King of Dragons

King of Dragons

The King of Dragons is an interesting game.  It was released not long after Final Fight blew the doors off the genre and a legion of imitators followed.  It tried to do more with its mechanics than most of those...
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Double Dragon

Double Dragon

I really miss Technos.  As the creators of the modern beat em up with Renegade the legions of titles that followed all owe a debt to their work.  I was not a fan of Renegade but could see that it...
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Captain America & the Avengers

Captain America & the Avengers

I have been a comic book reader for going on 31 years now.  Marvel, DC, Image, IDW, it doesn’t matter the publisher; if it is good I’ll read it.  Games based on comic books have had a long history, some...
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Art of Fighting

Art of Fighting

Art of Fighting has always held an interesting position in SNK’s fighting lineup.  No one can argue that Fatal Fury was its bread and butter, to be succeeded by the King of Fighters and Samurai Shodown.  While the series was...
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Final Fight

Final Fight

Final Fight is one of the most popular arcade games of all time.  In terms of its relevance it did for beat em ups what Street Fighter did for fighting games.  It wasn’t the first in its genre but it...
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The Great Battle II – Last Fighter Twin

The Great Battle II – Last Fighter Twin

I both love and hate the Great Battle Cyber.  This late era Famicom release had everything going for it, from graphics to engaging gameplay.  But it completely fell apart in its latter half due to ridiculously unfair platforming that wasn’t...
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