming the Euro release was the same as the U.S. one.

Bare Knuckle III

Double Dragon II on PCE SCD