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Genre: Versus fighting

Group Description

Versus fighting games (sometimes referred to as one-on-one fighters, though this definition is not precise) is a branch of fighting games that confines close-combat opponents to a small, enclosed area. As opposed to brawlers, the player-controlled character does not traverse a stage (level) in order to proceed to the next one; rather, the advancement is determined by winning a match and proceeding to face the next opponent, similar to boxing and wrestling games. Also, unlike in beat 'em up games, the opponents in versus fighting games are usually equal in numbers and comparable in strength, which makes these battles last longer than the battles in brawlers.

Versus fighting games often include competitive two-player modes. A typical feature of these games is the ability to control different characters, selecting them from a roster. The majority of versus fighters are one-on-one; however, tag-team fighting mode can sometimes be included as a mode or even become the main gameplay style in the game.

Limitations: Boxing, wrestling, and other games that may have a versus fighting structure but that deal with a sports branch should not be included in this group.

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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
Star Wars: Masters of Teräs Käsi1997PlayStationLucasArts Entertainment Company LLC3.49
Time Warriors1997DOS, Windows, Windows 3.xGrolier Interactive Inc.4.26
Dual Heroes1997Nintendo 64Electro Brain Corp.2.29
Robo-Pit 21997PlayStationMud Duck Productions...
Bushido Blade1997PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS VitaSony Computer Entertainment America, Inc.3.78
Clay Fighter 63 1/31997Nintendo 64Interplay Entertainment Corp.3.36
Groove on Fight: Gōketsuji Ichizoku 31997Arcade, SEGA SaturnAtlus Co., Ltd....
Virtua Fighter 3tb1997Arcade, DreamcastSEGA of America, Inc.3.94
Asuka 120% Final: BURNING Fest.1997PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS VitaFamily Soft Co., Ltd....
Theatre of Pain1997DOSGT Interactive Software Corp.2.80
Bloody Roar1997Arcade, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSPHudson Entertainment, Inc.3.44
Saber Marionette J: Battle Sabers1997PlayStationBandai Visual Co., Ltd....
Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter1997Arcade, PlayStation, SEGA SaturnCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.46
Street Fighter III: New Generation1997ArcadeCapcom Co., Ltd.4.00
Saber Marionette J: Battle Sabers (Doki Doki Otomebako)1997PlayStationBandai Visual Co., Ltd....
Darkstalkers 31997Arcade, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita, SEGA SaturnCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.74
The King of Fighters '971997Android, Arcade, iPad, iPhone, Neo Geo, Neo Geo CD, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita, SEGA Saturn, WiiSNK of America3.92
Kakoong1997WindowsSKC Soft Land...
Dark Rift1997Nintendo 64, WindowsFunsoft3.05
Real Bout Fatal Fury Special1997Arcade, Neo Geo, Neo Geo CD, SEGA Saturn, WiiSNK of America3.73
Street Fighter III: 2nd Impact - Giant Attack1997ArcadeCapcom Co., Ltd.4.00
Zero Divide 2: The Secret Wish1997PlayStationSony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd....
Tekken 31997Arcade, PlayStationNamco Hometek Inc.3.96
The Last Blade1997Arcade, Neo Geo, Neo Geo CD, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita, WiiD4 Enterprise, Inc.3.40
Overkill1996DOSID Interactive Inc.3.00
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Selected Covers

Dark Rift Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Dark Rift
Darkstalkers 3 SEGA Saturn Front Cover
Front cover for Darkstalkers 3
Dual Heroes Nintendo 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Dual Heroes
Clay Fighter 63 1/3 Nintendo 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Clay Fighter 63 1/3

Selected Screenshots

Demo Title Screen
Screenshot from Dark Rift
Title screen
Screenshot from Darkstalkers 3
Title screen.
Screenshot from Dual Heroes
Screenshot from Clay Fighter 63 1/3