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GBA

River City Ransom EX

Players
22
Length

1:30

Difficulty

Hard

Release

’04 ’04

River City Ransom EX is a souped-up port of Technos’ beloved NES RPG/brawler hybrid. In addition to maintaining the signature gameplay and style of the original, it adds new attacks, reworked graphics, AI partners, and a new honor system. It also has system-link co-op gameplay.

ARC

Robo Army

Players
22
Length

0:45

Difficulty

Medium

Release

’91

Robo Army is a robot-themed brawler from SNK. Its simple combat is defined by stock-based special attacks and the ability to temporarily transform into an invincible vehicle.

ARC

Rollergames

Players
22
Length

0:40

Difficulty

Casual

Release

’91

Rollergames is a rollerskate-themed arcade brawler from Konami that’s based off the late 80’s TV show which was basically a combination of rollerskating and professional wrestling. Rather than not dying, you beat the game by achieving a higher score than your opponent, which involves both beating enemies and executing rollerskating tricks like riding on a half-pipe and jumping off a ramp.

NES

RollerGames

Players
1
Length

0:50

Difficulty

Hardcore

Release

’90 ’91

Rollergames is a unique rollerskate-based single-player brawler from Konami. It puts a strong emphasis on platforming and auto-scrolling stages. It has that classic Konami feel with catchy music and faceless, proportional characters as well as a fair yet steep difficulty curve.

ARC

Sailor Moon Pretty Soldier

Players
22
Length

0:50

Difficulty

Medium

Release

’95

Sailor Moon Pretty Soldier is a brawler based on the popular anime by Banpresto. It features Final Fight-style gameplay with screen-filling hand-animated magic attacks.

SNES

Sailor Moon Pretty Soldier

Players
22
Length

0:45

Difficulty

Easy

Release

’93

Sailor Moon Pretty Soldier is a two-player brawler that’s loosely based on the arcade game of the same name. It stars your five favorite female defenders of Earth. It plays a lot like Final Fight but adds charged projectiles and screen-clearing special attacks.

SNES

Sailor Moon Pretty Soldier R

Players
22
Length

0:50

Difficulty

Medium

Release

’93

Sailor Moon Pretty Soldier R is the second SNES Sailor Moon brawler. It improves upon its predecessor across the board with bigger sprites, catchier music, and more attacks. It also adds a mode where you can play as Sailor Chibi Moon, who’s nearly invincible because she’s too short for most enemies to hit.

PS3

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game

Players
4444
Length

3:00

Difficulty

Medium

Release

’10 ’10

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game is a licensed brawler from Ubisoft that’s based on the film/comic book of the same name. It features top-notch fluid pixel art and a phenomenal chiptune soundtrack from the band Animanaguchi. Its gameplay is very similar to River City Ransom, as you fight enemies with simple yet evolving movesets and then collect coins to upgrade your character’s stats and buy items in stores. It has unprecedented level designs such as a movie set, a rock show, and a huge Halloween party.

ARC

Sengoku

Players
22
Length

0:45

Difficulty

Casual

Release

’91

Sengoku is a supernatural brawler featuring a Ninja and Cowboy who fight Japanese demons by jumping between the human and spirit realms. It has simple combat that focuses on weapon upgrades and alternate forms such as a ninja dog and samurai.

ARC

Sengoku 2

Players
22
Length

0:50

Difficulty

Medium

Release

’93

Sengoku 2 is the sequel to SNK’s supernatural-themed weapons-based brawler. It improves upon its predecessor in every way, including multiple attack buttons, special attacks, guarding, charged projectiles, and on-command transformation into a kunoichi, ninja dog, or tengu.

ARC

Sengoku 3

Players
22
Length

0:50

Difficulty

Hard

Release

’01

Sengoku 3 is the final installment of the Sengoku trilogy, this time developed by Noise Factory. Although it keeps its predecessor’s setting and multiple attack buttons, it removes the transformation mechanic and adds freeform combos and energy-based special attacks.

ARC

Shadow Force

Players
22
Length

0:50

Difficulty

Hardcore

Release

’92

Shadow Force is a futuristic brawler-fighter hybrid from Technos. It’s easily the most complex brawler ever made, with a whopping 6 buttons, low attacks, projectiles, grabs, multiple aerial attacks, Street Fighter-style special moves, and even the ability to possess and play as any enemy in the game.

SNES

Shin Nekketsu Kouha: Kunio-Tachi no Banka

Players
22
Length

2:00

Difficulty

Medium

Release

’94

Shin Nekketsu Kouha: Kunio-Tachi no Banka is the final Kunio brawler released for the Super Famicom. It’s a pseudo-sequel to River City Ransom with similar combat and plenty of dialogue. However, you gain new attacks at set points in the game rather than collecting money and paying for them. Also, you can fight as Kunio and Riki’s girlfriends, and switch between them at will.

SNES

Shodai Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-kun

Players
22
Length

2:00

Difficulty

Medium

Release

’92

Shodai Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-kun is the first Kunio game released for the Super Famicom. Like River City Ransom before it, it’s a two player open world RPG/brawler hybrid. However, unlike RCR, you level up by gaining experience rather than collecting money and buying upgrades at shops.

GEN

Shui Hu Feng Yun Zhuan

Players
22
Length

1:00

Difficulty

Casual

Release

’96

Shui Hu Feng Yun Zhuan is an unlicensed Chinese brawler set in medieval China. It’s a Knights of the Round rip-off with Golden Axe-style magic attacks. It has high quality gameplay and aesthetics despite its plagiarism.

ARC

Silent Dragon

Players
22
Length

0:35

Difficulty

Hard

Release

’92

Silent Dragon is a mutant-themed brawler from Taito. It’s a standard Final Fight knock-off that adds sliding, directional specials, and stun-based grabs to the formula.

ARC

Skull & Crossbones

Players
22
Length

1:30

Difficulty

Hard

Release

’89

Skull & Crossbones is an early pirate-themed brawler from Atari. In addition to its fairly unique setting, it features deliberate fencing combat where blocking is a necessity. It also has environment-based special events such as grabbing a rope and swinging across a chasm as well as storming enemy pirate ships to raid their booty.

SNES

Sonic Blast Man

Players
1
Length

1:00

Difficulty

Hardcore

Release

’93 ’92

Sonic Blast Man is a groundbreaking single player SNES-exclusive brawler. Its gameplay emphasizes stunning enemies by knocking them down to critical health and keeping them onscreen so you can unleash a powerful Tornado Throw. Its steep challenge is defined by powerful enemies that demand mastery of brawler fundamentals to defeat. Its graphics feature gigantic sprites and several Mode 7 effects. Its ultra-catchy soundtrack is composed by Taito’s legendary house band, Zuntata.

SNES

Sonic Blast Man II

Players
22
Length

0:50

Difficulty

Medium

Release

’94 ’94

Sonic Blast Man II is the sequel to Taito’s original SNES brawler. The combat has been changed completely: they removed the directional throws, punching minigames, and stun-based gameplay and added multiple attack buttons, dashing, and an evasive maneuver. It’s also a two player game with three selectable fighters.

SNES

Spider-Man & Venom: Maximum Carnage

Players
1
Length

0:50

Difficulty

Medium

Release

’94

Spider-Man and Venom: Maximum Carnage is a single-player brawler featuring your two favorite web-slinging Marvel characters. You start off as Spider-Man but you can choose to play as Venom at certain parts of the story. It plays like Final Fight but adds web-based moves and a unique accuracy-based power attack.

SNES

Spider-Man & Venom: Separation Anxiety

Players
22
Length

0:50

Difficulty

Medium

Release

’95

Spider-Man and Venom: Separation Anxiety is the sequel to Maximum Carnage. It plays exactly like its predecessor (and has the same enemies) but this time around it’s a two player game. It still has the elements the series is known for such as web-based projectiles and accuracy-based power attacks.

GEN

Spider-Man and Venom: Maximum Carnage

Players
1
Length

0:45

Difficulty

Medium

Release

’94 ’95

Spider-Man and Venom: Maximum Carnage is a brawler based on Marvel’s popular comic franchise. Its gameplay is similar to Final Fight but it adds web-slinging attacks and unique accuracy-based specials. You can play as Spider-Man or Venom and both have their own unique stages. It also has a metal soundtrack by the band Green Jello.

GEN

Spider-Man and Venom: Separation Anxiety

Players
22
Length

0:50

Difficulty

Medium

Release

’95

Spider-Man and Venom: Separation Anxiety is the sequel to Maximum Carnage featuring new stages, bosses, and two-player co-op gameplay. Besides that it’s extremely similar to the first game but lacks the Green Jelly soundtrack.

ARC

Spider-Man: The Video Game

Players
4444
Length

0:50

Difficulty

Casual

Release

Spider-Man: The Video Game is a hybrid brawler/action-platformer starring Spider-Man, Black Cat, Sub-Mariner, and Hawkeye. It’s the only licensed brawler released for arcades by Sega.

GEN

Splatterhouse 3

Players
1
Length

1:00

Difficulty

Hard

Release

’92

Splatterhouse 3 is a horror-themed brawler from Namco that’s notable for its grotesque monster designs and extreme gore. It features branching paths and timer-based gameplay as well as digitized cutscenes.

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