Beats Of Rage – The Best Thing in Homebrew Gaming

Beats Of Rage – The Best Thing in Homebrew Gaming

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if SNK and Capcom characters got out of their fighting ways and starred in beat-em-up games a la Double Dragon?

Well the folks at Senileteam and a few others created some homebrew games starring your favourite SNK, Capcom, and Mortal Kombat characters in a number of fun and exciting straight action games called Beats of Rage. The player picks a character, and travels through different stages, beating up thugs and bosses along the way.

Basically, Beats of Rage (BOR) is a customizable game engine that uses character sprites, background art, music and audio files from the various companies mentioned earlier. This engine allows users to build their own beat-em-up games using various characters from different genres. It’s so popular that it’s been ported to be used on the PSP, Sega Dreamcast, Linux, Playstation 2, and windows.

Depending on which mod you’re playing, each character has their own movesets, special attacks, and throw combos. For example, in Beats of Rage Xtra, Terry Bogard from Garou: Mark of the Wolves can perform his signatures moves like the power wave, burn knuckle, power dunk, and the ever powerful buster wolf.

Some have even created original games out of BOR. Jennifer for example is a violent actioner that displays excessive violence and horror images. The main character also looks terrifying. (Check out the attached trailer at the bottom of the post to see for yourself.)

Just doing a search online for Beats of Rage shows you a plethora of titles for play (or mod).

Some of the best are:

  • Beats of Rage Xtra
  • Beats of Rage Remix
  • Aliens Vs. Predator Remix
  • Hyper Final Fight
  • Hyper Final Fight 2
  • Jennifer
  • Hatchet Ninjaz

About janhutchings

Canadian Game Industry Blogger / Contributor for @Sonyrumors & @ShogunGamer / Communications and PR Professional. Voice of Canadian and Indie Gaming.

Posted on April 3, 2011, in Free Gaming and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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