Here are FREE Recommended Beat ‘Em Up Games you need to play on OpenBOR – Part 1

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Looking for recommended OpenBOR Beat ‘Em Up games to play? Well, you are on the right place. On this article, I have summarized all OpenBOR good and great games – they are not just a game, but good and great ones! – I could find and tested them on my own (so you don’t have to waste your time going through all the bad/basic ones).

Just in case you ended up on this page but not knowing what is OpenBOR, it’s basically an open source game engine, mainly for Beat ‘Em Up games, thus the name “OpenBOR” – short for “Open Beats Of Rage” where Beats Of Rage is the first game to use this open source game engine, a 2D side-scroller beat ’em up game inspired by Street Of Rage.

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OpenBOR – The open source Beat ‘Em Up Engine

OpenBOR has existed at least one decade ago so there are lots of good and great games to play. Without further ado, go check out the list below.

Read more about OpenBOR here: Beat ‘Em Up genre is not dead! Thanks to OpenBOR at JILAXZONE.

Here’s how to play these OpenBOR games (OpenBOR application)

OpenBOR has been ported into multiple platforms, these are what I can gather (doesn’t mean they are the full list). Check out the respective links (or alternate link) to get the OpenBOR application (and instructions on how to set it up) on the platform of your choice.

PlatformOpenBOR download link
Microsoft XBOX
Nintendo Switch
Nintendo Wii
SEGA Dreamcast
Sony PSP
Sony PS Vita

OpenBOR Recommended Games to Play – Part 1

These are my own curated list of recommended Beat ‘Em Up games made by OpenBOR. Since there are so many good and great games made for OpenBOR, let’s me split this article into a few posts, so that you don’t get overwhelmed with the game list and I also get enough time to compile all of them. The list is sorted alphabetically. And for each game, I provided the corresponding video as well as download link.

Here’s Part 1 of OpenBOR recommended games to play.

1) Batman: Savage Dawn

OpenBOR games – Batman: Savage Dawn. Video by AmitDabydeen.
Made byDigital Games / Osman_Color
Game descriptionPlot is simple: Joker is messing up Gotham city (again), so as the hero of Gotham city, you need to beat Joker out together with the rest of his parties (such as Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, Two Face, The Penguin, Bane). Play as either Batman or Catwoman, this game is a bit unique as it’s presented in SD (Small Deformed / Chibi) format (big head, small body) – it’s like a mix of Batman game with River City game (SD form).
Download link
(You must register & login in order to download the game)

2) Final Fight: Revival of Rage

OpenBOR games – Final Fight: Revival of Rage. Video by davpreec.
Made byStudioStyx
Game descriptionFinal Fight is one of favourite beat ’em up game on the 16-bit era. If you have played all the CAPCOM original series before, then you should try this one. New levels and cross-over from Street Fighter – making Zangief as playable character and M.Bison as final boss.
Download link
(You must register & login in order to download the game)

3) Golden Axe Legend

OpenBOR games – Golden Axe Legend. Video by davpreec.
Made byPierwolf
Game descriptionYou can play up to 4 players and you can choose all characters from the Golden Axe Series. New, more modern music and new levels, get yourself ready to take back the stolen Golden Axe.
Download link
(You must register & login in order to download the game)

4) Mortal Kombat Outworld Assassins

OpenBOR games – Mortal Kombat Outworld Assassins. Video by MKA.
Made byMaggas
Game descriptionMortal Kombat Outworld Assassins is unlike typical Mortal Kombat game. This time, you are NOT doing one to one fight, but rather you’ll be involved in the side-scrolling beat ’em up game saving the world from Shang Tsung and Quan Chi. Yes, you read it right. It’s a Mortal Kombat Beat ‘Em Up game. Available for 2 players, you can choose either to play as Sub-Zero, Scorpion or Noob Saibot.
Download link
(You must register & login in order to download the game)

5) Street of Rage Legacy

OpenBOR games – Street of Rage Legacy. Video by Boggy.
Made byFelipe B Silva
Game descriptionIt’s a 3 classic Street of Rage games combined into 1 and extra game, Street of Rage: Revenge of Zero – a totally original storyline by the maker – Felipe B Silva.
However, in order to play “Revenge of Zero”, you have to first defeat the 1st 3 original Street of Rage games.
All in all, it has better sprites and graphics even for the 1st 3 original games, you can play all 6 main characters: Axel, Adam, Skate, Blaze, Max and Dr. Zan and you can play up to 3 players.
Download link
(You must register & login in order to download the game)

Bring it all together

Well, that’s it. I hope you enjoy the game list I provided above. I have Controller Recommendation below, because playing beat ’em up games are not nice if using keyboard or touchscreen. Best is to play them using a real controller, so do check out the recommendation below. In case you encountered any difficulties and/or have queries, don’t hesitate to put your queries or thoughts on the comment section down below. I’ll be happy to assist.

Controller Recommendation

Playing Beat ‘Em Up games is always better with controller!

While you can always use the touchscreen of the iPhone to play the games, but for greater fun and enjoyment, I would recommend you to play the games with the Controller using physical buttons – so the experience is (almost) the same as the original. Just in case you need recommendation, here they are. I am personally using Nimbus and DualShock 4 to play the games.

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Game controllers – which side are you on? Image courtesy of Final Weapon (
8BitDo M30The Bluetooth controller that looks like the 6-button SEGA Genesis / Mega Drive controller.

Get 8BitDo M30 on Amazon
Get 8BitDo M30 on AliExpress
Get 8BitDo M30 iPhone Clipper on AliExpress
Razer KishiBest telescopic controller for iPhone. It comes with Lightning connector for passthrough charging as well as better low-latency gaming.

In case you need it:
Get Razer Kishi for iPhone on Amazon
Get Razer Kishi for iPhone on AliExpress
SteelSeries Nimbus+For playing iOS games. I like it because it’s MFi certified – Made for iOS, any controller-compatible games will for sure run with this controller.

In case you need it:
Get SteelSeries Nimbus+ on Amazon
Get Nimbus iPhone clipper on AliExpress.
Xbox Series X|S Wireless ControllerGreat controller from Xbox compatible with your Xbox (of course!) as well as Windows PC, Android and iOS, recommended for those with big hands.

Read here for pairing Xbox Series X|S Controller with your iPhone at JILAXZONE.

In case you need it:
Get Xbox Series X|S Wireless Controller on Amazon
Get Xbox Series X|S iPhone Clipper on AliExpress
PS5 DualSenseAwesome controller from PlayStation compatible with your PS5 (of course!) as well as Android and iOS, recommended for those with smaller hands.

Read here for pairing PS5 DualSense Controller with your iPhone at JILAXZONE.

In case you need it:
Get PS5 DualSense on Amazon
Get PS5 DualSense iPhone Clipper on AliExpress
PS4 DualShockWhile DualSense is the latest PlayStation controller but doesn’t mean DualShock 4 is bad. DualShock 4 is indeed one of the cheaper alternatives to get into gaming on your Android and iOS, recommended for those with smaller hands.

In case you need it:
Get PS4 DualShock 4 on Amazon
Get PS4 DualShock 4 on AliExpress
Get PS4 DualShock 4 iPhone Clipper on AliExpress
Xbox One Wireless ControllerThis is the previous generation of Xbox Controller. Although previous generation, it’s still a great controller to use with your Xbox One (of course!) as well as Windows PC, Android and iOS. This controller is recommended for those with big hands. The main controller appeal is the fact that it’s much cheaper than the Xbox Series X|S wireless controller.

In case you need it:
Get Xbox One Controller on Amazon
Get Xbox One Controller on AliExpress
Get Xbox One iPhone Clipper on AliExpress
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This is my mobile gaming setup. What about you? (In picture: iPhone paired with DualShock 4 controller)

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