River City Ransom EX ROM

river city ransom ex rom
When focusing on the main objectives, River City Ransom EX is about 3 Hours in length. If you're a gamer that strives to see all aspects of the game, you are likely to spend around  Hours to obtain 100% completion.
There are seven games in the River City Ransom series and more than 30 games in the Kunio Kun series.
Custom Char, Custom Self and Custom Move are only available after you beat the game.

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Additional Information

River City Ransom EX is a beat ’em up role-playing game in the Kunio-kun franchise. The game was released on March 5, 2004 in North America, it is a Game Boy Advance version of Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari released for the Family Computer. It is the first Kunio-kun game developed by Million Co., Ltd., which is comprised of former staff from Technōs Japan Crop.

The plot follows high school students Alex and Ryan as they cross River City in an attempt to reach River City High and rescue Ryan’s girlfriend Cyndi from the clutches of a villain called “Slick”. Along the way, they battle with gangs of students (with names such as “The Generic Dudes”, “The Frat Guys”, “The Jocks” or “The Squids”) and several gang leaders which act as bosses or sub-bosses. River City Ransom is a beat ’em up game with action role-playing elements. The game is non-linear, allowing players to explore an open world, in a sandbox manner. 

The fighting style is very similar to Double Dragon, in that the player can move freely around the screen while pressing buttons to punch, kick, or jump. Objects such as brass knuckles, steel pipes, and trash cans can be used as melee weapons or thrown at enemies. However, the characters’ effectiveness in battle is determined by several statistics and their knowledge of fighting techniques, such as Grand Slam, Stone Hands, and Dragon Feet, which are purchased as books in shops throughout the city using funds recovered from defeated gang members.

This loot may also be spent on various food items and spa treatments which serve to not only revitalize the player’s stats, but may also permanently increase attributes like “Punch” and “Kick” (Foods and items offer varying levels of improvement). The player can input passwords that keep track of their character’s stats, skills, possessions, money, and defeated bosses. There are a total of nine gangs in the original NES version (which are distinguished by the color of their t-shirts) whom the player will encounter during the course of the game, each with their own characteristics and attacking patterns.

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River City Ransom EX

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Release Date

Japan: March 5, 2004
North America: May 26, 2004


RPG Beat em up




Game Boy Advance




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