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Celebrity Deathmatch

Celebrity Deathmatch
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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

Crime Life: Gang Wars
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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

Bio Freaks
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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

X-Men: Children of the Atom
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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

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

Pray for Death
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Developer: Light Shock
Genre: Beat ‘Em Up
Release: 1996

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One Must Fall 2097

One Must Fall 2097
4

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

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Brutal: Paws of Fury

Brutal: Paws of Fury
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Developer: GameTek
Genre: Beat Em Up
Release: 1995

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CyberGladiators

CyberGladiators
4

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

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Mortal Kombat

Mortal Kombat
4

Developer: Midway Games
Genre: Beat ‘Em Up
Release: 1993

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