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Brutal: Paws of Fury
Publisher: GameTek
Developer:
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Mega-CD
Sound driver: GEMS
Genre: Action































Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
$? T-83136
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£? T-83136-50
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F T-83136-50
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM ? T-83136-18
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas T-83136-50
Sega Mega Drive
AU
$? ?



Sega Mega-CD
US
$? T-83015
Sega Mega-CD
UK
£39.99[2] T-83015-50
Sega Mega-CD
FR
?F T-83015-50
Sega Mega-CD
DE
DM ? T-83015-50
Sega Mega-CD
ES
?Ptas T-83015-50
Sega Mega-CD
BR
R$? 063510



Brutal: Paws of Fury is a fighting game released for the Sega Mega Drive and Sega Mega-CD. In Germany, it is simply known as Paws of Fury.

An update to this game, Brutal Unleashed: Above the Claw was released for the Sega 32X.

Gameplay

The player travels a fictional island to face opponents and learn new moves. Enemy order is fixed and identical for each character.

Brutal follows the basic formula laid out by Street Fighter II very closely. A, B and C are used for kicks in ascending strenght, while X, Y and Z are used for punches. When using a 3 button pad, Start switches between kicks and punches.

Special attacks aren't available from the start and need to by learned during the game in training sessions. CPU opponents start with the full moveset. The game also incorporates RPG elements by using a password system to keep record of your character development. Further curiosities inclued the ability to change characters before a fight (pushing A on the versus screen) and being able to ring out your opponent in certain stages, as also seen in Virtua Fighter.

The game's CPU controlled opponents act extremly aggressive, making the single player mode focused on finding AI exploits

Playable Characters

  • Kung Fu Bunny
  • Prince Leon
  • Rhei Rat
  • Tai Cheetah
  • Kendo Coyote
  • Foxy Roxy
  • Ivan

Further characters can be unlocked/accessed through cheat codes

  • Dhali Lhama
  • Karate Croc

Versions

The game is region locked

Magazine articles

Main article: Brutal: Paws of Fury/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

EGM US 058.pdf

PDF
Mega-CD print advert in














Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #58: "May 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
also published in:













  • EGM² (US) #1: "July 1994" (1994-07-19)[3]

GamePro US 060.pdf

PDF
Mega-CD print advert in














GamePro (US) #60: "July 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
also published in:













  • EGM² (US) #2: "August 1994" (1994-xx-xx)[4]













  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #62: "September 1994" (1994-xx-xx)[5]

GamePlayers US 0710.pdf

PDF
Print advert in














Game Players (US) Vol. 7 No. 10 "October 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
also published in:













  • EGM² (US) #5: "November 1994" (1994-xx-xx)[6]













  • GamePro (US) #64: "November 1994" (1994-xx-xx)[7]













  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #65: "December 1994" (1994-xx-xx)[8]

EGM US 065.pdfEGM US 065.pdfEGM US 065.pdfEGM US 065.pdf

PDF
Print advert in














Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #65: "December 1994" (1994-xx-xx)

CVG UK 158.pdf

PDF
Print advert in














Computer & Video Games (UK) #158: "January 1995" (1994-12-15)
also published in:













  • Computer & Video Games (UK) #159: "February 1995" (1995-01-15)[9]













  • Computer & Video Games (UK) #160: "March 1995" (1995-02-15)[10]













  • Sega Magazine (UK) #15: "March 1995" (1995-xx-xx)[11]













  • Computer & Video Games (UK) #161: "April 1995" (1995-03-15)[12]

ConsolesPlus FR 040.pdf

PDF
Print advert in














Consoles + (FR) #40: "Février 1995" (1995-xx-xx)

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
87 №36, p144/145
80 №39, p157
Sega Mega Drive
84
Based on
2 reviews

Mega Drive, US
BrutalPawsofFury MD US Box.jpg
Cover
Brutal MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, EU
BrutalPawsofFury MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
Brutal MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, DE
BrutalPawsofFury MD DE Box.jpg
Cover
BrutalPawsofFury MD DE Cart.jpg
Cart

Mega-CD version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
87 №36, p144/145
88 №154, p86[2]
40 №21, p59
81 №5, p20
36 №23, p80/81[13]
84 №24, p50/51
72 №9, p90/91
41 №59, p52/53
72 №36, p64/65
Sega Mega-CD
67
Based on
9 reviews

Mega-CD, US
BrutalPawsofFury MCD US Box Back.jpgBrutalPawsofFury MCD US Box Front.jpg
Cover
BrutalPawsofFury MCD US Disc.jpg
Disc
Brutalpawsoffury mcd us manual.pdf
Manual
BrutalPoF MCD US RegCard.pdf
Reg Card
Mega-CD, EU
BrutalPawsofFury MCD EU Box Back.jpgBrutalPawsofFury MCD EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
Brutal MCD EU spinecard.jpg
Spinecard
Brutal MCD EU Disc.jpg
Disc
Mega-CD, DE
BrutalPawsofFury MCD DE Box Back.jpgBrutalPawsofFury MCD DE Box Front.jpg
Cover
Mega-CD, BR
Brutal MCD BR Box Back.jpgNospine.pngBrutal MCD BR Box Front.jpg
Cover

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 98d502cd
MD5 00da204408d65c6d8890cf46a6de22c6
SHA-1 51b712e87e8f9cf7a93cfc78ec27d2e80b316ec3
2MB 1994-10 Cartridge (US)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 7e9a8d32
MD5 4c261cd950ad2ec2740a55ac5b3c64fc
SHA-1 8667fa820e90911f12b682fcd1ac870b84b6b60b
2MB 1994-11 Cartridge (EU)

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 File:GamePlayers US 0710.pdf, page 11
  2. 2.0 2.1 File:CVG UK 154.pdf, page 86
  3. File:EGM2 US 01.pdf, page 97
  4. File:EGM2 US 02.pdf, page 43
  5. File:EGM US 062.pdf, page 39
  6. File:EGM2 US 05.pdf, page 93
  7. File:GamePro US 064.pdf, page 97
  8. File:EGM US 065.pdf, page 261
  9. File:CVG UK 159.pdf, page 11
  10. File:CVG UK 160.pdf, page 31
  11. File:SegaMagazine UK 15.pdf, page 15
  12. File:CVG UK 161.pdf, page 25
  13. File:MeanMachinesSega23UK.pdf, page 80