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A 2D side-scrolling brawler, The Combatribes puts you and a friend in the shoes of combat cyborgs Berzeker, Bullova and Blitz (yes those are their real names) as they attempt to defeat the evil crime ring "Ground Zero", led by the cybernetically enhanced Martha Splatterhead and her minions.

The game is set around simple stages in which wave after wave of baddies attack you from all directions. Once you defeat enough of them with your basic attacks and special moves a boss character appears which you'll need to defeat before moving on to the next stage.

Besides the arcade mode, a Vs one-on-one mode is available with the inclusion of all boss characters as selectable fighters.


The Combatribes SNES After you beat a boss, the story advances a bit.
The Combatribes Arcade The Boss of the third act
The Combatribes Arcade Fighting with Second Boss (in Technos Land)
The Combatribes Arcade Smashing heads together

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Alternate Titles

  • "コンバットライブス" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Joystick (French) SNES Feb, 1993 68 out of 100 68
Video Game Den SNES 2005 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Power Unlimited SNES Jul, 1993 5 out of 10 50
N-Force SNES Mar, 1993 47 out of 100 47
Mega Fun SNES Jan, 1993 43 out of 100 43 SNES Dec 06, 2019 4 out of 10 40
Nintendo Life Wii Dec 03, 2009 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 40
IGN Wii Nov 30, 2009 4 out of 10 40
All Game Guide SNES 1998 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30
Power Play SNES May, 1993 22 out of 100 22


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