ups (a.k.a. brawlers
) is a video game genre featuring hand-to-hand combat between the protagonist and an improbably large number of opponents. Some examples are Mortal Kombat - Shaolin Monks
, Super Double Dragon
, Captain Commando.
, and so on.
Beat'em up is an abbreviation for "beat th
em up", which means "espanque-os; bata neles", in Portuguese.Brawl
= briga (de rua); pancadaria
(1) MIFFLIN, Houghton. American Heritage - Dictionary of the English Language
. 5th Edition. Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. 2016.
(2) Pearson Education. Longman Dictionary. 2004.