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edited 4th Nov '10 12:01:20 AM by Schitzo
I have played River City Ransom... I find it a very good Beat 'Em Up!
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.
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.
Why oh why didn't River City Ransom EX have a multiplayer feature?
That did suck. The Double Dragon remake did!
At least they kept "BARF!!" in.
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.
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.
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:
No one mentions the RCR sequel that is apparently in the works?
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.
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.
There's a what? Where?
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.
I played River city ransom and the dodgeball one. You could kill your opponents in that one right?
edited 7th Jul '11 4:20:47 PM by deuxhero
Yeah. metal, isn't it?
I really, really hope that wasn't cancelled. In fact, I really, REALLY hope that's not (another) japan exclusive.
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!
If you like River City Ransom and don't mind emulation, give Technos Samurai/ Downtown Special a try.
Thanks! I'll give it a try some time.
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!
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
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
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.
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)
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