Monty and Morgion 073: Deadly Aim

09Jan04 (Monthenor): The preceding is the mostly true tale of my sister and I playing River City Ransom over break. She is a menace to friend and foe alike. All I wanted was to waste a half hour playing the greatest game ever made, but I soon found myself scrambling to save my very life, dodging her indiscriminate bike-chain attacks.

Greatest game ever made, says I? Indeed. Tecmo perfected in 1990 what most game companies are just now coming to grips with: the action-adventure-RPG. Humor, stat-building, butt-kicking, exploration, and a cheesy plot came together to form something truly magical. It's a mix that is still being sought today with inferior copies.