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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 Lynx Not all of your opponents are men
Pit-Fighter Lynx Tallying the fight purse (and your performance) at the end of a fight
Pit-Fighter Lynx The crowd is more than looks -- they can attack and push you if you get too near
Pit-Fighter Lynx Kicking you when you're down is a favorite tactic of the computer.  Luckily, you can do it too.

Promo Images

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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
  • "피트 파이터" -- Korean spelling

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User Reviews

Like a bad Xerox copy, this port amplifies the flaws in the original. Trixter (9112) 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars

Critic Reviews

Game Zero Oct, 1993 71 out of 100 71
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Dec, 1992 25 out of 40 62
Mega Fun May, 1993 38 out of 100 38
neXGam 2008 3.2 out of 10 32
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Sep 09, 2005 3 out of 10 30
The Video Game Critic Feb 26, 2004 D 25
Defunct Games Jul 18, 2004 21 out of 100 21
The Atari Times Mar 18, 2003 10 out of 100 10


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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)
Information also contributed by Игги Друге
rcoltrane (1803) added Pit-Fighter (Lynx) on Dec 29, 2002
Other platforms contributed by Bock (175), Martin Smith (70636), festershinetop (9633), Pseudo_Intellectual (62998), Katakis | カタキス (41649), quizzley7 (21710) and rcoltrane (1803)