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09-26-2016

River City: Tokyo Rumble

River City Ransom was probably one of the best, most overlooked games on the NES, but remains a favorite for those who've played it since its release back in 1989. Combining a traditional beat-'em-up with the economy and stat growth of a role-playing game turned out to be way more fun than dipping peanut butter in chocolate. The rights to the game have been contested or unclear for years, and even now, there's a Kickstarted spiritual sequel close to completion using the same name and art style.

That's why I was so surprised to see that Natsume and Arc System Works were bringing out a new title in the Kunio-kun franchise in North America, though maybe it does explain why it's not actually called River City Ransom here in the States.

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