[Happy Birthday!] The Way of the Exploding Fist


Hello old games lovers,

Today we go back to the archaeology of the beat ’em ups, to the grandfather of Street Fighter. Today The Way of the Exploding Fist, the forefather of the genre, turns 35, having been released in June 1985 for Amstrad CPC, Acorn Electron, BBC Micro, Commodore 16, Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum. Melbourne House made a big hit with the game and in many countries and on certain platforms became a best seller: for example in november 1985 was the best selling game in the UK and in the same year edition of the Golden Joystick Award was crowned game of the year. Back then was also a great game from a technical standpoint with more that 600 sprites to animate the fighters so hook up your Speccy and bring it on!


Buongiorno retroamici,

Oggi si torna all’archeologia del picchiaduro ad incontri, al nonno di Street Fighter. Oggi compie 35 anni The Way of the Exploding Fist, archetipo del genere, rilasciato nel giugno 1985 per Amstrad CPC, Acorn Electron, BBC Micro, Commodore 16, Commodore 64 e ZX Spectrum. Melbourne House fece un gran colpo con il gioco e in molti paesi e su determinate piattaforme fu campione d’incassi: ad esempio nel novembre 1985 fu il gioco più venduto nel Regno Unito e ai Golden Joystick Awards versione UK di quell’anno fu nominato gioco dell’anno. Ai tempi fu anche un gran gioco dal punto di vista tecnico, con oltre 600 sprites per rappresentare i lottatori, quindi attaccate il vostro Speccy e dateci dentro!

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