Foul Play is out on PC and Xbox Live Arcade today, and now is a perfect time to become acquainted with Baron Dashforth and his trusty sidekick, Scampwick. Foul Play isn't the average side-scrolling beat 'em up thanks to some smart innovations.

As you might recall from our recent preview, there is no health bar. Since the game takes place on a stage (the story is a recounting of Dashforth's life), an applause meter serves as the life meter. Keep the audience happy, and you'll get to keep beating up actors dressed as monsters.

Foul Play is priced at $14.99 on Xbox Live and Steam. You can get it for $13.49 on Get Games.