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Description

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.

Screenshots

Pit-Fighter Genesis Select one of the four fighters
Pit-Fighter Atari ST Grudge Match
Pit-Fighter ZX Spectrum You fight purse is added up at the end of each fight
Pit-Fighter SEGA Master System Pick up the crates and throw them

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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 (9125)
At the very bottom of the pit DOS Zovni (10648)
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

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Genesis Mar, 1992 82 out of 100 82
Amiga Action Amiga Nov, 1991 71 out of 100 71
Sega-16.com Genesis Apr 23, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Amiga Power Amiga Nov, 1991 64 out of 100 64
Power Play Atari ST Feb, 1992 57 out of 100 57
Micro News Atari ST Dec, 1991 11 out of 20 55
Amiga Joker Amiga Nov, 1991 48 out of 100 48
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Apr, 1992 5 out of 12 42
Video Games SEGA Master System Nov, 1992 9 out of 100 9
The Video Game Critic SNES Jan 01, 2015 F 0

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Trivia

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).

Awards

  • Commodore Format
    • July 1993 (Issue 34) - Modern Classics: Beat-'em-ups (Check 'em out)
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