River City Ransom for NES

Play classic game River City Ransom on PC.

  • Last Updated: Jul 31, 2009
  • License: Freeware / Free
  • OS: Windows XP, 2000, 98, Me
  • Publisher: PLANT TECHNOS Co.,Ltd

Description of River City Ransom for NES

The plot follows high school students Alex and Ryan (Kunio and Riki in the Japanese version) as they cross River City in an attempt to rescue River City High and Ryan's girlfriend Cyndi from the clutches of a villain called "Slick". Along the way, they battle with gangs of students (with names such as "The Generic Dudes" or "The Frat Guys") and several bosses and sub-bosses. Enemies will warrant a yell and drop money signifying their defeat, including the well known phrase "BARF!"

River City Ransom has been described as a cross between a beat 'em up and a role-playing game. The game follows a linear path from start to finish. The fighting style is very similar to Double Dragon, in that the player can move freely around the screen while pressing buttons to punch, kick, or jump. However, the characters' effectiveness in battle is determined by several statistics and their knowledge of fighting techniques, such as Acro Circus (Mach Swing), Stone Hands (Mach Punch), and Dragon Feet (Mach Kick), which are purchased like items in shops throughout the city using funds recovered from defeated gang members. This loot may also be spent on various food items and spa treatments which serve to revitalize the player's stats, while displaying a funny animation.

The player can input passwords that keeps tracks of their character's stats, skills, possessions, money, and defeated bosses. Later versions of the game discarded the password in favor of a save system.
Requirements: No special requirements

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