The beat 'em up genre flourished in the nineties, with Capcom and Konami leading the way on the SNES and on the SEGA Genesis, as well as with a huge amount of great arcade games that never got a home console port.
Back in the day Japanese developers didn't have the budget or the control to make perfect Japanese-to-English translations... although probably no one really cared. They had to translate and export their games to the West as fast as possible.
Hi there Kotaku! It's 10:30 on Thursday, and so it must be time for the open thread.
Achievements and trophies are a relatively new phenomenon in the world of gaming, but what if they weren't? Gamerpaper takes a look at the achievements that might have been.