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Schitzo HIGH IMPACT SEXUAL VIOLENCE from Akumajou Dracula Relationship Status: LA Woman, you're my woman
HIGH IMPACT SEXUAL VIOLENCE
Nov 3rd 2010 at 11:22:12 PM

So who else has played these amazing games?

edited 4th Nov '10 12:01:20 AM by Schitzo

ALL CREATURE WILL DIE AND ALL THE THINGS WILL BE BROKEN. THAT'S THE LAW OF SAMURAI.
GameGuruGG Vampire Hunter from Castlevania Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
Vampire Hunter
Nov 3rd 2010 at 11:42:09 PM

I have played River City Ransom... I find it a very good Beat 'Em Up!

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Schitzo HIGH IMPACT SEXUAL VIOLENCE from Akumajou Dracula Relationship Status: LA Woman, you're my woman
HIGH IMPACT SEXUAL VIOLENCE
Nov 4th 2010 at 12:00:58 AM

I think my favorites in the series are definitely River City Ransom, Shodai Nekketsu Kunio Kun, Kunio Tachi No Banka and Super Dodge Ball (Neo Geo and NES version)

Nintendo World Cup Soccer is also a fine game to play with a friend.

ALL CREATURE WILL DIE AND ALL THE THINGS WILL BE BROKEN. THAT'S THE LAW OF SAMURAI.
Weissritter Super Fighting Robot
Super Fighting Robot
Nov 4th 2010 at 12:29:08 AM

River City Ransom is hilarious. I'd never played it as a kid, but I picked it up for the first time with a friend, and we were dying laughing through pretty much the whole thing. It's a good time.

Cynics are optimists that have become used to disappointment.
Schitzo HIGH IMPACT SEXUAL VIOLENCE from Akumajou Dracula Relationship Status: LA Woman, you're my woman
HIGH IMPACT SEXUAL VIOLENCE
Nov 4th 2010 at 12:43:44 AM ALL CREATURE WILL DIE AND ALL THE THINGS WILL BE BROKEN. THAT'S THE LAW OF SAMURAI.
Weissritter Super Fighting Robot
Super Fighting Robot
Nov 4th 2010 at 12:51:33 AM

That did suck. The Double Dragon remake did!

At least they kept "BARF!!" in.

Cynics are optimists that have become used to disappointment.
Cronosonic Face-Puncher from Sydney, Australia Relationship Status: Is that a kind of food?
Face-Puncher
Nov 4th 2010 at 3:43:22 AM

Damn it, there was a friggn' Kunio-Kun MMO!

But, yeah. River City Ransom was pure awesome, and maybe I should play the rest of the beat-em-ups in the series... Except the first one, which, even though it's pretty much the Trope Maker for beat-em-ups in general, wasn't very good.

Schitzo HIGH IMPACT SEXUAL VIOLENCE from Akumajou Dracula Relationship Status: LA Woman, you're my woman
HIGH IMPACT SEXUAL VIOLENCE
Nov 4th 2010 at 8:25:59 AM

Granted, the Arcade version of Renegade/ Nekketsu Kouha Kunio Kun wasn't that bad (as compared to the NES port), It is rather unplayable nowadays. I think it's more fun to play than Double Dragon II arcade though (which has the same wonky control scheme).

Though I like the hard work that was put into the GBA River City Ransom, you do see some hints of laziness here and there. For example, sometimes, What you buy in stores and restaurants does not match it's description all the time. It reeks of Pokemon's "doughnuts are rice balls" ish ness.

ALL CREATURE WILL DIE AND ALL THE THINGS WILL BE BROKEN. THAT'S THE LAW OF SAMURAI.
Schitzo HIGH IMPACT SEXUAL VIOLENCE from Akumajou Dracula Relationship Status: LA Woman, you're my woman
HIGH IMPACT SEXUAL VIOLENCE
Jul 5th 2011 at 11:25:58 PM

Picked up the series again.

If there's anything I love about Shodai Nekketsu Kunio Kun, it's how it goes more the direction of RPG/ Beat 'em Up hybrid than River City Ransom did. You can equip stuff to help out your stats as well as level up, you learn moves as you level up, and you have "spells" in the form of Ki Techniques. It's Dragon Quest in Beat 'em Up form.

Its flaws, however:

  • There's only one button for attacks, so half the time, you won't do the move you wanted to (Weapon/ Throw are shared when you have one on your person, so you'll randomly either swing or throw). Thankfully, they are context sensitive with the press of the D-Pad, so that'll narrow it down
  • This game features inverted Escort Missions. You have to make damn sure your CPU allies don't get in your way and end up getting you killed.

ALL CREATURE WILL DIE AND ALL THE THINGS WILL BE BROKEN. THAT'S THE LAW OF SAMURAI.
deuxhero Micromastophile from FL-24
Micromastophile
Jul 6th 2011 at 12:07:07 PM

No one mentions the RCR sequel that is apparently in the works?

ActuallyComma I am making sense! from a mysterious place
I am making sense!
Jul 6th 2011 at 12:09:21 PM

Renegade on NES was cool. I got lost in a maze of doors and woman beat me to death with her purse. However, I swear that I actually beat that game somehow, but i can barely remember.

Except [condescending response follows]. Because [sarcasm here]. You do understand [snark], right? POTHOLE TO SARCASM MODE
Spectrum8 Paranoid from Clock Town
Paranoid
Jul 6th 2011 at 5:37:25 PM

My brother and I own all the Kunio games available on Virtual Console, as well as River City Ransom EX, Super Dodgeball Brawlers, Kunio Tachi no Banka, and River City Super Sports Challenge. It took us forever to find the latter, since the employees at the shops near us never heard of it.

ssfsx17 crazy and proud of it
crazy and proud of it
Jul 6th 2011 at 8:57:06 PM

[up][up][up] There's a what? Where?

Also: BIZ-ARF!

Schitzo HIGH IMPACT SEXUAL VIOLENCE from Akumajou Dracula Relationship Status: LA Woman, you're my woman
HIGH IMPACT SEXUAL VIOLENCE
Jul 6th 2011 at 10:49:50 PM

I WANT SEQUEL! WHERE?!?!

Ah, yes, Tachi No Banka is one of the best in the series. I love the number of moves you can do. I wish it's setup were used more in other Beat Em Ups.

ALL CREATURE WILL DIE AND ALL THE THINGS WILL BE BROKEN. THAT'S THE LAW OF SAMURAI.
Narmer The Quiet One from some state in Mexico.
Jul 7th 2011 at 3:00:19 PM

I played River city ransom and the dodgeball one. You could kill your opponents in that one right?

deuxhero Micromastophile from FL-24
Schitzo HIGH IMPACT SEXUAL VIOLENCE from Akumajou Dracula Relationship Status: LA Woman, you're my woman
HIGH IMPACT SEXUAL VIOLENCE
Jul 8th 2011 at 12:07:06 AM

[up][up]Yeah. metal, isn't it?

[up]I really, really hope that wasn't cancelled. In fact, I really, REALLY hope that's not (another) japan exclusive.

ALL CREATURE WILL DIE AND ALL THE THINGS WILL BE BROKEN. THAT'S THE LAW OF SAMURAI.
SMsoldier Hot-Blooded All Star
Hot-Blooded All Star
Jul 16th 2011 at 11:58:31 PM

Although I have only bought River City Ransom on VC, I am starting to become very fond of the series after seeing clips of the games on You Tube. Hope the sequel gets to everybody!

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheDsMan1
Schitzo HIGH IMPACT SEXUAL VIOLENCE from Akumajou Dracula Relationship Status: LA Woman, you're my woman
HIGH IMPACT SEXUAL VIOLENCE
Jul 16th 2011 at 11:59:55 PM

If you like River City Ransom and don't mind emulation, give Technos Samurai/ Downtown Special a try.

ALL CREATURE WILL DIE AND ALL THE THINGS WILL BE BROKEN. THAT'S THE LAW OF SAMURAI.
SMsoldier Hot-Blooded All Star
Hot-Blooded All Star
Jul 17th 2011 at 3:59:58 PM

Thanks! I'll give it a try some time.

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheDsMan1
SMsoldier Hot-Blooded All Star
Hot-Blooded All Star
Aug 6th 2011 at 7:02:17 PM

Attention everybody: Downtown Smash Dodgeball is on the Xbox 360. You can get for 800 MS Points in the Indie Section! Get it while it's hot!

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheDsMan1
DRCEQ Relationship Status: Anime is my true love
Aug 6th 2011 at 7:08:45 PM

I remember playing a translated rom of a hockey game that featured those characters. Same developer, Same character designs, same comedy, same violence, and loads of fun.

When you defeated your opponent, you took their uniforms and could use them for certain power ups.

....The schoolgirl uniforms from the all-female team gave the best benefits...

There was also another one that took place in the Edo period of Japan, and you pretty much were a street thug who helped a local honorable gang.

edited 6th Aug '11 7:10:08 PM by DRCEQ

Schitzo HIGH IMPACT SEXUAL VIOLENCE from Akumajou Dracula Relationship Status: LA Woman, you're my woman
HIGH IMPACT SEXUAL VIOLENCE
Aug 6th 2011 at 8:56:37 PM

[up] I remember that. I loved the ending to Downtown Special. If you decide to leave your girlfriend behind, Kunio says something along the lines of her deserving something better than a vagabond, and then she hugs you and stops you from leaving. This gives your friend a nosebleed. Its all gloriously melodramatic XD

ALL CREATURE WILL DIE AND ALL THE THINGS WILL BE BROKEN. THAT'S THE LAW OF SAMURAI.
DRCEQ Relationship Status: Anime is my true love
Aug 6th 2011 at 10:01:45 PM

Yeah! And if you chose to stay, you married her and pretty much become the new leader of the gang.. or at least a member of it.

Schitzo HIGH IMPACT SEXUAL VIOLENCE from Akumajou Dracula Relationship Status: LA Woman, you're my woman
HIGH IMPACT SEXUAL VIOLENCE
Aug 7th 2011 at 12:32:15 AM

That was the "lol happy end" ending. The But Now I Must Go ending was more or less parodying the vagabond melodrama that comes from most Jidai Geki cinema (I've heard that "I am a wanderer, and so, I must keep wandering" line in so many things. Especially Rurouni Kenshin and Samurai Shodown 1 XD)

ALL CREATURE WILL DIE AND ALL THE THINGS WILL BE BROKEN. THAT'S THE LAW OF SAMURAI.

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