Gekido Kintaro's Revenge
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About this game
Developer: Naps Team
Content Rating: Teen
A year has passed since the epic battle that decided the fate of mankind and claimed the life of the beloved Angela. Dark omens once again tell of the return of an evil presence. Ushi is the last remaining master of the ancient art of Shin-Ken, and he calls upon Tetsuo, his disciple and adopted son, to investigate some strange happenings in a faraway farming village outside the city.
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I’m not going to say that Gekido wowed me in any way, but I can’t deny the fact it wasn’t a bad experience. It’s a very dated beat-em-up, but it gets the job done, providing a bit of retro fun as if you were playing some sort of Game Boy Advance Virtual Console on the Switch. Given the current beat-em-up scarcity on the Switch’s library, Gekido can be a decent option if you’re looking for something from the genre. But I doubt it’ll continue to grab your attention for long, especially once better titles show up for the system.
Gekido: Kintaro's Revenge is a love letter to the original Game Boy Advance game that many probably didn’t notice was pushing the envelope as far as graphics, animation, music and presentation were expected on Nintendo’s 32-bit handheld. As such and despite excellent added extras to this Switch package, it stubbornly restrains itself in the past and as is only truly recommended if you fell nostalgic towards the original game.
Gekido Kintato’s Revenge is a curio in its position as a Game Boy Advance game brought to a modern home console. The update is totally fine - the sprite graphics look great, the music is good - but the gameplay is an artifact of older days. That’s fine if you just want to sit down for a challenging beat-’em-up with a friend, but if you’re looking for something modern and fresh, Gekido isn’t that. It’s just an alright retro remake.