Man, Trojan is a lot of fun. Are there any more games like it? I know Tiger Road and Ninja Warriors are kinda like it.
Splatterhouse and Altered Beast are also single lane beat'em ups but they feel kinda spammy and not as technical, in my opinion.
I dunno, 3DS Shinobi maybe? I'll be honest, I haven't played any of the games in this thread except for a short spat of Altered Beast (which wasn't my cup of tea).
I ought to play Splatterhouse given the day though. Thanks for the reminder OP. Here's to you getting some good recs.
>boss fights feel like duels
>extremely fluid controls
>projectiles and close combat
Ninja Warriors (SNES)
>good enemy variety
>Ninja carries people
Don't forget Spartan X, X2, and Vigilante
>Splatterhouse and Altered Beast are also single lane beat'em ups but they feel kinda spammy and not as technical, in my opinion.
>but they feel kinda spammy and not as technical, in my opinion.
Neither of the games you mentioned are "spammy" actually. Both are very methodical games that require previous knowledge in enemy placement and boss patterns if you want to play efficiently (i.e. 1cc).
Genny version of Altered Beast is so easy that you can just improvise your way through it, but the arcade version is another story.
Single lane beat'em ups are very interesting. The whole Daiku no Gensan series it that, but with a lot of platforming mixed in. Ghost Building Company on the GB is probably the best of the series we got.
m8, I agree, but I heard a lot of people calling it a beat'em up, so I thought people looking for single lane brawlers would be happy with it.
How about Battle Zeque Den on the SFC? That's definitely a beat'em up.
Vigilante is my choice in this style of game. I'd recommend the original arcade game and as a port the SMS version is surprinsigly good, short as fuck game tho.