Episode 54: The Golden Age of Beat'em Ups
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Who we are, the games we play
If you’re new to the show
Talk about Premeditated videos released
Next few weeks
Send in your Pet Peeves, what really grinds your gears!!
Recent pickups & On the Radar
Radar (Nov 21 - Dec 4)
LotR, Shadow of War
Radar (Nov 21 - Dec 4)
Resident Evil Revelations Collection
Previously on Pawlykeeeeel
Jake is excited about the new XBOX One X and the 26th Overwatch Hero! Trav beats Super Bomberman and gushes about Last of Us. Jake is sticking with Super Mario Odyssey and not much else. The last bit of the show is all about sports as the hosts walk down memory lane with stories about the time they spent with sports games. How sports games could potentially draw them back in serves as the TAWPIC OF DISCUSH!
News topics that Jake has an opinion on
Jake OLLIE’S the following
EA MAKES NEWS THIS WEEK (FUCK EA)
Animated Super Mario movie in works (..YIP-EE..??)
BLACK FRIDAY Deals (GRAB YOUR WALLET)
Completed Games or Retired:
Trav: Last of US (ps4), Orcs Must Die 2 (pc), Tiny Toon Adventures 2: Trouble in Wackyland (nes), [football time] Madden 92 (gen) NFL QB Club (gen)
Jake: Super Mario Odyssey
Scott @Vgcollectaholic beat Assassin’s Creed Origins, a game about a time traveler who first discovers road head on a sandy trail just outside Albuquerque
Kyle @Kyle_325_ beat Halo 5, a game where an augmented super soldier makes the best cakes and earns the name Master Chef.
JD @playNlisten, who gargled fresh cat urine to fight a nagging sinus infection, finished Homefront the Revolution
Duke@Duke0619 beat Luigi’s Mansion Dark Moon, a game about an italian plumber who valiantly escapes the confines of a modern dooms day cult.
Jeffrey@Selfdestructow beat Mass Effect 2, a game about a horny space soldier who dreams of teaching a robot to love.
Sean@Cartridgebros, who loves the way assless chaps accentuate his figure and draws attention at the library, finished Prisoner of War or P.O.W. on the nes
Andrew@Fitgnat finished Star Wars Battlefront II, a game that generated more news before it came out than Kevin Spacey did.
Diego@alatinolawyer finished Super Mario Odyssey, a game about an italian professional ultimate frisbee player who goes on an acid trip with his hat
Kathryn@K_song beat Valiant Hearts and said she bawled so hard at the end that her ice cream tasted like tears.
Brain@HokieBriz, who got a real good deal on car insurance after a 15 minute visit to a local glory hole, finished Vampire the Masquerade Bloodlines
Ryan@itsrocketsauce whose friends call him 5 dollar footlong, finished Virtua FIghter 5
Myles@Flockofnerds finished Wolfenstein II, a game about a disgruntled customer service employee who rips off his headset, storms outside, and murders 600 nazi’s.
Bill@STCPod, known for his half-assed foreplay, finished Wolfenstein New Order
Creep@Creep1337, finished South Park Fractured But WHole and Hidden Agenda, a game about aggressive microstransactions and high grind gates with mandatory cool down periods.
Kyle@DOPLIC finished Metroid Zero MIssion and PuyoPop, a game that involves the Pope, Friction, and Vigilante Justice.
Cliff@CliffHIkes, who recently thought golden showers were an easy way to get rich, finished Star Fox Zero and Rise of the Tomb Raider.
Caleb@CalebJRoss fiished Super Mario Odyssey and Caladrius Blaze, a game where you must waterboard the milk man to get answers about how the milk man industry is still a thing.
Josh @FranticSociety and Musty@MustyHobbit, two men I think about just before coitus , finished Wolfenstein II and SUper Mario Odyssey
Dean@Round_2_Gaming, maybe he’s born with it, maybe it’s lockjaw..either way, he finished Dragon Quest IV, Resident Evil 7, EVO, Super Mario Odyssey, and SUper Casltevania IV
Added to Backlog:
Jake: Assassin's Creed Origins, Shadow of War
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The Long Play:
Games that we are spending the most time with in our backlog.
Trav: Wolfenstein Old Blood (xb1)
Jake: Assassin's Creed Origins
Games you don’t tell your long play about.
Trav: Hellblade Senua’s Sacrifice (ps4), 999 (ds), Vagrant Story (ps)
Jake: Splatoon 2
Discush (The Golden Age of Beatem Ups 1987-1991)
A beat’em up (aka Brawler) is a video game genre featuring hand-to-hand combat between the protagonist and an improbably large number of opponents.
In terms of classic genres, where do beat’em ups/brawlers land for you?
Traditional Beat’em ups
Notable Old Beat’em Ups (HAVE YOU PLAYED??)
1984 - Kung Fu Master (aka Kung Fu on NES)
Originally released in Japan as Spartan X, a tie in based on Jackie Chan film “Meals on Wheels”
1986 - Renegade (nes) introduced urban environs
Japanese title Nekketsu Koha Kunio-kun roughly translates to “Hot-Blooded Tough Guy Kunio”
ENTER THE GOLDEN AGE
1987 - Double Dragon (rise in popularity)
Billy and Jimmy are playable characters in NES’s Super Spike V’Ball
1988 - Bad Dudes vs Dragon Ninja
Aka Bad Dudes is shown in two films.. Parenthood and RoboCop 2
1988 - Altered Beast (strong for having fantasy elements)
The Rhinocerous-man form makes a cameo in the film Wreck-it Ralph
1988 - Splatterhouse
TG16 box had blurb on it due to violent nature that read “the horrifying theme of this game may be inappropriate for young children...and cowards”
1988 - Ninja Gaiden
Hard as fuck.
1989 - Final Fight
Originally a sequel to 1987’s Street Fighter
1989 - TMNT the Arcade Game (pioneered 4 player simul)
NES version has two stages and bosses not in the arcade. Stages 3 and 6 featuring Tora and Shogun
1989 - Golden Axe
Golden Axe’s lead designer also designed Altered Beast
1989 - River City Ransom (featured RPG elements)
Underwent intense localization - original characters wore japanese school uniforms and were named Riki and Kunio.
1991 - Battletoads
Won five categories in 1991’s Nintendo Power Awards
Graphics/Sound, Theme/Fun, Play Control, Mulitplayer, Overall Best Game
1991 - Streets of Rage
The experimental chiptunes widely regarded as being way ahead of their time and among greatest video game soundtrack ever.
1991 - The Simpsons Arcade
Based only on the content of the show’s first season
1991 - TMNT Turtles in Time
SNES version added 5 new bosses (Slash, Rat King, Battletank shredder, Bebop and Rocksteady)
1991 - Street Fighter 2- took concept and adjusted formula
There was a movie made about it starring JVCD in 1994
ENTER FIGHTING GAMES
(thanks a lot street fighter 2, fucking punks)
Any other fighting games not listed here that you played as a lad
Trav - ….not really
Trav adds a Golden Age Beat’em Up to his log
WHAT IS IT GONNA BE?
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