River City Ransom EX is a souped-up port of Technos' beloved NES RPG/brawler hybrid. In addition to maintaining the signature gameplay and style of the original, it adds new attacks, reworked graphics, AI partners, and a new honor system. It also has system-link co-op gameplay.
Ryan: A-Alex...!? What's going--
Alex: Cyndi's in trouble, right? I'll help you.
Ryan: Hmph... Whatever.
Many of the "new" moves in this game were actually introduced in the Japan-only NES/GB sequel to River City Ransom.
This game adds an "honor" system. Certain actions like beating enemies when they're down will reduce your honor so fight fair!
River City Ransom EX is a decent port of Technos' beloved RPG/brawler hybrid. It adds some cool new techniques and an interesting morality system. The graphics are re-done, but they're much less colorful than before and ultimately look worse. The music's catchy as ever, though. It has excellent co-op although good luck finding a friend with their own copy.