Due to the simplistic and, let's be honest, archaic nature of the gameplay, the humble brawler is a rarity these days. Once they were the overlords of the arcade scene, their button-mashing controls and quarter-gobbling difficulty making a winning formula. Nowadays, they simply aren't refined enough for the modern gamer.
Fortunately, we have handhelds and digital platforms, where such titles have enjoyed a resurgence. Games like Castle Crashers and Unbound Saga made old school beat 'em ups cool again, while the mobile gaming realm has given old classics a place to call home.
Then there's the middle ground -- the classic brawler with a modern twist -- like Double Dragon for iOS.... read more