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.
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The MoeGamer Podcast: Episode 34 – Acid Bass, Smack Around the Face - Pete and Chris kick off a new year of podcasts with a catch-up session on the gaming news of early 2020, conversation about their recent gaming life and an in-depth discussion regarding the golden age of the beat 'em up.
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 has its roots in the beat 'em up genre -- so let's take a look at the history of such games, and how all this helped make Senran Kagura into what it is.