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Tokyo Beat Down

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Overall 5
5.0
Graphics 3
2.8
Sound 8
7.6
Control 5
5.0
Addiction 5
5.0

Tokyo Beat Down Review

Cheat Code Central
8 February 2010
Overall 5
5.0
Graphics 3
2.8
Sound 8
7.6
Control 5
5.0
Addiction 5
5.0

Tokyo Let Down

Cheat Code Central
27 December 2009
  • Conclusion: When all is said and done, Tokyo Beat Down is a charming tale that's probably not worth playing through. The dated gameplay and stiff controls just don't do the tongue-in-cheek storytelling justice. Most players will become quickly bored with this title, though there may be enough allure in the setting for genre veterans to suffer through the action.
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Overall 7
7.0

Beat Lots of Dudes into Pulp

Game Informer
22 September 2009
  • Conclusion: Concept: Beat the hell out of Tokyo's boundless supply of ne'er-do-wells Graphics: Solid animation work makes every punch a pleasure Sound: If you expected anything other than some poppy techno beats, prepare to be disappointed Playability: The timing-based two-button combat is, sadly, the weakest part of the game Entertainment: The delightfully campy plot and amusing presentation are worth a look, but the brawling leaves much to be desired Replay: Low
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Go on a terrible date... with justice!

GameCritics.com
10 September 2009
  • Conclusion: In a good way: every cut-scene featuring Lewis.
  • Pros: Charmingly absurd writing hits the right notes.
  • Cons: The simplistic gameplay wears out its welcome almost immediately.
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Overall 7
7.2

Expert Review

Game Informer
31 July 2009
  • Summary: Lewis Cannon's fists are bigger than his brain, but his attitude is perfect for this title. Its Double Dragon approach to gameplay and B-movie humor ask you to punch your way to the truth. I like the bullet dodging, but initiating special attacks is inconsistent, and the game needs to give you a second of post-damage invincibility. Enemies can spam you way too easily.
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Overall 6
6.0
Gameplay 5
5.0
Graphics 5
5.0
Sound 7
7.0
Control 7
7.0
Addiction 5
5.0

Tokyo Beat Down

Nintendo World Report
26 April 2009
  • Summary: Only its cheesy '80s cop show vibe saves Tokyo Beat Down from being a bland, unremarkable brawler.
  • Pros: Cheesy jokes give the game (and manual) personality, Fun in short spurts, Responsive punching and kicking
  • Cons: Cheesy jokes often fall flat, Gun combat feels cheap and annoying, especially when enemies gang up on you, Little enemy variety, even amongst bosses, Patrol sequences are a missed opportunity, Takes too long to get up after getting knocked down
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Overall 7
6.5

NDS Review - 'Tokyo Beat Down'

WorthPlaying
24 April 2009
  • Summary: Tokyo Beat Down is a tale of greed, corruption, and good old-fashion violence. Experience the sweet nostalgia of classic coin-op beat 'em ups, where you must rely on your fists, firearms, and anything else that happens to be lying around to beat the sin out of Tokyo's criminals. What do you do when thugs and hoodlums put peace and freedom in jeopardy?
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Overall 3
3.0

Tokyo Beat Down review (DS)

HonestGamers
16 April 2009
  • Excerpt: does right is all in its script. Developer Success and localizer Atlus know they’re working in a genre filled with clichés and Lewis Cannon’s every word and interaction with NPCs reflects this. They go so far as to name the NPCs things like "Cop who is providing back story" and "guy who is about to get beat up.” There are even multiple endings, and it's to the writer's credit that I'm curious to see what they are and what plot elements they reveal.
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Overall 6
6.0

Tokyo Beat Down

GamesRadar
8 April 2009
  • Pros: Chunky Streets of Rage gameplay, Very funny sense of humor, Police brutality!
  • Cons: Blurry 3D work, A whole lotta cloned goons, Has very few ideas of its own
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Tokyo Beat Down Review

GameSpot
31 March 2009
  • Excerpt: Breaking the law in the world of Tokyo Beat Down is not a good idea. A simple dine-and-dash in this side-scrolling beat-'em-up can result in a thrashing usually reserved for the worst kind of criminal. The cops of Tokyo Beat Down are so hardcore they make Dirty Harry look like a pushover. Unfortunately, the gameplay of this bland brawler can't handle the extreme justice of their fists. Fines don't work for the beast cops. Parking violators get a kick to the face.
  • Pros: Silly over-the-top story and characters, Detailed character models and backgrounds
  • Cons: Gameplay gets repetitive quickly, Block and firearm buttons are unresponsive, Enemies employ cheap tactics
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