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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.

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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)

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The Punisher (Capcom)

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TMNT IV: Turtles in Time (Konami)

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Final Fight 3 (Capcom)

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Street of Rage 3 (SEGA)

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Spider-Man and Venom: Separation Anxiety (Acclaim)

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Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon (Gazelle)

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Legend (Arcade Zone)

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Knights of the Round (Capcom)

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Comix Zone (SEGA)

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The King of Dragons (Capcom)

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Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow Over Mystara (Capcom)

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Battletoads (Rare)

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X-Men Arcade (Konami)

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Denjin Makai 2 (Winky Soft)

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Batman Returns (Banpresto)

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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

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