River City Girls

WayForward Technologies

Strong Man
OpenCritic Rating
78
Top Critic Average
76%
Critics Recommend
Based on 41 critic reviews
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River City Girls

Rating Summary

Based on 41 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

78

Top Critic Average

76%

Critics Recommend

Based on 41 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Sep 5, 2019
Xbox OneSep 5, 2019
PCSep 5, 2019
Nintendo SwitchSep 5, 2019

Publisher: WayForward Technologies

Genres: Arcade, Adventure

There's trouble once again on the mean streets of River City, but this time the boys are in over their heads! In this all-new entry in the legendary beat-'em-up series, hot-blooded heroes Kuni and Riki have been captured, leaving it to their hard-hitting girlfriends, Kyoko and Misako, to serve up some payback. As you punch and kick your way across town - either solo or with a friend in local co-op - you'll gain new skills, chow down on power-ups, wield an assortment of weapons, and unleash an arsenal of combos, throws, and special attacks that will leave the bad guys crying for mama - all in outrageous 16-bit style! The awesome action is punctuated by manga story panels, anime cutscenes, and an epic synth-pop soundtrack. It’s an old-school rumble for a new generation! KEY FEATURES: - Wild beat-'em-up action for one or two players! - Glorious pixel-art graphics plus anime and manga cutscenes! - Fantastic soundtrack featuring Chipzel, Christina Vee, and NateWantsToBattle! - Six large city regions to fight through, complete with shops and side quests! - Loads of weapons, items, and abilities to power-up your heroines! - Guest appearances by classic River City characters!
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River City Girls Character Spotlight - Kyoko

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River City Girls - Teaser Trailer

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A fantastic scrolling beat 'em-ups that shows exactly how the genre can be evolved and modernised, while also indulging in some gloriously retro presentation and throwbacks.

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The basic fun of fighting is counterbalanced by some punishing design that makes it hard to get fully invested in the action

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USgamer

iew by Caty McCarthy, Features Editor
USgamer

River City Girls is as bubbly as the pop song that soundtracks its intro cinematic would lead you to believe. With all-around excellent art direction, you'll be hard-pressed to find a game this year with more style and confidence than River City Girls. While the first few hours are a slog as you level up and learn the ropes, once your moveset grows bigger, any encounter is a blast full of combos, and yes, dabbing. Just be sure to bring a friend along for the ride, as it's much harder to brave alone.

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Impressive effort with a few noticeable problems holding it back. Won't astound everyone, but is worth your time and cash.

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