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Prison City

Programancer, Screenwave Media, Retroware
Aug 28, 2023 - Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S

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Niche Gamer
7 / 10
Gamers Heroes
80 / 100
8 / 10
Video Chums
4 / 5
Nindie Spotlight
7.9 / 10
7 / 10
Duuro Magazine
No Recommendation
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Critic Reviews for Prison City

Prison City is a very solid retro throwback action platformer. It lacks originality and the main character is boring because he barely says anything more complex than one-word sentences. The challenge is hearty and gamers will find the references endearing… if they can survive long enough to see them.

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Prison City might cop Snake Plissken’s style, but this side-scrolling adventure proves that there is room for a new grizzled hero. While it provides a hefty challenge, those looking to the futuristic year of 1997 will have a blast.

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Prison City is a fun game that nails the look and feel of 80's action platformers. For fans of that era, this is a no-brainer. Now, for the sequel, I'm hoping for an Echo the Dolphin parody featuring that cybernetic cetacean.

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If Prison City released for NES, I imagine that it would be on many gamers' top 10 lists for the console's library; it's retro done right.

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A very ambitious retro-styled Metroidvania experience that works pretty well within the confines of classic expectations

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Prison City fulfills its premise competently, featuring stunning visuals and a unique weapon as its main feature. The less linear structure of the levels, the references to pop culture and the engaging boss battles provide fun moments, despite their resistance; however, compared to several other productions that are inspired by retro works, the game lacks its own identity that sets it apart.

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Duuro Magazine

No Recommendation / Blank
Krist Duro

Fans of '80s arcade brawlers will find enjoyment in its nostalgic charms between frustrating encounters

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