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Any good side scrolling beat 'em ups?

05-22-2010, 04:08 PM
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Any good side scrolling beat 'em ups?

So I couldn't find any other thread on something like this so hopefully no one will flame me for starting this.

The only "beat 'em up" on the Iphone that comes to mind that I've actually liked is The Simpsons Arcade and OMG Pirates!. I'm wondering if there are other good beat 'em ups. Specifically like 80's/90's beat 'em ups and not something like Hero of Sparta. I'm also not interested in the mediocre genesis ports.

For the small percentage of people reading this who might be confused the term 'beat 'em up':

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beat-%27em-up

Last edited by stutz; 05-22-2010 at 04:21 PM.
05-22-2010, 04:33 PM
#2
I'd recommend chop chop ninja.
it's not like other beat em ups, but I think that's what makes it so good.

05-22-2010, 04:48 PM
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05-25-2010, 10:52 AM
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Originally Posted by highlyrefinedpirate View Post
I'd recommend chop chop ninja.
it's not like other beat em ups, but I think that's what makes it so good.
Haven't tried it yet. Thanks for the suggestion. I'm surprised there aren't many good beat em' ups on the iphone. OMG Pirates proved that it can be done really well. I'd love to see some good Capcom titles like Final Fight or Dungeons and Dragons: Towers of Doom.
05-25-2010, 11:17 AM
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i'm putting all my support on OMG pirates.

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05-25-2010, 11:22 AM
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i'm putting all my support on OMG pirates.
I 2nd that!
05-25-2010, 11:33 AM
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i'm putting all my support on OMG pirates.
3rd'ed.

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05-25-2010, 11:33 AM
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What about Twin Blades.
05-25-2010, 11:51 AM
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i'm putting all my support on OMG pirates.
I hear great things, but that doesn't seem very helpful if the OP is looking for other beat-em-up games.

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05-25-2010, 12:03 PM
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What about Twin Blades.
Great suggestion. I had been eying that a while ago and now I might just go ahead and give it a shot.