The Best Beat-em-up Games for Nintendo 3DS

Update, : River City Girls added at rank #1.
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River City Girls (2019)

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There's trouble once again in River City, and this time only the girls can save the day! Using a variety of attacks, weapons, and items, these hot-blooded heroines are ready to teach the city’s lowlifes a lesson - either solo or in 2-player co-op! It’s an old-school rumble for a new generation!


  • beat-em-up
  • anime
  • cooperative
  • local
  • pixel
  • boss
  • 2d
  • rpg
  • retro

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River City: Rival Showdown (2017)

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From Gematsu: "River City: Rival Showdown, known in Japan as Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari SP, will launch this fall for the Nintendo 3DS. One night, Kunio is attacked by two mysterious individuals. On top of that, Riki’s girlfriend has disappeared, and it’s up to Kunio to find out the truth! Kunio has just three days to unravel the mystery, and he’ll need your help to take down all who stand in his way! Take on some familiar faces from the River City games and meet new ones in this fast-paced beat-’em-up RPG."


  • fight
  • brawler
  • beat-em-up
  • multiple-endings
  • kunio-kun
  • retro
  • remake
  • rpg
  • open-world
  • mystery
  • long-running
  • story

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Crown Champion: Legends of the Arena (2016)

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"Crown Champion: Legends of the Arena" is a fantasy RPG/Management simulator set in the ruthless world of gladiatorial combat. Develop your academy and train your fighters. Increase your power and influence in the realm. Reap the rewards of your labours.


  • japanese
  • rpgmaker
  • rpg
  • beat-em-up
  • memes
  • building
  • crime
  • jrpg
  • turn-based
  • atmospheric
  • story
  • pixel
  • fantasy
  • adventure

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