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  • Rise 2: Resurrection

    Thursday, April 11, 2019

    Rise 2: Resurrection 3

    Rise 2 is a surprisingly decent 2D beat ’em up. As Acclaim’s latest attempt to inject the console style of gaming into the PC community, Rise 2: Resurrection has enough going for it to be worth a look. It’s no Street Fighter Alpha, it may not even be Mortal Kombat 3, but the game pilfers […]

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  • Celebrity Deathmatch

    Saturday, March 9, 2019

    Celebrity Deathmatch 1

    Ozzy Osbourne wept. How can you turn a hilarious 90s claymation parody fight show into an addictive computer game? We can only speculate, since the PC version of Celebrity Deathmatch screws up on such a level that it’s sad. It’s sad because the TV show had all of the potential to become a fun video […]

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  • Crime Life: Gang Wars

    Sunday, December 30, 2018

    Crime Life: Gang Wars 1.5

    In short, Crime Life: Gang Wars is a mission-based fighting game. You’ll spend plenty of time being randomly violent in order to gain respect in your gang, the Outlawz, unfortunately you’ll do it with just two attacks and a block. There are modifiers and special moves that come out once you’ve ramped up your adrenaline […]

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  • Bio Freaks

    Saturday, December 22, 2018

    Bio Freaks 3

    Like most fighters, Bio Freaks has an extreme science fiction send-up, where the society of the future has found itself obsessed with mutated beasts, biological implants, and copious amounts of raw mayhem. Enter the Bio-F.R.E.A.K.S. (a clever acronym for something or other), the American Gladiators of the 21st Century. While the characters are outrageous and […]

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  • X-Men: Children of the Atom

    Monday, December 10, 2018

    X-Men: Children of the Atom 3

    X-Men: Children of the Atom is one of a seemingly endless line of Capcom Street Fighter 2-based 2D fighters. It’s also one of the best of Capcom mid 90s coin-op offerings. If you played the Street Fighter 2 games (any of them), you know what to expect here. Instead of the usual assortment of Kung […]

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  • Mortal Kombat 2

    Wednesday, October 3, 2018

    Mortal Kombat 2 4

    Two-player beat em up games go back to the early days of gaming, but few series (outside of Tekken) have left a more poignant mark on computer and console players throughout the 90s than Mortal Kombat. The first game of the series was great, but it wasn’t until the sequel came into being that things […]

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  • Pray for Death

    Monday, June 25, 2018

    Pray for Death 2

    Developer: Light Shock Genre: Beat ‘Em Up Release: 1996

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  • One Must Fall 2097

    Tuesday, May 29, 2018

    One Must Fall 2097 4

    Developer: Diversions Genre: Beat ‘Em Up Release: 1994

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  • Brutal: Paws of Fury

    Monday, February 5, 2018

    Brutal: Paws of Fury 2

    Developer: GameTek Genre: Beat Em Up Release: 1995

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  • CyberGladiators

    Saturday, November 11, 2017

    CyberGladiators 4

    Developer: Dynamix Genre: Beat ‘Em Up Release: 1996

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