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.
Brawlers. Beat'em ups. Punchy-kicky men. These are all terms for a popular style of arcade game that brings kids together, and tears families apart. Okay so I'm making some of this stuff up. This is our second look at the popular beat-em-up genre, but this time with no system restrictions.