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Brutal: Paws of Fury

aka: Brutal: Animal Buranden , Paws of Fury
Moby ID: 2929
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The Dalai Llama has organised a martial arts contest for animals of all species to prove their skills, and you are competing in it. There are a wide variety of furry creatures to take on, and finally the Dalai Llama himself.

Brutal: Paws of Fury is a one-on-one fighting game across a variety of levels, with mostly outdoor terrain. You can choose of the many characters. Throughout the game, your character travels across Dalai Llama's island, fighting a series of duels before getting to the final showdown.

During a duel, you can punch and kick your opponent, try to use special attacks on him/her, or use a "taunt" that restores a bit of your health. Each battle lasts a number of rounds (how many - that is determined in the options menu); once one combatant has won that number of times during the battle, he wins. If the computer-controlled player won, it's game over (but you can still use a continue to start the fight anew); if you won, you move on to the next opponent. Once you have defeated them, you can watch an ending animation, different depending on the character you have chosen.

Instead of beginning a whole new game, you can fight a single duel, choosing the opponent and terrain. You can choose to fight either a computer-controlled opponent or another human player.

The visuals lean towards cutesiness, which makes a change from the gore of Mortal Kombat and the metal of Rise of the Robots.

In the console versions, you start the game without special moves, but get a new one after each successful best-of-three bout. The computer versions drop this feature, though.


  • アニマル武乱伝 ブルータル - Japanese Super Famicom spelling

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Credits (SNES version)

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Artwork and Animation
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  • Eurocom Entertainment Software
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Average score: 65% (based on 30 ratings)


Average score: 3.2 out of 5 (based on 39 ratings with 2 reviews)

Good Game, overall

The Good
Okay, so it is a little outdated, who cares? Brutal combines fast paced animnated graphics with forever loving gameplay. Characters are unique from each other, with their goods and bads. Stages are greatly created , as each one adds new colour and distinctivity.

The Bad
There is almost nothing bad about this game except for the fact that Kendo Coyote can just cannonball over and over again through the entire game.

The Bottom Line
Overall, it is a prize to get your hands on. My rating 4.5./5

DOS · by ThE oNe (180) · 2002

Furry Fighting alternative to the other fighting games.

The Good
The opening animated FMV and cut scenes are excellent. The storyline makes an interesting single person game. Many options for head to head games. The comic aspect makes it more suitable for younger players if you are concerned about the typical violence in games of this type.

The Bad
Poor move execution with limited move choices. It is too easy to repeat the same moves over and over again. The fighting engine is poor.

The Bottom Line
This is a basic 2D street fighter clone with hand drawn animated characters in a comic violence style. There is a story mode where you follow the path to harder and harder challenges. Other than the cute factor this is just another average fighting game.

SEGA CD · by gametrader (208) · 2004


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by IJan.

Amiga CD32 added by B.L. Stryker. Amiga added by Martin Smith. SEGA CD added by Indra was here. Genesis, SNES added by Syed GJ.

Additional contributors: Martin Smith, Freeman, formercontrib, Rik Hideto.

Game added January 10, 2001. Last modified March 22, 2024.