Episode 23-6 Beat’em-Ups Then and Now

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Finally a wholesome podcast about family-video-games. Games that feature WHIPS, CHAINS, AND THE MAYOR FIGHTING IN THE STREETS! You know, for kids! This week Rob and Pernell look at the roots of this bare-knuckled genre and follow its evolution to where it is today. What made early beat’em-ups so much fun to kids? What is keeping them relevant today? Who composed the theme song to Perfect Strangers and how are these things related? They may not be. Right? Okay now I’m just talking to myself. My therapist said I should really stop doing that.

Track list

  1. Double Dragons – River City: Rival Showdown – Nintendo 3DS – Kazunake Yamane arranged by unknown
  2. Mission 1-1 – Renegade – NES – Kazuo Sawa
  3. Happy Paradise (4-1) – Streets of Rage 3 – Genesis – Yuzu Koshiro
  4. The Scion Barzhad’s Theme – The Bouncer – PS2 – Noriko Matsueda, Takahito Eguchi
  5. Final Battle 2 – Double Dragon 2: The Revenge – NES – Kazunaka Yamane
  6. Funky HQ – Streets of Rage 4 – Olivier Deriviere
  7. Enter the Battletoad – Killer Instinct (Season 3) – David Wise arranged by Celldweller and Atlas Plug (Tom Salta)
  8. Boss Battle – River City Ransom – Nestalgica https://www.patreon.com/Nestalgica
  9. Round 4 Bay Area – Final Fight – SNES – Toshio Kajino

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