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As with the original Brutal: Paws of Fury, the game involves a martial arts tournament set up by the Dalai Llama. A selection of 12 anthropomorphic animals are involved; choose from them for the cartoon-styled beat 'em up action.

Characters each have their own fighting style, array of moves, and storyline. As you progress through the game, you unlock more moves for each character. There's also a progressive conquest mode which challenges you to take over the entire Brutal Island.


Brutal: Above the Claw SEGA 32X VS. Screen
Brutal: Above the Claw SEGA 32X Defeat
Brutal: Above the Claw SEGA 32X A character shown in the introduction
Brutal: Above the Claw SEGA 32X Options screen

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Alternate Titles

  • "Brutal Unleashed: Above the Claw" -- SEGA 32X in-game title
  • "Brutal: Paws Unleashed" -- SEGA 32X working title

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Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) May, 1995 4.5 out of 5 90
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Jun, 1995 8 out of 10 80
Game Players May, 1995 79 out of 100 79
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Apr, 1995 25.5 out of 40 64
Defunct Games Oct 23, 2004 60 out of 100 60 Apr 28, 2005 5 out of 10 50
IGN Nov 19, 2008 3 out of 10 30
The Video Game Critic Jun 18, 2000 D 25
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Jul 01, 2005 2 out of 10 20


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AG Wolf (277) added Brutal: Above the Claw (SEGA 32X) on Apr 04, 2004
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