Beat 'em ups
Keep calm and beat 'em up
February 5, 2018 - Indie interpretations of classic arcade brawlers don't always result in enjoyable experiences. However, Wulverblade brings the genre back to its roots with a fresh modern coat of paint that'll have you and a pal dismembering hordes of dastardly foes for hours.
Read more: Wulverblade Review
Come get some!
November 22, 2017 - Kunio-kun fans outside of Japan sure have been lucky over the past few years. River City: Rival Showdown is the latest portable beat 'em up starring everyone's favourite badass high school student so try not to barf and let's take it to the streets!
Read more: River City: Rival Showdown Review
Beat 'em up boredom
October 18, 2017 - Whenever game developers go back to basics, the results can either be unexceptional or surprisingly enjoyable. Does the simple gameplay of Squareboy vs. Bullies: Arena Edition spell fun or are you better off picking fights with bullies in real life?
Read more: Squareboy vs. Bullies: Arena Edition Review
Watch Henkei Shoujo instead
September 8, 2017 - If you like the idea of a beat 'em up / racing game hybrid with transforming ladies then here's a game for you. Drive Girls may feature an interesting blend of genres but does it result in good times?
Read more: Drive Girls Review
A pirate's life for me
September 2, 2017 - Monkeying around with Luffy and his pirate chums is always a good time. Now that One Piece: Unlimited World Red is available for modern consoles with a ton of extras; let's see how well it holds up.
Read more: One Piece: Unlimited World Red Deluxe Edition Review
Precisa de mais vida
August 6, 2017 - You don't often see video games based on podcasts. 99Vidas is a beat 'em up starring the four Brazilian blokes from the retro gaming podcast of the same name so let's get ready to fight!
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Kunio-kun goes medieval
June 21, 2017 - Whether he's chucking dodge balls or taking it to the streets, Kunio sure is one busy dude. Now that he's found himself in a medieval fantasy, let's see if he still knows how to kick ass.
Read more: River City: Knights of Justice Review
Kunio-kun: Tournament Fighters
May 6, 2017 - Nekketsu High School is back in session to teach rival schools how to kick ass. River City Melee: Battle Royal Special takes the River City formula and turns it into a competitive fighter so let's see if Kunio and gang have what it takes.
Read more: River City Melee: Battle Royal Special Review
Bedtime stories with beat 'em up action
March 4, 2017 - As a previously exclusive preorder bonus and now just a free downloadable tie-in, A King's Tale is a strange little game indeed. Although Final Fantasy XV wasn't everyone's cup of tea, does this retro beat 'em up provide a worthwhile distraction?
Read more: Final Fantasy XV: A King's Tale Review
Bimmy and Jimmy are back, baby!
February 2, 2017 - Beat 'em ups don't get much more classic than Double Dragon. Seeing as its now 2017, is the genre still as fun as it was back in the '80s? Let's take it to the streets and see if this retro series was worth resurrecting yet again.
Read more: Double Dragon IV Review
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