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This month, we are looking for your top 10 beat ‘em ups.
Wikipedia actually makes a distinction between fighting games and beat ‘em ups, but I am classifying them in the same category.
A fighting game is a video game in which the player controls an on-screen character and engages in close combat with an opponent, which can be either an AI or controlled by another player.
Beat 'em up (also known as brawler) is a video game genre featuring hand-to-hand combat between the protagonist and an improbably large number of opponents.
So we are looking at both one-on-one fighters such as Street Fighter II, Mortal Combat and Tekken, and side scrolling beat 'em ups such as Double Dragon, Streets of Rage and Final Fight (plus anything else you might think should be included in this category).
Just list your top 10 below (each counts for one vote, so ranking them isn't important). No compilations please, single releases only.
In the case of title like Street Fighter II or Street Fighter IV, I will be classifying their various incarnations as one single release, so you only need to nominate once (rather than nominating the World Warrior, New Challengers, Hyper Turbo Fighting etc separately).
Nominations are open for a month and voting closes on 16 December.
There is also still time to vote for your top 10 Wii games.