About this game
Developer: Vblank Entertainment, Inc.
Content Rating: Teen
The entire island is up for grabs... or at least, could be with the right business model. Shakedown: Hawaii follows three protagonists through a 16-bit open world. Build your own 'legitimate' corporation by completing missions, acquiring businesses, sabotaging competitors, 're-zoning' land, and shaking down shops for protection money. Explore the island by foot, by car, or by boat. It's filled with arcade challenges, sidequests, stores to shop at, houses to burgle, civilians to interact with, and secrets to discover. You begin your adventure as an aging CEO, struggling to make sense of the modern world. Online shopping killed his retail stores, ride sharing his taxi business, and streaming his video stores. To save the company, he'll need to learn the 'methods' of modern business, and use them to rebuild his empire. Build your corporate empire and destroy the competition.
Critic Reviews3 Reviews
We love the presentation and the satire in Shakedown: Hawaii. The humour is incredible, the pixel graphics are superb, and the music is truly fantastic. We also really enjoyed the setting, the in-game mechanics and the characters within. Sure, the economy-system could have been expanded upon, but there's something very unique about this particular game. If you enjoyed Vblank Entertainments' last game (Retro City Rampage) or if you loved Grand Theft Auto and GTA2 then this is definitely a game for you.
Stilistisch trifft Shakedown: Hawaii mit seinem 16-Bit-Look und seinem tollen Soundtrack zwar voll ins Schwarze. Einen ähnlichen Mix bekommen Retro-GTA-Fans aber auch mit dem Vorgänger Retro City Rampage in der DX-Version - ohne aufgepfropfte, letztlich unnötige Wirtschaftssimulations-Elemente.
Il rischio che il secondo gioco si riveli un semplice ingrandimento del primo è sempre vivo: Shakedown Hawaii prova a scongiurarlo con l’introduzione di una meccanica tutta nuova che conduce l’esperienza verso l’ibridazione. L’esperimento non funziona sempre a dovere, va ammesso, ma il nuovo gioco di VBlank Interactive rappresenta comunque un passo avanti rispetto al precedente sotto ogni aspetto. In più non si fa mancare un pizzico di ambizione, che male non fa.