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  • Summary: Vblank's open world action heads to the tropics, in Shakedown: Hawaii. From the boardroom to the streets, Shakedown parodies big business and the white collar crimes that go alongside. Build your empire, monopolize the markets, and collaterally re-zone the island's destructible sandbox.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. May 6, 2019
    82
    Shakedown: Hawaii is a great take on the 2D GTA formula, that adds its own flavor. It’s full of content, it goes straight to the point and it’s a lot of fun. The sequel Retro City Rampage deserves.
  2. May 26, 2019
    79
    More than a “more of the same”, Shakedown Hawaii improves almost everything it takes from Retro City Rampage and introduces new mechanics. Not everything works as it should, but it never lacks ambition. Moreover, his 16bit style is super cool.
  3. Hawaii Shakedown is one of the prime examples of open world dynamics with retro art style. If you missed old school GTA games, you should definitely try this game.
  4. May 20, 2019
    71
    Stylish Shakedown: Hawaii hits the mark with its 16-bit look and great soundtrack. Retro GTA fans will also get a similar mix with the predecessor Retro City Rampage in the DX version - without grafted-up, ultimately unnecessary economic simulation elements.
  5. May 20, 2019
    70
    A bittersweet successor to an indie classic. Shakedown: Hawaii is a fun game that pokes fun at capitalism and unethical business practices that, in the end, falls flat.
  6. Edge Magazine
    Jun 20, 2019
    70
    A sandbox where waypoint distances are measured in pixels, and journeys are over in seconds, is surely one worth celebrating. [Issue#334, p.122]
  7. 60
    In spite of all its flaws there’s something about Shakedown: Hawaii that’s quite addictive – probably the fact as players we love numbers increasing and Shakedown: Hawaii does it in a moreish way. Whether intentional or not, VBlank Entertainment Inc. has nabbed aspects from GTA and although it misses the mark, it’s still impressive how it’s condensed such an experience to fit within such a tiny world.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. May 19, 2019
    10
    good pixel graphics and musics plus good open-world but gameplay so messy
    worth to playing
  2. May 19, 2019
    7
    Very nice musics. Drawings and graphics are good. The open world is beatifully designed. BUT they are errors in the scenario. The difficultyVery nice musics. Drawings and graphics are good. The open world is beatifully designed. BUT they are errors in the scenario. The difficulty level of this game is not satisfactory. Expand
  3. May 13, 2019
    2
    This GTA-spoof game is a bit too similar to its predecessor Retro City Rampage for its own good. It tries to entertain, but the jokes are rudeThis GTA-spoof game is a bit too similar to its predecessor Retro City Rampage for its own good. It tries to entertain, but the jokes are rude and angry without being funny.
    Gameplay is chaotic, graphics are barely passing. The retro look is overdone by now, it fails to charm and impress.
    Not worth your money at all.
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