History VideoGame / RiverCityRansom

25th Mar '18 10:39:49 AM Korodzik
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* AntiVillain: Roxy supports Alex and Ryan, despite being Slick's girlfriend.



* BigBad: Slick.



* ChezRestaurant: Chez Walle's,
* CoDragons: Randy and Andy.

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* ChezRestaurant: Chez Walle's,
* CoDragons: Randy and Andy.
Walle's.



* {{Expy}}: Randy and Andy, the Dragon Twins, are based on Billy and Jimmy of ''VideoGame/DoubleDragon'' fame, complete with their {{leitmotif}}. They even get Billy and Jimmy's shifty eyes from the NES version (¬_¬). In the GBA version, their hair colors were even changed to match Billy's and Jimmy's.



* KnightTemplarBigBrother: Ivan Popov in the GBA remake has a score to settle with the Dragon Twins for getting too close to his sister, Abby.



* PinataEnemy: The Entrees gangsters, which run for their lives at the mere sight of your character, but drop a whooping $7 each. For perspective, the end-game dominant gang, The Plague, yields $1.50 each. There's also [[TakeThatAudience The Gamers]] gang, which drop $1.60 per KO, but are far less rare and more willing to get their noses bloodied than the Entrees. Finally, given the [[VillainForgotToLevelGrind Villains Forgot To Level Grind]], Benny and Clyde's rematch ($3.50 each) is a very fast way to build up funds right before River City High.



* PoirotSpeak: Downplayed; one of Ivan the HuskyRusskie's lines is "You are strong enemy"--dropping articles before nouns is a common stereotype of English-speaking Russians.



* PunnyName: The Dragon Twins in Japanese are named Ryuuichi and Ryuuji. The names basically mean "Dragon One" and "Dragon Two."



* ReluctantWarrior: Ivan. The only reason he is in the conflict is to [[BigBrotherInstinct keep his sister safe]]. He would like nothing more than to just rest. But until then...



* TerrorHero: Blade will become a Type-V variety if he joins you. Recruit him and Moose and Rocko will run away every time you try to rematch against them for the rest of the game! To put this into perspective, Blade is the 1st zombie that you fight. Not even their leader Thor commands such respect in the game!



* WeaponOfChoice: Along with the names and colors, many gangs also have favored weapons they'll bring to the fight. In the GBA version, this is the only way to get certain weapons like the Eagles' double-length chains and the Entrees' buckets and ladders.
11th Mar '18 3:44:43 AM Schitzo
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** IHaveYouNowMyPretty: Again, implied. Ivan can't scramble to meet the Dragon Twins for payback fast enough once she hears from the player that his sister Abby managed to escape River City High School. When Abby meets the player in a sidequest, [[HorrifyingHero she suspects you're also "one of Ivan's weird friends" and immediately excuses herself and runs away.]]

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** IHaveYouNowMyPretty: Again, implied. Ivan can't scramble to meet the Dragon Twins for payback fast enough once she hears from the player that his sister Abby managed to escape River City High School. When Abby meets the player in a sidequest, [[HorrifyingHero [[FaceOfAThug she suspects you're also "one of Ivan's weird friends" and immediately excuses herself and runs away.]]
11th Mar '18 3:41:38 AM Schitzo
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** IHaveYouNowMyPretty: Again, implied. Ivan can't scramble to meet the Dragon Twins for payback fast enough once she hears from the player that his sister Abby managed to escape River City High School.

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** IHaveYouNowMyPretty: Again, implied. Ivan can't scramble to meet the Dragon Twins for payback fast enough once she hears from the player that his sister Abby managed to escape River City High School. When Abby meets the player in a sidequest, [[HorrifyingHero she suspects you're also "one of Ivan's weird friends" and immediately excuses herself and runs away.]]
11th Mar '18 3:38:47 AM Schitzo
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**IHaveYouNowMyPretty: Again, implied. Ivan can't scramble to meet the Dragon Twins for payback fast enough once she hears from the player that his sister Abby managed to escape River City High School.
10th Mar '18 2:46:31 PM Korodzik
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*** Or smacking around [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Cloud]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Duo]] and {{Yaoi|Guys}}. From a gang called "The Plague", no less.

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*** Or smacking around [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Cloud]], Cloud]] and [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Duo]] and {{Yaoi|Guys}}.Duo]]. From a gang called "The Plague", no less.



* SpiritualSequel: While ''River City Ransom'' will hopefully finally get an officially licensed sequel with ''River City Ransom Underground'', [[VideoGame/ScottPilgrim Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game]] paid so much homage to the original game that it could be considered a spiritual sequel.

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* SpiritualSequel: While ''River City Ransom'' will hopefully finally get an officially licensed sequel with ''River City Ransom Underground'', [[VideoGame/ScottPilgrim ''[[VideoGame/ScottPilgrim Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game]] Game]]'' paid so much homage to the original game that it could be considered a spiritual sequel.
27th Feb '18 7:16:34 AM Korodzik
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* AIBreaker: Walls that can be climbed. The computer is completely unable to jump on top of other platforms, and it becomes way less aggressive against a player walking on them. One easy way to handle many foes (even bosses!) is to climb up a wall, attack while jumping down, and get back onto the wall to repeat while your foe is down. If the wall is sufficiently short, Alex and Ryan can even hit their foe without jumping down, allowing the player to just stand up there and win. Kept from outright breaking the game by having several of the more challenging fights (including most of the Zombies as well most of River City High) lacking these convenient platforms.

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* AIBreaker: Walls that can be climbed. The computer is completely unable to jump on top of other platforms, and it becomes way less aggressive against a player walking on them. One easy way to handle many foes (even bosses!) is to climb up a wall, attack while jumping down, and get back onto the wall to repeat while your foe is down. If the wall is sufficiently short, Alex and Ryan can even hit their foe without jumping down, allowing the player to just stand up there and win. Kept from outright breaking the game by having several of the more challenging fights (including most of the several Zombies as well most of River City High) lacking these convenient platforms.platforms. Fixed in the ''EX'' version, where the enemies have finally mastered the esoteric art of jumping.



%%* BatterUp



%%* HelloInsertNameHere

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%%* HelloInsertNameHere* HelloInsertNameHere: You can change the character's name from the default.



* ItsAllUpstairsFromHere: The final area is River City High - Alex and Ryan enter the front gate, and they have to make it to the roof to confront Slick.

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* ItsAllUpstairsFromHere: The final area is River City High - -- Alex and Ryan enter the front gate, and they have to make it to the roof to confront Slick.



* MetalSlime: The Entrees gang in ''EX'', who give ridiculous amounts of money and carry unique weapons, but flee from battle almost immediately.



* NoFairCheating: Very averted in EX. There is a hidden shop located [[spoiler:in a secret wall in the tunnel]] that offers a variety of powerful items at a high price. Some of these items do pretty cool stuff bordering on DebugMode like [[spoiler:creating a save file of any character in the game (including Slick!), rebinding your special moves' controls, and [[LegoGenetics merging two saves to make a character with the stats and special moves combined of both characters]]]]. Since these alter ''the save files themselves'' instead of the current character, you can just load a save, get the item, use it (even on the same save), and reload to get your money back. And said shop also happens to sell a cheap lottery ticket that is very easy to [[SaveScumming save-scum]].

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* NoFairCheating: Very averted in EX.''EX''. There is a hidden shop located [[spoiler:in a secret wall in the tunnel]] that offers a variety of powerful items at a high price. Some of these items do pretty cool stuff bordering on DebugMode like [[spoiler:creating a save file of any character in the game (including Slick!), rebinding your special moves' controls, and [[LegoGenetics merging two saves to make a character with the stats and special moves combined of both characters]]]]. Since these alter ''the save files themselves'' instead of the current character, you can just load a save, get the item, use it (even on the same save), and reload to get your money back. And said shop also happens to sell a cheap lottery ticket that is very easy to [[SaveScumming save-scum]].



* SayItWithHearts: Quite a bit in the remake, and parodied when you fight both Tex and Ivan together (Your {{karma meter}} must be at it's lowest for this boss fight).

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* SayItWithHearts: Quite a bit in the remake, and parodied when you fight both Tex and Ivan together (Your {{karma meter}} must be at it's its lowest for this boss fight).
24th Feb '18 3:53:45 PM Korodzik
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* GuideDangIt: If you didn't know what Reputation is in the remake and how to raise it, you wouldn't know you can actually recruit people. Even the recruit with the clearest requirements (Ivan) will refuse to join if your karma is low, even after clearing the Abby sidequest. Some are clear ViolationOfCommonSense; to have Ted even appear,[[spoiler: you'd have to fulfill the requirements to recruit Rex, ''turn him down'', then return and clear the street he was again]]. To recruit Jesse [[spoiler: beat up his friend Turk four times with ''bad'' reputation, then beat them both with ''good'' reputation.]]. And then there's the Tidus sidequest...
* GreaserDelinquents: The American version changed the JapaneseDelinquents to Greasers from TheFifties

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* GuideDangIt: If you didn't know what Reputation is in the remake and how to raise it, you wouldn't know you can actually recruit people. Even the recruit with the clearest requirements (Ivan) will refuse to join if your karma is low, even after clearing the Abby sidequest. Some are clear ViolationOfCommonSense; to have Ted even appear,[[spoiler: you'd have to fulfill the requirements to recruit Rex, ''turn him down'', then return and clear the street he was again]]. To recruit Jesse [[spoiler: beat up his friend Turk four times with ''bad'' reputation, then beat them both with ''good'' reputation.]]. And then there's the Tidus sidequest...
* GreaserDelinquents: The American version changed the JapaneseDelinquents to Greasers from TheFiftiesTheFifties.



* GuideDangIt:
** There are a ''lot'' of items available for purchase in the shops... but the game doesn't tell you what they do until you buy them. Determining which items are best for raising your preferred stats can take a lot of time and effort.
** If you didn't know what Reputation is in the remake and how to raise it, you wouldn't know you can actually recruit people. Even the recruit with the clearest requirements (Ivan) will refuse to join if your karma is low, even after clearing the Abby sidequest. Some are clear ViolationOfCommonSense; to have Ted even appear,[[spoiler: you'd have to fulfill the requirements to recruit Rex, ''turn him down'', then return and clear the street he was again]]. To recruit Jesse [[spoiler: beat up his friend Turk four times with ''bad'' reputation, then beat them both with ''good'' reputation.]]. And then there's the Tidus sidequest...



* NeverSayDie: Everyone always faints when they fall down with no more health and willpower.

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* NeverSayDie: Everyone always faints when they fall down with no more health and willpower. (On the other hand, the NES manual actually says that you die if you run out of stamina.)


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* PoirotSpeak: Downplayed; one of Ivan the HuskyRusskie's lines is "You are strong enemy"--dropping articles before nouns is a common stereotype of English-speaking Russians.
24th Feb '18 3:13:49 PM Korodzik
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** Every item (other than books that teach you new techniques) raises your stats. Yes, this includes [=CDs=], books, toys...You can only use them once. The game doesn't specify that your characters are eating these things, but considering the above points, you can't put it past them.
15th Feb '18 9:40:21 AM 32_Footsteps
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* AIBreaker: Walls that can be climbed. The computer is completely unable to jump on top of other platforms, and it becomes way less aggressive against a player walking on them. One easy way to handle many foes (even bosses!) is to climb up a wall, attack while jumping down, and get back onto the wall to repeat while your foe is down. If the wall is sufficiently short, Alex and Ryan can even hit their foe without jumping down, allowing the player to just stand up there and win. Kept from outright breaking the game by having several of the more challenging fights (including most of the Zombies as well most of River City High) lacking these convenient platforms.



* VillainForgotToLevelGrind: If you fight Benny and Clyde the first time near the river, they'll come back later in the game next to the sauna for a rematch. However, they have the exact same stats as they did when they first appeared. If Alex or Ryan have a maxed out attack stat and the skill books that give that attack RapidFireFisticuffs (which is pretty easy at this point), the two will go down in one or two blows.

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* VillainForgotToLevelGrind: If you fight Benny and Clyde the first time near the river, they'll come back later in the game next to the sauna for a rematch. However, they have the exact same stats as they did when they first appeared. If Alex or Ryan have a maxed out attack stat and the skill books that give that attack RapidFireFisticuffs (which is pretty easy at this point), the two will go down in one or two blows. Also possible if an early- or mid-game gang spawns near River City High - when you're regularly dealing with The Internationals or The Cowboys and suddenly The Mob or The Home Boys show up, it's a bit of a breather as you're suddenly facing off against a pack of nine enemies that's just as strong as when they were hanging out in their usual early-game locations.
26th Jan '18 5:40:05 AM SeaRover
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* GameGourmet: Oh, the different restaurants you can eat out at for experience!
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