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Description

Pit-Fighter is a 3rd-person fight game that features digitized graphics of real fighters and zooming effects. Players select one of three fighters (Buzz, Ty or Kato) to take on anyone who dares. At the conclusion of a match, players are individually awarded a Knockout Bonus, Brutality Bonus, and a Fight Purse. Every third match is a Grudge Match where players test the skills of each other. The last man standing is the winner of this three-knockdown match. Players fight their way to the Elimination Match to decide who wins the opportunity to dethrone the champion, the Masked Warrior.

Screenshots

Pit-Fighter Lynx The crowd is more than looks -- they can attack and push you if you get too near
Pit-Fighter SNES Thrown in the air
Pit-Fighter SEGA Master System The end of match money counter
Pit-Fighter Atari ST First Match - Two Opponents At The Same Time

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Alternate Titles

  • "Pit-Fighter: The Ultimate Competition" -- Full title
  • "PitFighter: The Ultimate Challenge" -- SEGA Master System in-game title
  • "ピットファイター" -- Japanese spelling
  • "피트 파이터" -- Korean spelling

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User Reviews

Gives Use for the Word Turd Genesis ResidentHazard (3567)
Like a bad Xerox copy, this port amplifies the flaws in the original. Lynx Trixter (9126)
At the very bottom of the pit DOS Zovni (10650)
A bad game, but with an attitude! DOS Iron Lord (44)
Yes it is bad but it started the whole digitized live actor trend DOS gametrader (233)

Critic Reviews

The One for ST Games Atari ST Nov, 1991 82 out of 100 82
Mean Machines Genesis Jan, 1992 81 out of 100 81
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Feb, 1992 5 out of 12 42
Atari ST User Atari ST Apr, 1993 40 out of 100 40
Mega Fun Lynx May, 1993 38 out of 100 38
neXGam Lynx 2008 3.2 out of 10 32
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Lynx Sep 09, 2005 3 out of 10 30
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Feb, 1992 3 out of 12 25
Video Games SNES May, 1992 11 out of 100 11
The Video Game Critic SNES Jan 01, 2015 F 0

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Trivia

Cancelled Atari 7800 version

Atari had a 7800 port underway, outsourced to Imagitec Design, but abandoned it around 1992. You can read about it here.

DOS version

The DOS port of Pit-Fighter inexplicably uses a sprite resizing algorithm that stretches only vertically, not horizontally. This results in very odd-looking "skinny" fighters onscreen (as well as almost everything else).

Awards

  • Commodore Format
    • July 1993 (Issue 34) - Modern Classics: Beat-'em-ups (Check 'em out)
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