You have to love that flyer… Jerrica Benton from Jem, some dude doing Joey Tribiani’s “Smell the Fart” acting, a British football hooligan, an Offspring fan, and me on the far left wearing shades… Even though I don’t remember this photo being taken, I’m sure that’s actually me.
Hamster has stepped away from its run of shmups to deliver close encounters of the worst kind for this week’s Arcade Archives release. Revisiting the brawler genre, the retro publisher has dropped Konami’s 1989 release Crime Fighters onto PS4 and Nintendo Switch.
Crime Fighters sees up to four players take to the mean streets in order to rescue a literal parade of kidnapped women from a gangland boss. Seriously, there’s not one damsel in distress in Crime Fighters, there’s about 14. As is the meta of the 1980s, rather than simply send an armed task force directly to the villains’ lair, the police instead assign a small contingent of undercover cops. Their mission: Trudge through the city and beat the ever-loving shit out of anyone sporting tie-dyed clothing or a mohawk.
Check out the action below, in this video courtesy of YouTuber World of Longplays.
Source: Destructoid Konami’s ’80s brawler Crime Fighters returns to clean up the streets