64th Street - A Detective Story Review
- Traditional beat'em-up gameplay.
- Challenging difficulty offset by being able to restart from where you left off.
- Unlockable bonuses.
- Simplistic gameplay; spam that attack button and don't look back.
- No co-op implemented.
If you pine for the days of classic Arcades and their endless slew of quarter-ingesting titles, you might just want to grab 64th Street - A Detective Story to bulk up your collection of titles.
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While perhaps overshadowed by its peers, '64th Street - A Detective Story' by Jaleco was an interesting addition to the popular genre of beat'em-ups cropping up in the late 80s to early 90s. Although it sports a distinctly Final Fight-like appearance, the game distinguished itself by allowing players to fling opponents in to the environment and background, changing the world while also doing grievous harm.
As with any classic brawler your character's motivation for risking his life is precipitated by nothing short of the cliche of a girl being kidnapped, though in deference to being detectives they don't truly begin until they realize the kidnapping is related to a criminal organization called 'The Legacy'. Choosing between Rick or Allen boils down to whether you prefer slow-heavy attacks or fast-light ones, however the end result is often the same and combat is kept simple with a spammable attack button and a jump button for those moments when you feel like mixing things up.
Many of the game's background environments can be used as a weapon (although pipes and wrenches are available for a more traditional beat-down) and stepping in to enemies will initiate a grapple that can be turned in to a throw. This usually results in some sort of glass breaking, though some amusing moments include being able to tear down metal walls with your mighty Judo powers.
Ultimately 64th Street is a fairly basic example of the genre and even taking in to account its 'retro' status, the rough visuals and simplistic combat manage to only just keep things interesting enough to reach the game's ending. You don't have to be a nostalgic gamer to enjoy it, but it definitely helps.
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A great beat ‘em up of the SNES is back!
64th Street - A Detective Story, which brought life to Rival Turf! and the Brawl Brothers series on the SNES, is back from the 90’s. Travel back to this time with a great beat ‘em up arcade game! Transform your iPhone in a coin-free arcade machine and play this classic with a revamped gameplay.
Run through New York in the 50s and track “the Legacy”, an evil organization responsible for many kidnappings. Try to find the daughter of one of the most influential men in town. Play the atypical detective duo Rick and Allen. Both are ready to find the villains, fight and free the girl!
/!\ ##IMPORTANT## /!\ iPhone 3GS, iPhone4, iPod Touch 3rd Generation and up, and iPad Devices only.
- Original game: Fight through 6 stages to infiltrate the Legacy organization and resolve this mysterious case!
- Soundtrack: Ready to go back in some great arcade music of the 90’s? Or play with your own music if you prefer!
- Story mode: Play this mode with 5 lives. Each time you unlock a stage, you can start again your adventure from this point.
- Survival mode: Skill is required in this mode! Play with your 5 lives, from the beginning... to the end! Try and make the best score!
- Gameplay: Play with a v-pad in a fullscreen or windowed mode. Enjoy the special moves of the two characters and have some fun by throwing your enemies in the background!
- Game Center: Lots of different achievements to unlock! Try and unlock the weapons to continue your adventure with one of them! Check the leaderboard and compete with your friends to make the best score in Survival mode!
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Other Jaleco Arcade Series titles :
-> Avenging Spirit : Platform game
-> Earth Defense Force : Shoot them up.
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