|Brutal Unleashed: Above the Claw|
|System(s): Sega 32X|
|Number of players: 1-2|
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Brutal Unleashed: Above the Claw is a one-on-one fighting game developed by GameTek for the Sega 32X. It is an update to Brutal: Paws of Fury, released only in North America. Working titles for this game were Totally Brutal and Brutal: Paws Unleashed.
The scenery and graphics have been highly improved, making use of the capabilities of the 32X, changing drastically. The most notable change being in Leon Prince's stage, on which it was previously possible to push the rival off the bridge for a instant win.
Brutal Unleashed: Above the Claw introduces two new characters: Chung Poe and Psycho Kitty; and there are four more stages than the original game, totaling fourteen, although some of them are simply doubles with different palettes/shading.
The game is compatible with six-button controllers, with assigned for light kick, medium kick, hard kick, light punch, medium punch and hard punch. + performs a taunt, which also recovers your life gauge, but in turn makes you vulnerable for a little. If using a three-button controller toggles kicks and punches, otherwise it pauses the game. To block rival attacks press +. Pressing any attack button while holding does a roundhouse attack, doing the same holding does a rear attack.
Like in the previous game, the characters only have regular kicks and punches at start, with special moves (taunt inclusive) and "katas" (sequences of moves) being unlocked after certain fights, following the game's "belt system" - to acquire new moves, you are given three chances to follow Dali Llama's instructions and if you fail it is not learned. Also similar to Brutal: Paws of Fury, this game has more stages than characters, making Pantha and Chung Poe appear to challenge you twice each.
On this version all characters are playable without the need of cheats, passwords or the like; and they were also placed at different stages than seen before.
"HOLD" means the button(s) must be held for two seconds.
|Chung Poe is 61cm tall, weighs 22kg and his style is Sabbaal. His special moves are: Fists of Death (), Space Warp () and Makron Overpower (); his katas are: Hate of the Ancients (+, press and hold it).|
|Dali Llama is 198.1cm tall, weighs 38.04kg and his style is Divine. His special moves are: Headbutt (+) and Smoke Attack (); his katas are: Mind of the Gods () and Apocalypse! ().|
|Foxy Roxy (Indrah Prashmet)|
|Foxy Roxy is 182.9cm tall, weighs 72.75kg and her style is Penjat Silat. Her special moves are: Whiplash Kick (+), Spinning Attack () and Rolling Attack (); her katas are: Kuntao (++), Call of the Lotus ().|
|Ivan Bear is 182.9cm tall, weighs 113.40kg and his style is Soviet Military. His special moves are: Big Belly Attack () and Earthquake () ; his katas are: Strength of the North (), Jab Al Nar (|
|Karate Croc is 182.9cm tall, weighs 131.54kg and his style is Street Brawler. His special moves are: Tail Whip (++) and The Path of the Empty Hand (|
|Kendo Coyote is 188cm tall, weighs 90.71kg and his style is Kenjutsu. His special moves are: Slam Punch (++), Headbutt (close +), Cannonball! () and Spinball! (); his katas are: The Five Rings (), Ki Force (|
|Kung Fu Bunny|
|Kung Fu Bunny is 177.8cm, weighs 45.36kg and his style is Relaxed Paw. His special moves are: Flash Kick (), Hi Flash Kick (+); his katas are: Dance of Death ().|
|Pantha is 172.7cm tall, weighs 86.18kg and his style is Chin Na. His special moves are: Fireball (), Energy Drain (+); his katas are: The Gentle Path (|
|Prince Leon is 182.9cm tall, weighs 113.40kg and his style is Tan Ku, the Iron Rage. His special moves are: Bite (+), Swim Attack (), Roar! () and Powerchord (); his katas are: Rage Within (close|
|Psycho Kitty is 91.4cm tall, weighs 45.36kg and his style is Cat Fight. His special moves are: Catfight (), Fur Ball () and Toshidan (+); his katas are: Too Much Whiskers (|
|Rhei Rat is 180.3cm tall, weighs 72.57kg and his style is Thai Boxing. His special moves are: Neck Choke (close +), Knockout Punch (++), Frenzy Attack () and Face Pull (close ); his katas are: Tsumai (|
|Tai Cheetah is 188cm tall, weighs 63.50kg and his style is Tai Chi Chuan. His special moves are: Fire Kick (), Fire Run () and Fire Punch (); his katas are: Divine Wind (++).|
|Pantha's first stage.|
|Psycho Kitty's stage.|
|Ivan Bear's stage.|
|Karate Croc, introduced in the previous Mega-CD game, earned his own new stage.|
|Tai Cheetah's stage. The background is the same seen at "Beach", with different color palettes.|
|Prince Leon's stage. Like "Point" and "Beach", "Bridge" and "Waterfall" share the same scenery.|
|Kung Fu Bunny's stage.|
|Kendo Coyote's stage.|
|Foxy Roxy's stage.|
|Rhei Rat's stage. A double of this stage features in "Battle mode" under the name "Tower", although unlike the other clone stages it has no difference.|
|Pantha's second stage.|
|Chung Poe's first stage.|
|Chung Poe's second Stage.|
|Dali Llama's stage.|
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