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Alright, if you say so. What I wanted to ask is really more of a suggestion; I'm thinking of revamping the Characters sub-page for the series. I'm thinking making three separate sub-pages for it, one containing characters that debuted in the Beat-'em-ups, one containing characters that debuted in the sports games, and listed as "Others", which'd contain any characters that may have debuted from Nekketsu Kakutō Densetsu, Kunio no Oden, and Ore Wa Otoko Da Kunio Kun, as well as cameo characters from other Technos IPs like Double Dragon and now The Combatribes, and maybe even characters from the Americanized games, like Crash 'n' the Boys: Street Challenge, Target: Renegade, Renegade 3: The Final Chapter, and River City Ransom: Underground. I might need some debate on this, though. For one thing, I'm wondering if the Americanized characters' section will get so big that they'll need their own sub-page?
EDIT: There's also concern about it maybe being hypocritical to separate the Renegade and River City Ransom characters from the Beat-'em-up subpage, yet still add River City Girls to said sub-page even though that's also an American-developed game.
Edited by WolfThunder on Sep 8th 2019 at 1:15:33 AM
Here's a video of all of the enemies/recruits in River City Girls;
It seems that the regular enemies have a total of three regular variants to them, as well as two special unique variants, one more demonic and zombie-ish, the other I think is more for a miniboss. The exceptions to this rule are Waver, Linda, and Trash, who just have the "miniboss" and "zombie" variants. They are as follows;
I hope to god that this doesn't count as spoilers.
Gaaaah I hope this game has some DLC. I need boss rush mode, higher difficulties, some more enemies... It's so much fun that I plan on playing through it with all four characters as is.
I have been thinking of a River City Girls 2, with Ayumi and Coco Savage from Mat Mania - The Prowrestling Network as guest star bosses (With the latter actaully being a successor to the original Coco Savage and also a fan of both him and the other Mat Mania characters, and as such would incorporate moves from all of them into his moveset), Xain as a shopkeeper, and ShingoFJ2 and the RK300s as minor characters. It'd also even feature Alex in his River City Ransom: Underground incarnation as both a character separate from Kunio and an important side-character to the plot, as well as Coach Otis as a minor character mentoring Takashi Onizuka.
Hopefully the game does well enough to justify a lot more installments with this style. I love it so much. Branching into four-player co-op with the quartet of protagonists we're offered just seems like a no-brainer at this point, preferably with legions of enemies dynasty-warriors style.
Kunio in particular is fun to play as in this thanks to his insane special moves and a Grin of Audacity that might be the best in gaming.
I just ordered a physical edition from Limited Run Games. Now I gotta hunt down all those Sabu statues.
Edited by ShirowShirow on Sep 9th 2019 at 3:07:34 PM
I'd personally like to see a game that's Shenmue by way of Kunio-Kun/River City.
What I hope for is a Fighting Game with a bunch of characters from throughout the franchise similar to River City Melee: Battle Royal Special and the upcoming River City Melee Mach!! in the style of River City Girls.
And when I say "characters from throughout the franchise", I don't just mean just the ones from the Kunio-kun games. I also mean the ones from all of the localized games as well, including River City Ransom: Underground, the Renegade games, Crash 'n' the Boys: Street Challenge, and Super Dodge Ball Advance. Even characters from Nijiiro Dodge Ball: Otome Tachi no Seishun would be fair game, and there could even be characters from other Technos IPs, like Double Dragon, The Combatribes, Mat Mania, Xaind Sleena, Minky Monkey, Bogey Manor, Voltage Fighter Gowcaizer, etc.
I love when a game take less than 10 minutes to validate my purchase
That's basically an apt description of The Friends of Ringo Ishikawa.
Which is absolutely amazing and I cannot recommend enough. I need to finish it but the whole thing is excellent.
WayForward and Arc System Works might team up on more River City titles in the future
Nice. I hope the sequel has 4 player co-op and might involved Misako and Kyoko teaming up with Mami and Hasebe where the 4 girls form an Enemy Mine to rescue Kunio and Riki while arguing with each other who deserves to be guys "real" girlfriends.
I would love that.
Though seriously, back onto the topic I brought up at the top of this page, what do you guys think of my Characters sub-page revamp idea?
Here's a basic skeleton for what I have in mind for the sub-pages (Without the characters);
For the "Kunio-kun Beat-'em-up Debuts" sub-page
For the "Kunio-kun Sports Games Debuts" sub-page
For the "Kunio-kun Others" sub-page
It's still a work in progress, I'm not sure if a number of these works have any debuting characters. If anyone could give me an easy reference for characters by series debut outside of Wikipedia, the Kunio-kun wikia, and even This Very Wiki, I'd be most appreciative.
EDIT: Dammit, I forgot one section for Others
Edited by WolfThunder on Sep 12th 2019 at 1:51:10 AM
The character page definitely needs a revamp of some kind but given how massive the franchise is and how little has been added so far we would need an influx of manpower to fill it out.
I'm afraid that's just not probable. I asked about something related to needing a large amount of assistance a long time ago, and got the response that editing TVTropes is a voluntary effort and, while you can ask for help, there are no groups that exist to pump editing into a page. So unless we have a lot of tropers that are very familiar with Kunio-kun here on the site, I don't think there'd be enough to facilitate remodeling an entire sub-page.
River City Melee Mach!! system trailer, screenshots
Here's a video showcasing all of the Shops and Dojos, as well as all of the Shopkeepers;
And here's a video showing what all of the recruits in the game do;
How Misako and Kyoko met;
Imma be honest, I don't like how this game characterizes Hasebe and Mami. And Misako for that matter.
Hey, guys, guess what? Abobo is quality programming (warning: a little loud).
I really want a "Kunio-kun" Trading Card Game in Rem's style.
It would be really cool to see more games like this. Neon was kind of a one-off. The Double Dragon cameos are really great in this pixel style.
RC Girls take a little while to come online but once your moveset is full and you've got a good grasp of it it's one of the most solid mechanical beat 'em ups I've played. I'd like to see the kinks get ironed out though since it's a lot rougher than it needs to be.
It's a little slow to start since you gotta get those moves. It feels a little unnecessary, and might give the impression the combat's actually more simplistic/clunkier than it is.
I was fine with the gameplay by the time I fought Misuzu, so no more than 20 minutes.
The slow-unlock is probably deliberate to avoid overwhelming the player. Gotta walk before you can run and all that. (Honestly I feel more games should do that.)
The problems I have with the game are all pretty minor, like not telling you exactly what certain moves do/are for before you unlock them. I haven't even played co-op yet, can't wait.
But I really want more content. Needs an arcade challenge mode.
Edited by ShirowShirow on Sep 15th 2019 at 1:23:28 PM
I've been wondering recently if DLC would be good for this game? Like more playable characters, being allowed to play as the Shopkeepers and Bosses.
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