Beat-'em-up Games

Double Dragon

Double Dragon

Double Dragon is a beat ‘em up created by Technos Japan and released in 1987 by Taito. Originally released as an arcade game, versions were also created for a variety of home com...

Year: 1988 Genre: Beat-'em-up Updated: 2021-02-22Tags: 2 players arcade brawler coin-up conversion fighting

Barbarian: The Ultimate Warrior

Barbarian: The Ultimate Warrior

Barbarian: The Ultimate Warrior (Death Sword in the United States) is a one or two players fighting game developed by Palace Software and initially released for Commodore 64 in 1987.

Year: 1988 Genre: Beat-'em-up Updated: 2021-02-18Tags: 2 players competitive fantasy fighting hack and slash sword and sorcery versus

Castlevania

Castlevania

Castlevania is a side-scrolling platform game created and developed by Konami, centered on the Belmonts, a clan of vampire hunters, and their fight with Dracula. Initially released...

Year: 1990 Genre: Beat-'em-up Updated: 2021-02-18Tags: arcade fantasy horror nes original game platform vampires

Shadow Fighter

Shadow Fighter

Shadow Fighter is a fighting game created by N.A.P.S. and published by Gremlin Graphics exclusively for the Amiga, initially for ECS machines, then AGA. Clearly inspired by popular...

Year: 1994 Genre: Beat-'em-up Updated: 2021-03-10Tags: 2 players aga amiga original game arcade competitive fighting japan versus

Karateka

Karateka

Karateka is a martial arts fighting game and the first title created by the famous designer Jordan Mechner, author of Prince of Persia. Karateka was developed by Mechner for the Apple II and published in 1984 by Brøderbund.

Year: 1985 Genre: Beat-'em-up Updated: 2020-08-31Tags: apple 2 original game brawler fighting martial arts

Street Fighter

Street Fighter

Street Fighter is a fighting game created by Capcom and released initially as an arcade in 1987. It is the first chapter of the fighting series that became popular thanks to the sequel, Street Fighter II.

Year: 1988 Genre: Beat-'em-up Updated: 2021-02-22Tags: arcade competitive fighting martial arts multiplayer

Rampage

Rampage

Rampage is a popular coin-up created by Bally Midway in 1986. It was ported to Commodore 64, Atari ST and Atari 8-bit in 1987. Later it was also released for Amiga, NES, Apple II, ...

Year: 1989 Genre: Beat-'em-up Updated: 2021-02-18Tags: 2 players arcade coin-up conversion fighting multiplayer single screen

Streets of Rage

Streets of Rage

Streets of Rage, also known in Japanese as Bare Knuckle: Ikari no Tekken, is a beat 'em up game developed and published by Sega in 1991 for the Mega Drive/Genesis. The game quickly...

Year: 1991 Genre: Beat-'em-up Updated: 2020-04-22Tags: 2 players 2d anime arcade brawler fighting genesis original game martial arts side-scrolling

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...

Year: 1996 Genre: Beat-'em-up Updated: 2021-02-22Tags: 2 players amiga cd32 amiga original game arcade competitive fighting martial arts versus

One Must Fall 2097

One Must Fall 2097

One Must Fall: 2097, developed by Diversions Entertainment and published by Epic MegaGames in 1994, is set in the future where fighting between humans is outlawed. Of course, humans being who they are, need a way to fight each other.

Year: 1994 Genre: Beat-'em-up Updated: 2020-12-02Tags: arcade battlemech fighting freeware mecha science fiction

Shinobi

Shinobi

Shinobi is an arcade game created by SEGA in 1987, ported almost immediately to the Master System and later to many other platforms. In the game, you control a ninja ("shinobi" me...

Year: 1988 Genre: Beat-'em-up Updated: 2020-10-25Tags: arcade coin-up conversion fighting martial arts ninja side-scrolling

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 Warrior (a.k.a. Death Sword) and was developed and published by Palace...

Year: 1989 Genre: Beat-'em-up Updated: 2021-02-21Tags: 2 players commodore 64 competitive fantasy fighting hack and slash sword and sorcery versus

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.

Year: 1991 Genre: Beat-'em-up Updated: 2021-02-18Tags: 2 players arcade brawler co-op coin-up conversion fighting

After the War

After the War

After the War is a post-apocalyptic action game created by the Spanish software house Dinamic Software in 1989 for 8-bit platforms - ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64 - and 16-bit platforms - Atari ST and Amiga.

Year: 1989 Genre: Beat-'em-up Updated: 2021-02-11Tags: fighting platform-shooter post-apocalyptic shoot em up side-scrolling