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The game flickers a bit when too many sprites are on screen, but it’s hard to spot many faults here if one is searching for unique arcade fun.
NESAll Game Guide (1998)
But just because the game was influenced by Pac-Man does not mean that it's completely derivative. In fact, it took me a few minutes to make the connection. This isn't a blatant rip-off like Lock N' Chase or Thief, both of which center on the cops-are-the-bad-guys motif in a maze-like setting. City Connection differs enough with Pac-Man not to be considered a rip-off, yet it has a similar charm. So while this game is not revolutionary by any means, it deserves to be played. Treat yourself to a game of City Connection.
60 (UK) (Jul 28, 2008)
The "paint everything" gameplay reminds me of Q*Bert - actually it reminds me of something else, but I can't put my finger on it - while the horizontal scrolling has a very Defender-esque feel. It's simple, it's fairly addictive and it's exactly the sort of thing that people pay to have on the mobile phones, or to play on Sky TV's games service. It's certainly not worth getting passionate about, but if downloading either of this week's other new games has left you with 500 Points burning a hole in your pocket, you could always give this a try.
WiiIGN (May 27, 2008)
After last week’s disappointing single offering, it’s encouraging to see the Virtual Console getting back up to speed with two stronger releases this week. City Connection isn’t exactly the quality of game we were hoping for, but it is a step up from Sky Kid and could be entertaining for a niche audience – and if its release is a sign that the VC games will slowly be getting better now over the weeks ahead, we can be satisfied with it for now.
PlayStation 4Video Chums (May 06, 2015)
Even though it came out of left field, City Connection may find a welcome home for a few retro arcade enthusiasts. However, its annoying jump mechanics, severe lack of content, and sheer mediocrity make it a difficult game to widely recommend.
NESRetro Game Reviews (Dec 28, 2014)
City Connection's gameplay is limited and it's odd that a basic, three-year-old game was ported to the console in the same year as far more accomplished titles such as Contra and Mega Man II. Some people might enjoy this unique twist on Pac-Man but for me the lack of variety and constant wrestling with the controls really let it down.
Wii UNintendo Life (Mar 24, 2016)
City Connection is a poor port of an arcade game that was already lost to the ages. Putting it not only on the Wii U but the 3DS is a perplexing choice, as so many quality titles are still languishing in the NES' back catalog; controls that weren't exactly stellar in 1988 only look worse in 2016. Steer clear of this one.
WiiNintendo Life (May 26, 2008)
Here's a old school game that you won't want to make a connection with.
25 (Jul, 2011)
Each level, obviously, gets a little more difficult, but by the second level, you’ll be asking why you’re even investing time into this poorly conceived and executed waste of time.