So I've really gottin bit by the arcade bug this year, and I decided I wanted to do my Extra Life project with nothing but old school arcade games, playing on my candy cab. I decided I needed some focus and a theme to my playlist so I decided I would play through as many brawlers as I could. Brawlers have always been special to me, I was born in ’82, and I remember playing a ton of Capcom and Konami brawlers, and somehow never got sick of punching bad guys in the face. I'd pump quarter after quarter into whatever beat 'em up I could find.
I decided I would play through a list of brawlers in chronological order, through what I consider the golden age of brawlers, specifically 1989-1994. I know there are some great forerunners like Renegade and Double Dragon, and some awesome late arrivals like Battle Circuit and D&D: Shadows Over Mystara. But ’89-’94 is the real bell curve of brawler releases, so I thought that would be the area of my focus. So far, this is my list:
TMNT: Turtles in Time
Knights of the Round
Golden Axe: Revenge of Death Adder
Cadillacs and Dinsaurs
Ninja Baseball Batman
D&D: Tower of Doom
Alien vs. Predator
I have estimated that I can play through these games in 25 hours. If you feel I should add a game to this list, please also include what game I should take out, because additions must also mean subtractions. Thanks for any input!
Did I miss anything major? Any game on that list your favorite?
For reference, these are games I cut:
Warriors of Fate
King of Dragons