Old School Multi-Player Beat 'em Up Fighters

SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 508,676 admin
So I just picked up Capcom's 1994 version of Aliens vs Predator..

http://www.arcade-history.com/?n=alien-vs.-predator&page=detail&id=62

And came across some combo videos & it reminded me how fun this game was..



So I picked up the 1992 4-6 player X-Men by Konami and 1989 TNMNT & was just thinking how great those scrollers used to be.. I remembered everyone huddled around the arcade cabinets back in the day just like the line of people at 7-11 waiting to play Street Fighter.

Anyways I was wondering if anyone else in here enjoyed titles like these and has any favorites or recommendations they would like to mention..

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  • Riki-ohRiki-oh aka Emanuel Joined: Posts: 1,640
    I have all of these plus tons more on a modded cab my uncle built. I beat Final Fight yesterday with my girl friend and we've beat X men and AvP about 5 times each =D

    Also, Punisher and Nick Fury beat em is amazing. I play that more than any of them.
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  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 508,676 admin
    I have all of these plus tons more on a modded cab my uncle built. I beat Final Fight yesterday with my girl friend and we've beat X men and AvP about 5 times each =D

    Also, Punisher and Nick Fury beat em is amazing. I play that more than any of them.

    awesome, do you have a pic of your cab?
  • Messatsu OrochiMessatsu Orochi Joshimitsu! Joined: Posts: 1,557
    avp is such a raw game. they need to release all of those capcom ones like dnd for xbox ps3
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  • blacksteevblacksteev Joined: Posts: 270
    anybody remember Sengoku? the Cowboy/samurai side-scroller. What about Zombie's Revenge? I came so close to beating that one
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  • Riki-ohRiki-oh aka Emanuel Joined: Posts: 1,640
    awesome, do you have a pic of your cab?

    I don't have any pics right now, it's an old shooter game's cab called P 47 with everything gutted out and a computer and a monitor put in with a new X Arcade double joy stick mounted. My Uncle said he got the cab for under $50 on craigslist because the game didn't work. It runs a mame system that has over 450 games. I'm trying to get more in there but the computer is too old to run alot of the newer mame systems or Demul so I can't get any Dreamcast games on there :sad:
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  • Riki-ohRiki-oh aka Emanuel Joined: Posts: 1,640
    Captain America and The AVEEEEEENGERS!

    AMERICA NEEDS YOUR HELP!

    I have that on the cab too, the giant red skull boss is awesome!
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  • luckyboyceoluckyboyceo Joined: Posts: 164
    So I just picked up Capcom's 1994 version of Aliens vs Predator..

    http://www.arcade-history.com/?n=alien-vs.-predator&page=detail&id=62

    And came across some combo videos & it reminded me how fun this game was..



    So I picked up the 1992 4-6 player X-Men by Konami and 1989 TNMNT & was just thinking how great those scrollers used to be.. I remembered everyone huddled around the arcade cabinets back in the day just like the line of people at 7-11 waiting to play Street Fighter.

    Anyways I was wondering if anyone else in here enjoyed titles like these and has any favorites or recommendations they would like to mention..

    Dude, that X-Men game was sick. I remember playing that back in the day at Funplex (Seattle heads will agree, that place was THE shit) with like 5 others, good shit.
  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 508,676 admin
    I don't have any pics right now, it's an old shooter game's cab called P 47 with everything gutted out and a computer and a monitor put in with a new X Arcade double joy stick mounted. My Uncle said he got the cab for under $50 on craigslist because the game didn't work. It runs a mame system that has over 450 games. I'm trying to get more in there but the computer is too old to run alot of the newer mame systems or Demul so I can't get any Dreamcast games on there :sad:


    Cool, just wanted to get an idea of how your setup was..
    Dude, that X-Men game was sick. I remember playing that back in the day at Funplex (Seattle heads will agree, that place was THE shit) with like 5 others, good shit.

    Those 4 player cabs were so much fun... They don't make them like they used to. I think I might be making my own custom 4 player cab, but with jap sticks.
  • tepidtepid So Oarang Joined: Posts: 1,124
    That the X-Men game that had 2 monitors? That game was fun aas all get out.

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  • jacob2umfjacob2umf i lose Joined: Posts: 1,303
    was the captain america game where you could be namor and hawk eye? that shit was siiiiiiiick so was the xmen game, avp, tmnt, and punisher.

    i used to like m.e.r.c. and i swear after that game came out everybody started sayin you'll get merc'd.

    i also liked sunset riders
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  • mastermindmastermind BACON STRIPS Joined: Posts: 2,846 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Six-player X-Men was awesome. Too bad when it first came out, all the good characters were taken and I was always stuck with Dazzler on the 6P side, and you couldn't even see the freakin' screen because Dazzler was all the way on the end. hahah
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  • Pablo_the_MexPablo_the_Mex Blond Kanye Status Joined: Posts: 8,278
    I have played through AvP so many times. I remember going to the arcade with a pocket full of quarters and mashing like a motherfucker. Later, i rented the SNES version thinking it was a port, but it turned out to be something completely different. It was alright, not too shitty. Then I found out about roms, and I beat it another 80 times or so. Then I tried getting the cps2 board, and the prices were hella high. The game is legendary.

  • Riki-ohRiki-oh aka Emanuel Joined: Posts: 1,640
    So my second date with my girl friend was her coming over my place at 1am and us playing beat em ups on the cab until 10am. :lovin:
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  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 508,676 admin
    So my second date with my girl friend was her coming over my place at 1am and us playing beat em ups on the cab until 10am. :lovin:

    That's awesome. My wife plays Street Fighter with me sometimes, but we have yet to that.
  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 508,676 admin
    Best one.. King arthur and the knights of the round
  • ICD-3ICD-3 Obvious Oblivious Joined: Posts: 765
    Lots of great games mentioned here, but I think everyone forgot the REAL best Beat em' up EVER: Guardian Heroes.
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  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 508,676 admin
    The best was altered beast
  • shin neferioshin neferio BEHOLD! Joined: Posts: 812
    yea the punisher is by far my favorite beat em up
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  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 508,676 admin
    That would have been sweet to see street fighter as a side scroller beat em up. imagine how insane co op would be.. combos would be more redic than AvP.. I'm diggin Punisher, thanks for the suggestion
  • IceNineIceNine Cuban B Joined: Posts: 996
    OMFG, good timing for this thread given this news. This was one of my favorites alongside Golden Axe and Simpsons Arcade.
    http://www.destructoid.com/turtle-power-tmnt-turtles-in-time-remake-revealed-130573.phtml
  • Messatsu OrochiMessatsu Orochi Joshimitsu! Joined: Posts: 1,557
    man, simpsons had team attacks which was raw. the one predator had a shoryuken. nick fury and punisher was a fun game too. xmen was too dope with 6 players. dungeons and dragons i beat at funplex with my homies in 5th grade with a roll of quarters. i had the damn cleric. i loved golden axe where you beat the shit outta the gnomes and jack thier shit. oh N.A.R.C. was tight too.
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  • DeezoDeezo psycho 78 Joined: Posts: 3,238
    I simply can't believe nobody mentioned Streets of Rage 2. I'll be playing that game until the day I die. Period. Here's my list of raw beat em ups.

    Streets of Rage 2
    X-Men Arcade of course
    TMNT Arcade
    Ninja Gaiden Arcade
    Spiderman Arcade (with Spiderman, Namor, Black Cat, and Hawkeye. I remember the Funplex being the ONLY place that had this game)
    Punisher Arcade

    I'll probably think of more later.
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  • tajiritajiri hates you Joined: Posts: 1,253
    sunset riders, river city ransom, and cadillacs and dinosaurs were my favorite.

    when i get off of work, i'm totally playing final fight 3 on my snes when i get home.
  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 508,676 admin
    OMFG, good timing for this thread given this news. This was one of my favorites alongside Golden Axe and Simpsons Arcade.
    http://www.destructoid.com/turtle-power-tmnt-turtles-in-time-remake-revealed-130573.phtml

    That turtle van vid is so fresh haha
  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 508,676 admin
    Does anyone have Killer Instinct 1 & 2 here? 4 Player G.I. Joe was fun too
  • MetalxHealthxMetalxHealthx Joined: Posts: 1,109
    is that AVP game on xbox live yet? D:
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  • IceNineIceNine Cuban B Joined: Posts: 996
    I have KI Gold back in my parents house in Miami for N64. Good times.
  • Riki-ohRiki-oh aka Emanuel Joined: Posts: 1,640
    The best was altered beast

    I beat that some so many times for some reason :rolf:


    Side scrolling games were always amazing for the mindless fun they were filled with. I have to say the toughest side scroller I played was Strider, I can't beat that game even with infinite quarters.

    Slcs14, I have Killer Instinct 1 & 2 on my cab aswell. When I get home I'll check what Mame version I have and I'll let you all know.
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  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 508,676 admin
    I beat that some so many times for some reason :rolf:


    Side scrolling games were always amazing for the mindless fun they were filled with. I have to say the toughest side scroller I played was Strider, I can't beat that game even with infinite quarters.

    Slcs14, I have Killer Instinct 1 & 2 on my cab aswell. When I get home I'll check what Mame version I have and I'll let you all know.



    Very much appreciated
  • Riki-ohRiki-oh aka Emanuel Joined: Posts: 1,640
    I have MAME32 0.72

    ver. 0.127 supposedly has Fist of the North Star along with some other 2D dreamcast games. I can't seem to get ver.0.127 to work tho so I'll just stick with 0.72
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  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 508,676 admin
    I have MAME32 0.72

    ver. 0.127 supposedly has Fist of the North Star along with some other 2D dreamcast games. I can't seem to get ver.0.127 to work tho so I'll just stick with 0.72

    Thank you, i couldnt get KI to work on my current verion. I've been playing Punisher.. love it
  • thehappyfrogUSthehappyfrogUS Joined: Posts: 1
    edited May 2015
    I actually stream those games specifically live and archived on Twitch now. I have a whole list of like 50 that I pick from! Let me know if there's any other's you'd like to see and I'll get them running. Just look up ThehappyfrogUS

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