(Wii Virtual Console / Super Nintendo)

The Combatribes (Wii Virtual Console / Super Nintendo)

Game Profile

A 2D side-scrolling brawler, The Combatribes puts you and a friend in the shoes of combat cyborgs Berzeker, Bullova and Blitz as they attempt to defeat the evil crime ring "Ground Zero", led by the cybernetically enhanced Martha Splatterhead and her minions.

The game is set around simple stages in which wave after wave of baddies attack you from all directions. Once you defeat enough of them with your basic attacks and special moves a boss character appears which you'll need to defeat before moving on to the next stage.

Besides the arcade mode, a Vs one-on-one mode is available with the inclusion of all boss characters as selectable fighters.

Game Review

Review

USA USA Version

Posted by Corbie Dillard

A beat 'em up that packs very little punch

There was a time when Technos ruled the beat-'em-up genre of fighting games during the 8-bit era with their Double Dragon and River City Ransom titles, but sadly the 16-bit generation wasn't as kind to the company. Once Capcom's Final Fight hit the scene,...

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User Comments (16)

Rawk_Hawk

#1

Rawk_Hawk said:

I loved playing this in the arcade. Lets hope for a VCA version since it will allow for 3 players.

Adroitone

#2

Adroitone said:

Oh.My.God. This is OUTSTANDING news for me. Do you know how long I've been searching for this game? Around a decade and a half. I saw this game in an old EGM magazine in the early 90s and I've wanted it every since

WanderFan91

#5

WanderFan91 said:

I read RVGFanatic's review of it, and he praised it quite well. Good review btw, but probably won't be as equally received here at NL. Maybe I'll pick this up someday. I always fancy an obscure title. :)

WanderFan91

#6

WanderFan91 said:

O_O
Well, at least it has four enemies on screen, unlike SNES Final Fight, and like Turtles in Time SNES.
At least it's more colorful than the mediocre and tedious Neo Geo beat'em up Burning Fight.
At least it's got a password system, unlike any other beat'em up ever made. :
Still, looks interesting.

KeeperBvK

#7

KeeperBvK said:

This looks like one of the most boring Beat 'em ups I've ever seen. I mean: What's up with those short levels only consisting of a single small arena? And the graphics are downright ugly.

deggs

#8

deggs said:

Yeah, one of the two non-double dragon/non-kunio kun beat-'em-ups by technos. it's supposed to be tons more fun than it looks... it's supposedly a regades meets what super double dragon was supposed to be. let's wait and see. most of the decent snes beat 'em ups were by capcom and they took place in the middle ages. i wouldn't mind playin some of those as well. honestly though, sometime in the later part of the snes life cycle, the beat-'em-up was a genre that just simply dropped off the face of the store shelves in lieu of the fighting game (which i personally never understood myself but that's just me). a few good ones were released here and there though after this drop off (x-men: mutant apocalypse and turtles in time for example). this is supposedly part of that lot as well i guess? i'm glad that technos tried to stick it out a little, though turning double dragon into a fighting game, to me at least, is almost unforgivable, despite how bad superdd supposedly is...

deggs

#9

deggs said:

i meant renegades meets what super double dragon was supposed to be

WanderFan91

#11

WanderFan91 said:

Out of total irrelevance, and being questionable about a game I've yet to experience: have you noticed the character Bullova's profile with lipstick on? That's so random. :D I know it's not supposed to be lipstick, but by the time you see something like that and realize the true intent, it's too late. That's what it seems to. :D

deggs

#13

deggs said:

there are some issues with copyright for the second and third double dragon games i think but everything else is probably fair game. sadly though, the better kunio games are in japanese and prob have no hopes of being translated for vc...

jhuhn

#14

jhuhn said:

The ESRB has rated this game E10+ so we'll see it soon on the Virtual Console in the North America region.

#15

said:

I just played this game, it's fun. I just wish they'd release Super Double Dragon, but this is good for now.

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