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Old 21 January 2016, 15:49   #63
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I am not sure Final Fight was ever a great game to begin with. Playing it on MAME these days it seems very shallow and repetitive. There are far too many identical enemies. And the fighting system has no depth - later Capcom scrollers like Aliens v Predator had a lot more.
Double Dragon will always be the gold standard for scrolling beat 'm' ups to me. The original and never bettered! I think this is because it was developed before a lot of the scrolling fighting game "tropes" set in (i.e wave after wave of identical enemies, combos which you execute just by pressing the same attack button repeatedly).
Double Dragon (and to some extent Golden Axe) were built on a more old-school, twitch-based mechanic
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