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You are Joe, a young American who has been secretly training to become a powerful fighter. One day, he meets an old martial artist who tells him he should travel all over the world to meet other teachers and to learn from them. During his travels, Joe encounters many other fighters, and has to become more and more skillful in order to prove that he is the greatest fighter in the world.

Unlike most other fighting games, you can control only one character (Joe) in single-player mode. In two-player mode, you can choose to fight as any of the seven available fighters, and also choose a scenery. The game plays like a standard 2D fighter: you can punch, kick, and jump on you opponents, but the fights are not entirely 2D, since you can also take a few steps vertically.


Deadly Moves SNES Try again...
Deadly Moves Genesis What a nice girl... say, do you have time after the battle?
Deadly Moves SNES Your last opponent!
Deadly Moves SNES Title screen (Japanese version)

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Alternate Titles

  • "Power Moves" -- SNES title
  • "Power Athlete" -- Japanese title
  • "パワーアスリート" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Mean Machines Genesis Mar, 1993 77 out of 100 77
Play Time SNES Feb, 1993 71 out of 100 71
The Video Game Critic Genesis Jan 21, 2010 B- 67
Play Time Genesis Apr, 1993 62 out of 100 62
Defunct Games Genesis Feb 20, 2013 D 25 Genesis Jan 15, 2009 1 out of 10 10


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