Street Gangs

Street Gangs


Aksys Games
Technos Japan Corp.


Game Rating

User Ratings: 5

Our Review: 8/10


Also Known As
River City Ransom
Number of Players
Release Date

Wii Shop

  • 21st Apr 2008, 500 points (USA)
  • 22nd Feb 2008, 500 points (UK/EU)
  • 23rd Oct 2007, 500 points (JPN)

3DS eShop

  • 28th Nov 2012, ¥500 (JPN)
  • 25th Jul 2013, £4.49/€4.99 (UK/EU)
  • 14th Nov 2013, $4.99 (USA)

Wii U eShop

  • 23rd Apr 2015, £3.49 (UK/EU)
  • 1st Oct 2015, $4.99 (USA)


  • 25th Apr 1989 (JPN)
  • Jan 1990 (USA)
  • 1992 (UK/EU)
Controller Support

Screenshots (5)

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  • 14

    Wii U eShop / NES

    Review Street Gangs

    Holding your funds for ransom

    Originally released in Japan for Nintendo Famicom, classic beat 'em up 'Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari' was then heavily localised for its eventual release in the US; background artwork was amended to look more 'western' (for example, rooftop tiling designs and mailboxes were changed) plus all location names were updated...

  • 37

    3DS eShop / NES

    Review Street Gangs


    River City Ransom — or Street Gangs as it was known upon release in Europe — is arguably one of the most famous fighting titles for Nintendo's 8-bit NES console. Ported from the Japanese Famicom title Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari, the game combined the pugilistic focus of Double Dragon (which was created by the same company, Technōs...

  • 9

    Wii Virtual Console / NES

    Review Street Gangs

    Big trouble in River City

    Street Gangs — known as River City Ransom in North America — is a strange game. It's one of many in the extremely popular Japanese "Kunio-kun" series, which started in the arcade and is still going strong today, with the latest instalment being on the DS. Every game in the series has the same main character, Kunio, but...

About The Game

Street Gangs is the Western version of the acclaimed Japanese hit Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari, a unique mix of beat 'em up and RPG.

Friends Alex and Ryan must save River City from the evil Slick and his gang who have also kidnapped Ryan's girlfriend Cyndi. Fight your way through gang members and bosses, raise your stats by eating the right foods, and gain new techniques by reading special books. Play solo or battle with two players simultaneously via Download Play (only one copy of the game is required).