Let this be a thread for 2D beat 'em ups that are almost never mentioned because of circumstance/quality/platform/etc. I’m mostly interested in these games for their pixel art, music, and weird little design quirks, since honestly it seems like a lot of them have shallow mechanics and boring-to-bad enemy design. Right now, my main method of discovering them is by going through longplays of beat 'em ups I already know about and previewing related videos, so… that’s how I’ll be linking them ITT.
Monster Maulers was made by Konami and has you select a character from what appears to be a Sentai team to travel around the globe and screamkick things to death.
Another Konami game that lets you be a furry forever if you’re good enough or something. The characters’ sprites are really robust looking and the music is too much.
This game is just a dull pile. I’m linking it only because I never thought another videogame could have a soundtrack that was as similar and boring as Fatal Labyrinth’s.
I’m not sure if this would qualify as a Pure Beat 'em Up, given the static arenas, but the focus is on defeating hordes of enemies in real-time combat. Surprisingly gory.