The Combatribes is a 2D side-scrolling brawler by Technos originally released in 1990 to the arcades where three bulk vigilantes beat an evil crime organization up. Here, we have this version ready to be played online. Get the full info here.
In The Combatribes, Berzeker, Bullova and Blitz will open their way through simple stages in which they’ll have the chance to brutalize wave after wave of baddies that come from all directions. Of course, once you defeat enough of them, a boss will show up and you’ll need to beat him too before moving on to the next level.
The trio boast a variety of unique techniques in addition to the standard punch and kick combos, such as stomping on an opponent, swinging them by their ankles, kicking them on the ground, slamming their faces into the pavement and even the ability to slam the heads of two opponents together. Players can also pick up certain large-sized objects (parked motorcycles, go-karts or pinball machines) and toss them over the enemies.
The Combatribes bears similarities with games of the same genre that were released both before and after it. If you pay enough attention, you will notice elements in common with titles such as Double Dragon, Streets of Rage, Burning Fight, Renegade and Mat Mania.
This beat ’em up can be played by up to three friends simultaneously on the same PC and is here in its original arcade US version ready to be played online, in your browser, without the need to install or download anything!
- Arrow Keys: Move
- Button Y: S (Punches)
- Button B: X (Kicks)
- Kick + Punch: Flying attack
- →→ or ←←: Dash
- You can also make combos, pick-up enemies, stomp them into the ground, etc. It’s all fun.
- Insert Coin: Shift
- Start: Enter
- Attention: These controls are default for Player 1. Hover your mouse into the lower part of the screen and a control bar will show up. Click on the gamepad icon and set the Player 2 controls if you want to play The Combatribes with a friend.
- These default controls can be changed in-game.
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Added In: April 30th, 2021
Developer and/or publisher: Technos
Link to The Combatribes