Tokyo Beat Down
Posted 05 April 2009 - 01:35 AM
The game leads through the familiar ground of a faded genre with two solid fists of justice. There’s an instant nostalgia at play, and an easy comparison to titles like Streets of Rage or Double Dragon. So seasoned gamers can anticipate punching and kicking a path through the typical foes of that genre. Expect to encounter skinny thugs, fat thugs, skinny thugs with guns, and fat thugs with pipes along the way. This pattern is broken up by mafioso-type villains and a very aggravating character that tosses Molotov cocktails – thanks for that one by the way, Success. It all works on a sliding scale that invites gamers in and eventually has them furiously shaking the DS as the difficulty continues to climb. But this certainly isn’t the whole story.
Posted 06 April 2009 - 05:58 PM