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Re: Beat em Ups / Brawlers

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:15 pm
by RMLF
Lemme thunk

Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon is pretty good but rock hard arcade game from Ban Presto in 1995
Knights of Valour is also worth a go

Re: Beat em Ups / Brawlers

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:57 pm
by llj
speedlolita wrote:Was wondering, are there any good obscure ones?

Looking at Shinobi here with some SFC titles a bit. :D

Shinobi is a brawler? Or are you referring to the PS2 version?

I don't consider any of the pre-32 bit era Shinobis to be brawlers.

Re: Beat em Ups / Brawlers

Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 3:35 am
by Tepid Snake
Shinobi wrote: Megadrive
Sailor Moon I know Teped Snake will disagree with me on this:)
Haha, indeed I do! The first SNES one is probably worse though (I swear the thing is so slow it takes about 2 seconds to load each boss encounter! That shouldn't happen on a SNES!)

I think pretty much all my suggestions (Undercover Cops, Growl, Two Crude Dudes) have been mentioned, but would like to add The Ninja Kids (Taito, Arcade) which is basically a very, very violent episode of The Muppets complete with Golden Axe-style magic attacks, slightly loose but decent controls, and the single worst translation of all time. It's also included in Taito Legends for the PS2/Xbox/PC, and supports up to four players.

Re: Beat em Ups / Brawlers

Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 5:12 am
by DPrinny
Hmm how about some GOD HAND

Theres also Gekido thats bloody cheap in parts

Re: Beat em Ups / Brawlers

Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:58 am
by thevulture
Bruce Lee:Quest Of The Dragon is worth the £2 or so, just to see how bad the game turned out. :wink:

Re: Beat em Ups / Brawlers

Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 8:18 am
by speedlolita
llj wrote:
speedlolita wrote:Was wondering, are there any good obscure ones?

Looking at Shinobi here with some SFC titles a bit. :D

Shinobi is a brawler? Or are you referring to the PS2 version?

I don't consider any of the pre-32 bit era Shinobis to be brawlers.
Was referring to the member. ;)

Re: Beat em Ups / Brawlers

Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 9:09 am
by thevulture
:? Tried:

The Fantastic 4 (PS1) $-player if you have a multi-tap.

Time Commando (PS1) Mix of beat-em-up/shoot-em-up. Controls take a while to 'gel'.

Re: Beat em Ups / Brawlers

Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 12:17 pm
by Megamixer
Violent Storm, Golden Axe: Revenge of Death Adder, Aliens Vs Predator, The Punisher. Cadillacs and Dinosaurs, Knights of the Round and Streets of Rage 2 are my cliched but favourite recommendations. I also played a decent one called Gaia Crusaders on MAME a while ago but deleted/lost the rom for some reason :roll:

Stay the hell away from the travesty that is Guardians of the 'hood though. I was replaying it last night for the purposes of reviewing it and its nasty. A perfect picture of what Atari had become in the late 80's/early 90's.

Re: Beat em Ups / Brawlers

Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 1:07 pm
by thevulture
The Outfoxies (Arcade-Namco) looked pretty sweet in recent RG magazine.

Re: Beat em Ups / Brawlers

Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 2:21 pm
by Smurph
Maybe I missed it, but I don't think Knights of the Round has been mentioned.

Re: Beat em Ups / Brawlers

Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 2:23 pm
by DigitalDuck
Smurph wrote:Maybe I missed it, but I don't think Knights of the Round has been mentioned.
Two posts up. :mrgreen:

Re: Beat em Ups / Brawlers

Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 2:38 pm
by Smurph
Reading FAIL :oops: