The Best Looking Beat 'em Up Games From The 16-Bit Era

The beat 'em up genre flourished in the nineties, with Capcom and Konami leading the way on the SNES and on the SEGA Genesis, as well as with a huge amount of great arcade games that never got a home console port.

We've selected some of the most amazing titles from this wonderful era, the ones that had the most detailed graphics and most impressive animations.


Aliens vs. Predator (Capcom)

The Best Looking Beat 'em Up Games From The 16-Bit Era

The Punisher (Capcom)

The Best Looking Beat 'em Up Games From The 16-Bit Era

TMNT IV: Turtles in Time (Konami)

The Best Looking Beat 'em Up Games From The 16-Bit Era

Final Fight 3 (Capcom)

The Best Looking Beat 'em Up Games From The 16-Bit Era

Street of Rage 3 (SEGA)

The Best Looking Beat 'em Up Games From The 16-Bit Era

Spider-Man and Venom: Separation Anxiety (Acclaim)

The Best Looking Beat 'em Up Games From The 16-Bit Era

Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon (Gazelle)

The Best Looking Beat 'em Up Games From The 16-Bit Era

Legend (Arcade Zone)

The Best Looking Beat 'em Up Games From The 16-Bit Era

Knights of the Round (Capcom)

The Best Looking Beat 'em Up Games From The 16-Bit Era

Comix Zone (SEGA)

The Best Looking Beat 'em Up Games From The 16-Bit Era

The King of Dragons (Capcom)

The Best Looking Beat 'em Up Games From The 16-Bit Era

Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow Over Mystara (Capcom)

The Best Looking Beat 'em Up Games From The 16-Bit Era

Battletoads (Rare)

The Best Looking Beat 'em Up Games From The 16-Bit Era

X-Men Arcade (Konami)

The Best Looking Beat 'em Up Games From The 16-Bit Era

Denjin Makai 2 (Winky Soft)

The Best Looking Beat 'em Up Games From The 16-Bit Era

Batman Returns (Banpresto)

The Best Looking Beat 'em Up Games From The 16-Bit Era

Dozens of other beat 'em ups came out in addition to those ones. Show us your picks in the comments below!

sources: Arcade History, Capcom Wiki, Videogamesblogger, HardcoreGaming101, FamicomFreak, cubex55, Sydlexia, Vincanni's LP, arronmunroe's LP