Poll

Choose your favourite!

Double Dragon
3 (20%)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
0 (0%)
Ninja Gaiden
0 (0%)
Streets Of Rage
6 (40%)
Renegade
0 (0%)
Final Fight
1 (6.7%)
Golden Axe
1 (6.7%)
Crime Fighters
0 (0%)
Sengoku
0 (0%)
Splatterhouse
0 (0%)
Kung Fu Master / Vigilante
1 (6.7%)
Power Rangers
0 (0%)
Altered Beast
0 (0%)
Batman
0 (0%)
Other?
3 (20%)

Total Members Voted: 13

Voting closed: January 29, 2014, 22:45:32 PM

Author Topic: What's the best beat 'em up series?  (Read 3459 times)

Offline 64bitRuss

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Re: What's the best beat 'em up series?
« Reply #15 on: March 04, 2014, 01:38:32 AM »
The Punisher is my favorite with The Combatribes a close second!

I guess I kind of like the one-of-a-kind in this genre, and not necessarily a whole series. Knights of the Round, AvP, Ninja Gaiden(arcade/LYNX).

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Re: What's the best beat 'em up series?
« Reply #16 on: May 02, 2014, 21:13:13 PM »
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The Punisher is my favorite with The Combatribes a close second!

I guess I kind of like the one-of-a-kind in this genre, and not necessarily a whole series. Knights of the Round, AvP, Ninja Gaiden(arcade/LYNX).

Ninja Gaiden is on the list!

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Re: What's the best beat 'em up series?
« Reply #17 on: May 07, 2014, 17:18:31 PM »
I would say Street of Rage as I played the fiest one countless of hours.

But I love the heroic fantasy Capcom ( knights of the Round, king of Dragon)...

So hard to choose.


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Re: What's the best beat 'em up series?
« Reply #18 on: May 11, 2014, 12:14:43 PM »
All square between Double Dragon and Streets Of Rage

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Re: What's the best beat 'em up series?
« Reply #19 on: May 11, 2014, 12:26:24 PM »
I was all ready to go get some fantastic video of guilty gear, then realised its strictly a side scrolling list.

So can someone change my vote to 'Golden Axe', then also why only side scrollers? Why not stuff like Guilty Gear, Streetfighter etc?

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Re: What's the best beat 'em up series?
« Reply #20 on: May 11, 2014, 12:27:40 PM »
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I was all ready to go get some fantastic video of guilty gear, then realised its strictly a side scrolling list.

So can someone change my vote to 'Golden Axe', then also why only side scrollers? Why not stuff like Guilty Gear, Streetfighter etc?

Because those are not beat 'em ups, they are fighting games - different genre.

And anyone can change their own vote.

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Re: What's the best beat 'em up series?
« Reply #21 on: May 11, 2014, 13:31:18 PM »
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Because those are not beat 'em ups, they are fighting games - different genre.

And anyone can change their own vote.

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Re: What's the best beat 'em up series?
« Reply #22 on: May 11, 2014, 13:52:44 PM »
I loved this genre in the arcades, Double Dragon I & II and Golden Axe are among my favorites, also Dungeon & Dragons were awesome, Capcom did a superb work with these:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axBRSw0gDWk#

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KU8NUWMVXRE#

I only played Streets of Rage 1, I need to try the sequels...
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Re: What's the best beat 'em up series?
« Reply #23 on: June 13, 2014, 20:25:57 PM »
Yes the D&D games on the Saturn and in the arcades were superb, I am lucky enough to own the Saturn twinpack.

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Re: What's the best beat 'em up series?
« Reply #24 on: June 14, 2014, 01:16:58 AM »
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Yes the D&D games on the Saturn and in the arcades were superb, I am lucky enough to own the Saturn twinpac

Now that you have a 360 you should check out the HD versions on Xbox live!

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Re: What's the best beat 'em up series?
« Reply #25 on: June 19, 2014, 21:46:42 PM »
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Yes the D&D games on the Saturn and in the arcades were superb, I am lucky enough to own the Saturn twinpac

Now that you have a 360 you should check out the HD versions on Xbox live!

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Re: What's the best beat 'em up series?
« Reply #26 on: June 20, 2014, 03:01:48 AM »
A couple of my favorites that aren't very well known:

Oriental Legend 2 - Taiwanese take on the D&D kind of games but with elements of a standard fighting game (special moves based on control combo), leveling up, data saves, randomized level elements. Only draw back is that a full Engrish translated version doesn't exist but you don't need to know the story to enjoy it.

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Crystal of Kings - Also fairly obscure but fun. Too bad it never generated a 4 player sequel.

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Re: What's the best beat 'em up series?
« Reply #27 on: June 23, 2014, 06:21:36 AM »
For me, it's a toss-up between my two favorites, TMNT and Streets of Rage.  I think TMNT is stronger as a whole, but Streets of Rage II is the perfect beat-'em-up game with a great art style, soundtrack, and tight gameplay.  Turtles in Time is a close second.
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