Rushing Beat Ran is a side-scrolling beat'em up by Jaleco and is the second episode of an exclusive trilogy for the Super Famicom system. The player can select two fighters from a list of five - two strong and large guys, two average fighters (a guys and a girl) and finally a fast Ninja (would a fighting game be complete without a Ninja ?). The remaining three are at the center of the story and get kidnapped by the evil Dieter and his secret army. The goal of the game is to rescue them before they are brainwashed and join the evil gang - each freed fighter joins the team and becomes a playable character. Rushing Beat Ran is a classical fighting game and plays much like other similar beat'em ups of the time such as Capcom's Final Fight or Sega's Street Of Rage. Our heroes can kick, punch and jump. They can also use a large arsenal of weaponry such as iron pipes, rocks, knives, baseball bats and even guns. Snacks and soda cans can be collected to gain some l ife back and, interestingly, can also be thrown at the enemies and inflict some (small) damage on their own. As expected, each fighter can also trigger a more powerful attack in exchange of some of his precious life. Characters can also slowly power-up and trigger more powerful throws when at full charge. A two co-op player mode is available.
Cartridge ID: SHVC-RE
Released on December 22, 1992 in Japan for 9600 Yen.