Final Fight

Originally intended to be a sequel to Street Fighter, Final Fight was converted into a belt-scrolling beat ’em up after Capcom saw the success Technos and Taito had with Double Dragon and Double Dragon II: The Revenge. The result was one of the most well-regarded examples of the beat ’em up genre’s “golden age”. Included as part of the Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle.


Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom
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Articles about Final Fight

Capcom Essentials: Final Fight - First released in 1989, Capcom’s Final Fight was originally conceived as a sequel to Street Fighter. The success of Technos and Taito’s Double Dragon in 1987 (and again with its sequel in 1988) convinced Capcom to reimagine the game as a belt-scrolling beat ’em up rather than a one-on-one fighter, however, and that proved to … Continue reading Capcom Essentials: Final Fight
Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle: It’s The Belt For You, Lad - Those of you who read my coverage on Senran Kagura: Estival Versus will know how much I enjoy the beat ’em up genre… and how much I appreciate its history. With that in mind, Capcom’s announcement that it would be releasing a new product simply called Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle made me kiss £15.99 goodbye … Continue reading Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle: It’s The Belt For You, Lad
Senran Kagura Estival Versus: Historical Context and Mechanics - The Senran Kagura series as a whole primarily has its roots in the brawler or beat ’em up genre, and while it draws mechanical influences from both classics in the field and contemporaries, it very much has its own identity. Exactly how Senran Kagura channels the brawler genre has evolved somewhat over the game’s several installments. The first game in the … Continue reading Senran Kagura Estival Versus: Historical Context and Mechanics

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