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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 ZX Spectrum The boss taunts you between fights
Pit-Fighter Arcade Taking a Power Pill turns you into a Hulk! Grrrr
Pit-Fighter Atari ST Company Logo
Pit-Fighter Atari ST Eat This!!

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

Part of the Following Group

User Reviews

Like a bad Xerox copy, this port amplifies the flaws in the original. Lynx Trixter (9110)
Gives Use for the Word Turd Genesis ResidentHazard (3565)
At the very bottom of the pit DOS Zovni (10633)
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

Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Oct, 1991 85 out of 100 85
The One for Amiga Games Amiga Nov, 1991 82 out of 100 82
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Nov, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Nov, 1991 80 out of 100 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Dec, 1991 7 out of 12 58
Zzap! Commodore 64 Dec, 1991 56 out of 100 56
PC Joker DOS Feb, 1992 34 out of 100 34
The Video Game Critic Lynx Feb 26, 2004 D 25
Play Time SEGA Master System Jul, 1993 18 out of 100 18
The Atari Times Lynx 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)
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