River City Ransom: Underground

One of the best beat'em ups of the NES era is back!
Many years after vanquishing Slick on the school rooftop, Alex and Ryan must take to the streets again. Help a new crop of fighters defeat the hordes of River City, and clear their name in a sinister kidnapping plot. You'll earn money, unlock moves, and upgrade your skills in a sprawling city on the brink of total chaos. This modern take on an old classic features over 500 unique street fighting moves, dozens of weapons, secrets galore, and a bonus arena fighting mode.
Features:
  • Online co-op and arena death match for up to 4 players
  • A new chapter in the River City universe
  • Unlock 10 playable heroes in the story campaign, each with their own fighting style
  • 140 levels to explore, complete with hazards and secrets
  • 22 shops to upgrade your characters
  • Arena multiplayer combat mode features team selection, modifier modes, and CPU partners
  • Play as hero or villain in intense arena combat: can you unlock all 44 fighters?
Minimum Requirements
OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8Ghz or equivalent
Memory: 3 GB RAM
Graphics: 512MB GPU, DirectX 9, Shader Model 2.0 (XNA 4.0 Reach Profile)
DirectX: Version 9.0c
Storage: 120 MB available space
Additional Notes: A faster processor may be required for online multiplayer. XInput devices supported.
Minimum Requirements
OS: Latest macOS version
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8Ghz or equivalent
Memory: 3 GB RAM
Graphics: 512MB GPU, OpenGL 3.0+ (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)
Storage: 120 MB available space
Additional Notes: A faster processor may be required for online multiplayer. SDL_GameController devices supported.
Minimum Requirements
OS: glibc 2.15+, 32/64-bit
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8Ghz or equivalent
Memory: 3 GB RAM
Graphics: 512MB GPU, OpenGL 3.0+ (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)
Storage: 120 MB available space
Additional Notes: A faster processor may be required for online multiplayer. SDL_GameController devices supported.
  • River City Ransom: Underground was worth the wait, and hopefully we don't have to wait nearly three decades for the next one. The look, feel, and humor of the original is here with a new in-depth fighting system that feels fresh yet familiar while being deeper than basically every other game in the genre. I can't say for sure that Underground is the best beat 'em up of all time, but it deserves its place at the table with RCR, Golden Axe, Final Fight, and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.

  • River City Ransom: Underground was worth the wait, and hopefully we don't have to wait nearly three decades for the next one. The look, feel, and humor of the original is here with a new in-depth fighting system that feels fresh yet familiar while being deeper than basically every other game in the genre. I can't say for sure that Underground is the best beat 'em up of all time, but it deserves its place at the table with RCR, Golden Axe, Final Fight, and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.

  • A really good entry for the beat 'em up franchise, and a great choice for both newcomers and old fans.

  • River City Ransom: Underground is fantastic in how it truly captures the feel of retro games, and it’s clear from the experience that Conatus Creative provides the desire and requisite talent. On top of the original beat-em-up feel, additional features round out the title quite nicely, such as RPG leveling aspects and a fighting engine that packs a punch. The art style, sound, and humor capture the look, feel, and nostalgia of the franchise. Though River City may not have enough to warrant many hours on the game, it’s worth a playthrough, and all but guarantees enjoyment to newcomers and fond memories to franchise veterans.

  • River City Ransom: Underground is fantastic in how it truly captures the feel of retro games, and it’s clear from the experience that Conatus Creative provides the desire and requisite talent. On top of the original beat-em-up feel, additional features round out the title quite nicely, such as RPG leveling aspects and a fighting engine that packs a punch. The art style, sound, and humor capture the look, feel, and nostalgia of the franchise. Though River City may not have enough to warrant many hours on the game, it’s worth a playthrough, and all but guarantees enjoyment to newcomers and fond memories to franchise veterans.

  • River City Ransom: Underground is fantastic in how it truly captures the feel of retro games, and it’s clear from the experience that Conatus Creative provides the desire and requisite talent. On top of the original beat-em-up feel, additional features round out the title quite nicely, such as RPG leveling aspects and a fighting engine that packs a punch. The art style, sound, and humor capture the look, feel, and nostalgia of the franchise. Though River City may not have enough to warrant many hours on the game, it’s worth a playthrough, and all but guarantees enjoyment to newcomers and fond memories to franchise veterans.

River City Ransom: Underground
$19.99 $10.00
Title: River City Ransom: Underground
Genre: Action, Indie, RPG
Released: 27 February 2017
Developer: Conatus Creative Inc.
Publisher: Conatus Creative Inc.
  • Single-player
  • Multi-player
  • Co-op
  • Steam Achievements
  • Steam Cloud
  • Steam Trading Cards
  • Cross-Platform Multiplayer
  • Full controller support
  • Online Multi-Player
  • Online Co-op
  • Shared/Split Screen
  • Local Co-op
  • Local Multi-Player
UI Audio Subs
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