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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 2.9
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.7
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.5
Overall User Score (16 votes) 2.7

Critic Reviews

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GamePro (US) (Dec, 1991)
Pit-Fighter uses digitization to reproduce sound and graphics that are as awesome as those in the arcade version. In fact, we've never heard as much digitized sound from a Genesis game before, and every character (right down to the cheering crowd) sports moves and poses that are loaded with realism. If you want outrageous two-player, simultaneous action, step into the pit with Pit-Fighter.
This conversion retains the digitised graphics, but gone is the impressive scaling. The graphics are actually very nice, with reasonably slick animation and nice backgrounds. The music between screens is alright and there's a good bit of sampled speech and girlie screams. Ultimately, it's a bit too easy, but this doesn't matter if you play it with a friend. A reasonable beat 'em up, but Streetfighter it ain't.
Mean Machines (Jan, 1992)
There's no sprite scaling, the characters are small and the animation isn't great, but this conversion of the Pitfighter coin-op is a laugh to play. The gameplay is horribly violent, and there are plenty of special moves to master. One of the best aspects I found was that each of the opponents has his or her own individual characteristics, so you have to adopt a new strategy on each round. The sheer number of skill levels is also a big plus point, meaning that both novice and expert beat 'em up fans alike can find plenty of challenge! If you're after a bit of mindless violence, give this a go!
Player One (Jul, 1992)
Sega tente le pari d'adapter la borne d'arcade Pit-Fighter sur console. Entièrement digitalisé, le résultat me laisse mi-figue, mi-raisin.
70 (Apr 23, 2007)
You won't hear me say that Pit-Fighter is a classic game, only that is not as bad as is often stated, and that it's quite amusing to play once in a while. Overall, despite or maybe thanks to its shortcomings, Pit-Fighter is an enjoyable fighting game for those looking for some unpretending button bashing. Players looking for something with more depth are advised to look elsewhere.
61 (Jan 12, 2006)
Pese a todo, Pit Fighter no llega al extremo de suspender en alguno de sus apartados, poco trabajados, pero aceptables al fin y al cabo. Ahora bien, si unimos piezas mediocres, el resultado final es un producto que puede ser calificado de pasable en sus mejores momentos.
Power Play (Mar, 1992)
Grafisch wäre mehr drin gewesen; der knackige Sound entschädigt aber für teilweises Pixelgewirr. Auf den grandiosen Zoommodus, wie ihn beispielsweise die Amiga-Version bietet, wurde leider verzichtet. Das Spiel selbst macht jedoch nach wie vor Spaß, vor allem zu zweit. Wer das ewige "nach-rechts-Gerenne" bei Prügelspielen satt hat und mal "sportlich" Leute verhauen will, sollte zugreifen.
Video Games (Apr, 1992)
Es gibt ja Leute, die mögen Filme mit Jean-Claude VanDamme - die werden auch bei Pit-Fighter volt auf Ihre Kosten kommen. Mir hingegen mißfällt‘s: Die digitalisierte Grafik wirkt nicht, die Animationen sind steif, und der Sound ist eines Mega Drive nicht würdig. “Streets of Rage“ macht technisch eine um Klassen bessere Figur. Die Multi-Joypad-Belegung macht das Spiel außerdem schwer zu erlernen und zu beherrschen, insbesondere da man mit sturem Gekloppe auch recht weit kommt. Schön ist allerdings die Idee, die Umgebung in den Kampf mit einzubeziehen. Pitfighter ist eines der Module, die Ihr probespielen solltet, bevor Ihr die Brieftasche zückt.
The Video Game Critic (May 03, 2006)
The controls aren't the most responsive and the collision detection is erratic, but there's still enough technique to maintain your attention and keep you mashing away. The indecipherable voice samples add unintentional humor, and isn't that really the best kind? Three continues are available, and you'll need them all if you want any chance of finishing the game. I remember old buddies Steve and Brendan playing Pit Fighter in my room when I was still living at home, and they got a real kick out of it. Brendan loved to mock the game and then ask, "How much did you pay for this Dave?"
Wie in den anderen Versionen auch, ist im Mega Drive Pit-Fighter alles enthalten, was den Spielhallen-Automaten ausmachte: Zwei-Spieler-Option, reichlich Kampftricks und komplett digitalisierte Grafik. Was fehlt, ist leider der Spielspaß, der mag sich in der rüden Keilerei nicht so recht einstellen, da leider weder die Grafik (ruckelige Bewegungsablaufe, matschige Farben, phantasielose Hintergründe und immer dasselbe Publikum) noch das Spielgeschehen (ungenaue Steuerung und ärgerliche logische Fehler) so recht halten, was das „Sega Seal of Quality“ verheißt.
Pourtant, il faut bien avouer que l'on éprouve un plaisir malsain à jouer à ce jeu, plaisir fugace ne durant que le temps de le finir soit en moins de 10 minutes. L'envie de remettre le couvert ne revient jamais et on a vite fait de le ranger sur une étagère, jusqu'à ce qu'un beau jour vous vous disiez: "pourquoi ne pas essayer ce truc, histoire d'apporter un peu de piment dans notre vie. Il faut savoir tenter de nouvelles expériences, revenir à notre côté primitif ". Pas sûr que ma femme apprécie..... :D
Forgettable characters with generic fighting moves combined with sloppy controls does not a good game make. If not for the rowdy crowd, the graphic violence, and the grunts and groans, this game would have absolutely no personality whatsoever. Play a game of Pit-Fighter right after a couple of rounds of Mortal Kombat II, and you'll jerk it out of your Genesis and throw it to the floor in disgust.