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Best beat em up series

Post by slayer6000 » Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:49 am

Just wondered what peoples best beat em up series is and why? I imagine there will be a lot of Streetfighter mentions here, but i may be wrong...
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Re: Best beat em up series

Post by DPrinny » Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:03 pm

Real Bouting up this thread

Also King of fighters
Last Blade
And more recently Asura Blade

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Re: Best beat em up series

Post by Edwards80 » Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:05 pm

Virtua Fighter.

Never really clicked with any other fighting game for some reason. The 3 button system seemed more accessible but eased you into the more complicated stuff.

I bought Virtua Fighter 5 for a fiver last week and have been enjoying it. The cheesy 1 liners haven't improved though :shock:

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Re: Best beat em up series

Post by DPrinny » Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:18 pm

^My mind was stuck in 2D mode.

Virtua Fighter (Not the first 2 as they where a bit rubbish)

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Re: Best beat em up series

Post by ShadowMan » Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:27 pm

I'd be tempted to pick the Street Fighter series, after all SF2 introduced me to the genre and Alpha 3 got me back into it big time after I had grown tired of it in the mid 90's.

Instead I'd have to pick Capcom's Marvel series - X-men COTA, MSH, and the Versus titles. The reason is that I'm a huge fan of Marvel Comics and loved what they did with the properties. The first 2 games (X-men and MSH) especially are favourites of mine with huge chunky sprites that (at the time) were well animated and are highly addictive and capture the essence of the comics perfectly.

This continued with the Vs series but the other main draws were that they added the Tag Team gameplay element (which I love) and they added loads of characters from Street Fighter/other Capcom games to create some awesome character rosters. That and as things stand I've really been enjoying the hell out of MvC3 (even moreso than Super SFIV and I love that game).

A close second would either be the Real Bout series (RB1 and Special) and the KOF series (again, huge cast of characters crossing over from several games)
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Re: Best beat em up series

Post by Megamixer » Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:33 pm

No surprise here... Capcom's Darkstalkers. Love it :mrgreen:

Others favourites would have to be Soul Calibur, the Vs series and World Heroes.
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Re: Best beat em up series

Post by c0nfu53d » Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:39 pm

1 on 1? Mortal Kombat 2

Scrolling? Vendetta (Crime Fighters 2)

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Re: Best beat em up series

Post by The Laird » Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:55 pm

Street Of Rage games

Streetfighter 2 is not a beat 'em up its a fighting game, there is a difference :P

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Re: Best beat em up series

Post by ShadowNeku » Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:01 pm

Guilty Gear for me.

Awesome character desgins, frantic combat and all to heavy metal soundtrack. Just wish it had an online feature and that i was better at it.
Some of the series additions have been a bit poor but the first, xx reload and accent core were all awesome.
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Re: Best beat em up series

Post by Liamh1982 » Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:05 pm

If you're talking one-on-one fighters, I can't narrow it down to one:
Street Fighter (II-IV and the Alphas, can't possibly lump in the original)
Tekken (although maybe not 4)
King of Fighters
Soul Blade/Calibur
Bloody Roar (under-rated and under-appreciated)

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Re: Best beat em up series

Post by HalcyonDaze00 » Wed Mar 23, 2011 2:28 pm

Virtua Fighter and it's not even close, way ahead of everything else.

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Re: Best beat em up series

Post by timewarpgamer » Wed Mar 23, 2011 6:02 pm

I guess the answer kind of depends on if you define "beat 'em up" as the one/two player versus many (i.e. Double Dragon) or one-on-one fighting (i.e. Street Fighter II). Personally, I believe it's the former, which makes it easy to respond:

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Re: Best beat em up series

Post by DPrinny » Thu Mar 24, 2011 1:47 pm

No hes easy.

He falls into a routine in Alpha 3 thats easy to predict
When he crouches hes going to do his fireballthingy
Up close he will do his flip kick/hardkick
If he comes towards it will be a throw
If the punch version of his head kick while on full its this...
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(Blocking is the only way to not take the full force then move back and attack)

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Re: Best beat em up series

Post by Megamixer » Thu Mar 24, 2011 1:49 pm

Damn I hate that Mega Psycho Crusher. I can kill him easily with somebody like Akuma but slow types like R.Mika I'm useless with when it comes to Bison.
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Re: Best beat em up series

Post by DPrinny » Thu Mar 24, 2011 1:52 pm

I can beat him with almost all charaters.

Even Dan
I like to jump taunt over his fireballs.

And any fireballs

I just like to Jump taunt as its annoying

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