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8.9
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Score Breakdown Based on 654 ratings
  1. 10 (251)
  2. 9 (276)
  3. 8 (83)
  4. 7 (24)
  5. 6 (6)
  6. 5 (4)
  7. 4 (3)
  8. 3 (3)
  9. 2 (1)
  10. 1 (3)

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  • User Rating 8

    A pretty neat concept and great co-op but if you plan on beating it you're gonna need a good while or passcodes.

    Rated on April 01, 2008 by GuitarHero670

    River City Ransom (or Street Gangs as it's called in the UK) is an interesting combo of genres, it's a beat-em-up mixed with an RPG. This formula works out with surprisingly good results. The basic id...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5

    Three words: OMG!!!

    Rated on April 01, 2008 by sk8trux

    This is probably the greatest beat-em' up of all time! It had awesome controls, great gameplay, and great multiplayer. Story: It's a NES game. Nobody really cares about the story. But it's not ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10

    Rated on September 04, 2003 by King9999

    River City Ransom is the beat-'em-up genre's Luigi (of Mario Bros. fame): it's the one game that's often neglected, while other games have taken centre stage and have been hailed as being some of the ...

    2 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    The road to becoming a ninja is long and arduous...but in 8-bit it only takes a week!<br />

    Rated on August 27, 2009 by evrdayblues

    I must admit, I have a soft spot for single digits. Something about the term "8-bit" just fills my heart with warmth and sympathy. In my case, this has nothing to do with nostalgia since my first co...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7

    Pretty Good

    Rated on April 21, 2008 by Kramzy

    The Graphics: 7.5/10 The graphics of River City Ransom are actually rather nice! The style is very similar to Double Dragon, only the characters are much more "cartoony". The backgrounds are bold and...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.8

    Magnificent 2P side-scrolling adventure with the button-mash brawling of a fighting game and the complexity of an RPG...

    Rated on January 09, 2006 by BiMetroWiccan

    In River City Ransom, you choose between two male characters, both if playing on Two-Player mode, who are on a quest to rescue a young girl from a gang leader Along the way, you can fight various s...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    Take the characters from Super Spike V-ball and World Cup Soccer, give them weapons and gang names, = River City Ransom

    Rated on April 28, 2008 by DogLion

    This is one of those games I've been waiting to come out on WiiVC. Not only because it was/is an amazing game, but to have a copy that doesn't freeze-up is a dream come true. River City Ransom (RCR) i...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    'BARF!' won't be enough to be beat this duo.

    Rated on May 11, 2008 by edubuccaneer

    Many game series are heralded as being influential to the beat 'em up genre. River City Ransom, the spiritual successor of Renegade, developed by Technos, is considered to be the start of the beat 'em...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    River City Ransom played a big part in my youth, and the game stands up to the test of time with a solid Dragon Fist.

    Rated on May 19, 2008 by Joystick_n_hand

    Gangs Occupy River City. They Stand in Your Way of True Love. Time to Cause Some Serious Pain! As a lad, I would spend several hours exploring old factories, wooded fields, construction sites...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    River City Ransom is a side-scrolling beat-em up rpg hybrid that's definately worth a download on the virtual console.

    Rated on May 20, 2008 by SevenSorrows

    Ever since I got my Wii a couple weeks after it was released, there's one thing I've really loved about it: The Virtual Console. I have quite a few games in my VC collection, and one of my favorites i...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.