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Brutal: Paws of Fury

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Brutal: Paws of Fury
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Mega-CD
Publisher: GameTek
Developer:
Sound driver: GEMS
Peripherals supported:
Sega Mega-CD
Six Button Control Pad
Genre: Action































Number of players: 1-2
Official in-game languages:
  • English
  • Français
  • Deutsch
  • 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-83136-50
    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




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    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

    Main article: Brutal: Paws of Fury/Promotional material.

    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[3]
    84 №24, p50/51
    72 №9, p90/91
    41 №59, p52/53
    72 №36, p64/65
    80 №68, p74-75[4]
    Sega Mega-CD
    68
    Based on
    10 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)
    Sega Mega-CD
     ?
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    421,664,208 CD (EU) T-83015-50
    Sega Mega-CD
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    421,219,680 CD (US) T-83015

    References