Now this is fight music.

By Troy-Jeffrey Allen

Hailing from our backyard in Baltimore, MD, chiptunes composer Inverse Phase is bringing his retro 8-bit musical alchemy to an upcoming side-scroller titled Treachery in Beatdown City

Treachery in Beatdown City was fully funded on Kickstarter this time last year with a 2015 release date (you can pre-order here), but the game’s official soundtrack is available now for…$2! And the best part you can try before you buy below.

From Inverse Phase’s store:

Treachery in Beatdown City is a cool game imagined by Shawn Alexander Allen — aka Nuchallenger — that lovingly pays homage to all the beat’emups you played in the 8- and 16-bit eras of gaming. It combines fighting games with roleplaying aspects in a really interesting way, but even before I knew about that I wanted to be on his project because of how passionate he is about the game. I did my best to provide music that echoes the feelings of the games we tribute.

Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

This is 17 minutes of original NES beat’emup love.

If you like what you hear below then check out InversePhase’s Bandcamp page for more music, including his work on Super Smash Land, Super Meat Boy, and his tribute album to Nine Inch Nails.

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Troy-Jeffrey Allen writes about action/adventure for Action A Go Go. He is a comic book writer whose works include, The Magic Bullet, Dr. Dremo’s Taphouse of Tall Tales, and the Harvey Award nominated District Comics. In addition, Allen has been a contributing writer for, OfNote Magazine, and His work has been featured in the City Paper, The Baltimore Sun, Bethesda Magazine, The Examiner, and The Washington Post. Yes, he wrote this bio.