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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.


Pit-Fighter ZX Spectrum Losing the grudge match results in humiliation
Pit-Fighter Amiga Let's go.
Pit-Fighter Arcade Grudge short match - last fighter standing wins
Pit-Fighter Atari ST I'm THE BEST!

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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

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User Reviews

Gives Use for the Word Turd Genesis ResidentHazard (3244)
Like a bad Xerox copy, this port amplifies the flaws in the original. Lynx Trixter (8785)
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 (9308)

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 Genesis Jan 12, 2006 6.1 out of 10 61
Power Play Genesis Mar, 1992 61 out of 100 61
Power Play DOS Mar, 1992 48 out of 100 48
Power Play SNES Jun, 1992 25 out of 100 25
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Feb, 1992 3 out of 12 25
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Genesis Apr 21, 2010 2 out of 10 20
The Atari Times Lynx Mar 18, 2003 10 out of 100 10
Video Games SEGA Master System Nov, 1992 9 out of 100 9


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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).


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