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5 Old-School Beat ‘Em Ups That Could Use a Comeback

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5 Old-School Beat ‘Em Ups That Could Use a Comeback

Over the past couple of years, the beat ’em up genre has seen a bit of a resurgence. In 2018, Capcom came out with the Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle which included a host of classic beat em’ ups like Final Fight, Knights of the Round and Captain Commando to name a few. River City Girls, a spin-off of River City Ransom, saw a release in 2019, and 2020 saw the return of Streets of Rage and Battletoads.

With the growing resurgence of the beat ’em genre, we have to ask, what other classic beat ’em up franchises could use a comeback?

Battle Circuit

Battle Circuit is pretty weird. Okay, maybe really weird, but that’s what makes it so much fun. Taking players far, far away from the typical city streets of its predecessors, Battle Circuit is an otherworldly beat ’em up with some of the kookiest characters you’ve probably never heard of.

Players can choose from five bounty hunters to beat their way across different worlds to take down the evil Dr. Saturn. With snappy combat and a fighting game-esque move set, Battle Circuit is a grand ‘ole time that deserves another shot at success. Capcom recently re-released Battle Circuit as part of the Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle, so if you’re curious to give it a go!

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