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Kunio-kun Video Game Series

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River City Girls 2
River City Girls 2

Action May 2023

River City Girls 2 is a beat 'em up action game in which we move through two-dimensional boards and fight hordes of enemies using an extensive combat system. Compared to the first part, the game offers new characters, fighting techniques, locations and types of enemies.

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River City Saga: Three Kingdoms
River City Saga: Three Kingdoms

Action 20 July 2022

A spin-off of the Kunio-kun series, published in the West under the name River City. In River City Saga: Three Kingdoms we go to China from the Three Kingdoms Era and take part in historical events presented with a pinch of salt.

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River City Girls Zero
River City Girls Zero

Action 14 February 2022

A spin-off of the River City (Kunio-kun in Japanese) series and a prequel to the River City Girls sub-series. River City Girls Zero is a classic beat'em up. Kunio and Riki must clear their names and find the person who framed them for the crime, which Misako and Kyoko help them with.

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River City Girls
River City Girls

Action 05 September 2019

Spin-off of the Kunio-kun series (in the west known as River City), in which the brave girls Kyoko and Misako face a host of thugs lurking in the streets of the title city. River City Girls can be played alone or in the company of a second player, in local cooperation.

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River City Ransom: Underground
River City Ransom: Underground

Action 28 February 2017

A retro style two-dimensional beat'em up game with RPG elements, and a continuation to the cult-classic production for NES released in 1989. The action takes place 25 years after the events from the original title – Alex and Ryan, the protagonists of the previous game, have graduated River City High, but Slick – one of the gang bosses defeated in the past – begins to pose a threat again; you fight as one of eight available characters in order to stop him, and all the other criminal organizations, one more time. The fundamental mechanics featured in the original have not been changed in the slightest. The game offers more than 100 hand-drawn levels with open structure, allowing us to upgrade the character and the equipment the course of the game. The gameplay basically consists of smashing consecutive opponents' faces and each playable character represents a different fighting style. River City Ransom: Underground features multiplayer that was absent from the original title.

PC

River City: Rival Showdown
River City: Rival Showdown

Action 27 October 2016

A new installment in the Kunio-kun series of classic beat ’em up games developed by Arc System Works. Once again, the player assumes the role of Kunio. He is tasked with finding Riki's missing girlfriend and solving the mystery related to the thugs that attacked him. While playing River City: Rival Showdown, the player is constantly moving to the right and fighting legions of enemies. In the battles the player uses fists, legs and acquired weapons to attack the enemies. The player must not only be fast, but also control two parameters – HP that represents the health of Kunio and SP, the energy that is used for performing special attacks. While progressing in the game, the protagonist gains experience that enables him to become stronger and face greater opponents. Similarly to the previous entries in the series, the game features pixel art graphics.

3DS

River City Super Sports Challenge: All-Star Special
River City Super Sports Challenge: All-Star Special

Sports 05 March 2015

An enhanced version of River City Super Sports Challenge for Nintendo handheld consoles, which is another entry in an oldschool arcade game series called Kunio-Kun that originated in 1980s on Famicom. As usual, the story is about students of one of Japanese high-schools who now participate in rather unusual sport events. The game offers four game modes: Cross-Country Dream Town (races on streets, rooftops and inside of buildings), On-the-Pole Ball Breaking Competition (climbing on a pole in order to throw down a ball that is on top of it), Obstacle Room Competition (our goal is to get out of a room without touching enemies) and Wrestling Tournament. The graphics are similar to the previous games, however, the backgrounds are now improved and upgraded to HD resolution. In addition to that there is also an option to play online.

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River City Ransom: Knights of Justice
River City Ransom: Knights of Justice

Action 30 April 2014

Scrolled brawl with jRPG grade elements. While playing, we play as a hero trying to free the world from evil. We do this by fighting with hundreds of opponents standing in our way.

3DS

River City: Tokyo Rumble
River City: Tokyo Rumble

Fighting 08 August 2013

Two-dimensional scrolled fight belonging to the famous Kunio-kun series, which has accompanied players since 1986. We play the role of a boy named Kunio, who, together with his friends, intends to stop gangsters spreading through the streets of Tokyo.

3DS

Super Dodgeball Brawlers
Super Dodgeball Brawlers

Sports 01 May 2008

Quite a brutal sports game, referring to the so-called collective. We eliminate members of the opposing team, using mainly balls for this purpose.

NDS

River City Ransom EX
River City Ransom EX

Action 25 May 2004

River City Ransom Ex is a brawl, dedicated to the pocket console Game Boy Advane. At River City High, a standard life was going on until the two students were renamed dragon twins - this caused fights in the corridors and threats - and the teachers lived in fear.

GBA

River City Ransom 2
River City Ransom 2

Fighting canceled

River City Ransom 2 is an arcade brawl produced by Miracle Kidz, which is a remake of a hit known from the NES console. Players direct the actions of high school students, who go to the rescue of the headmaster and one of their friends kidnapped by the Stick Gang. The game has been enriched with RPG elements allowing to develop heroes' skills.

Wii