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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 Arcade I'm THE BEST!!!
Pit-Fighter Atari ST Knockdown
Pit-Fighter SNES Knocked down
Pit-Fighter Arcade Match 2 - Southside Jim

Promo Images

Pit-Fighter Magazine Advertisement
Pit-Fighter Magazine Advertisement
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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

Gives Use for the Word Turd Genesis ResidentHazard (3566)
Like a bad Xerox copy, this port amplifies the flaws in the original. Lynx Trixter (9114)
At the very bottom of the pit DOS Zovni (10638)
A bad game, but with an attitude! DOS Iron Lord (44)
Yes it is bad but it started the whole digitized live actor trend DOS gametrader (233)

Critic Reviews

The One for ST Games Atari ST Nov, 1991 82 out of 100 82
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Dec, 1991 74 out of 100 74
Game Zero Lynx Oct, 1993 71 out of 100 71
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Lynx Dec, 1992 25 out of 40 62
Video Games Genesis Apr, 1992 60 out of 100 60
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Dec, 1991 7 out of 12 58
Power Play DOS Mar, 1992 48 out of 100 48
Sega Power SEGA Master System Jan, 1993 47 out of 100 47
GamePro (US) SNES May, 1992 2 out of 5 40
Commodore Force Commodore 64 Aug, 1993 35 out of 100 35


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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)
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