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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 Knock your opponent in the crowd or use the objects scattered around for a brutality bonus.
Pit-Fighter Commodore 64 Credits
Pit-Fighter Amstrad CPC Match statistics
Pit-Fighter Atari ST Ty Intro

Promo Images

Pit-Fighter Magazine Advertisement

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 (9122)
At the very bottom of the pit DOS Zovni (10646)
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
Sega-16.com Genesis Apr 23, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Player One Genesis Jul, 1992 70 out of 100 70
ST Format Atari ST Nov, 1991 65 out of 100 65
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Lynx Dec, 1992 25 out of 40 62
Power Play Commodore 64 Feb, 1992 58 out of 100 58
Atari ST User Atari ST Apr, 1993 40 out of 100 40
The Video Game Critic Lynx Feb 26, 2004 D 25
Power Play SNES Jun, 1992 25 out of 100 25
Video Games SNES May, 1992 11 out of 100 11

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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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