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unique beat em ups

Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:40 am
by c_pokey
honestly, i find most beat em ups to be too repetitive and dull. i was wondering if anyone could suggest some unique beat em ups. i know of games like Guardian Heroes, but i don't want to fart out 75-80 bucks just to play it.

Re: unique beat em ups

Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 1:32 am
by equalsign
I can't say I'm much help in this genre but...

Viewtiful Joe (GCN, PS2)
The Warriors (XBOX, PS2)
TMNT (GBA)
God Hand (PS2)

Sorry if you were looking for retro :| .

Re: unique beat em ups

Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 5:02 am
by Krooze L-Roy
There honestly aren't a lot of beat-em-ups that I consider truly great. Mostly just the usual suspects; Double Dragon 2, Turtles in Time, SoR2, and not much else. It's a pretty cookie-cutter genre for the most part, though there's a certain level of lethargic enjoyment to be had in derivative stuff like Simpsons of Ninja Warriors.

Re: unique beat em ups

Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:15 am
by corn619
Cadillacs & Dinosaurs is very different. Its debatable if is good or not.

Re: unique beat em ups

Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:36 am
by Hatta
River City Ransom is a little different. Some RPG elements thrown in that one.

Re: unique beat em ups

Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:42 am
by Majors
Rakugaki Showtime for PS1
Guardian Heroes for SS

Re: unique beat em ups

Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:01 am
by Ack
Comix Zone
Battletoads

And if you prefer arcade emulation or hunting down cabs:

Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom (saw a port on Saturn)
Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow Over Mystara (packed in with Tower of Doom on Saturn)
X-Men 6-player

Re: unique beat em ups

Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:51 am
by otaku
battletoads is awesome.
D&D for saturn combines both arcade games but isn't cheap at 130 or so plus you'll need a ram cart (30 bucks) its worth it though
Guardian heroes is well worth it. Try importing its dirt cheap that way, about 30 bucks

Re: unique beat em ups

Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:52 pm
by c_pokey
I've always enjoyed TMNT 2-4. I guess it's just the novelty of a TMNT video game because I was always a fan of TMNT.

But yeah, really what I'm looking for are faster paced games. Battletoads has a steady pace even though it's ball-breakingly hard. Double Dragon and SoR are too slow for me.

Re: unique beat em ups

Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 1:06 pm
by marurun
You could try some of the 3D titles, like SpikeOut (arcade only) and Dynamite Deka 2 (Dynamite Cop 2)