It’s tempting to skip directly from 1987’s Street Fighter to 1991’s Street Fighter II to celebrate the success Capcom had in refining the fighting game formula, but a lot can happen in four years.
Today's Cosplay of the Day is a bit of a controversial choice, but we decided to include her anyway, despite her ability to cause schisms within the gaming community. Let's check out Poison, from Final Fight!
In the '90s you couldn't walk five feet without tripping over a beat 'em up game. Often when a video game genre becomes oversaturated, you end up with mostly stinkers. Not so with the beat 'em up, no sir! It seemed that, the more their popularity grew, the more inventive they became. Soon you had six player X-Men games, babies piloting robot suits along side ninjas, mummies, and commandos, and the freaking Simpsons, of all things. But of all these fantastically fun beat 'em ups, two franchises stuck out as the kings -- Streets of Rage and Final Fight. Now we're pitting these two in a final fight, of sorts, to determine which face-punching, pile-driving, two-player badguy-beatdown-fest is the best.