Glossary

Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom

Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom

Release date: 2016 (02/18/2016)

Genres: Beat'em-up, Hack'n'slash

Publishers: Koei Tecmo Games Co., Ltd.

‘A.O.T. Wings of Freedom’ closely follows the riveting story line of Attack on Titan’s first season and focuses on the exploits of various key characters, putting the player in a position to relive the anime’s most shocking, courageous, and exhilarating moments.

Asura's Wrath

Asura's Wrath

Release date: 2012

Genres: Beat'em-up

Platforms: PlayStation 3

Publishers: Capcom

Asura's Wrath (アスラズ ラース, Asurazu Rāsu) is an action video game developed by CyberConnect2 and published by Capcom. Asura's Wrath was first announced at the Tokyo Game Show in 2010, and was released worldwide in February 2012. The game is playable on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Xbox One via 360 backwards compatibility, and the PlayStation 4 and PC via PlayStation Now. The game follows the title character, the demigod Asura as he seeks revenge on the pantheon of other demigods who betrayed him. The s…

Alien vs Predator

Alien vs Predator

Release date: 1994

Genres: Beat'em-up

Platforms: Atari Jaguar

Publishers:

Alien vs Predator is a 1994 first-person shooter video game developed by Rebellion Developments and published by Atari Corporation for the Atari Jaguar on October 21 and later in Japan by Mumin Corporation on December 8 of the same year, where it became a pack-in game when the console was launched in the region. It is the first game in the Alien vs. Predator franchise to be developed by Rebellion. Set in the Golgotha Training Base camp, the player takes control of either the Alien, Predator or t…

Alien vs. Predator

Release date: 1994

Genres: Beat'em-up

Platforms: Arcade

Publishers: Capcom

Alien vs. Predator (エイリアンVSプレデター) is a 1994 beat 'em up video game developed and released by Capcom for the CPS-2 arcade game system. It is based on the science fiction franchise of the same name. In the game, the players take control of up to three out of four cyborg and Predator characters in a battle against the Alien hordes and rogue human soldiers. The game was very well received by the public and by media publications, becoming a classic title for many fans of the beat 'em up genre.

Asterix (Master System video game)

Asterix (Master System video game)

Release date: 1991

Genres: Beat'em-up

Platforms: Sega Master System

Publishers: Sega

Astérix is a 1991 platform game for the Master System. The game is based on the comic book series Asterix, and is part of a series of games based on this franchise.

ADK Damashii

Release date: 2008

Genres: Action, Beat'em-up, Combat, Shooter

Platforms: PlayStation 2

Publishers: SNK Playmore

ADK Damashii is a compilation of video games by SNK Playmore released on December 18, 2008 for PlayStation 2, exclusively in Japan. It was later ported outside of Japan for PlayStation 4 in 2017.It includes 5 arcade/Neo Geo games which were all developed by ADK and published by SNK Playmore. All 5 are 1:1 arcade ports with only one small enhancement in the form of skill lists/move lists for the characters of the fighting games; nothing else was changed. They are all 2D Games and every game is fo…

Alien Storm

Alien Storm

Release date: 1990

Genres: Beat'em-up

Platforms: Amiga, Atari ST, Sega Master System, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, Arcade

Publishers: SegaU.S. Gold

Alien Storm (エイリアンストーム) is a 1990 beat 'em up shooter arcade game by Sega. It was later ported to the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis and Master System. The Mega Drive version was released on Wii's Virtual Console in 2007 and was also included on Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collection for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Age of Wanderer

Release date: 2003

Genres: Beat'em-up

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: OSC

Age of Wanderer (Korean: 야인시대), also known as Yainsidae, is a beat 'em up game for PC, developed by Joymax. The game is based on a k-drama by SBS of the same name.

Astro Boy: Omega Factor

Astro Boy: Omega Factor

Release date: 2003

Genres: Beat'em-up

Publishers: Sega, Activision Blizzard, THQ

Astro Boy: Omega Factor is a beat 'em up video game developed by Treasure and Hitmaker, and published by Sega (THQ in Europe). The game was released for the Game Boy Advance on December 18, 2003 in Japan; August 18, 2004 in North America; and February 18, 2005 in Europe. The game is based on Osamu Tezuka's manga and anime franchise Astro Boy. However, it also features characters and plotlines from the artist's entire canon of work. While Astro Boy had been well known for decades in Japan, the No…

Arabian Magic

Release date: 1992

Genres: Beat'em-up, Hack'n'slash

Publishers: Taito

Arabian Magic (アラビアンマジック) is a horizontally scrolling hack and slash arcade game developed and released by Taito in 1992. It was also released with Taito Legends 2 for PC, PlayStation 2 and Xbox.

Arabian Fight

Arabian Fight

Release date: 1992

Genres: Action, Beat'em-up, Combat

Platforms: Arcade

Publishers: Sega

Arabian Fight (アラビアンファイト) is a scrolling beat 'em up video game released in arcades by Sega in 1992 (the displayed copyright year is 1991).

Abobo's Big Adventure

Abobo's Big Adventure

Release date: 2012

Genres: Beat'em-up

Publishers:

Abobo's Big Adventure is a freeware parody flash game. Inspired by various video games released for the Nintendo Entertainment System, the game features Abobo, a boss character from the Double Dragon franchise, traveling through the worlds of several different games to save his son. Developed by I-Mockery founder Roger Barr, Abobo's Big Adventure was released in January 2012 to positive critical reception.

Armored Warriors

Armored Warriors

Release date: 1994

Genres: Beat'em-up

Platforms: Arcade

Publishers: Capcom

Armored Warriors, known in Japan as Powered Gear - Strategic Variant Armor Equipment (パワード ギア: ストラテジック ヴァリアント アーマー イクイプメント, Pawādo Gia: Sutoratejikku Vuarianto Amā Ikuipumento), is a 1994 mecha-themed beat-em-up game released by Capcom as a coin-operated video game for their CP System II hardware. The "Variant Armors" mecha featured in the game were later used for the head-to-head fighting game Cyberbots: Full Metal Madness. After being included with the Retro-Bit Super Retro-Cade dedicated cons…

Aqua Teen Hunger Force Zombie Ninja Pro-Am

Aqua Teen Hunger Force Zombie Ninja Pro-Am

Release date: 2007

Genres: Action, Adventure, Beat'em-up, Racing, Sports

Platforms: PlayStation 2

Publishers: Midway

Aqua Teen Hunger Force Zombie Ninja Pro-Am is a video game based on the Adult Swim animated television series, Aqua Teen Hunger Force. It is a hybrid kart racing/fighting/golf game that takes place on several New Jersey golf courses. It was released for the PlayStation 2 in North America on November 5, 2007, in Australia on November 15, and in Europe on November 16. The game features all of the actors on the show at that time and includes four full episodes of Aqua Teen Hunger Force. ESPN sports…

Avengers (video game)

Avengers (video game)

Release date: 1987

Genres: Beat'em-up

Platforms: Arcade

Publishers: Capcom

Avengers, sometimes known as Avenger, and known in Japan as Hissatsu Buraiken (必殺 無頼拳, lit. "Deadly Ruffian Fist"), is a 1987 overhead-view vertically scrolling beat 'em up arcade game developed and published by Capcom. The game was directed by Takashi Nishiyama, who later co-planned the original Street Fighter and a few of SNK's early fighting games.

Altered Beast

Altered Beast

Release date: 1988

Genres: Action, Adventure, Beat'em-up

Publishers: Sega

Altered Beast is a 1988 beat 'em up arcade game developed and manufactured by Sega. The game is set in Ancient Greece and follows a player character resurrected by Zeus to rescue his daughter Athena from the ruler of the underworld, Neff. Through the use of power-ups, the player character can assume the form of different magical beasts. After its initial arcade release, it was ported to several home video game consoles and home computers, including the Sega Genesis, for which it was a pack-in ga…

Advance Guardian Heroes

Advance Guardian Heroes

Release date: 2004

Genres: Beat'em-up

Publishers: Ubisoft

Advance Guardian Heroes is a beat 'em up video game developed by Treasure for the Game Boy Advance. The game was released on September 22, 2004 in Japan, September 14, 2004 in North America and February 18, 2005 in Europe. The American and European editions of the game are published by Ubisoft. The game is a sequel to Sega Saturn's Guardian Heroes. Since Sega is the original copyright holder and was not interested in assuming the production of a sequel, Treasure had to license the intellectual p…

Anett Futatabi

Anett Futatabi

Release date: 1993

Genres: Beat'em-up

Platforms: Sega Mega-CD

Publishers:

Annet Futatabi is a side scrolling, beat-em-up video game developed and published by Wolf Team for the Mega CD hardware add-on for the Mega Drive. It is the final in a trilogy of games that also includes Earnest Evans and El Viento. The game was released only in Japan in 1993.

All Kamen Rider: Rider Generation

Release date: 2011

Genres: Beat'em-up

Platforms: Nintendo DS

Publishers: Bandai Namco Games

All Kamen Rider: Rider Generation (オール仮面ライダー ライダージェネレーション, Ōru Kamen Raidā Raidā Generēshon) is a Bandai Namco Nintendo DS video game featuring the protagonists of the Kamen Rider Series.

Anarchy Reigns

Anarchy Reigns

Release date: 2012

Genres: Action, Beat'em-up, Combat

Platforms: XBox 360, PlayStation 3

Publishers: Sega

Anarchy Reigns, known in Japan as Max Anarchy, is an open world beat 'em up video game developed by PlatinumGames, published by Sega, produced by Atsushi Inaba, and directed by Masaki Yamanaka. It is a spiritual sequel to the Wii video game MadWorld, and was released in Japan on July 5, 2012, in North America on January 8, 2013, in Australia on January 10, and in Europe on January 11.