Rival Turf on Super Nintendo - Forgotton Beat'em up?

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Rival Turf on Super Nintendo - Forgotton Beat'em up?

Post by yethboth » Wed Dec 05, 2007 6:17 am

Does anyone remember this game or has actually played this game?

If so, is it any good?

I remember this game being released in the UK back in 1992 and seeing it in the shops when the Super Nintendo took off and then the game vanished without a trace.


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Post by Kaede » Wed Dec 05, 2007 6:20 am

Played this back in the day and thought it was pretty dire. It did have a 2 player option though unlike the otherwise superior Final Fight, which meant we got a few hours worth of play out of it. (I think There's also a special Vs. mode in it somewhere?)

Super Play slated this game as well if I remember correctly.

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Post by Type2XS » Wed Dec 05, 2007 8:31 am

Kaede wrote:Played this back in the day and thought it was pretty dire. It did have a 2 player option though unlike the otherwise superior Final Fight, which meant we got a few hours worth of play out of it. (I think There's also a special Vs. mode in it somewhere?)

Super Play slated this game as well if I remember correctly.

That's exactly what I would say about it. Wasn't that special. But at least could play it coop with a friend. So for a few hours you had some fun. But playing that game alone is simply boring ...

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Post by Duddyroar » Wed Dec 05, 2007 11:57 am

It's called Rushing Beat in Japan and it had two sequels, both of which are a bit 'meh'.
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Post by Spooky » Wed Dec 05, 2007 2:28 pm

I'm a huge fan of the Final Fight series, so I like this game too...
Not as good as FF though... I never had anyone to play co-op with, so I can't really say but it does sound good...

But I'd agree to say the game is average at best... :wink:
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Post by thl » Wed Dec 05, 2007 4:03 pm

Type2XS wrote:
Kaede wrote:Played this back in the day and thought it was pretty dire. It did have a 2 player option though unlike the otherwise superior Final Fight, which meant we got a few hours worth of play out of it. (I think There's also a special Vs. mode in it somewhere?)

Super Play slated this game as well if I remember correctly.

That's exactly what I would say about it. Wasn't that special. But at least could play it coop with a friend. So for a few hours you had some fun. But playing that game alone is simply boring ...
That's right. It was okay for a while, but gets very repetitive later on. Wasn't realistic enough compared to Final Fight. Plus the lead characters' punches looked kind of wierd.
Duddyroar wrote:It's called Rushing Beat in Japan and it had two sequels, both of which are a bit 'meh'.
Rushing Beat 2 was known as Brawl Brothers in the West.

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Post by Dizrythmia » Wed Dec 05, 2007 8:51 pm

The enemies in Rival Turf are very cheap, but so is the game itself. It regularly only goes for a few $ on Ebay, so if you're curious you'll get a bit of fun out of it before it starts to annoy you.

As suggested before, the best bet is to get the sequel Brawl Bros which has 5 characters & is much more balanced. The other sequel was released in the west, but I forget the name it went under...

Apparently all 3 games were censored &/or changed in major ways, & not for the better. Best bet is to buy the Japanese versions. There are a few websites out there documenting the differences if you're interested.
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Post by MikeHaggar » Thu Dec 06, 2007 4:59 pm

Dizrythmia wrote:The other sequel was released in the west, but I forget the name it went under...
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Post by woody.cool » Thu Dec 06, 2007 5:07 pm

This Rival Turf game looks like a rip-off of Final Fight.

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Post by thl » Thu Dec 06, 2007 5:40 pm

woody.cool wrote:This Rival Turf game looks like a rip-off of Final Fight.
There was an one-on-one review article between those two games in an issue of Nintendo Magazine System. Must be around 1992. As the result through overall score, Rival Turf earn a very disappointing 47% and Final Fight became victorious with 92%.

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Post by felgekarp » Thu Dec 06, 2007 6:02 pm

woody.cool wrote:This Rival Turf game looks like a rip-off of Final Fight.
I seem to recall renting it based purely on that fact.
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Post by Loftgroover » Fri Dec 07, 2007 11:45 am

I had 'Rushing Beat Run' which i remember was pretty decent. for a final fight clone....
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Post by sebadude » Tue Dec 11, 2007 3:17 pm

you work for the magazine and I claim my five pounds! *slams hand on counter*

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Post by jimbo_too » Tue Dec 11, 2007 3:37 pm

I think we'd already guessed that. :wink:
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