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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 SEGA Master System Enter your name in the high scores
Pit-Fighter ZX Spectrum C.C Rider likes nothing more than to kick you in the shin
Pit-Fighter Lynx A kick to this biker's groin
Pit-Fighter Atari ST Time To Put Your Hands On The Money

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 (8713)
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 (9322)

Critic Reviews

Atari ST User Atari ST Dec, 1991 89 out of 100 89
Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Oct, 1991 85 out of 100 85
Game Zero Lynx Oct, 1993 71 out of 100 71
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Dec, 1991 7 out of 12 58
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) SNES May, 1992 7 out of 12 58
Amiga Joker Amiga Nov, 1991 48 out of 100 48
Mega Fun Lynx May, 1993 38 out of 100 38
PC Joker DOS Feb, 1992 34 out of 100 34
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


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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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