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May 27, 2010
Above: River City Ransom was the best!
Game: River City Ransom Song: Running Around the City Composer: Kazuo Sawa
Above: Running Around the City
Today, we’re paying tribute to River City Ransom. We remember having tea at the Rise & Shine Café, learning Dragon Feet at the Grotto Book Store, beating down The Twins with iron knuckles, and making The Generic Dudes scream “BARF!”
In many ways, River City Ransom was years ahead of its time, blending traditional beat ‘em up gameplay with role-playing elements. But back then, the only thing that mattered to us was fueling up on food from the Grotto Mall to power-up our punches and kicks.
There’s a special place in our brain for all the fond memories we have of beating down street gangs on our way to Slick – and right next to them is River City Ransom’s unforgettable theme song, the one that played when running about the city. Give it a listen. The fast-paced beats will rock you with nostalgia as it quickly shuffles into the climactic solo.
Above: River City Ransom was also bold enough to showcase Alex's bare bottom at Pop's Health Club
Above: The box art for River City Ransom. It’s interesting to compare it against the original Japanese art below
Above: The Japanese promotional art for River City Ransom, which was titled Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari
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