Best beat-em-up of all time?

Discussion in 'Gaming News Discussion' started by Stuart Davidson, Feb 18, 2008.

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Best Fighting Game Series

  1. Street Fighter

    14 vote(s)
    28.6%
  2. Mortal Kombat

    6 vote(s)
    12.2%
  3. Virtua Fighter

    3 vote(s)
    6.1%
  4. Dead or Alive

    2 vote(s)
    4.1%
  5. Smash Bros.

    8 vote(s)
    16.3%
  6. Tekken

    10 vote(s)
    20.4%
  7. Other

    6 vote(s)
    12.2%
  1. Stuart_Davidson

    Stuart_Davidson Well-Known Member

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    What do you think is the best fighting game of all time? Do you prefer the button mashing of DOA... or the all out fun of Super Smash Bros. ?

    Discuss...
     
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    Teme Super Moderator

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    Soul Calibur series.
     
  4. Trusteft

    Trusteft HH's Asteroids' Dominator

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    Barbarian (or Death Sword for some) by Palace, followed by IK+

    Few moves, but deadly and more about out thinking your opponent than who knows the best combination of buttons faster.
     
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    Has to be Street Fighter, wasted more of my life in the arcades with that game than I care to remember.
     
  6. Zelig

    Zelig Well-Known Member

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    Marvel vs. Capcom, the only arcade game(s) I ever mastered.
     
  7. Son_of_Thunder

    Son_of_Thunder New Member

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    Tekken, it's the reason I bought my PSX, and the reason why my interest in gaming continued.
     
  8. OmegaRED

    OmegaRED Relapsed Gamer

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    Street Fighter 2 alone beats every other series...throw in the new one coming out and it's the hands down winner :D

    My 2nd vote would have been "Killer Instinct", I loved those two games!

    "ULLLLLLLLLLTRAAAAAAAAAA!!!"
     
  9. Vikingod

    Vikingod Int'l Fish Liaison

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    I went with smash bros. I spend so much time playing that game with friends that it's sad. Can't wait for the Wii game either.

    Killer Instinct is also up there as well.
     
  10. Judas

    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    omg... where the hell is Double Dragon 2 (Best of the entire series...)

    or

    BattleToads!

    (both for the NES)....

    gaud i love those games and still play them...... JNes ftw!
     
  11. Judas

    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    just thought of it..

    Anyone Recall the game (fairly recent)

    ONI

    that had kick ass hand to hand combat as well as some shooting.. mostly hand to hand kick assness..... to bad some of the gameworlds were good and bad... but the general gameplay was brilliant... wish someone would have taken that route to the next lvl....
     
  12. OmegaRED

    OmegaRED Relapsed Gamer

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    Judas those games are all of a different genre. I'm pretty sure this poll is for fighting games which are popular due to playing against human players.

    Double Dragon 2 was good, up there with Streets of Rage :D
     
  13. Jitter

    Jitter Active Member

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    What about golden axe? That game was great on Sega and arcade

    EDIT: Yeah streets of rage was a blast with a couple people playing.
     
  14. Judas

    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    the only game i listed that kinda matches... is oni..... stricky beat em ups... run around and kick and punch the living shit outa anything the moves style..... just wasn't 2 players..... but then again, you can do the same thiing in any of the other games...


    unless of course strickly 1vs1 no adventure or anything .... which i found quite boring most of the time.
     
  15. glaurung

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    SNK series are the best! (King Of Fighters all the way), but they are kind of discontinued so my vote goes for SF series with the up coming SFIV (can't wait to play that game!).
     
  16. CJLMTLCA

    CJLMTLCA Ti > IT

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    What about Rise of the Robots? :D or better yet Capital Punishment!

    As much as i like Death Sword (block, block, block, chop head off...), i'll vote for the good old MK series.
     
  17. MNB4800

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    Even though I voted for Street Fighter, I have Virtua Fighter as second. So surprised that Tekken is more popular than VF.
     
  18. YAYitsAndrew

    YAYitsAndrew Anti-Piracy Poster Boy

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    Those are fighting games. Beat em ups are things like river city ransom, double dragon, golden axe, streets of rage, TMNT arcade, etc.

    And the best one of those is obviously Discarded Online ;) Discarded - massive multiplayer melee mayhem!
     
  19. Calliers

    Calliers Just got off the hedonic treadmill... Staff Member

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    Street Fighta man, Street Fighta!!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D
     
  20. Calliers

    Calliers Just got off the hedonic treadmill... Staff Member

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    I hadn't heard of Discarded Online but Cadillacs and Dinosaurs, Metamorphasis, Battle Toads, Golden Axe and Streets of Rage were all absolutely most brilliant. :)
     

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