TheSameCoin take a look at the visually gorgeous Dragon's Crown
Gamers of a certain age will remember the side scrolling beat ‘em up with much fondness, classics like Golden Axe, Double Dragon and Final Fight were mainstays of local arcades and home consoles at the time. Nowadays, since the advent of 3D games and all the options it delivers, sidescrollers have been isolated to platformers and downloadable remakes.
All those hours spent hacking, slashing, punching and kicking anything that got in our way as we mercilessly proceeded from left to right in pursuit of glory, seem such a long time ago. Dragon’s Crown from Japanese studio Vanillaware is keen to provoke your memories of these days gone by despite a decline in the genre.