River City Ransom is a beat 'em up game with role-playing action elements.

The plot follows high school students Alex and Ryan as they cross River City in an attempt to rescue River City High and Ryan's girlfriend Cyndi from the clutches of a villain called "Slick." Along the way, they battle with gangs of students and several gang leaders which act as bosses or sub-bosses.

This is a classic version!
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- Easy to play and free
- Excellent 2D graphics
- Great music and sounds
- Spirit of old school classic platformers
- Unique and smooth gameplay

What’s New

Version 1.0.7

This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

Ratings and Reviews

1.9 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Cappachow ,

A shell of the classic.

I was excited to see this in the App Store. FINALLY!

But sadly this is just an ad-attack with the River City Ransom title. Take away being able to pick up weapons, jump on walls, collecting coins, running, building up your character, throwing trash cans and tires, going to the mall, book store, and sushi shop... *phew* and you have this... Nothing more than a nostalgic look of the great NES game with no filler and ads that begin to play mid fights.

Rrar Korz ,

Not working

Can only get to 3 level then it freezes with guy not going to next stage

punky 85 ,

Not what I expected...😒

I used to love this game so much as a kid so imagine my excitement when I come across an app just like the game I so memorably used to enjoy!!.... This is not that at all. There is no other purpose other than to beat up guys and reach the end. There’s no new skills, levels, and you can’t even go in the mall?!?!! 🤷🏻‍♀️ I don’t recommend maybe for a kid

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Phu Nguyen
33.6 MB

Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence


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