• Publisher: Natsume
  • Release Date: Sep 27, 2016
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  • Summary: Follow the story of a hot-blooded high school student named Kunio and his good friends. When a nefarious gang moves into Tokyo to try to take it over, it's up to this self-proclaimed "fighter for justice" and his buddies to make sure the streets stay safe! Punch, kick, use weapons such asFollow the story of a hot-blooded high school student named Kunio and his good friends. When a nefarious gang moves into Tokyo to try to take it over, it's up to this self-proclaimed "fighter for justice" and his buddies to make sure the streets stay safe! Punch, kick, use weapons such as soccer balls, iron knuckles, chains, and even bicycles to knock some sense into those devious gang members. [Nintendo.com] Expand
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 16
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  1. Nintendo Force Magazine
    Nov 7, 2016
    80
    If you're a fan of this series, buy this game. You owe it to yourself. [Issue #24 – November/December 2016, p.22S]
  2. Oct 5, 2016
    75
    The core beat 'em up mechanics with a touch of RPG made this game a very interesting surprise. Definitely something fans of the genre should try.
  3. Oct 19, 2016
    71
    The core Kunio-kun's mechanics are back on an old school flavored game, it's plenty of fun and content and the mixed elements from the RPGs and Beat'em ups work well. Unfortunately it's simpler than other similar contemporary games on its genre and the visuals are not consistent all times.
  4. Sep 27, 2016
    70
    Thankfully that slapdash treatment isn't indicative of the game as a whole. The story mode is well put together and serves as a faithful homage to the classic. It's loving to the point of almost fawning, and it feels a little too willing to play it safe at times, but it's an enjoyable nostalgia trip regardless.
  5. 70
    River City: Tokyo Rumble is a fun throwback to the original's combo of beat-em-up and role-playing elements, even if it's an admittedly one-note experience.
  6. Oct 23, 2016
    60
    Shows its limits early on, with its rather repetitive combat, a level structure that needs improvement and the mixing of different graphic styles did not come out too well, but while those not interested in the genre should look the other way, any River City fan will be more than satisfied with this reincarnation of the thirty-year-old series.
  7. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Nov 18, 2016
    53
    What used to be a norm in the 90-s doesn’t always become good material for retro; sometimes it just gets old and stale. Unfortunately, that’s the case with River City. [Issue#214, p.59]

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