Overview / Review of Taito’s 1988 NES game, Renegade.
Renegade is a respectable port of the 1986 arcade beat `em up that revolutionized the genre, introducing several concepts (such as combos and the ability to move not just left and right, but also up and down) that would become staples in later hits like Golden Axe, Final Fight, and Streets of Rage. It is typically recognized as the progenitor of the infamous Double Dragon series … Continue reading →
Overview / Review of Tradewest’s 1988 NES game, Double Dragon.
Building off of the successful innovations of Technos Japan’s previous beat ’em up, Renegade (1986, Arcade/1988, NES), Double Dragon for the NES is a port of the first in a successful trilogy arcade games. Twin brothers Billy and Jimmy Lee, well skilled martial artists, learned how to survive growing up on the streets. When Marian, Billy’s girlfriend, is brutally assaulted… Continue reading →
Overview / Review for Technos’ 1990 NES game, River City Ransom.
Following Renegade and Super Dodge Ball, River City Ransom is the third game of the Kunio-kun series, and the first game to be published by Technos in America. River City Ransom’s unique gameplay is a hybridization of two wholly disparate genres… Continue reading →