Among the many, many genres of video games, perhaps none is as mindlessly fun as the beat-'em-up, and the side-scrollers represented their Golden Age. Throwing nunchuks and repetitive bad guys with different colored clothes are among the hallmarks of the genre… along with a hearty dose of unmitigated ass-kicking. No need to be a deep or logical thinker. No need to even be accurate with a mouse pointer. Just the desire to beat the crap out of people. Forget about those PvP games that were all the rage in the 90s. This is about one man versus a ton of baddies. The terrible odds are what makes side-scrolling beat 'em ups so bad ass.