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Black Belt

Before purchasing Black Belt, the only games I had played were on the memorable Sega Cards…

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Chuck Norris SuperKicks

Oh I really, really want to like this game, I really, really do- any game starring the hardest man that ever there was and that there ever will be, surely has got to be good, right? The answer is no…

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Bust A Groove

I have never been one for mainstream or normal gaming, which is most likely why this particular and quite bizarre hybrid game drew me in.
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Kung Fu Master

Based on the 1984 Jackie Chan film Wheels on Meals (no, I havn’t seen it either) Kung Fu Master is considered by many to be the world’s first side-scrolling beat-em-up video game…

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Teleroboxer

One of the better uses of the VB's 3D – Teleroboxer is a 1 on 1 fighting game akin to Punchout…

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Mortal Kombat Trilogy

MORTAL KOMBAT!!!

I can still remember the old adverts for when the original was released onto consoles and I was suitably excited…

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Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers

          Despite a growing number of parents concerned with their children emulating what they saw on television, the mid-to-late 90s had a slew of great cartoons and shows becoming video games…

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X-men 2: Clone Wars

One of the few games I can honestly say has brought something completely unique to the sidescrolling beat em up style that the x-men games have used…

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After The War

There has been a nuclear war and it’s your role as Jonathon Rogers to make your way across a devastated New York City and escape to the outer colonies.
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Fatal Fury Special

Fatal Fury Special, released one year after Fatal Fury 2 is more or less just an update rather than a sequel…

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Iron Horse

Adventure. Excitement. A cowboy craves all of these things. Fortunately for Konami’s Iron Horse, you get to take advantage of both of these things.
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Robocop

Movies that are turned into games are notorious for failing miserably during translation…

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The Way Of The Tiger

Released in the mid 80's when Bruce Lee and Karate Kid films had us all wanting to be like our movie heroes, i went for the lazy option…

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Street Fighter

Street Fighter

Released in the arcade around 1987, Street Fighter established the one on one fighting formula that would later be the fad of the 90‘s…

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Mortal Kombat II

Mortal Kombat II had many releases across various systems in the mid-1990s, and the biggest debate was which version was superior…

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Trojan

Developed by Capcom in 1986, Trojan or Tatakai No Banka is a 2D horizontal beat em up action game taking place in a fictional post apocalyptic world…

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Buster Fight

I wanted to kick this retro profile off saying that Buster Fight was one of the few one-on-one beat'em ups made especially for the GameGear…

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Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story

The master system has no shortage of scrolling beat ‘em ups from the sublime; Streets of Rage I & II, Kung Fu Kid, Blackbelt, etc, to the god awful; My Hero, Running Battle and so on and so forth (sorry to anyone who actually like them but my opinion will never change)…

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Wu Tang Taste the Pain

Originally named Wu Tang: Shaolin Style, when released in PAL format the game adapted the cool sounding 'Taste the Pain' title…

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Splatterhouse

With a reboot of the series just around the corner it seems quite timely that a review of the granddaddy of gore appears here in the hallowed halls of Retro Gamer, that game is of course Splatterhouse…

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Nastar

AKA: Nastar Warrior or Rastan Saga II depending on where you’re playing it is a strange old bag of tricks indeed…

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Double Dragon

When Street Fighter 2 exploded onto the scene in the early nineties, the popularity of one-on-one fighters skyrocketed.
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The Ninja Kids

I've been playing through my Taito Legends and Taito Legends 2 compilations on PS2 (again) and I have to say that I dig part 2 far more…

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Violent Storm

Technically the third and final instalment in Konami's ace "Crime Fighters" trilogy, Violent Storm hit the arcades in 1993 in a whirlwind of colour, superb cartoony graphics and bone crunching…

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Avenger

In the sequel to The Way of the Tiger, Yaemon the Grand Master of Flame is the villain of the piece…

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Eternal Champions: Challenge from the Darkside

When the original Eternal Champions hit Sega's Megadrive back in the early 90's, many were riding high on the wave of anticipation that the game would be Street Fighter 2's successor, and even though the game itself wasn't as polished as Capcom's classic brawler, it still garnered a place in many a gamer's heart as a solid and fun beat 'em up…

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Battletoads

Or, Teenage Mutant Battling Toads, as Rare probably wanted to call them…

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Green Beret

Green Beret (or Rush’n Attack in the U.S.) is a port of the Arcade game made by Konami. It was ported by Imagine for the C64 in 1986.
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