Beat-'em-up Games

Golden Axe

Golden Axe

Golden Axe is a side-scrolling hack and slash fantasy game created by Sega and released for arcade machines in 1989. The game was ported the same year to the SEGA Mega Drive/Genesis and in 1990 to the...

Year: 1990 Genre: Beat-'em-up Updated: 2018-07-19Tags: arcade fantasy fighting genesis

Kung-Fu: The Way of the Exploding Fist

Kung-Fu: The Way of the Exploding Fist

Kung-Fu: The Way of the Exploding Fist is one of the most popular fighting games of the 80s. It's a martial arts fighting game created by Gregg Barnett for the Beam Software and released in 1985. The...

Year: 1985 Genre: Beat-'em-up Updated: 2016-12-18Tags: fighting martial arts

Street Fighter II

Street Fighter II

Street Fighter II is the arcade sequel to the original Street Fighter and was developed and published by Capcom in 1991. Originally made for arcades, it was later released for other platforms, including...

Year: 1992 Genre: Beat-'em-up Updated: 2016-11-13Tags: fighting arcade

Double Dragon 3: The Rosetta Stone

Double Dragon 3: The Rosetta Stone

Double Dragon 3: The Rosetta Stone, the third and final chapter of the popular series Double Dragon, is a side-scrolling beat 'em up created by Technos Japan originally as an arcade. Unlike the previous...

Year: 1991 Genre: Beat-'em-up Updated: 2016-06-25Tags: arcade fighting

Panza Kick Boxing

Panza Kick Boxing

Panza Kick Boxing is a Thai kickboxing sim that uses the license of André Panza, a French Kickboxer, nine times world champion in several disciplines. The game was developed by Futura and published by...

Year: 1990 Genre: Beat-'em-up Updated: 2018-05-14Tags: fighting martial arts boxing licensed

International Karate +

International Karate +

International Karate + (also known as IK+, or Chop N' Drop in the US) is a side-view karate fighting game created by System 3 initially for 8-bit platforms (Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC) and...

Year: 1988 Genre: Beat-'em-up Updated: 2018-05-24Tags: fighting martial arts

Fightin' Spirit

Fightin' Spirit

Fightin' Spirit is a beat'em up created by the Italian studio Light Shock Software and released in 1996 for the Amiga ECS and AGA models and the CD32. This one-vs-one fighting game was featuring 10 different...

Year: 1996 Genre: Beat-'em-up Updated: 2016-10-05Tags: martial arts fighting

Mortal Kombat II

Mortal Kombat II

Mortal Kombat II is the second installment in the Mortal Kombat franchise, developed by Midway games and published by Acclaim Entertainment in 1993. This sequel is just one of the reasons that Mortal...

Year: 1994 Genre: Beat-'em-up Updated: 2019-01-16Tags: fighting

Mortal Kombat

Mortal Kombat

Mortal Kombat is a side-scrolling fighting game created in 1992 by the four person company Midway Games and released initially as an arcade. Thanks to its huge success, the game was ported to many other...

Year: 1993 Genre: Beat-'em-up Updated: 2017-01-22Tags: fighting martial arts violence arcade

Body Blows

Body Blows

Body Blows was the Amiga exclusive answer to Street Fighter II, a fighting game created by Team17 and released for AGA and non-AGA Amiga models in 1993. A 2 player mode is available and players can choose...

Year: 1993 Genre: Beat-'em-up Updated: 2016-08-09Tags: arcade fighting versus

Super Street Fighter II Turbo

Super Street Fighter II Turbo

Super Street Fighter II Turbo is a competitive fighting game created by Capcom and released initially as an arcade in 1994. It is the fifth game in the Street Fighter II series, but only the third, after...

Year: 1995 Genre: Beat-'em-up Updated: 2018-07-27Tags: fighting 3do side view arcade competitive

Hammerfist

Hammerfist

Hammerfist is a sci-fi action/puzzle game developed by Vivid Image and published by Activision Limited in 1990 for the Amiga, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, and Atari ST. This was the premier...

Year: 1990 Genre: Beat-'em-up Updated: 2017-08-04Tags: cyberpunk martial arts sci-fi/futuristic

Barbarian II: The Dungeon of Drax

Barbarian II: The Dungeon of Drax

Barbarian II: The Dungeon of Drax (a.k.a. Axe of Rage in the U.S.) is the sequel to Barbarian: The Ultimate Sword (a.k.a. Death Sword) and was developed and published by Palace Software in 1988 originally...

Year: 1989 Genre: Beat-'em-up Updated: 2017-05-01Tags: fantasy fighting

Bruce Lee Remake

Bruce Lee Remake

Bruce Lee Remake is a 2001 remake for PC of a martial arts multi-screen platformer initially released for the Commodore 64 in 1984.

Year: 2001 Genre: Beat-'em-up Updated: 2015-04-13Tags: fighting