Would you call these "fighters" or "brawlers" or something else?

#1 Posted by Brenderous (1183 posts) -

The games don't fit nicely into either category. What are people calling games like Smash Bros. and Playstation All Stars and that one xbla one.

#2 Posted by StarvingGamer (8988 posts) -

Arena fighter

#3 Posted by sodacat (249 posts) -

It's a fighting game with up to four players an arena hazards. BioFREAKS, for example, is a fighting game with two players and arena hazards. Just because it has arena hazards doesn't stop it from being a fighting game.

#4 Posted by Ketchupp (678 posts) -

Yeah, it's a fighting game. Because, you know, the object of the game is to beat your opponents by fighting them...

#5 Posted by ThePickle (4266 posts) -

Fighting games.

#6 Posted by JasonR86 (10000 posts) -

Does it really matter?

#7 Posted by The_Ruiner (1319 posts) -

Party game...

#8 Posted by DarthOrange (4091 posts) -

Super Party Fighters.

#9 Posted by McGhee (6128 posts) -

button mashers

#10 Posted by Ravenlight (8057 posts) -

Smash Bros-like

#11 Posted by Fire_Of_The_Wind (191 posts) -

Platform fighter.

#12 Posted by Bigandtasty (3139 posts) -


#13 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (4010 posts) -

fighting game

#14 Posted by ajamafalous (12365 posts) -

It's a fighting game. There are different types of fighting games with different mechanics, just as there are different types of RPGs with different mechanics, etc.

#15 Posted by Brenderous (1183 posts) -

@JasonR86 said:

Does it really matter?

Nope! Just wondering.

#16 Posted by Vade (397 posts) -

Party game.

#17 Posted by Video_Game_King (36566 posts) -

@StarvingGamer said:

Arena fighter

This is pretty much what I was going to say. A sub-genre of fighting games, if you will.

#18 Posted by ShadowVirus (835 posts) -

2D Platformer

#19 Posted by ThePaleKing (613 posts) -

Casual kid's brawler.

#20 Posted by Encephalon (1383 posts) -

I would call it a "fighter" rather than a "brawler," as I've always considered brawlers to be purely PvE.

#21 Posted by Scarlet_Rogue (529 posts) -

Fighting game. I don't know of any brawler where the objective is to defeat another human player.

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