Pit-Fighter

Critic Score User Score
Genesis
60
2.7
Commodore 64
53
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DOS
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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 Atari ST Company Logo
Pit-Fighter SEGA Master System The end of match money counter
Pit-Fighter Atari ST Eat This!!
Pit-Fighter Commodore 64 A second player may still join in.

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

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User Reviews

Gives Use for the Word Turd Genesis ResidentHazard (3251)
Like a bad Xerox copy, this port amplifies the flaws in the original. Lynx Trixter (8724)
Yes it is bad but it started the whole digitized live actor trend DOS gametrader (229)
At the very bottom of the pit DOS Zovni (9332)

Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Nov, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Commodore Format Commodore 64 1991 74 out of 100 74
Player One Genesis Jul, 1992 70 out of 100 70
Power Play Amiga Jan, 1992 61 out of 100 61
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Game Boy Feb 25, 2005 5 out of 10 50
Amiga Joker Amiga Nov, 1991 48 out of 100 48
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
Defunct Games Lynx Jul 18, 2004 21 out of 100 21
Video Games SEGA Master System Nov, 1992 9 out of 100 9

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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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