A fechtin gemme is a video gemme genre in which the player controls an on-screen chairacter an engages in close combat wi a opponent, which can be either an AI or controlled bi anither player. The fecht matches teepically consist o several roonds an tak place in a arena, whilk each chairacter haes widely differin abilities but each is relatively viable tae chuise. Players must maister techniques such as blockin, coonter-attackin, an chainin attacks thegither intae "combos". Syne the early 1990s, maist fechtin gemmes allou the player tae execute special attacks bi performin specific input combinations. The fechtin gemme genre is relatit tae but distinct frae beat 'em ups, which involve lairge nummers o enemies against the human player.