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River City Ransom: Underground has released with day-1 Linux support as promised

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The beat 'em up River City Ransom: Underground [Steam] has officially launched with the promised day-1 Linux support. So far it seems the reviews are positive.

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The developers did say we would get a review key, so I have reached out today to remind them and ask about it. Hopefully I can get some thoughts up on it soon! Another good beat 'em up would be ideal to have on Linux.

About the game
One of the best beat'em ups of the NES era is back! Many years after vanquishing Slick on the school rooftop, Alex and Ryan must take to the streets again. Help a new crop of fighters defeat the hordes of River City, and clear their name in a sinister kidnapping plot. You'll earn money, unlock moves, and upgrade your skills in a sprawling city on the brink of total chaos. This modern take on an old classic features over 500 unique street fighting moves, dozens of weapons, secrets galore, and a bonus arena fighting mode.

- Online co-op and arena death match for up to 4 players
- A new chapter in the River City universe
- Unlock 10 playable heroes in the story campaign, each with their own fighting style
- 140 levels to explore, complete with hazards and secrets
- 22 shops to upgrade your characters
- Arena multiplayer combat mode features team selection, modifier modes, and CPU partners
- Play as hero or villain in intense arena combat: can you unlock all 44 fighters? Article taken from
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Alm888 28 February 2017 at 1:30 pm UTC
Nice! Will wait for DRM-free release though. They are actively seeking suitable store now (in case nothing will work they promised to distribute themselves).
rafebelmont 28 February 2017 at 3:31 pm UTC
Bought it day one as promised. So far it seems an excellent game. I only had time to play it today since my network card wasn't functioning properly. I will give a more thorough look at it tonight.
Kiba 28 February 2017 at 4:44 pm UTC
The game seems fine, but i'm bored of this 8bit pixelart thing. I prefer a "castle crashers" style better, or Dragon's Crown, that game was gorgeous.

Last edited by Kiba on 28 February 2017 at 4:44 pm UTC
melkemind 1 March 2017 at 4:08 am UTC
This looks like some good local co-op fun for my new Steam Link.
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