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Ralizah

Liking the look of River City Girls. I'll definitely be keeping my eye on it.

@Tsurii The pixel art in Wayforward games is always detailed and expressive.

RE: 2D brawlers, I have high hopes for Streets of Rage 4, personally.

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Tasuki

@Tsurii I am digging it. I too like the artstyle for a modern game, wouldn't mind seeing a demake and useing the chibi-sprites. Overall though this was a nice surprise. I am not sure what console I'd get it for as I own all three, but I will be getting it.

Now if only they would bring out the collection westward.

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Moroboshi876

If it's physical or digital but cheap I'll get it. Glad it's multisystem.

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Tsurii

@Tasuki pretty sure he mentioned it because I talked about wanting to get into brawlers at some point 😁

What a beautiful signature.
Chew.

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@Tsurii I figured as much I just had to give him a hard time. 😂😂

@Moroboshi876 At this time I don't know. I know with River City Melee it was digital but Limited Run Games did do a batch physically so maybe the same with River City Girls if it's digital only at first.

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Moroboshi876

@Tasuki Let's hope it comes physical with normal store distribution (better prices than limited releases) and not only for PS4 anyway!

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Tasuki

@Moroboshi876 Actually when I bought River City Melee from Limited Run Games it was the same price as on PSN.

And I just saw this on Twitter

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Moroboshi876

@Tasuki I see, although as a PS4 non-owner I can't enjoy that game.

The problem with LRG releases is the shipping cost, which at least for Europeans makes the total amount a little steep. And a second problem is that if it's not in normal stores you can't use coupons or subscriber's perks with those games.

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Moroboshi876

I'm a little disappointed after seeing River City Girls won't have the Kunio-kun trademark visual style at all, but let's hope it's a good game anyway.

I've been playing recently, for the first time and thanks to the Kunio-kun The World Classic Collection, the renowned Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari. It's a little confusing, but soon you realize it's just a matter of defeating all the oponents in a screen, waiting for the boss, upgrade, rinse and repeat. But the game has lots of charm, and the shopping districts are fun.

As I feared, the Japanese texts are a little hard to follow. Although you can toggle the settings (speed and difficulty), they move automatically anyway, so you don't have enough time to read all the text whatever the settings, meaning I have to use the screenshot feature, go to the album and calmly read them.

Even then, I think all the lore this game has doesn't come from the in-game texts entirely, there are things that must come from the original manual or something, because they're not explained. I mean things you read in the wikis, of course.

About the combat system, it doesn't take much upgrading in order to beat the crap out of the enemies, just buying a couple techniques.

But I'm having a lot of fun anyway, and I've reached the final bosses -that beat the crap out of me, because they are much more difficult than any other boss in the game-.

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KingMike

So the one other Kunio game I have is the GBA Kunio Collection 1. Some questionable NES emulation, as the screen is a bit jittery, though I hear it was a technique used by a particular fan emulator that got reused by some official third-party games (not sure if this one is one of them).
But it was probably the only way to get Ganbare Dunk Heroes for a reasonable price (not sure the current value of either, I know back then the Famicom cart was already like $150).
(the other game on this cart was the Kunio original of Super Dodge Ball)

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Moroboshi876

@KingMike If you're interested in good emulation you can always buy Kunio-kun The World Classics Collection, containing all 11 Famicom Kunio-kun games plus Renegade, Super Dodge Ball, River City Ransom and Crash 'n' the Boys Street Challenge, plus Double Dragon, Double Dragon II and Double Dragon III, all NES versions.

It is available on Switch, PS4 and Xbox One.

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Moroboshi876

Stupid me... The difficulty setting of Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari (River City Ransom / Street Gangs) was about the game itself, not the texts. Facepalm.

I've been playing in easy mode without knowing it... But it felt so easy that I think I'm perfectly able to finish it on normal. Now I'm facing the last part on normal, and anyway I was planning on playing again, this time the Western version, and with Riki/Ryan, so next time I'll play in normal since the beginning.

Anyway, I'm enjoying the game a lot, and now I'm grinding (it doesn't feel as tiresome as in Dragon Quest games, for example) in order to finally beat the twins, that beat me to a pulp even in easy setting the first time. I have to max some more stats and then I'll be ready to beat the game for the first time and move to Nekketsu kôkô dodgeball bu, in which I can't go past Iceland. I'll have to practice. I know about the special shots, and how to theoretically perform them, but I keep achieving them randomly.

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Tasuki

@Moroboshi876 To do the special shots you just run from the back of the court and right before you hit cross the line to throw the ball.

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Moroboshi876

@Tasuki Yeah, but that's one of them. Then there's another which requires you to do 5 steps and press and hold one button, and I can't do it whenever I want. In fact, the one you mention doesn't always work either.

Well, I finally beat Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari, and thanks to the save states I was able to go a little back after I got the normal ending, which led me to a still screen with the end kanji, no text at all, not music either... Just that and music. It turns out after you defeat the twins you can go straight to the final boss or rescue someone before doing that.

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