Tag: River City Ransom

  • Poll Box Art Brawl #4 - River City Ransom / Street Gangs

    Vote for your favourite box art

    Welcome to the fourth round of Box Art Brawl, the series where a classic retro game takes on its doppelgängers from other territories to see which has the greatest cover art. Last week we saw GameCube titan Resident Evil 4 knock itself sideways as its moody European self won a very comfortable victory over its North...

  • News River City: Tokyo Rumble Will Be Roughhousing 3DS Consoles At The End Of This Month

    Digital and physical releases planned

    Natsume has confirmed that River City: Tokyo Rumble will launch on the 3DS in North America on September 27th. Developed by Arc System Works, the game will be released in physical and digital formats, and those who order a copy from Natsume's new Amazon store will receive a limited edition Kunio keychain. Here

  • News An Enhanced Version of River City Ransom is Being Made for 3DS

    Japan-only, for now

    Some of you may be familiar with the River City Ransom, the classic NES brawler. It's from the same developer as Double Dragon and Renegade, and fits right into the same genre as those two, while taking some creative liberties of its own. While it may be true that it's far from a perfect game and it's perhaps somewhat simple by...

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    Wii U eShop / NES

    Review River City Ransom

    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...

  • News New River City Ransom Game Announced For The Japanese 3DS

    Downtown Nekketsu Jidaigeki is coming in May

    It has been revealed in the latest issue of Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu that Arc System Works is creating a follow up to Downtown Special: Kunio-kun no Jidaigeki da yo Zenin Shugo - better known as River City Ransom in North America and Street Gangs in Europe - and it will be released on the Japanese...

  • News River City Ransom: Underground Dev Still Wants To Bring The Game To Nintendo Consoles

    Smartphones, not so much

    Conatus Creative's Kickstarter campaign for a new version of River City Ransom may have surpassed its original funding target, but it failed to meet the stretch goals which would secure a version for consoles — including the Wii U and 3DS. River City Ransom: Underground is only certain for PC, Mac and Linux at present,...

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    3DS eShop / NES

    Review River City Ransom


    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...

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    Review River City Ransom

    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...