One of the most popular NES games, River City Ransom is now available on the Wii U Virtual Console. This classic beat-em-up already saw release on the Nintendo Wii and 3DS in 2007 and 2013 respectively. Originally released in 1990 for North America, River City Ransom was subsequently remade on the Sharp X68000, PC-Engine Super CD-ROM, and Game Boy Advance. For those who have played Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game, you should know that it was heavily inspired by River City Ransom.
You can play as Alex and take on the challenge alone or battle as Alex and Ryan simultaneously with a friend. Kick and punch to fight your way through gang members, evil bosses, and other goons. Or use a variety of weapons ranging from a chain whip, brass knuckles, and a tire, to name a few. Raise your stats by eating right, and gain new techniques by reading books. With your fighting prowess and never-ending spirit, the bad guys won’t know what hit them!