Guardians of the 'Hood is a strange fighter-brawler hybrid from Atari. It features five buttons, tons of attacks, has no dedicated jump button, and has vs. stages between levels. It's also notable for its pre-rendered graphics and sprite scaling effects.
CENTER CITY - The BAD part of town
Where you and your posse keep in shape
CONNER - Superb fighter trained in boxing and karate
CHIEF - Former wrestler built like a truck and out for revenge
JAVIER - Top kickboxer endowed with speed and agility
TANYA - The statuesque cat-all, fast, and beautiful
The gangs have gotten worse!
... it's your TURF
... and NO ONE can stop the gangs
Guardians of the 'Hood is the only brawler from Atari.
Guardians of the 'Hood was the first brawler to feature digitized character sprites.
Guardians of the 'Hood is easily one of the worst brawlers ever made. The combat is sloppy, the enemies are bland, the graphics are wannabe Mortal Kombat trash, and the music is grating. You rarely fight more than two enemies at once, yet fighting them is still an exercise in tedium. Five minutes of this game feels like an hour in the worst way possible.