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The Combatribes

The Combatribes

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - 1992

The Big Apple's Gone Rotten - Rival gangs have joined forces and New York City is under siege. Your mission: seek out and destroy their leader - Martha Splatterhead-former member of your elite Combatribe Cyborg unit. But in order to get to this renegade babe you'll have to do some head bashin' with five of the most feared gangs in Gotham... on their turf! - 12 Megabits of joint-jolting action - 5 gruesome gangs - Over 40 different battles moves - 16 gonzo characters - 1 or 2 players in either "VS." or "Mission" mode - Kickin' graphics and thumpin' soundtrack

Double Dragon

Double Dragon

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1988

Set in a post-apocalyptic New York, Double Dragon is the story of Billy and Jimmy Lee, twin brothers trained in the fighting style of Sou-Setsu-Ken. Together, they manage a small martial arts training school, teaching their students in self-defense. One day, Billy's girlfriend, Marian, is kidnapped off the street by the "Black Warriors", a savage street gang led by a man named Willy. The Black Warriors demand the Lee brothers disclose their martial arts secrets in exchange for Marian's freedom. The Lee brothers set out on a rescue mission to crush the Black Warriors and save Marian. Using...

Double Dragon

Double Dragon

MS-DOS - Released - 1988

Set in a post-apocalyptic New York, Double Dragon is the story of Billy and Jimmy Lee, twin brothers trained in the fighting style of Sou-Setsu-Ken. Together, they manage a small martial arts training school, teaching their students in self-defense. One day, Billy's girlfriend, Marian, is kidnapped off the street by the "Black Warriors", a savage street gang led by a man named Willy. The Black Warriors demand the Lee brothers disclose their martial arts secrets in exchange for Marian's freedom. The Lee brothers set out on a rescue mission to crush the Black Warriors and save Marian. Using...

Double Dragon II: The Revenge

Double Dragon II: The Revenge

MS-DOS - Released - 1989

The lovely Marian was rescued from the clutches of the Black Warriors gang by Billy & Jimmy Lee in the first Double Dragon game, but now the gang has killed her in retaliation of their early defeat. The Dragons must now embark on a mission to avenge her death and defeat the Black Warriors for the second and final time.

Double Dragon II: The Revenge

Double Dragon II: The Revenge

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1989

The lovely Marian was rescued from the clutches of the Black Warriors gang by Billy & Jimmy Lee in the first Double Dragon game, but now the gang has killed her in retaliation of their early defeat. The Dragons must now embark on a mission to avenge her death and defeat the Black Warriors for the second and final time. The original arcade version of "Double Dragon II" was essentially an improved version of the first game. In addition to offering renewed audio and visuals, as well as new traps, moves and enemy characters, "Double Dragon II" discarded the conventional punch and kick buttons...

Kunio-kun: The World Classics Collection

Kunio-kun: The World Classics Collection

Sony Playstation 4 - Released - December 20, 2018

Kunio-kun: The World Classics Collection includes 11 titles released for the Famicom in Japan and four titles released overseas from the Kunio-kun series still loved by many fans. As a bonus the 8-bit versions of the first three Double Dragon titles are also included! It jam-packs the charm of the Kunio-kun series, which consists of unique action games from beat ’em ups to sports and RPGs, into a single set.

Nekketsu Kōha Kunio-kun

Nekketsu Kōha Kunio-kun

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - April 17, 1987

Nekketsu Kōha Kunio-kun is the technological predecessor to Double Dragon, which was created by Kunio-kun's designer and director: Yoshihisa Kishimoto[2] (after the success of Kunio-kun, Technōs Japan wanted a sequel which used two simultaneous players and to avoid making regional and graphical changes, Kishimoto created Double Dragon, inspired by his love of Bruce Lee and his film Enter the Dragon). Kunio-kun introduced 4-directional-control and enemies that could take multiple hits. It is considered one of the most influential titles in the video game industry and many consider it the first...

Renegade

Renegade

MS-DOS - Released - 1988

This is the scrolling beat 'em up by Technos which started the Kunio / Nekketsu High series. The original takes takes place in a Japanese city, whereas its western version named Renegade is set on the mean streets of Brooklyn. This conversion later produced unofficial sequels Target: Renegade and Renegade III: The Final Chapter. You must venture through to meet your girlfriend, and then rescue her from her kidnappers. This is split into five levels, taking you through the subway and the docks as well as some inhospitable streets. A wide range of aggressive moves are on offer, including...

Soldier of Light

Soldier of Light

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1989

You play as Xain, the Soldier of Light, who must visit a number of invaded planets and wipe out the evil hordes that have attacked the human populations. The main bulk of the gameplay is a horizontally scrolling run and gun game, while some stages put you in an horizontal shoot 'em up scenario. You take control of Xain, who can jump or duck to avoid enemies and jump up to higher ledges. Lots of extra weaponry can be collected along the way, although this is lost when one of your five lives is lost. Each time you defeat a planet's boss, you control Xain's spaceship and have to go through a...

Sugoro Quest++: Dicenics

Sugoro Quest++: Dicenics

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - December 9, 1994

Sugoro Quest++ Dicenics ("Sugoro" comes from sugoraku, a classic Japanese board game similar to Snakes and Ladders) is a video game that plays like a board game. It follows similar games like Dokapon 3-2-1 that combines RPG mechanics with a board game presentation. Sugoro Quest++ is the sequel/remake of Sugoro Quest for the Famicom and plays similarly. At the behest of the King, a group of dice warriors make their way around the Kingdom hunting monsters and trying to outdo each other. The combat in the game is entirely dictated by dice rolls. Up to four players can play.

Tag Team Wrestling

Tag Team Wrestling

MS-DOS - Released - 1986

A wrestling game that focused on teams. You can either play as a face team (the good guys) or a heel team (the baddies)!

Tag Team Wrestling

Tag Team Wrestling

Commodore 64 - Released - 1987

A wrestling game that is primarily focused on tag team teamwork. You can either play as a the good guys (face team) or the villians (heel team)!

U.S. Championship Beach Volley V'ball

U.S. Championship Beach Volley V'ball

Sharp X68000 - Released - November 15, 1989

U.S. Championship V'Ball, renamed Super Spike V'Ball for its NES conversion, is a lesser-known coin-op. It challenges players to bump, set, and spike their way to a beach volleyball championship. Teams of two travel the USA and the world, visiting venues like Chicago, Los Angeles, Hawaii, and Australia. This game can be played by 1-4 players simultaneously, although on the NES a Satellite or Four Score device (and extra controllers) are required for three or four players.

Video Game Anthology Vol. 8: Exciting Hour / Shusse Oozumou

Video Game Anthology Vol. 8: Exciting Hour / Shusse Oozumou

Sharp X68000 - Released - February 25, 1994

The eighth entry in Dempa's Video Game Anthology series features arcade conversions of two wrestling games by Technos: Exciting Hour - The Prowrestling Network (also known as Mat Mania – The Prowrestling Network outside of Japan) Shusse Ōzumō

Voltage Fighter: Gowcaizer

Voltage Fighter: Gowcaizer

Sony Playstation - Released - July 17, 1997

In 1999 a massive earthquake levels Tokyo, killing nearly all the population and forcing the government to move its capital onto a man-made island off of the coast of Japan where for years they lived in peace. However, in the year 2017 violence begins to erupt between citizens coincidentally enough when a new principal arrives at the National Belnar Institute, the largest university on the island. Around this time a student also arrives by the name of Isato Kaiza, who is secretly the hero of the game Gowcaizer. He arrives with a stone that can manifest energy that allows him to transform. With...

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