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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 Arcade Southside Jim
Pit-Fighter SEGA Master System Enter your name in the high scores
Pit-Fighter Commodore 64 Number of the match
Pit-Fighter Genesis After each fight, you get a summary of your style and the earned cash.

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 (3252)
Like a bad Xerox copy, this port amplifies the flaws in the original. Lynx Trixter (8790)
Yes it is bad but it started the whole digitized live actor trend DOS gametrader (229)
A bad game, but with an attitude! DOS Iron Lord (44)
At the very bottom of the pit DOS Zovni (9314)

Critic Reviews

Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Mar, 1993 84 out of 100 84
The One for ST Games Atari ST Nov, 1991 82 out of 100 82
Game Zero Game Boy Sep, 1992 65.5 out of 100 66
ST Format Atari ST Nov, 1991 65 out of 100 65
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) SNES May, 1992 7 out of 12 58
Power Play Commodore 64 Feb, 1992 58 out of 100 58
Amiga Joker Amiga Nov, 1991 48 out of 100 48
All Game Guide Genesis 1998 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20
Play Time SEGA Master System Jul, 1993 18 out of 100 18
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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