The best classic and old school Martial Arts games

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 t...

Year: 1994 Genre: Beat-'em-up Updated: 2020-12-02Tags: arcade competitive fighting martial arts motion capture multiplayer

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 wa...

Year: 1993 Genre: Beat-'em-up Updated: 2020-12-02Tags: arcade competitive fighting martial arts motion capture multiplayer violence

Mortal Kombat 3

Mortal Kombat 3

Mortal Kombat 3 is the third game in the popular series of fighting arcades created by Midway. The coin-up was released in 1995. The same year several ports, including the Sega Megadrive/Genesis, were released.

Year: 1995 Genre: Beat-'em-up Updated: 2019-10-24Tags: 2 players arcade coin-up conversion competitive fighting martial arts motion capture

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 Spectr...

Year: 1988 Genre: Beat-'em-up Updated: 2020-12-26Tags: 2 players commodore 64 competitive fighting martial arts multiplayer

The Last Ninja

The Last Ninja

The Last Ninja is an action adventure game developed and published by System 3 Software and released in 1987 for the Commodore 64. It was ported to several other systems in subsequent years.

Year: 1987 Genre: Action Updated: 2019-08-21Tags: commodore 64 fighting isometric japan martial arts puzzle-solving

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

The First Samurai

The First Samurai

The First Samurai is a fantasy platform game developed by Vivid Image and published by Image Works in 1991 initially for the Amiga and Atari ST. Later it was ported to several other platforms including DOS.

Year: 1991 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2020-07-31Tags: arcade basher fantasy fighting hack and slash martial arts platform real-time

Last Ninja 3

Last Ninja 3

The Last Ninja 3 is the third chapter of the popular series created by Mark Cale with its System 3 for the Commodore 64 and ported to many other platforms. Ninja Three was released for the Commodore 64, Atari ST and Amiga in 1991.

Year: 1991 Genre: Action Updated: 2019-08-23Tags: commodore 64 fighting isometric japan martial arts mythology ninja puzzle-solving

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

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

International Karate++

International Karate++

International Karate Deluxe is an amazing freeware remake of the never released International Karate++, the sequel of one of the most popular fighting game on the Commodore 64 and Amiga, International Karate + (also known as IK+).

Year: 1999 Genre: Beat-'em-up Updated: 2017-02-21Tags: martial arts fighting freeware

Second Samurai

Second Samurai

Second Samurai is a beat-'em-up for two players developed by Vivid Image and published by Psygnosis in 1993 for the Amiga, with an AGA version released in 1994. It's the sequel to First Samurai, released two years before.

Year: 1993 Genre: Beat-'em-up Updated: 2019-08-01Tags: 2 players aga co-op fantasy hack and slash martial arts multiplayer 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 g...

Year: 1996 Genre: Beat-'em-up Updated: 2019-07-17Tags: 2 players amiga cd32 amiga original game arcade competitive fighting martial arts versus

Brutal: Paws of Fury

Brutal: Paws of Fury

Brutal: Paws of Fury is a competitive beat-em-up created by GameTek for SEGA CD and Mega Drive/Genesis in 1994. The game was also ported and released for the Amiga, SNES, and MS-DOS.

Year: 1994 Genre: Beat-'em-up Updated: 2020-12-17Tags: 2 players 2d cartoon competitive fighting martial arts versus