Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle (Switch)

There’s underappreciated versatility to the beat-em-up genre. That’s apparent in this seven game compilation. While each game deals in walking to the right, punching or hacking throes of recycled enemies, the themes and energy are distinctive to each. There’s the great Final Fight, a story of rising through poverty to confront those who use their… Continue reading Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle (Switch)


Puzzle Fighter (iOS)

Capcom’s late ’90s Puzzle Fighter carried a self-mocking title – Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo. There never was an original Puzzle Fighter; Capcom took a chance and riffed their endless Street Fighter II revisions. The game itself turned out sensational, a versus gem-falling puzzle game with frenetic pacing and genuine strategy. Capcom finally released the… Continue reading Puzzle Fighter (iOS)


Marvel vs Capcom Infinite (PS4)

In Marvel vs Capcom Infinite, a journalist can fight – and beat – Thor and Hulk. This is an amazing thing. The mayhem in this corporate cross-over is sufficiently aboil, enough to plow through a turgid story concerning the all-powerful Infinity Stones. Think Lord of the Rings’ nineteen rings, but fewer in number and color… Continue reading Marvel vs Capcom Infinite (PS4)