Hart & Usagi Podcast #42: The Beat Down


The Hart and Usagi Podcast is back for the first episode of the new year to talk about the beat-’em-up genre of gaming. To do so we welcome back Anthony from the ++Good Games podcast.

Join us as we take a trip down memory lane and also talk about today’s evolution of the beat-’em-up genre!

List of games talked about (a portion of):
* Streets of Rage
* Final Fight
* Double Dragon
* Riot Zone
* Sengoku
* Rushing Beat
* The Punisher
* Splatterhouse
* Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
* X-Men
* Knights of the Round
* Magic Sword
* Devil May Cry
* Bayonetta
* Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks
* Ninja Gaiden
* God Hand
* Target: Renegade
* Sword of Sodan
* Rastan
* Guardian Heroes
* Golden Axe
* Dungeons & Dragons
* Ikari III: The Rescue
* Rise to Honor
* Bujingai
* Vendetta
* The Bouncer
* The Combatribes

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Even More Favorite Game Music


Just like the previous two times, August 2009 and this last February, I bring you another set of video game music I enjoy. My favorites from this list are a close running between “Hotel stage” and “Main board theme” with “Juste Belmont’s theme” being an acquired taste.

* Title theme from Apogee’s Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold (PC)
* Hotel stage from Natsume’s Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers (SNES)
* Juste Belmont’s theme from Konami’s Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance (GBA)
* Main board theme from Naxat Soft’s Jaki Crush (SNES)
* Time Only Knows from Ubisoft’s Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
* Ending credits from Clover Studio’s God Hand (PS2)
* Here Comes the Hero from Konami’s X-Men (Arcade)
* Junk Factory from Konami’s X-Men (Arcade)
* Act I from SNK’s Ikari III: The Rescue (NES)
* Act VI from SNK’s Ikari III: The Rescue (NES)