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7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 28 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 28
  2. Negative: 4 out of 28
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  1. Nov 11, 2019
    7
    Let's face it–in the history of arcade games, beat 'em ups rarely qualify as masterpieces. A few classics stand out, mainly for nostalgia value, and the best games in the genre may provide some quick co-op fun with friends–but most of them were little more than coin guzzlers with paper-thin mechanics and close to zero innovation.

    All that being said, beat 'em ups can still be an
    Let's face it–in the history of arcade games, beat 'em ups rarely qualify as masterpieces. A few classics stand out, mainly for nostalgia value, and the best games in the genre may provide some quick co-op fun with friends–but most of them were little more than coin guzzlers with paper-thin mechanics and close to zero innovation.

    All that being said, beat 'em ups can still be an innocent, if volatile, pleasure. This collection by Capcom is as good as you can reasonably expect it to be. It includes a real genre classic (Final Fight), one or two games worth remembering, and a bunch of curiosities. The games have been ported with care, and they make for a great way to kill time when me and my buddies buy a new game and want to kill time as it downloads. Plus, Capcom also included a few welcome extras, like original concept art.

    All in all, this collection is essential for beat 'em up fans, and a nice diversion for the rest of us.
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78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Nintendo Force Magazine
    Feb 26, 2019
    75
    While each title has its own appeal, brawlers are inherently repetitive by nature, so the focus on a single style of gameplay can be exhausting after a bit. [Issue #37 – January/February 2019, p. 20]
  2. CD-Action
    Feb 13, 2019
    80
    It’s a pity that this bundle does not include more prominent games, because the ones we get are probably completely obscure to many players. On the other hand though it’s a chance to travel to possibly unknown regions of the past and see how the genre evolved. Oh, and Armored Warriors is really cool. [12/2018, p.89]
  3. Oct 30, 2018
    80
    A great collection of arcade games tied together in a neat package for modern audiences. Though not every game brings something necessarily new or unique, there is definitely something in here for every beat ’em up fan.