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Poverty Fighting Games

If you're looking for a little more variety than the current e-sports favorite fighting games can provide, you're in the right place. When people call a fighting game "poverty", it may sound like a condemnation. Really all it means is that people don't play it for prize money. Rather, they play it for fun and the love of the game.

Isn't that what you want to have, "fun"?
Yeah? ...well, keep reading and have at it!


I'm building a database of notable poverty/obscure fighting games.

Beat 'em Ups

When done properly, a good beat 'em up can provide satisfaction and catharsis like nothing else. Here are a few of my favorites, with details on how you can play them (both offline, and locally).

Shoot 'em Ups

Blast the core. Thread the needle. The graceful bliss of destruction.

Puzzle Battle

We have gathered here today to drop blocks on one another.


Ball play.


Make the right moves