Brutal: Paws of Fury (known in Japan as Animal Buranden - Brutal (アニマル武乱伝 ブルータル)) is a 2D fighting video game published by GameTek Inc. in 1994. The game features a cast of various anthropomorphic animals as selectable fighters. It also features the ability to learn new attacks and save them via a password. Originally a Sega CD exclusive, it was later ported to other game consoles.
Brutal: Paws of Fury was published in 1994 by GameTek and Cybersoft in the US and Europe, and Kemco in Japan. The game was released for the Sega CD, Commodore Amiga, Commodore Amiga CD32, Sega Genesis, and SNES. An updated version, Brutal Unleashed: Above the Claw (also titled Brutal: Above the Claw), was released for the Sega 32X and MS-DOS computers in 1995 with two new playable characters, four new arenas, a remixed intro, and new music. The general content and play mechanics remained constant throughout all incarnations, although the Sega CD and 32X versions boasted superior graphics and sound.
All of the characters in the game are anthropomorphic animals. The original Brutal: Paws of Fury includes:
Note: Karate Croc and Dali Llama are only playable by means of inputting a secret button sequence.
Brutal Unleashed: Above the Claw introduces two additional characters:
Brutal: Paws of Fury (Animal Buranden - Brutal): Every four years on the uncharted Brutal Island, the world's toughest martial artists are invited to compete in the most gruelling tournament, aptly referred to as the Brutal Island Tournament. Only the winner of this tournament gains the privilege to challenge Dali Llama, the greatest fighter in the world, for the coveted Belt of Heaven championship. Released for Sega CD, Commodore Amiga, Amiga CD32, Genesis, and Super Nintendo / Super Famicom.
Brutal Unleashed: Above the Claw: Four years after the Paws of Fury tournament, the participants return to Brutal Island to once again compete for the match against Dali Llama for the Belt of Heaven. The tournament is also Dali Llama's way of "testing" the warriors, judging whom among them possess the deepest "warrior's spirit." Update/sequel available on the Sega 32X and MS-DOS.
Brutal: Paws of Fury Remix A remake made with M.U.G.E.N in 2002.