Console: Sega Master System
During the Master System’s heyday, arcade brawlers like Final Fight and The Punisher were all the rage, though hardware restrictions often saw the crunchiest pummel-em-ups confined to the 16-bit machines. An uber-cutesy facade may have prompted many would-be tough guys to pass this one over, but in doing so, they were unwittingly cheating themselves out of one of the SMSs most deceptively competent brawlers.
Not only was Dynamite Dux littered with hostile animals waiting for you to slug them in the face, but the game offered a healthy complement of weapons to help facilitate the process. Who’d have thought fowl play could be so punishing?