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Favorite Beat em Ups!

by marlowe221 Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:03 am

This sub-forum is supposed to be about both Fighters and Beat em Ups - two game genres with many similarities and many differences. But the threads in this forum seem to be mostly about Fighters; there is barely any Beat em Up discussion at all!

So, in the interests of balance, let's each list our 5 favorite Beat em Up games across all time periods and platforms.

I will start:

1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time (SNES)
2. Streets of Rage 2 (GEN)
3. River City Ransom (NES)
4. Double Dragon (Arcade)
5. Knights of the Round (SNES)

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Re: Favorite Beat em Ups!

by marurun Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:28 am

It is always a bad idea to do things like listing your top X in order. Rather, I'll just post some I really like.

Guardian Heroes (Saturn)
Double Dragon (GBA, NES) - despite the fact that these two versions are VERY different
Double Dragon 2 (NES, PCE SCD)
Double Dragon 3 (NES, but not arcade or GEN)
River City Ransom (NES, PCE SCD, GBA)
Streets of Rage (GEN)
Streets of Rage 2 (GEN)
Golden Axe (Arcade, GEN)
Rushing Beat series (SNES) - despite the fact that they're not actually very good : )
Might Final Fight (NES) - and no, I'm not a big fan of the Final Fight series in general
Dynamite Cop 2 (Arcade, DC)
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Re: Favorite Beat em Ups!

by Hazerd Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:08 pm

Ooooo love topics like this, i would say:

1. TMNT IV: Turtles in Time
2. Battletoads & Double Dragon
3. The Simpsons Arcade
4. Knights of the Round
5. Final Fight

I still play Battletoads & Double Dragon at a friends house, good times. Also have the TMNT IV: Turtles in Time Reshelled for PS3, too bad Ubisoft doesnt have the Turtle license anymore otherwise people could still be downloading it.
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Re: Favorite Beat em Ups!

by Gamerforlife Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:14 pm

I don't know, so many beat'em ups out there. Hard to pick just five. Two of my recent favorites though are:

The Dishwasher Vampire Smile
Simpsons Arcade (Japanese ROM on PS3)

Plus, an old favorite I've been playing again

Ninja Warriors Again (the Japanese Super Famicom version)
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Re: Favorite Beat em Ups!

by dunpeal2064 Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:26 pm

Not in any order

Cadillacs and Dinosaurs
Scott Pilgrim vs the World
Knights of Valor
King of Dragons
Streets of Rage 2

Still so many I haven't tried though!
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Re: Favorite Beat em Ups!

by foxhound1022 Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:11 pm

River City Ransom
Final Fight Series
Cyborg Justice
Knights of the Round
Captain Commando
Warriors of Fate ll
Crows: The Battle Action
Streets of Rage Series

Hmmm. Can't think of any others right now.
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Re: Favorite Beat em Ups!

by ExedExes Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:40 pm

dunpeal2064 wrote:Not in any order

Cadillacs and Dinosaurs
King of Dragons

That's right. (or in the words of Mess.O, "THAT'S GOOD!") Capcom's are the best. I'd list them all but there would be too many.

I will recommend a good one to try on MAME

Age of Heroes: Silkroad 2


from the Korean company Unico. Nice graphics and lots of depth, moves, Engrish, and a character named Shenmue. No, seriously.
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Re: Favorite Beat em Ups!

by EllertMichael Sat Jun 16, 2012 12:32 am

Streets of Rage 2
Sengoku 3
Ghost Chaser Densei
Final Fight CD
The Simpsons
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Knuckle Bash

Re: Favorite Beat em Ups!

by mjmjr25 Sat Jun 16, 2012 12:49 am

Oriental Legend Super (Arcade: PGM)
Sonic Blastman II (SNES)
Rushing Beat Shura (SFC)
Demolish Fist (Arcade: Atomiswave)
Crystal of Kings (Arcade: Brezzasoft)
Ninja Warriors Again (SFC, could be classified as a platformer too, I guess)
Ganryu (Neo Geo, also could be considered a platformer)
Dungeons and Dragons Shadow over Mystaria (Arcade: CPS2 / SATURN-JP)
Powered Gear (Arcade: CPS2)
Knights of Valour Plus (Arcade: PGM)
Undercover Cops (SFC)
King of Dragons (Arcade: CPS1, SNES)
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Re: Favorite Beat em Ups!

by EllertMichael Sat Jun 16, 2012 1:14 am

mjmjr25 wrote:Oriental Legend Super (Arcade: PGM)

i played one of the Oriental Legend games at MAGfest. very cool. i'd like to check out the series more...

anyone know if any of those games emulate well? i know the PGM stuff is dicey on MAME but i think there have been great strides lately what with DDP2 being playable
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