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As either Roddy or Cathy, make your way through four locations that include Forest, Ice, Wind, and Fire, and destroy the two bosses in these locations. Both Roddy and Cathy have retractable arms which can be used to grab enemies or other gameplay elements. They can then be thrown at others to destroy them. Both players and enemies can interact with the scenery. For example, walls can be pushed over enemies to kill them, and switches can be flipped to reveal special bonuses. Throughout each location, you can pull on rings that will reveal special bonuses such as extra time. There are two different planes which the players can change between by pressing a button.


Top Hunter: Roddy & Cathy Neo Geo A mid-boss with detachable homing hand
Top Hunter: Roddy & Cathy Neo Geo Bonus game
Top Hunter: Roddy & Cathy Neo Geo Hitting a little yeti
Top Hunter: Roddy & Cathy Neo Geo The game's standout feature is that your characters have arms that can stretch and grab things

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Top Hunter: Roddy & Cathy Screenshot
Top Hunter: Roddy & Cathy Screenshot
Top Hunter: Roddy & Cathy Screenshot
Top Hunter: Roddy & Cathy Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "トップハンター ~ロディー&キャシー~" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Play Time Aug, 1994 85 out of 100 85
Mega Fun Jul, 1994 84 out of 100 84
Player One Jul, 1994 77 out of 100 77
Megablast Sep, 1994 75 out of 100 75
neXGam Dec, 2010 7.5 out of 10 75
Video Games Jul, 1994 75 out of 100 75
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Aug, 1994 28 out of 40 70
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Sep, 1994 7 out of 10 70 Oct, 2003 6 out of 10 60


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The game borrows plenty of ideas from many of SNK's most popular fighting games. Most of the stages in the game were first used in Fatal Fury. Also, Roddy & Cathy feature special moves that were used in Fatal Fury, as well as Art of Fighting.

Differences between the Arcade (MVS) and home console (AES) versions

The four starting planets consist of three stages each. However, in the Arcade version the player will experience only two stages in each planet. Depending on the order the player chooses to play the planets, he/she will see different stages (the first stage followed by the third on the first chosen planet, then the second and the third on the remaining planets). In home console version all three stages of each planet play in order regardless of what the player selects.

Secret ending

The Japanese version of the game has an exclusive secret ending which can be unlocked if the player defeats the pirate bosses at the ending boss gauntlet with special fighting moves and then finishes the final boss with another special move.
Katakis | カタキス (40955) added Top Hunter: Roddy & Cathy (Neo Geo) on Mar 27, 2005
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