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13th September 2006, 01:22 PM
Hi all, happy to be here! I have been racking my brain trying to remember an arcade game title. It's a side-view fighting game with the player controlling a swordsman against the computer who controls a different creature at each level. One of the creatures had a snakes body instead of legs and the tip could be chopped off. It was set in a coloseum. I had played this game around 1990. Somebody please help end my torment.

13th September 2006, 02:05 PM
I wish i knew the answer... sounds different.

i will be watching this thread with interest

13th September 2006, 03:13 PM
Kinda sounds like Barbarian (or maybe Barbarian 2) on the C64/Amiga

If it was a platformer, it could have been Magic Sword...http://www.klov.com/game_detail.php?letter=&game_id=8496

13th September 2006, 03:17 PM
No not barbarian, great game though. I only saw this one at the arcades.

The Pinny Parlour
13th September 2006, 03:56 PM
Altered Beast ?


13th September 2006, 04:02 PM
Altered Beast ?



Wheres the swords in AB? :lol :lol

13th September 2006, 04:34 PM
Golden Axe???

13th September 2006, 04:38 PM
Altered beast was a continually scrolling game. The game I'm looking for does not continuously scroll, similar to other fighting games in that respect such as street fighter, mortal kombat, etc and the guy has a sword.

The Pinny Parlour
13th September 2006, 05:44 PM
Nastar or Rastan Saga ?

13th September 2006, 07:28 PM
Fighting Fantasy?

That was the Japanese name. The US name was the laughable "Hippodrome":

13th September 2006, 07:32 PM
what about mutant fighter.


Mickey Juice
13th September 2006, 09:14 PM
That was the Japanese name. The US name was the laughable "Hippodrome":

Welcome to the HippoDrome!

14th September 2006, 12:42 AM
Other games that fit this description...

Gladiator ... http://www.mameworld.net/maws/romset/gladiatr

Legend of Makai ... http://www.klov.com/game_detail.php?letter=L&game_id=8407

Arcade King
14th September 2006, 06:17 AM
I think Elvis has hit the nail on the head. The other games suggested are all horizontal scrollers.
I'll have to get me a mutant fighter one of these days use to love that game.

14th September 2006, 09:52 AM
That's it - Fighting Fantasy! Elvis you are the man, the king has left the building. Thank you so much! I have been looking for this game for months. I have been collecting the games that I played as a young man for some time now and this was the only one I didn't have. Thank you again and thanks to everyone for responding. Cheers. Thanks also to Mickey juice.

14th September 2006, 09:54 AM
Yay me!

I stumbled across the game in MAME a few months back (my MAME cab has a "random game" button, which is bloody fantastic for discovering name games you've never seen before). When you described it it was the first thing that popped into my mind.

Right... I'm shouting myself a nice strong coffee in celebration. :)

22nd September 2006, 11:21 PM
Golden Axe kicked arse !!!
used 2 play it wen i was little...

Not Matt
7th November 2006, 07:47 AM
Are you still after this mate?

I've had the board about a year now, it's the Fighting Fantasy version. I've lent it to mate since June when he picked up his first cabinet (a 2 button with Bad Dudes in it), but I could get it back.

Got anything to trade?

7th November 2006, 03:26 PM
Elvis I was racking my brain for Hippodrome and then you posted it..

My 9yo son loves that one....

Not Matt
7th November 2006, 05:29 PM
Was just thinking ... if he doesn't come back and check this in the next couple weeks, do you reckon you could send him an email King?

I know how annoying it is to find a particular board, Out Runners will be mine!

Arcade King
8th November 2006, 08:47 AM

Knock yourself out mate :)