|Publisher(s)||Virgin Interactive, SCEA|
|Release date(s)|| 1997|
|Mode(s)||Single player, Multiplayer|
|Followed by||Bloody Roar II|
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|Twitch||Bloody Roar Channel|
|YouTube Gaming||Bloody Roar Channel|
This is the first game in the series, which later produced four sequels on multiple platforms.
Bloody Roar's control system is a simple combination of the traditional fighting game set up: a button used for 'punch' and a button used for 'kick'. A combination between the two creates different attack moves, while combining both together triggers a unique 'throw' move. Its originality comes with the use of the 'beast' button. Under the life bar is a beast gauge. When filled up, pressing the beast button transforms the player's character into its powerful and more agile animal form. The beast button can be used after that as a part of the attack arsenal. Also, within beast form, the rave button becomes available – this is the early version of the 'hyper beast' form which would appear later in the series.