Thought it wold be good to have a thread up for Scrolling Beatemups as I know lots of VS Fighter players play these games too. Its nice sometimes to take a break from head to head action with your m8s and teamup, use some of the skills that translate from vs fighters in co-operation, especialy as some games allow for 3 or 4 payer action :tup: Its a real rush to play these games 1 credit with a friend/friends, it adds that sense of urgency you get with vs fighters, as opposed to just sloppily coin feeding through a game. As you improve you work out team strategies and specialised roles, and gradualy start to make it further every time you play. Great Fun.
There are so many great titles in this field that have show true quality in the longrun, mostly Capcom, but with a few exceptions, most notably I.G.S’s excellent Knights of Valour series. These games have alot of depth, containing lots of the best aspects of vs fighters, such as combos, distance & and zoning games, area control, special and supermoves etc… as well as many specific attributes like secret items, character upgrades, magic spells and different routes. Although not a high profile in the west as Matchvids, in Asia, there is a huge scene for rplays of these games featuring all the latest strats, tacts and combos. Usually due to the timescales, these come as small easy to download emu replay files rather than big movies. Here I’m going to lnk to some of the best resources:
*DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS: SHADOW OVER MYSTARA
Here I’ve uploaded a bunch of wild tricks and boss strat videos (WM format):
Here is an excellent Japanese site covering the game:
and the T.O.D section:
Fantastic youtube channel featuring many replays:
REPLAY-EMUZONE is the no1 place for replays, huge amount for all the CPS1 & 2 classics, Knights of Valour, you name it. Also has a large archive of older emu revs needed for replays (see menu bar on the right:
This is another great resource for ScrollBeatemups emu replays, great for more rare classics like Golden Axe 2 and Sengoku:
Another Great replay site, with listings sorted by manufacturer:
MARP. MAME Action Replay Page, the number1 western resource:
and thier very friendly and helpfull forums, run by SRK Member BBH.
Awsome Boss battle video (WMV format):
*WARRIORS OF FATE
Perhaps the most impressive replay I’ve yet seen is this incredible ‘no damage’ WOF replay:
Needs this version of mame to run:
my write up of this incredible replay is here:
*ALIEN VS PREDATOR:
A great Japanese site:
*KNIGHT OF VALOUR:
Any other brawlers here?