I love beat'em ups. They're probably my favorite kind of arcade game. I find them strangely relaxing, as they help me unwind after a hard day's work. Hitting people could do that for you.
So, every now end then I start on a mission to discover some new beat'em up arcade game I've never played before. As you may expect, that's getting harder as time passes and I run out of new titles. And the titles that I've never played are often non that good (there should be a reason to why I never played them before, right?).
This situation has an intriguing side effect, tough. I sometime find myself playing some really crazy stuff. I mean really, completely batshit crazy. Today I'm gonna talk about some of this crazyness.
Oriental Legend: This is probably a well known game, maybe not so for the casual gamer, so it's worth mentioning. First time a played it, I found myself controlling an antropomorphous pig wielding a rake. His name is Ba-Chieh. That baffled me. To a chinese audience, that's probably perfectly reasonable, since the game (as its title suggests) is based on traditional chinese legends. But to a westerner, that really looks funny to say the least. The game itself is quite good, in case you're wondering. Worth checking out.
Ninja baseball batman: crazy is this game's trademark. How else could you describe the completely over-the-line enemies you find yourself fighting? Baseball balls, bats, planes (?) you name it. An we also get cheerleaders.
Battle circuit: the character I'm controlling in the picture is some kind of yellow cat-lady. Who has a squirrel pet following around. And one of the first bosses you get to fight is an Elvis look-a-like, hitting you with his guitar. Game designers were dropping some serious stuff when working on this.
That's it for now. Feel free to recommend any other crazy beat'em up you come across. I'm always looking for more.