In the late 80’s a game which would soon be known as Final Fight was being developed as a sequel to the original Street Fighter. Once a little game called Double Dragon was released and exploded into a huge arcade success, Capcom decided to switch genres and develop Final Fight as a side scrolling beat-em-up. Thankfully the change took place for us gamers as Final Fight is one of the better examples of the beat-em-up genre and a true arcade classic.

Final Fight can be played by up to two players simultaneously. Choices of characters are Haggar, the ex-professional wrestler turned mayor of Metro city, Cody the brawler whose girlfriend Jessica was kidnapped by the evil Mad Gear Gang which has taken over Metro city (Jessica also happens to be Haggar’s daughter) and lastly Cody’s friend Guy.

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