Excerpt: It's been a long time since I've laid hands on a beat-'em-up that was worth a damn. Although the genre was once as common as bison on the plains (well... before they were hunted to near-extinction) they've been very few and far between the last few generations. While the "just fight!
Pros: It's dripping with testosterone and has machismo to spare.
Cons: Accidentally stumbling into the last battle with a sliver of health.
Excerpt: Across the world exists a demographic of gamers who have an insatiable appetite for the quirky. If you know for a fact that you don't belong to that group, hold the ALT button and press F4: Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble was not developed with you in mind.
Summary: Even with some questionable controls and outdated graphics, Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble feels like the River City Ransom sequel I've been waiting for. There's plenty of exciting action, tons of boss fights and a whole city to explore.
Summary: Once upon a time there was a game called River City Ransom. On the surface this Technos game looked like any other 8-bit brawler, however it didn't take long to discover that this action game was incredibly ambitious.
Summary: Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble is a Japanese beat 'em up for PSP which puts you in the role of a high school student on a class trip to a historic Japanese city, includes no shortage of fist-to-face and knee-to-gut action, and all in the name of pride and bragging rights.