Old beat-em ups and side scrolling shooters

Ethan Nguyen
Ethan Nguyen

Never played games like Streets of rage, gunstar heroes or final fight growing up (never got the appeal and preferred "pure" platformers like Mario and Sonic).

Have these games aged well? Which are still worth playing and more importantly what is the best way to obtain them?

James Bell
James Bell

Gunstar Heroes has probably aged better than Streets of Rage and Final Fight.

Brayden Gomez
Brayden Gomez

Emulators of course, Streets of Rage 2 is among the best beat em ups of all time. Also almost everything made by Konami, and this quirky personal favorite.

Camden Gray
Camden Gray

Gunstar Heroes has probably aged better than Streets of Rage
Yeah no.

Charles Collins
Charles Collins

Thanks for quick replies. I guess I'm using a genesis emulator for the streets of rage trilogy and final fight right? What emulator is best?

Alexander Martinez
Alexander Martinez

SOF2 is a much better game than Gunstar Heroes.

Blake Nguyen
Blake Nguyen

Gunstar not final fight even

Camden Garcia
Camden Garcia

KEGA Fusion is what I use.

Jaxon Johnson
Jaxon Johnson

Kega Fusion, also make sure to play the Japanese of version of SOR3 (Bare Knuckle 3)
genesis emulator
and final fight right?
Well sure if your plan is to play the Sega CD version. Otherwise, MAME for Final Fight.

Nolan Reed
Nolan Reed

The Sega CD version has much better music and sound effects than the arcade one.

Jayden Watson
Jayden Watson

The Dungeons & Dragons beat em ups are awesome
X-Men
Turtles in Time was incredible for its time
Contra 3:The Ayy Lmao Wars is a must play. Check out Hard Corps too
Guardian Heroes

Jeremiah Jenkins
Jeremiah Jenkins

Which are still worth playing and more importantly what is the best way to obtain them?
Bare Knuckle 3 - genesis
Streets of Rage Remake - PC
Maximum Carnage - SNES
The Shadow - SNES
Captain Commando - Arcade
Golden Axe - Arcade, Genesis
Golden Axe: The Revenge of Death Adder - Arcade

Emulate all of them. SoR Remake you'll need to search for, but I'm sure there's a torrent of it. The author's of it got C&Ded by Sega Europe so sadly they can't host it themselves.
True, but it's still slightly censored compared to the arcade version.

Daniel Edwards
Daniel Edwards

play them on original hardware. also play die hard arcade, dynamite cop, and guardian heroes.

Jason Wood
Jason Wood

Also check out the SNES or Arcade versions of Battletoads (NES is pretty much a different beast)
Kick ass soundtrack too
D&D
My nigger

Nicholas Martinez
Nicholas Martinez

recommending Bare Chuckle 3 over 2

Camden Peterson
Camden Peterson

play them on original hardware.
recommends a bunch of Saturn games
Nigger what are you doing? Why are you encouraging him to give to scalper kikes? Also, if he's just trying them out there's zero reason to waste money on original hardware.

Ayden Allen
Ayden Allen

Also check out the 1994 arcade Battletoads. It's hilariously grittier and the sprite art is gorgeous.
It's been brought up enough times in the thread that I think OP knows to play 2 as well as the uncucked version of 3.

Ian Sanchez
Ian Sanchez

b-but muh accuracy

Henry Howard
Henry Howard

The original hardware argument is a waste of time and time if OP is just looking to try out some games. If he really enjoys them, then he should get original hardware and flush hundreds of dollars down the drain.

Joseph Phillips
Joseph Phillips

*time and money

Landon Richardson
Landon Richardson

original hardware has slowdown/frame drops
emulator doesn't
muh accuracy!
Every fucking time.
Emulate Alien Soldier.

Kevin Collins
Kevin Collins

make sure to play the Japanese of version of SOR3 (Bare Knuckle 3)

With the fan translation patch.

Easton Sullivan
Easton Sullivan

Are golden axe 2 and 3 worth getting too? WHat about shinobi games?

Way ahead of you fam.

Camden James
Camden James

The Shadow - SNES

A prototype rom was leaked, but the game was actually never released.

Anthony Price
Anthony Price

where did I say buy copies of these games?

Zachary Hughes
Zachary Hughes

Golden Axe 3 is SHIT

Angel Wright
Angel Wright

You are shit.

Ian Turner
Ian Turner

Revenge of Death Adder rapes the Genesis games quality wise. I guess you could play 2 and 3 if you're a completionist.
WHat about shinobi games
Revenge of Shinobi and Shinobi 3 are amazing, play them.
Hence why I say emulate. Also, the game was fairly finished, the only problem is flickering with some of the enemy sprites.

Bentley Lopez
Bentley Lopez

It is though, have you played it?

Anthony Edwards
Anthony Edwards

where did I say buy copies of these games?
When you implied it here: You think OP owns all the games being recommended to him, especially Saturn games?

Austin Russell
Austin Russell

implied
where did I say buy copies of these games you disingenuous faggot?

Daniel Diaz
Daniel Diaz

Several times with different routes.
It's way better than 1 and 2.

Brody Ward
Brody Ward

not day/month/year
disgust

Anthony Turner
Anthony Turner

LOL no, 2 is about as forgettable. Revenge of Death Adder is the only truly good Golden Axe.

Anthony Cruz
Anthony Cruz

IF I DIDNT DIRECTLY SAY IT THEN I DIDNT SAY IT
Is English your first language you stupid nigger?

Jackson Rogers
Jackson Rogers

so I didn't say it, glad we can agree. How's it feel being a dishonest faggot?

Connor Stewart
Connor Stewart

So if OP doesn't own them on original hardware, how should he play these games?

Leo Long
Leo Long

burn a copy you idiot

Logan Phillips
Logan Phillips

burn a copy you idiot
You realize there's more to playing burned Saturn games than burning a CDR and throwing it in the console, right nigger?

Luke Perry
Luke Perry

burn a copy
Are you retarded?

Samuel Diaz
Samuel Diaz

oh fuck you have to remove 6 philips head screws
oh fuck you have to take the lid off and tape down a metal switch
oh fuck you have to put a real game in for a second
oh fuck you have to remove it and put your burned copy in

god damn how hard, do you know how rare philips head screw drivers are? Fuck they cost like 200 bucks sealed on ebay. who has that money lying around?

Christopher Peterson
Christopher Peterson

So this is the autism…of real hardware fags…wow

Jose James
Jose James

leaving out that you also need an action replay
doing all that shit when you just want to try out some games

Original hardware cucks everyone.

Eli King
Eli King

Anyone besides me remember the Night Slashers arcade game?

Ian Price
Ian Price

I know right? screw drivers are just impossible to manage. I'd rather find a working bios file, make sure it's region correct, mount my disc images in a shitty virtual drive software or use the very much beta mednafen.

how do you faggots remember how to breathe

action replay
for swap disk
hey the dishonest retard is back, please learn a fucking thing or two about the dozen different ways to play copies on a saturn before talking about them. you also forgot you need a discontinued [email protected]@ [email protected]@K @@@ SEGA SATURN MOD CHIP PLAYS BURNED GAMES!!!=========

oh wait you're a dumb nigger and have done no research into anything ever in your life like the cuckchanner you are

Noah Baker
Noah Baker

Please go away.

Colton Hughes
Colton Hughes

Tower of Doom
Shadows Over Mystara

Pretty much the pinnacle of the genre, arcade only until they had some steam version put out. Haven't played that so won't speak of it, but they're amazing beat-em-ups and work pretty flawlessly with MAME and crap.

Ethan Price
Ethan Price

D&D
anime art
Why

Nathan Hughes
Nathan Hughes

[email protected]@ [email protected]@K @@@ SEGA SATURN MOD CHIP PLAYS BURNED GAMES!!!=========
calls others cuckchan

Keep going.

Carson Ross
Carson Ross

Because it's Capcom

Liam Jenkins
Liam Jenkins

emufag safespace, I know

post some more uninformed retardation for me to correct

Christopher Peterson
Christopher Peterson

Post some more redtext fuckups, /cuckchan/index.html

Adrian Lee
Adrian Lee

implying that was supposed to be redtext
holy shit you're that stupid aren't you

Alexander Cooper
Alexander Cooper

I was only pretending to be retarded
Keep going

Samuel Torres
Samuel Torres

talks about retro game prices
implying he knows shit about ebay listings
doesn't know an obvious reference to a typical ebay listing
get lost on the way from resetera?

Parker Gutierrez
Parker Gutierrez

talks about retro game prices
I never did that

Gabriel Thompson
Gabriel Thompson

Elf tiddies

Carter Collins
Carter Collins

my mistake

Charles Morgan
Charles Morgan

i was only pretending to be a newfag
/cuckchan/index.html

Aiden Hill
Aiden Hill

Have these games aged well? Which are still worth playing
They're still replayable even today so yes, unless you really don't like the genre then don't bother.
more importantly what is the best way to obtain them?
Depends on what you mean by best.
Cheapest way is pic related. If you are an original hardware only fag, then go scour for original hardware and carts.

Samuel Perry
Samuel Perry

This is good collection of megadrive/genesis games, also has little neat history bits about the games as well. SOR1 and 2 are also good on the 3ds, the 3d effect is nice.

Daniel Baker
Daniel Baker

I've always felt like the gameplay in the pseudo-3D dimetric beat 'em ups was really shallow and crappy. They typically have stiff controls and it's difficult to tell if you're on the proper plane your enemies are on.

Scrolling shooters on the other hand "hold up" real well. Go play Gradius II to experience a real game.

Alexander Ross
Alexander Ross

Pretty much the pinnacle of the genre
Nah.

Samuel Diaz
Samuel Diaz

Streets of Rage
not Night Slashers
Step it up

Easton Cox
Easton Cox

Data Eaat
Sorry, I enjoy technically sound games.

Cameron Watson
Cameron Watson

Gradius, huh. I am more of a rtype man myself. So whats your opinion of gradius 4.

Ryder Bailey
Ryder Bailey

the sound in this game is pretty technical though

Lincoln Evans
Lincoln Evans

Sonic Blast Man II
Spider-Man Separation Anxiety
The Fall and Return of Superman
Golden Axe
Revenge of Shinobi
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time
Motherfucking BATTLETOADS
You already mentioned Streets of Rage
Double Dragon
Have they aged well
I'd say so
Best way to obtain them
Emulate. I don't want to hear it; if you like original hardware, then fine, go do that. I can see the value in that, but I can also see the value in emulation. It essentially preserves all of the games of yesteryear for the indefinite future, and you can't hate on that.

Ayden Cook
Ayden Cook

Beat em ups i can recommend

Sega genesis

-Streets of rage 2 and 3 (only the japanese one (bare knuckle 3) since the localized version was gang raped by Sega USA

SNES

Final Fight 3 (don't bother with 2, its very boring)

The Rushing Beat Series, in USA Jaleco decided every game should NOT be part of the same series, so all the games have different titles. Don't bother with the first (Rival Turf)

Arcade (MAME, where the gold is)

-Cadillacs and Dinosaurs
-The Punisher
-Battle Circuit
-Alien VS Predator
-Violent storm
-TMNT 4:Turtles in Time
-Captain Commando
-Dungeons and dragons shadow over mystara (it recently had a port to windows trough steam with the name Chronicles of Mystara)
-Night Slashers, a pretty good game with horror elements.

As a bonus If you like Streets of rage , find Streets of rage remake, a big ass tribute to the trilogy that has element, enemies,playable characters, and stages from the 3 games plus some new content.

And if you like the genre and have a PS3, consider Dragon's Crown (or not, i think it's getting a ps4 version)

Liam Brown
Liam Brown

Battletoads isn't exactly a Beat em up, specially the first game.

Revenge of Shinobi is more a platformer, and since we talk about shinobi, consider shinobi 3 too. for me it aged better too.

In my case i'd prefer Maxium Carnage over separation anxiety because Separation anxiety felt like it lasted forever… also those labirynth stages…

Parker Martin
Parker Martin

is this suppose to be like one of those
i prefer penis my self
sort of riddles

Luke Williams
Luke Williams

Battletoads isn't exactly a Beat em up, specially the first game.
I've never heard that before. What would you call it, then?

Caleb Fisher
Caleb Fisher

the Dark Souls of racing games

Jaxon Myers
Jaxon Myers

it's been 20 years and I still haven't beat this level

Jonathan Ortiz
Jonathan Ortiz

You can also get them on the PSN store.

Isaiah Rogers
Isaiah Rogers

never got the appeal and preferred platformers
implying you played platformers but didn't enjoy them
never played good Beat-em-ups
never played Turtles Arcade or Turtles In Time
why even live?

Adam Miller
Adam Miller

Spider-Man Separation Anxiety
Awful game that only improved over Carnage by adding multiplayer. It's an inferior game every other way.

Jack Gray
Jack Gray

Get some good reflexes, grandpa.

Grayson Kelly
Grayson Kelly

good list but would recommend they play the superior SNES version of Turtles in Time and I would add,
-Sengoku 3
-Bad Dudes
-Gaia Crusaders
-TMNT arcade

Isaac Kelly
Isaac Kelly

Have these games aged well?
The side scrolling shooters have aged better than most of the beatemups. Except Bare Knuckle 3 is still fantastic and basically the pinnacle of the genre.
Sengoku 3 is pretty cool too.
What emulator is best?
The genesis plus GX core in retroarch. Because it has a hard gpu sync, shaders you can customise to your liking and a built in lowpass audio filter. Kega fusion is great but not quite as good.
Final Fight has aged like milk, if you're going to play it just play it on mame. The MegaCD version has some neat arranged music but overall the arcade version plays and looks the best.
Ye
Wrong aspect ratio.

Landon Martin
Landon Martin

The Punisher

Play that shit, seriously. Will give you extra hair on your chest just by watching the start screen.

Jayden Jenkins
Jayden Jenkins

2d sprites beats 3d CG models

Colton Reed
Colton Reed

Streets of Rage 2 is among the best beat em ups of all time
Streets of Rage 2 IS THE BEST beat 'em up of all time.
alongside SoRremake

Hudson Garcia
Hudson Garcia

Any of the Capcom beatemups: Captain Commando, both D&D games, The Punisher, Alien vs Predator

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