In a previous segment, we visited Beat 'Em Ups at their highest and most profitable point. This time, we're looking at how technological shifts took their toll on the genre, outright killed it, and then remade it into something new.
From the mid-eighties to the late-ninties, a single genre of Arcade game ate more quarters than any DDR or Metal Slug machine. Which genre, you might ask? That depends -- Are you a bad enough dude to read an entire article about the history of Beat 'Em Ups?
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