Here are FREE Recommended Beat ‘Em Up Games you need to play on OpenBOR – Part 2

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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 2

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 2 of OpenBOR recommended games to play.

To check Part 1, check out this link:
Here are FREE Recommended Beat ‘Em Up Games you need to play on OpenBOR – Part 1 – JILAXZONE

1) Contra Locked and Loaded

OpenBOR games – Contra Locked and Loaded. Video by szkchen.
Made byBloodbane
Game descriptionAlien is invading over the world! Using the classic Contra sprites and formula, you can play 2 players as either Bill, Brad, Probotector, Sheena, Mad Dog, Bahamut or Lucia.
There are 3 missions you can select from with 1 locked mission and 1 boss rush mode.
Can you save the world from Alien invasion?
Download link
(You must register & login in order to download the game)

2) Dungeons and Dragons: Rise of Warduke

OpenBOR games – Dungeons and Dragons: Rise of Warduke. Video by AmitDabydeen.
Made byCount Monte
Game descriptionThis game is pretty massive for a fan game, you can select from at least 7 charaters – from Paladin to Thief. There are dozens of quests to beats and there puzzles as well as traps.
Download link
(You must register & login in order to download the game)

3) Mortal Kombat Defenders of the Realm

OpenBOR games – Mortal Kombat Defenders of the Realm. Video by Boggy.
Made byZVitor
Game descriptionAnother Beat ‘Em Up Mortal Kombat game. This time, play through from Mortal Kombat 1 to Mortal Kombat 3 and followed by the Trilogy. Defeat Shao Kahn, Motaro, Sindel, Shang Tsung from their evil plan to take over the world.
Play 2 players and choose from plenty of classic Mortal Kombat characters (E.g.: Sub-Zero, Scorpion, Raiden, Liu Kang, Sonya, Johnny Cage).
Download link
(You must register & login in order to download the game)

4) Sonic Super Jam – Sonic ZX

OpenBOR games – Sonic Super Jam – Sonic ZX. Video by DJGameFreakMods.
Made byDJGameFreakTheIguana
Game descriptionEver wonder Sonic and his friends (E.g.: Tails, Knuckles) in a Beat ‘Em Up game? Well wonder no more. In this Sonic Super Jam – Sonic ZX, you play them in a Beat ‘Em Up game, beating all the evil robots as well as the Robotnik (Dr. Eggman) himself. To note that this game – as of when this article is written – is still in progress, which means you can play the game, however you may not be able to fully beat and complete the game. Anyway, it’s still fun game to try out.
Download link
(You must register & login in order to download the game)

5) TMNT: Rescue Palooza

OpenBOR games – TMNT: Rescue Palooza. Video by davpreec.
Made byMerso X, Bloodbane and team
Game descriptionIn TMNT Rescue Palooza, it’s not only Shredder kidnapping April O’neal, but this time he goes further, he kidnap the whole city. So you have to defeat Shredder to restore the peace and the city. You can play up to 4 players and you can play not only using the 4 turtles, but also other characters you have freed – April O’Neal is one of the unlockables. Ready to kick shell?
Download link
(You must register & login in order to download the game)

Bring it all together

Well, that’s it – part 2 of the Recommended FREE OpenBOR games you should definetely try. 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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