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NES River City Ransom

  • Platform: NES (Nintendo Entertainment System)
  • Abbreviation: RCR
  • Display name: River City Ransom
  • Goodtools name: River City Ransom
  • In group: Kunio-kun

Total movies: 3


[Tier: Moons]NES River City Ransom (USA) "playaround" in 12:55.38 by adelikat & JXQ.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2007-12-04)
AVI file via BitTorrent (size: 19.66 MB, length: 16:13)
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Submission #1740 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #37 (08:59.95)
Rating: 7.1 (52 votes)
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- Playaround
- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- 2 Players
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses easiest difficulty
- Genre: Fighting
Award - Funny TAS of 2007
River City Ransom is a goofy game that deserves a goofy TAS. This movie showcases cool tricks and some glitches that don't necessarily result in the fastest completion. We also have a movie which aims for speed.

Selected Quote from the authors:

We looked at previous submissions and demonstrations of this game and tried to include the most entertaining parts of what was available, and add in a few ideas of our own along the way. Hopefully you'll get a kick out of it.

[Tier: Moons]NES River City Ransom (USA) "1 player" in 05:19.16 by Chamale.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2014-03-20)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 7.53 MB, length: 07:30)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 6.15 MB, length: 07:30)
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Submission #4216 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.9 (10 votes)
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- One player in a multiplayer game
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses easiest difficulty
- Genre: Fighting
In River City Ransom, Alex and Ryan face off against gangs of students and evil bosses to win their town back and rescue their girlfriends. Several bosses need to be found and beaten before you can enter River City High and beat up the final bad guys (including an obvious imitation of the Double Dragon heroes). The gameplay also has elements of an RPG, where you can level up your character with shop purchases, but none of that is done here.

This is a run that only uses Ryan, who is normally Player 2. This has some very important differences compared to the two-player speedrun. One cutscene is significantly shorter when playing only as Ryan. There is less lag, though there are also fewer glitches and acrobatics. More boss fights, especially at the end, use the boss's superior strength against him, taking advantage of an exploit with kicking trash cans. For more details, see the run's submission comments.

For a River City Ransom movie that concentrates more on goofing around than aiming purely for speed, click here.


[Tier: Moons]NES River City Ransom (USA) "2 players" in 05:56.76 by Chamale.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2014-02-25)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 8.78 MB, length: 08:10)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 7.23 MB, length: 08:10)
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Submission #4190 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #944 (06:53.42)
Rating: 7.5 (7 votes)
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- 2 Players
- Uses death to save time
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses easiest difficulty
- Genre: Fighting
In River City Ransom, Alex and Ryan face off against gangs of students and evil bosses to win their town back and rescue their girlfriends. Several bosses need to be found and beaten before you can enter River City High and beat up the final bad guys (including an obvious imitation of the Double Dragon heroes). The gameplay also has elements of an RPG, where you can level up your character with shop purchases, but none of that is done here.

A glitch that is abused often in this run, pressing Left and Right at the same time, causes the player character to do all sorts of crazy things and usually lose all of his power. This is done to reduce lag during running segments and abuse collision detection.

This run obsoletes the previous one by nearly a minute due to much more optimization of boss fights and some new tricks. Weapons are also used more, so expect to see some chains and trash cans!

For a River City Ransom movie that concentrates more on goofing around than aiming purely for speed, click here. For a run that only uses Ryan, click here.

Total movies: 2


[Tier: Moons]NES River City Ransom (USA) "playaround" in 08:59.95 by Sleepz.
Famtasia movie (.fmv) (date: 2004-03-15)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 9.20 MB, length: 12:00)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 11.56 MB, length: 12:00)
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Submission #167 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.8 (37 votes)
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- Playaround
- Contains speed/entertainment tradeoffs
- One player in a multiplayer game
- Uses easiest difficulty
- Genre: Fighting

This movie has been obsoleted!

Click here to see the movie that obsoleted it.
A well done run of River City Ransom, much of the enjoyment comes from seeing the author run as quickly as possible by all the minor gang members, only to reach and completely annihilate the bosses necessary to complete the game.

Moral of the story? Beware people carrying trashcans.

This movie was played at the "Novice" level.


[Tier: Moons]NES River City Ransom (USA) "2 players" in 06:53.42 by Chamale.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2007-08-18)
AVI file via BitTorrent (size: 10.81 MB, length: 09:20)
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Submission #1663 — Author's comments
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Rating: 6.3 (36.5 votes)
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- 2 Players
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses easiest difficulty
- Genre: Fighting

This movie has been obsoleted!

Click here to see the movie that obsoleted it.
In River City Ransom, Alex and Ryan face off against gangs of students and evil bosses to win their town back and rescue their girlfriends.

A glitch is used often in this run when left and right are pressed at the same time, which causes the player to do all sorts of crazy things, and usually lose all of his power. This is done to reduce lag during running segments. The boss battles are fought with style in mind, using a variety of attack methods throughout.

For a River City Ransom movie which, instead of aiming purely for speed, concentrates more on goofing around, click here.

#12661790280580395 - River City Ransom Faster Input, Slower Ending
RCRfasterbetterstronger - cutshort.fm2 (468kB fm2 movie [FDS])
Uploaded 2014-02-13 05:01:06 by Chamale (3 files)
For NES River City Ransom (1 file)
In 05:46.56 [20828 frames], 43990 rerecords)
5567 views, 445 downloads
An alternative version of my River City Ransom TAS. If no input is made after the input ends, the final boss will defeat himself in 15 seconds. The input file is 10 seconds shorter but the total gameplay is 5 seconds longer.
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