There was many a night when I spent hours on end, basking in the glow of a 15” telly, furiously tapping away on a Megadrive gamepad. My friends and I were obsessed with Streets of Rage and its sequels, and although the second instalment of that franchise was as good as it was going to get, it still holds a place in my heart. Games like Double Dragon and Final Fight had a simple premise: fight your way from left to right until every enemy has vanished from the screen. Rinse and repeat until you save the girl. Those were the days.