The Friends of Ringo Ishikawa & Arrest of a Stone Buddha (English)
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The Friends of Ringo Ishikawa & Arrest of a Stone Buddha (English)

Flyhigh Works
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  • A unique game that blends a varied setting with a detailed story, beat ‘em up mechanics and much more
  • Get to know the game’s cast and form friendships, relationships and even make some enemies
  • Distinct pixel-based visuals that look great in TV Mode or in Handheld Mode
  • A memorable soundtrack to add further life to the town and surrounding areas
  • Make money, stay fed, study for school, go to a bar, café or restaurant or play various minigames; there’s a lot to discover!
  • Stylish and mood-setting pixel-based visuals
  • Fast gunplay action as you take down waves of enemies
  • Explore in quiet moments; go to the cinema, café, museum, meet a lover or stay at home alone


The Friends of Ringo Ishikawa
The friends of Ringo Ishikawa is a unique and immersive existential open world beat ‘em up - experience the story, meet new characters, and explore the town.

Ringo Ishikawa is a gang leader but also a senior in High School, with day-to-day challenges and routines to follow. You have freedom in how you pass each day, and as time progresses a natural story plays out that is inspired by yakuza-delinquent aesthetics. This is a story about gangs, friendships, and, most of all, about growing up.

You can pick fights with other gangs and master the game’s mechanics, utilizing punches, kicks, and grapples while leveling up Ringo and his gang members. You can go shopping, hang out at a burger restaurant or café, head to the bar, or even get a job to earn money for food, activities, a TV, and other goodies that unlock minigames. On top of that, you have classes and homework to consider, as you can strive for top grades or play truant. Above all of this, the story of Ringo Ishikawa plays out for you to experience.

With stylish retro-inspired visuals and a varied soundtrack to perfectly fit the mood, The friends of Ringo Ishikawa give an awesome blend of narrative, action, varied challenges, and a Japanese vibe.

Arrest of a Stone Buddha
In Arrest of a stone Buddha, a hitman is searching for an answer in 1970s France.

As a professional killer, you'll live through November 1976; when taking on enemies you're fast and lucky enough so you don't need to plan your actions too far. You kill with one shot and you never miss. When you run out of ammo you just throw a gun away. You can disarm any enemy and use any weapon; when it's time to get out you just use a vehicle nearby.

You have an apartment in the historic center of the city. When you want to eat you go to a cafe, and you can visit a museum or a cinema when you're looking for entertainment. And you have a lover when that need arises. Around the intense action, there is the mundane, as you seek to pass your days.

All along there is an important question that’s longing for an answer.

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further info

Original Name  ザ フレンズ オブ リンゴ イシカワ & アレスト オブ ア ストーン ブッダ
Official Release Date  Jan 28, 2021
Language  Japanese, Spanish, Russian, Simplified Chinese, French, English
Genre  Action
Version  Japan
  CERO D (17+)
PAX-Code PAX0011017734
Catalog No.  HAC-P-AZVXA
Item Code  4589886950426
Players  1

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Average rating:  (4.5 out of 5)
Total votes:4

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sushi_b (73) on 01, Apr. 2021 12:43 (HKT)
Great compilation
This is a great compilation of games that are similar. They exude a fantastic vibe of 90s beat em up gaming and pay great homage to the Kunio-Kun franchise. Without knowing it, it would be easy to mistake these for Kunio games as they look so similar. Worth picking up for the Switch if you like something a little different in the way of beat em up/life simulator in a 2D world.
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e_pedraza_g (550) on 12, Mar. 2021 07:15 (HKT)
A nice little RPG with a heart. Sure, it may not be an epic adventure like FFs or Dragon quest, but not every RPG has to be like those games. This is a charming rpg that stands on its own. Sure, it has its flaws, but the has so many things going for it that it is easy to overlook some of the small issues.
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e_pedraza_g (550) on 12, Mar. 2021 07:13 (HKT)
The arcade fun returns!!!
I have fond memories of playing this game at the arcades when I was a kid. When I received it and started playing I realized that the game play is as tight as ever!!! Some games do not stand the test of time and when you replay them you wonder what is it that you liked about them when you were younger, but pang is certainly not one of them.
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daniitoh_sensei (50) on 03, Mar. 2021 22:23 (HKT)
Lovely chibi style!
I like this type of games on my Nintendo Switch. I really can't get enough from this mobile JRPG titles that are getting ported to consoles, this one specially is lovely with great gameplay and an excellent art style. I need more from it!
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