... games looked like this.
This particular game, in the picture above, was a favorite on the C64. There was never any proper backstory in games at the time, and even if there was I am sure that an 8 year old swedish boy´s english wasn't sufficient to understand it. Instead we would interpret and make up our own story. In this game we believed that you were an angry wrestler prowling the streets to let off some steam, and everything from gorillas to blind men with canes would attack you. One of the more cooler features were the specialmoves you had for different levels. These moves were brutal and really fun, and were enough for us to play the game over and over again.
Good times... :)