Gang Wars (video game)
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Japanese arcade flyer of Gang Wars. Notice that Jackie (left) resembles Jackie Chan.
|Designer(s)||Tsutomu Maruyama (producer, director, designer)|
|Release date(s)||July 1989|
|Genre(s)||2D Beat 'em up|
|Display||Horizontal orientation, 256 x 224 pixels, 60.00 Hz, 4096 colors|
The setting takes place in New York City, following martial artists Mike and Jackie, who heard an evil gang led by the antagonist, Jaguar, are terrorizing the city. Jaguar also kidnapped a young woman name Cynthia. Players must help Mike and Jackie by struggling through parts of New York City (including Chinatown, Manhattan) defeating Jaguar's gang to return peace to New York City, and defeat Jaguar to save Cynthia.
In Gang Wars, up to two players can control two different characters with different fighting styles. Gang Wars has a control configuration that is composed of two attack buttons (punch and kick), as well a jump button to fight against enemies or overcome obstacles. Players have access to a repertoire of techniques by pushing these buttons individually or in combination. Unlike Double Dragon, Gang Wars has fire arms (much like SNK's P.O.W.: Prisoners of War, except Gang Wars has both an assault rifle and a flamethrower), has a small amount of blood, has cut scenes, has two completely different playable characters and has a feature for customizing three fighting statistics (Power, Speed and Guard) for both players. Players will earn a certain number of points for increasing their fighting statistics.
- Closing credits of Gang War. Retrieved on 09-23-2009.