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Deadly Moves

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You are Joe, a young American who has been secretly training to become a powerful fighter. One day, he meets an old martial artist who tells him he should travel all over the world to meet other teachers and to learn from them. During his travels, Joe encounters many other fighters, and has to become more and more skillful in order to prove that he is the greatest fighter in the world.

Unlike most other fighting games, you can control only one character (Joe) in single-player mode. In two-player mode, you can choose to fight as any of the seven available fighters, and also choose a scenery. The game plays like a standard 2D fighter: you can punch, kick, and jump on you opponents, but the fights are not entirely 2D, since you can also take a few steps vertically.


Deadly Moves SNES Single player opponent selection. Here you can compare how strong you and your future oponnent are, so you can choose the weakest (or anyone else).
Deadly Moves SNES Your first battle. Joe resembles Ryu so much that he even throws energy balls against his enemies saying almost the same thing (something like 'douken).
Deadly Moves SNES Fight!
Deadly Moves Genesis What a nice girl... say, do you have time after the battle?

Alternate Titles

  • "Power Moves" -- SNES title
  • "Power Athlete" -- Japanese title
  • "パワーアスリート" -- Japanese spelling

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The Video Game Critic Genesis Jan 21, 2010 B- 67
Defunct Games Genesis Feb 20, 2013 D 25 Genesis Jan 15, 2009 1 out of 10 10


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