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Re: Top 5 2D Arcade beat 'em ups

by Erik_Twice Fri Jul 17, 2009 5:21 pm

DCsegaDH wrote:A lot of great beat 'em ups never got ported like X-Men & Asterix..


Asterix was ported to PC for sure as I remember playing it in my 486. Windows 95 probably.
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Re: Top 5 2D Arcade beat 'em ups

by the7k Fri Jul 17, 2009 9:08 pm

Yeah, I like Undercover Cops. A lot, even. It's just not among my top five.

Irem has done better beat 'em ups than UCC - namely, Ninja Baseball Bat Man.
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Re: Top 5 2D Arcade beat 'em ups

by Octopod Sun Jul 19, 2009 12:26 am

Ok, I stand corrected. :D
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Re: Top 5 2D Arcade beat 'em ups

by J T Wed Jul 22, 2009 8:42 pm

Tecmo Knight
It was just so shocking when it was released because nothing was this violent back then. I remember as a kid, I felt sick when I saw the gruesome killings in this game, but then the desensitization set in and I thought it awesome.

Kung Fu Master
Someone's gotta show some respect to the originator!

Double Dragon
I love the ending when you have a 2nd player. After their long journey of teaming up to beat the crap out of thugs, brothers Billy and Jimmy suddenly have to fight each other for Marian's affection. :lol:

Final Fight
This is basically the game that defines beat em ups for me. It felt like most all beat em ups afterwards were trying to be Final Fight.

Cadillacs & Dinosaurs
I added this one mainly because the concept is so weird, but it's a great beat em up too.



and if we were not doing arcade only, I would throw in River City Ransom for the NES.
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Re: Top 5 2D Arcade beat 'em ups

by Ack Thu Jul 23, 2009 11:09 pm

J T wrote:and if we were not doing arcade only, I would throw in River City Ransom for the NES.


Yeah, and I would have now added The King of Dragons on the SNES. I just got a copy, and oh man it's good. All the solid Capcom Beat 'Em Up action I deserve with all the Dungeons & Dragons characters I desire. I don't care if the later DnD beat 'em ups were better, this game is amazingly fun.
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Re: Top 5 2D Arcade beat 'em ups

by fastbilly1 Thu Jul 23, 2009 11:44 pm

King of Dragons was 3 player in the arcade...
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Re: Top 5 2D Arcade beat 'em ups

by Ack Fri Jul 24, 2009 12:02 am

fastbilly1 wrote:King of Dragons was 3 player in the arcade...


I didn't know it had an arcade release. I was under the impression it was console-only.
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