Beat'em up weirdness

Beat'em up weirdness
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  […]

Cadillacs and Dinosaurs (Capcom, 1993)

Cadillacs and Dinosaurs (Capcom, 1993)
I've been told that the crazy idea to mix giant lizards and equally giant american cars comes from the Mark Schultz late-eighties Xenozoic Tales comic book. I'm not a big comic fan so I can't judge on that, but this apparently absurd background works really well for a beat'em up.  […]

Final fight (Capcom, 1989)

Final fight (Capcom, 1989)
I've got a thing for side scrolling beat'em ups. It's a strange story because, living in a small and remote southern-european town, the first game of this kind I laid my eyes on was Final Fight. Yep, no Double Dragon, no Renegade, no River city ransom before it. At the  […]

Sengoku Densho (SNK Playmore, 1991)

Sengoku Densho (SNK Playmore, 1991)
Completely insane, as only jap stuff can be. Where else can you fight undead feudal samurai warriors in a modern subway station while transformed in an armored dog? After my first play, I admit to looking up the plot for this arcade game, hoping in some kind of rational thought  […]