Best side scrolling Beat em Up??

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Post by Sureshot » Sat Jul 21, 2007 12:57 pm

I would ordinarily say SOR2, as it is one of my favourite games in gameplay and presentation, but I think Guardian Heroes probably pips it for me as the 'best'. It really is the height of the genre.

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Post by thl » Sun Jul 22, 2007 10:18 am

Quite a lot to choose from. My favourite are:

Final Fight
Alien vs. Predator
Streets of Rage 1 & 2
Golden Axe
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Double Dragon

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Post by Shin_Gouki » Sun Jul 22, 2007 11:06 pm

I quite like The Simpsons arcade game, I'd like it more if I had the cab!

Most of the Konami ones are pretty good, TMNT & TMNT: Turtles in Time being my faves, Sunset Riders is also good too.

Final Fight was the original one I played, spent a lot of money on that throughout the years.

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Post by 1500graham » Mon Jul 23, 2007 6:38 am

Fist 2, C64.

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Post by Cornelius » Mon Jul 23, 2007 11:09 pm

Most of the Konami ones and I love the SNES Battletoads as well.

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Post by pocketmego » Tue Jul 24, 2007 4:22 am

Cornelius wrote:Most of the Konami ones and I love the SNES Battletoads as well.
I'm glad someone mentioned Battletoads, I was gonna.

But, my favorite has to be Double Dragon either in the arcade or (kind of surprisingly) on the NES. There is something oddly cartoony and funny about that one.

Final Fight (any version, I even like Mighty Final Fight)

Super Double Dragon on the Snes

River City Ransom NES

Double Dragon on the Megadrive gets a very special mention

Batman Returns on the SNES

Also for the SNES is The Shadow which plays almost exactly like Batman Returns those who like Batman should definitely check it out.


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Post by bensonrad » Tue Jul 24, 2007 7:15 am

Final Fight was my fav Arcade scrolling beat em up, Punisher is worth a mention too. Capcom and Konami were the kings of the side scroller. I loved Turtles (4player) & Simpsons (4player).

Recently played on X-men (I think it was 6 player cab) but found it rather boring. Vigilante was also not one of my favourites.

I also remember playing Shadow Warriors on the C64 as a kid and thinking it was the best thing since sliced bread.

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Re: Best side scrolling Beat em Up??

Post by HalcyonDaze00 » Sun Dec 18, 2011 5:01 pm

Double Dragon
Final Fight

in that order

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Re: Best side scrolling Beat em Up??

Post by The Laird » Sun Dec 18, 2011 5:04 pm

Streets Of Rage 2 is without doubt the finest beat 'em up ever made.

Runner-up prize goes to Guardian Heroes 8)

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Re: Best side scrolling Beat em Up??

Post by crusto » Sun Dec 18, 2011 5:05 pm

Street Hassle

Eat your nans pants

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Re: Best side scrolling Beat em Up??

Post by llj » Sun Dec 18, 2011 5:06 pm

In terms of gameplay, I honestly believe the Dungeons and Dragons games by Capcom are near the top of the heap. It really does evoke the feeling of a dungeons and dragons experience in beat em up form.

Final Fight and SOR2, however, are the best ambassadors for the genre.

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Re: Best side scrolling Beat em Up??

Post by JazzFunk » Sun Dec 18, 2011 5:14 pm

Got to put a vote in for Super Double Dragon on the SNES, truly fun game and very underrated.

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Re: Best side scrolling Beat em Up??

Post by sebadude » Sun Dec 18, 2011 5:29 pm

This thread is so old it has adverts for the GP2X in people's signatures! :) quality machine though.

I'd vote for Streets of Rage Remake, Night Slashers and Cadillacs and Dinosaurs.

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Re: Best side scrolling Beat em Up??

Post by Combo-Breaker » Sun Dec 18, 2011 5:38 pm

Aliens v Predators
Final Fight (Arcade)
Streets Of Rage II
Double Dragon (Gameboy)

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Re: Best side scrolling Beat em Up??

Post by silvergunner » Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:19 pm

Not the best ever but i it was the first one i ever played when i was on a day trip with my parents. We were in the highest pub in england if i remember right in 1989 and the game was Crime Fighters by Konami. I just could not put enough 10 pence pieces into it. Those were the days a credit for a single 10p

While i think of it as its so long since i played it. Golden Axe: The Revenge Of Death Adder deserves a mention.
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