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  • Summary: A year has passed since the epic battle that decided the fate of mankind and claimed the life of the beloved Angela. Dark omens once again tell of the return of an evil presence. Ushi is the last remaining master of the ancient art of Shin-Ken, and he calls upon Tetsuo, his disciple andA year has passed since the epic battle that decided the fate of mankind and claimed the life of the beloved Angela. Dark omens once again tell of the return of an evil presence. Ushi is the last remaining master of the ancient art of Shin-Ken, and he calls upon Tetsuo, his disciple and adopted son, to investigate some strange happenings in a faraway farming village outside the city. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Mar 22, 2018
    81
    The Switch version of Gekido Advance is a pretty good title, especially considering the price. The Italian NAPS team added a bunch of stuff and new content that will be appreciated by everyone, even by fans that played the original release.
  2. Mar 25, 2018
    75
    Gekido on Nintendo Switch is the same, good, beat 'em up played on GBA in 2002, with better graphics, sound and multiplayer mode. Great job Naps Team, once again.
  3. Apr 15, 2018
    70
    Gekido Kintaro's Revenge is a game that will delight fans of "me against the neighborhood", as well as those players who are looking for a challenging and different game within the genre. It’s also tremendously entertaining to play cooperatively with a friend.
  4. 65
    Gekido Kintato’s Revenge is a curio in its position as a Game Boy Advance game brought to a modern home console. The update is totally fine - the sprite graphics look great, the music is good - but the gameplay is an artifact of older days. That’s fine if you just want to sit down for a challenging beat-’em-up with a friend, but if you’re looking for something modern and fresh, Gekido isn’t that. It’s just an alright retro remake.
  5. Mar 30, 2018
    60
    It may be a mediocre brawler of its time, but it does have a certain energy to it, and the light adventuring elements do make it unique from anything else of its ilk. The bonus dungeon mode is the real main attraction and playing with a friend makes things more interesting. Kintaro's Revenge can only be recommended, though, to gamers who understand that this is a port of a Game Boy Advance title that has not had much done to its presentation.
  6. Mar 23, 2018
    60
    Gekido: Kintaro's Revenge is a love letter to the original Game Boy Advance game that many probably didn’t notice was pushing the envelope as far as graphics, animation, music and presentation were expected on Nintendo’s 32-bit handheld. As such and despite excellent added extras to this Switch package, it stubbornly restrains itself in the past and as is only truly recommended if you fell nostalgic towards the original game.
  7. Dec 2, 2019
    40
    Gekido Kintaro’s Revenge is a very simple beat-em-up which probably didn’t warrant a physical release on Switch. Unfair gameplay, unsatisfying visuals and sloppy proofing work mean this is one to miss.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Apr 17, 2018
    10
    Gekido is an awesome game that's it! but where it heads out on its own is with its adventure-style level designs.
    Instead of just walking to
    Gekido is an awesome game that's it! but where it heads out on its own is with its adventure-style level designs.
    Instead of just walking to the right until there's no more right to be walked,
    you can go left, right, up, and down, flipping switches, collecting items, and doing a fair amount of backtracking.
    It's definitely refreshing to see Gekido take some chances with the formula of a genre bound by tradition,
    but it now also has an arcade mode similar to its predecessors like Final Fight or Street of Rage , where you just turn off your mind, go ahead and beat them all !
    Co-op mode works really fine everytime
    I loved the new Relic-hunter rougue like mode, simply perfect if you also have a friend to play with.
    I suggest to use crt scanline mode imho. So what are you wating for ? fan or newbies of the serie, go and get it now !
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  2. Mar 22, 2018
    10
    How to start ? The combat in Gekido: Kintaro’s Revenge feels fantastic, juggling is easy and satisfying to do, you have a range of specialHow to start ? The combat in Gekido: Kintaro’s Revenge feels fantastic, juggling is easy and satisfying to do, you have a range of special move combos to learn and even a special “keep away” attack to help with crowd control.
    It is responsive, vibrant and really hearkens back to the greats of a genre I love it.
    Relic Hunter sees you exploring randomly generated dungeons in search of Relics, like every other mode this is fully playable in Co-Op and adds so much to the games length.
    It’s worth tackling after you have done the story as it’ll throw late game enemies at you from the get go, overall it’s a tough but fantastic game mode and one I will continue to work through time and time again.
    If you love the genre, Gekido: Kintaro’s Revenge is one of the titles you have to get, the combat is great and the soundtrack is superb.
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  3. Mar 22, 2018
    10
    I loved Gekido and I love it much more now !
    the new features are amazing, music and new modes are stunning !
    Co-op is brand new and it’s
    I loved Gekido and I love it much more now !
    the new features are amazing, music and new modes are stunning !
    Co-op is brand new and it’s one of the ways this version shines.
    Co-op is a good time, even with the steep difficulty. It’s like a coin-munching arcade game
    I can't be happier than that , also new graphic is a state of the art of animation
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  4. Mar 22, 2018
    10
    I really love this game , a very brand new beat em up, this one adds elements like power-ups and the ability to explore different routes,
    it
    I really love this game , a very brand new beat em up, this one adds elements like power-ups and the ability to explore different routes,
    it also has some great music and cut-scenes and boss fights are though guys !
    The kind of game that doesn't let you mess up too much, if you love the genre , you have to play it
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  5. Mar 23, 2018
    9
    Gekido is a great jump into the classic beat'em'up genre. It's truly playable, it has local multiplayer, it has great retro visuals and coolGekido is a great jump into the classic beat'em'up genre. It's truly playable, it has local multiplayer, it has great retro visuals and cool music... and it's CHEAP. So... what are you waiting for? :)

    EDIT: About gameplay, the game's mechanics aren't boring, thanks to a dose of platforming, exploration, and extra modes... it's a remaster, yes, but a very good one.
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  6. Sep 1, 2021
    0
    A mediocre brawler, i wouldn't waste my money on this. Get double dragon or streets of rage instead.