One of the earliest beat em up computer game
s, by Konami
. The main character, Oolong
, went up against a motley assortment of enemies ranging from some fat bloke
who was probably a Sumo wrestler
to a woman with a lethal fan, to an evil version of the main character (a ploy used regularly by beat-em-up
games ever since, presumably to save work on creating new characters or, uh, symbolise confrontation with our inner demons, or something).
As a rule all the characters were named after their weapons - Pole, Star, Sword and so on. The logic of this is obvious, but leads one inexorably to the surprising conclusion that our hero's secret weapon is a delicious and healthful bronze-hued Chinese tea, while the Sumo guy (Buchu) attacks with a minty herb used in South Africa for flavouring wines and treating urinary tract infections.