Top 5 side scroller beat em ups of all time

#41youngbroPosted 1/19/2013 7:04:11 AM
Streets of Rage
Final Fight
Knights of the Round
Sengoku Denshou
Golden Axe
TMNT turtles in Time
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#42KarsticlesPosted 2/3/2013 9:31:40 AM
I played Shadows over Mystara and Alien vs. Predator for the first time last night, and had a blast with both. Spell selection and scrolling is awkward as hell in Shadows over Mystara, though, and the screen freeze caused by spells was pissing my teammate (wife) off because if I wanted to spam Magic Missile to down a big baddy she just sat there and watched for a minute. Hopefully Dragon's Crown doesn't have those issues...

Otherwise, I felt enlightened to play the former.

The latter was a blast. I went through and tried all the characters and ended up liking the mecha arm dude the most. Suplexing aliens never gets old.
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#43xenosaga123Posted 2/18/2013 7:59:00 AM(edited)
1. Dungeons & Dragons Tower of Doom and Shadow over Mystara (tied)
2. Streets of Rage v5 Remake (Bomber Games) (would score higher if it added 4 players.)
3. Sailor Moon Arcade and Sailor Moon R Plus (4 players)
4. Guardian Heroes and Code of Princess (tied)
5. Ramona Flowers vs. The World
(would score higher with online co-op)
#44old97fan83Posted 2/18/2013 1:47:21 PM
x-men arcade (might be super easy but nothing comes close to recreating the feel of the uncanny x-men comics in my opinion)

gauntlet (its a classic)

spiderman venom maximum carnage (if you've never played this, OH MY GOD, find an emulated version now)

double dragon 1,2,3 (once again classics)

Superman (there was an SNES brawler that focussed on the "Death" of superman story arc in the early 90)

Comix Zone (one of the hardest side scroller brawlers i remember playing, maybe cause i was a kid but it's still near and dear to my heart)

The Peacekeepers (old SNES brawler, so bad its good)
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#45BlackMetalisWar(Topic Creator)Posted 2/18/2013 8:40:59 PM
youngbro posted...
Streets of Rage
Final Fight
Knights of the Round
Sengoku Denshou
Golden Axe
TMNT turtles in Time


Great taste my friend, love all those games myself.
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#46ElBorak77Posted 3/7/2013 4:41:28 AM
final fight
the punisher
streets of rage
golden axe 1 and 2
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#47xenosaga123Posted 3/7/2013 8:11:58 AM
Okay updated list, PGBG really is awesome and includes online 4p co-op, plus many unlockable characters: 1. Dungeons & Dragons Tower of Doom and Shadow over Mystara (tied)
2. Streets of Rage v5 Remake (Bomber Games) (would score higher if it added 4 players.)
3. Sailor Moon Arcade and Sailor Moon R Plus (4 players) 4. Phantom Breaker Battle Grounds (win!!)
5. Guardian Heroes HD and Code of Princess (tied)
#48LordKarasumanPosted 3/7/2013 10:18:54 PM
1) Streets of Rage Remake v5
2) Turtles in Time
3) Shadows Over Mystara
4) Streets of Rage 3
5) Captain Commando

Honorable Mention goes to Double Dragon Neon for its amazing soundtrack.
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#49David ChengPosted 3/8/2013 5:16:27 PM
1) Golden Axe
2) Street of Rage 2
3) King of Dragons
4)TMNT : Turtles in Time
5) Final Fight 3
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#50leater ClotsPosted 3/12/2013 10:12:31 PM
I've played a crap load of beu. my favs

1. Guardian Heroes - how is this not everyones number 1
2. Knights of valor 2 - just godly don't know what else to put to describe it
3. DnD both games - huge content for coin op games
4. Ninja Baseball Bat Man - so crazy over the top its great. just play it
5. King of Dragons - one of capcoms last arcade beus. this game went on forever

special mention. Sengoku 3 - great I mean great fight system. hit box detection was second to none. I would put this over king of dragons but Sengoku 3 is pretty short.
King of dragons seems to never end.
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