Always Nintendo Review: Retro City Rampage DX

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I was so excited when I got the chance to review Retro City Rampage DX. I absolutely LOVE this game, but a lot of people had some reservations about a 3DS port. Be rest assured, DX is ( In this reviewer’s eyes anyways) the definitive version of this game.

The entire game has been reworked and re-tweaked for the 3DS. New animations, and re balanced difficulty are just the surface, there’s a plethora of new tweaks that make the whole experience a lot more satisfying. Probably the most noticeable new addition is the 2:1 “Zoomed-In” pixel mode. I actually prefer the zoomed in mode to the previous camera. Due to the 3DS’s resolution, A true 1:1 pixel mode made things look to small. And after experiencing how 1:1 mode looked myself after a minor bug, I have to agree with the developer. This game looks beautiful on the 3DS and the fact that it isn’t in 3D does not effect me in the slightest. Some people gave Brian Provinciano (RCR’s creator) some flak , apparently he was expected to rebuild his entire game for a updated port. Sarcasm aside, this game looks fantastic, and plays at a constant 60 FPS. Don’t worry about 3D or even 2:1 mode. you won’t even care.

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If you haven’t played Retro City Rampage before, now is the best time to find out what you’ve been missing. A GREAT Soundtrack of some great Indie artists (Including Jake Kaufman, Of whom i’m a huge fan). And of course, absolutely brimming with 80’s pop culture references, and heck, even modern day references. You’re bound to pick up on some of them. Ghostbusters, Bill and Ted, Back to the Future, all the way to Tenacious D, ‘Splosion Man, Destructoid, and even Minecraft. There’s way too many to even try to name here. It’s a heck of a lot of fun to play, and at $9.99 (5$ Less than the Console versions!) you have no reason not to pick it up. I proudly give this game a 4/5, A splendid indie masterpiece!

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While I might not look all that impressive, I'll have you know that I've rescued many princesses and kingdoms while wielding various mythical blades in the process. In my off-time however, I'm an avid video game collector with over 300+ games. Everything from Atari 2600 to now! In short: Full-time cool dude, Part-time slacker.