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Greatest scrolling beat'em ups?

Post by Spooky » Tue Sep 16, 2008 2:59 pm

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).
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Post by nesmaster » Tue Sep 16, 2008 3:02 pm

I made a topic like this about a week ago.
http://www.retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10868

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Post by Spooky » Tue Sep 16, 2008 3:31 pm

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?
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Post by nesmaster » Tue Sep 16, 2008 3:41 pm

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.

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Post by flying_delorean81 » Tue Sep 16, 2008 3:43 pm

SNES: TMNT 4 Turtles In Time

FACT

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Post by sscott » Tue Sep 16, 2008 3:45 pm

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

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.

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Post by Spooky » Tue Sep 16, 2008 3:50 pm

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?...
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Post by Spooky » Tue Sep 16, 2008 3:51 pm

flying_delorean81 wrote:SNES: TMNT 4 Turtles In Time

FACT

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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?
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Post by nesmaster » Tue Sep 16, 2008 3:55 pm

Oh i forgot!
Batman Returns and Knights of The Round are great on SNES.

And buy Castle Crashers NOW!!

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Post by Spooky » Tue Sep 16, 2008 3:55 pm

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:
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Post by mikeb » Tue Sep 16, 2008 4:10 pm

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!

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Post by C=Style » Tue Sep 16, 2008 4:17 pm

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.
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Post by bonerlaw » Tue Sep 16, 2008 4:23 pm

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!
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Post by kid compile » Tue Sep 16, 2008 4:26 pm

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

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