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Submitted by RinkyDinkyDan 476d ago | opinion piece

10 Great Side-Scrolling Arcade Beat ‘Em Ups Of The 80s And 90s

As someone who was born in the early 1980s, I was around when gaming really started to get serious.

I began actually playing video games in the late 1980′s (mostly at home on platforms like the Commodore 64 and Atari ST) and, for the first ten years or so of my gaming life, coin-operated arcade games were the pinnacle of the gaming industry. (Arcade, Retro)

Catoplepas  +   476d ago
No Knights of the Round, or Streets of Rage?

Sacrilege.
segamon  +   476d ago
well it's an Arcade list and SoR is Mega Drive game. but yeah, Knights of the Round and Bad Dudes Vs. Dragon Ninja deserves a spot.

there are plenty of other good beat'em up games such as Golden Axe II: Revenge of Death Adder, The Legend of Silkroad, Shadow Force, Gaia Crusaders, Guardian Angel and many more but I think he aimed for the classics.

excellent list nonetheless.
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hay  +   476d ago
It's hard to list JUST 10, but I'd personally add more Ninja Kids, Vendetta and Tower of Doom instead of POW, Simpsons and Captain Commando. Just personal preference.
Nick5538  +   476d ago
Knights of the Round was awesome. I always thought Combatribes was pretty good too. I would pay gross amounts of money for another original Final Fight sequel on PSN and XBL...
3-4-5  +   474d ago
Yea Streets of rage 2 is better than most of those.
MikeyDucati1  +   476d ago
I remember the coolest part in Renegade to me was that you were able to throw guys onto the train tracks. I wasted countless quarters on TMNT (I was so disappointed when I got the NES version. My first lesson in porting) And I just realized that G.Andre on Final Fight was made with Andre the Giant in mind.

And I never heard of Cadillac and Dinosaurs. I must have stopped playing arcades by then.
CRAIG667  +   476d ago
TMNT and Final Fight are my faves...
MisfitsInc  +   476d ago
Aliens vs Predators arcade game

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