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Interview
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Learn how the brutal beat 'em up came to be and why it's so darn hard.

Final Vendetta Developer Interview

Hot on the heels of a certain turtles-themed beat ‘em up, UK-based developer Bitmap Bureau launched their own highly anticipated brawler in June: Final Vendetta. In our co-op review, we praised the game’s Neo Geo-style graphics and core gameplay but called out some balance issues that hampered our experience. Still, Final Vendetta is su...

by Paul Acevedo 0
Review
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Grab a friend and bust some heads in this nut-kickingly hard brawler.

Final Vendetta Co-Op Review

2022 is a banner year for beat ‘em ups, with GOTY contender Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge, Dawn of the Monsters, Samurai Riot, and River City Girls Zero (Switch version) already out, and the incredible-looking River City Girls 2 on the way. Throwing their hat in the ring are Bitmap Bureau and Numskull games, who ha...

by Paul Acevedo 0
Review
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Kick some shell with the Turtles and their friends in this long-awaited beat \'em up sequel.

TMNT: Shredder's Revenge Co-op Review

Ever since the two Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade beat ‘em ups from Konami, the heroes in a half-shell have epitomized co-op gaming. Sure, there have been solo titles (including an underappreciated Metroidvania entry from WayForward), but gamers clearly expect co-op from Turtles games. Some later-day cooperatives entries like Mutants in ...

by Paul Acevedo 0
News
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Travel back to ancient Japan with a friend and start A RIOT.

Feudal Beat 'em Up 'Samurai Riot' Unsheathes Its Sword on Switch and PC

A few years back, a feudal Japan-themed beat 'em up called Samurai Riot from indie developer Wako Factory debuted on Steam. The game has now launched on Switch, and the Steam version has been retitled as Samurai Riot Definitive Edition. A story-heavy co-op beat 'em up, this game follows a pair of samurai as they choose whether to support a rebellion against their cruel master or put it down for good.

by Paul Acevedo 0
News
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Don't clown on this lesser-known co-op beat 'em up.

Ninja Clowns, From the Makers of Time Killers, Comes to iiRcade

iiRcade is a home arcade cabinet for which users can legally buy and download a variety of classic arcade games and modern indie games. Some of these arcade classics are well-known, while others are more obscure. Today's release of Ninja Clowns definitely falls under the obscure category. Originally released to arcades by Strata (the Time ...

by Paul Acevedo 0
Review
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Save ancient Europe from invaders in this cartoony beat 'em up.

Asterix and Obelix: Slap Them All! Co-op Review

Created in 1959, Asterix is a beloved French comic book character who has seen numerous movie and video game adaptations. While most of the recent games have been 3D affairs, Microids’ newly released Asterix and Obelix: Slap Them All is a side-scrolling 2D beat ‘em up. Even if you’ve never read an Asterix comic or seen one of the ...

by Jason Love 0
Video
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PC players will have to wait an unspecified length of time for their version

Capcom Beat 'Em Up Bundle Available Today on Consoles

Announced only a few days ago, the Capcom Beat 'Em Up Bundle drops today for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. This collection of classic Capcom beat 'em up titles, a couple of which never made it to consoles back when they were released, allows for friends near and far to team up once more to beat up some baddies.

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