The Combatribes – Episode 024


We grab Technos Japan’s ultra-violent and over-the-top The Combatribes by the heels and take it for a spin – and have a lot of fun doing it! Join us as we rediscover this often overlooked beat ‘em up playing characters that all skipped leg day.

Did we just find Pastblaster’s long lost pappy? How did a thrash metal band mascot become this game’s villain? Are we cheating by including this game in our two-player brawler series? What post-9/11 changes did this game have to make?

All that plus our eulogy to Technos, head bashes, Karnov, cultural insensitivities, Joker, and why this game is better than Double Dragon.