Beating Them All Up

May 1, 2017

TCW Podcast Episode 41 - Beating Them All Up

 

We delve into beat 'em ups, and fighters.  We cover why they did not take hold until computer technology progressed far enough to allow for human analogs to be animated well.  We go into the beat 'em up craze, and then the transition to fighting games that occurred with the release of Street Fighter II.  We touch on the fall of fighting games from the mainstream with Tekken and Soul Calibur.  The scene is still out there, and has a dedicated following.  However fighters are not the system sellers they once were.

 

Warrior: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HX4NspoYD8o

Jungle Hunt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPATWODXlh4

Apple II Karateka: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKqk9kosCs4

Spartan X: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jncBelS_Nhk

Karate Champ: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwV3xqS9_aQ

Renegade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1fl38u9I9k

Double Dragon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfZz-1e-dUQ

Yie Ar Kung Fu: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXOL8tZQX20

Street Fighter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8al2U4xSFNQ

 Final Fight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyAHGHo22Og

Fatal Fury: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nG17S8yRz6A

Street Fighter II World Warrior: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xI284D4y1q4

An Oral History of Street Fighter II: http://www.polygon.com/a/street-fighter-2-oral-history

NARC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3jonU-XrK4

Mortal Kombat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7F82XAvCuVc

Virtual Fighter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-9TUlCcib0

Tekken: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GmSF_PqL84

Soul Edge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bgb64WBw_Ww

Soul Calibur Arcade VS Dreamcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_Rdg6A-KJs

 

New episodes on the 1st and 15th of every month!

 

TCW Email: tcwpodcast@gmail.com 

Twitter: @tcwpodcast

Alex's Blog: http://videogamehistorian.wordpress.com

 

Intro Music: Josh Woodward - Airplane Mode -  Music - "Airplane Mode" by Josh Woodward. Free download:http://joshwoodward.com/song/AirplaneMode 

Outro Music: RolemMusic - Bacterial Love - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic/Pop_Singles_Compilation_2014/01_rolemusic_-_bacterial_love 

Copyright: Attribution: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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