River City Ransom EX Game Boy Advance
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  • Summary: The classic NES game returns with improved graphics and even more role-playing action. As in the original game, River City Ransom for the Game Boy Advance blends action, fighting, and role-playing elements into one game. You'll play one of two young heroes who must battle their way past cityThe classic NES game returns with improved graphics and even more role-playing action. As in the original game, River City Ransom for the Game Boy Advance blends action, fighting, and role-playing elements into one game. You'll play one of two young heroes who must battle their way past city gangs and then defeat the gang lord to free the students of River City High. More than just a side-scrolling fighting game, River City Ransom EX features a character-building system and customization options. Expand
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 21
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  1. 95
    Atlus has managed to somehow improve upon one of the greatest NES games ever. To beat-em-up fans such as myself, the old school greatness means two schools – Cross Town High and River City High, with all the turf in between. Atlus took us back, and there's no reason for anyone to resist one more bout with Alex and Ryan.
  2. River City Ransom EX is a hilarious, complex beat-em-up with a ton of options and plenty of options for fun combat.
  3. A tremendous port of one of the most unsung games of all time, and a must-have for any serious collector. [Summer 2004, p.39]
  4. A ton of fun, and is an excellent port/upgrade overall. Shame on the company for not including two player mode though, as that's where most of the fun came from.
  5. Lousy interface aside, the game does give you a hefty amount of options to work with.
  6. There's no denying that the title was one of those classics that lived on far beyond its intended marketability. In this respect, a port to the GBA was a sort of inescapable eventuality, and the final result is one that's as faithful to the original as one could hope.
  7. River City Ransom Ex is just an all-right game. It offers nothing special to the beat-'em-up genre. Some may even say that the game takes a step or two backward. One of the major complaints I have is that there is no two-player co-op mode.

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  1. SamW.
    Jul 11, 2007
    10
    I love this game as well as the origional. but i also feel that they couldve gone the extra five or so steps to make it a multiplayer game. I love this game as well as the origional. but i also feel that they couldve gone the extra five or so steps to make it a multiplayer game. so for single player: 10 for multiplayer: 4. Expand
  2. NajinJ.
    Jan 15, 2008
    10
    This game brought back so many memories! The improved graphics were a delight and I'm glad the designers of the gba version decided to This game brought back so many memories! The improved graphics were a delight and I'm glad the designers of the gba version decided to preserve so many of the original nes features. a true retro classic! Expand
  3. Jan 8, 2011
    10
    A remake of a great fighter/RPG hybrid from the NES/Famicom with new moves, attacks and abilities, better graphics and sounds, new featuresA remake of a great fighter/RPG hybrid from the NES/Famicom with new moves, attacks and abilities, better graphics and sounds, new features and all around a vast improvement from the NES/Famicom game. This game is quite literally Double Dragon on steroids and is one of if not the most fun fighting/RPG hybrid game on the GBA. Expand