User Reviews

There are no reviews for the Atari ST release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.9
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.7
Overall User Score (7 votes) 2.8

Critic Reviews

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Atari ST User (Dec, 1991)
Amazingly though, after a few hours play you don't notice the graphical glitches and start to really get into the business of all-out brawling. So there you have it. A refreshingly simple beat-'em-up that gets better the more you play it, Pitfighter is just like a jacuzzi - fun on your own, but even better with someone else.
Control over the fighters is very nice indeed, although the action tends to slow down at stages when there are several large sprites on screen at once. Providing you're not of a squeamish disposition, you'll find this an entertaining and playable beat 'em up.
ST Format (Nov, 1991)
The novelty of the sheer roughness of the fighting and the fancy sprites wears off after a while, and you're left with an average beat-'em-up that is only real fun with two players.
Power Play (Feb, 1992)
Obwohl der grafische Gesamteindruck (große Digi-Schläger-Sprites) dem Amiga-Pit-Fighter das Wasser reichen kann, kommt das düstere Haudrauf-Feeling nicht ganz so lecker rüber. In die Pit-Zone zu steigen, macht immer mal wieder Spaß.
Micro News (Dec, 1991)
Pourquoi ce jeu est aussi mal noté? Tout simplement parcequ'il est injouable. Même en changenat de joystick, le résultat reste navrant, les commandes trop imprécises. Vous pouvez déconner à 2, c'est tout aussi catastrophique qu'en solo mais on rigole un peu plus. Intérêt 2/5. Graphismes 3/5. Son 3/5. Animation 3/5.
Überhaupt ist so ziemlich alles in diesem Spiel digitalisiert, vom Vorspann bis hin zu jeder Schlag- und Trittbewegung der Kontrahenten. Doch genau an diesem Punkt ist bei der Umsetzung kräftig geschludert worden. Die Grafiken sind farbarm, der Sound mäßig und die Animation der Digi-Bildchen unverständlich langsam. Was auf dem Amiga recht war, hätte auf dem ST doch billig sein müssen. Doch so bleibt von dem fixen Mach-Platt-Spiel nur noch ein gemütlicher Senioren-Nachmittag.
Atari ST User (Apr, 1993)
Graphically the game is far from impressive - dodgy looking sprites flickering around on even dodgier backgrounds. There are a good number of moves to make, it's true, but when success or failure hinges on what amounts to guesswork, this in my book makes the whole affair a bit of a turkey.