GO STRAIGHT: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO SIDE-SCROLLING BEAT-'EM-UPS

Dave Cook


 

Get ready for the fight of your life in Go Straight: The Ultimate Guide to Side-Scrolling Beat-’Em-Ups. Written by award-winning author Dave Cook, and opening with a foreword by legendary Double Dragon creator, Yoshihisa Kishimoto, this odyssey through bare-knuckle nostalgia features over 200 games spanning 37 years, starting with Irem’s 1984 arcade mash, Kung-Fu Master, continuing through the genre’s ‘90s heyday, and finishing with indie brawlers such as Mother Russia Bleeds and Streets of Rage 4.


At over 450 pages, Go Straight takes a deep dive into familiar beat-’em-up legends like Double Dragon, Golden Axe, Final Fight and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, as well as delving into the more obscure brawlers you just have to try, like Denjin Makai, Shadow Force and Gaia Crusaders. As well as reviewing each game, Go Straight features hints, tips and guides to levels and enemies. The book is packed full of screenshots, sprites and level maps, all lovingly curated and presented to our usual high standards.


Go Straight is printed lithographically to the highest standards. This ensures that the colours in the book are really vibrant and that the pages have a high-quality, luxurious feel to them. As standard, each book is offered in hardback with a spot-varnished fascia featuring artwork by artist Jorge M. Velez.


If you have fond memories of playing side-scrolling beat-’em-ups at home on the couch or in noisy arcades, or if you’re excited by the genre and jumping in for the first time, Go Straight is the perfect guide for you.

 

PUBLICATION DETAILS

LANGUAGE

BINDING

EDITION

ISBN

YEAR

PAGES

English

Hardcover

9781838019150

2022

456


 

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Authors: #DaveCook #YoshihisaKishimoto Publishers: #BitmapBooks (Bitmap Books) Languages: #English Format: #Hardcover Accessibility: N/A Year: #Year2022 Genres: #BeatEmUp, #Compendium, #GeneralHistory Companies: #Capcom (Capcom)

#DataEast (Data East) #IREM (IREM Corporation) #Konami (Konami) #Sega (Sega) #Taito (Taito) Public Figures: #JorgeMVelez (Jorge M. Velez) #YoshihisaKishimoto (Yoshihisa Kishimoto)


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