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Commandos from arcade's past - Captain Commando

In 1991, Capcom and Konami went at it with beat ‘em up broadsides. Konami had the edge when it came to licenses with two hard shots in the form of The Simpsons Arcade Game and the sequel to their 1989 TMNT game, Turtles in Time. 2,017 more words

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Licensed beat 'em ups from the past - Alien versus Predator

Alien versus Predator was one of the best beat ‘em ups to come out from Capcom’s arcade fun factory. It arrived in 1994 and bolstered their power hand of arcade hits with two of sci-fi’s biggest stars — Aliens and Predators. 1,518 more words

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Run 'n guns from the past - Wild West C.O.W. Boys of Moo Mesa

Cartoons were popular subjects for the arcade and Konami gobbled up its share during the late 80s and early 90s hitting a variety of series from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to The Simpsons and even one or two series no one had ever expected from ’92′s… 1,436 more words

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Post apoc beat 'em ups from the past - Violent Storm

Konami’s beat ‘em up history might not be as extensive as Capcom’s, but many of the ones that they rolled out into the arcades were often imaginative, fun, and sometimes just as crazy. 1,229 more words

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Go, Go Power Morphing from the Past - Metamorphic Force

Konami’s arcade history is replete with signature titles that celebrated the splash of colors, action, noise, and vibrancy of the scene. Their games, along with many of their peers’, were why a generation of gamers were saddened to see arcades go the way of the dodo. 1,177 more words

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Jungle warfare from the past - P.O.W.: Prisoners of War

SNK already had a presence in arcades by the time they decided to dip their toes into the beat ‘em up genre in 1988 with P.O.W. 1,062 more words

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Beat 'em up mechs from the past - Armored Warriors

Titanfall’s been making huge waves in the past few days as the next big thing mixing mechs in with Call of Duty style shooting. But in 1994, Capcom kept things simple. 1,337 more words

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