All right now. Crime Boss: Rockay City is next for us. Granted. There has been plenty of articles about 505 Games projects here at IndieGala. Indeed. They been featured heavily in our blog, and we love that. Ghostrunner was a great article for us. You can read about the game here, and you can read about Death Stranding too. A great game from 505 Games and one that’s filled to the brim with celebrities. Check it out here.
However, we’re here about Crime Boss: Rockay City. An organized crime game combining first-person shooter action and turf wars, playable solo or with friends. But we feel that there’s a lot more to this game than the celebrity voice actors in it. So, we feel that it’s our obligation to tell you more about it.
What’s Crime Boss: Rockay City You Might Ask?
Developed by Ingame Studios and published by 505 Games Crime Boss: Rockay City is in its core an action-comedy crime game. At the same time it’s a game that mashes up FPS thrills with an epic Turf War. It allows you to take on the role of Travis Baker. A man with his sights set on becoming the new King of Rockay City. One crime at a time…
Speaking of… Rockay City. A thriving metropolis with excitement buzzing from the sandy bay to the towering skyscrapers. But beyond the glamour, there is a fierce turf war raging on…
After the demise of the previous crime boss, there’s an open vacancy for a new King of Rockay City. But it isn’t just you who is fighting for the throne. Choose your crew based on their skills and expertise, and execute daring missions. With the hopes of walking away with the cash, the turf and, ultimately, the crown.
Hollywood Stars In Crime Boss: Rockay City
Here’s the thing. Rockay City doesn’t just look and feel like the 90s. Here you’ll find a few familiar faces there too. From the charismatic Travis Baker (Michael Madsen) and his team of planners and handlers (Michael Rooker, Kim Basinger, Danny Glover and Damion Poitier). All the way up to rival gang bosses (Danny Trejo and Vanilla Ice) and the righteous Sheriff Norris (Chuck Norris). Yup. It’s not what you know. It’s who you know.
Finally… These aren’t just nameless thugs. These are real people, with real big problems. Explore how Ropes, Jupiter, Runaway and the gang ended up in Rockay City. And help them pull off different jobs to get back on top. Each story is made up of multiple missions, which allows you to fully experience their life of crime.”
Crime Boss: Rockay City is available for purchase here at IndieGala. Hurry up. There’s 15% off of the regular price, but that discount won’t last forever. So, hurry up and get it while it’s hot. And if you’re interested in other 505 Game projects, just click here and take your pick.
Crime Boss: Rockay City & The Celebrities We’re After
Gotta admit. When we saw the star power in this game we just knew that we had to blend Crime Boss with some of the actor’s finest movies. We usually go with genre appreciation (perhaps a list of crime movies would be awesome) for this article. However, we decided to honor the actors and actresses in Crime Boss and pick some of their finest project. That’s right. The best movie (in our humble opinion) from each of the artists here. It’s not gonna be easy. And some of you might disagree. Heck, that’s a good thing. It would give us an insight into your preferences. We’d love to know all about them Sounds good? All, right. Let’s begin.
Michael Madsen (as Travis Baker)
Ah Michael Madsen. It’s been a while since I’ve seen Mr. Madsen in something good. In fact, since The Hateful Eight. Yes, he’s well known for his collaboration with Quentin Tarantino and his long-lasting collaboration is the reason why Reservoir Dogs is our pick. Yes, the movie is over 30 years old, but it’s still amazing as it was back in 1992. Madsen plays Mr. Blonde -the ruthless psychopath in Joe Cabot’s group of gangsters.
I mean, who can forget the infamous torture scene to the tune of “Stuck in the Middle with You”? No, it’s an unforgettable scene.
Fun fact: Mr. Blonde’s (Michael Madsen’s) real name is Vic Vega. This is the same surname as Vince (John Travolta) from Pulp Fiction (1994).
Kim Basinger (as Casey)
Kim Basinger is the only Academy Award winner on this list, and it’s only logical to single out her finest work. We’re talking about L.A. Confidential. What’s to say about the movie? It’s a master-piece of the neo-noir crime genre. It’s almost perfect. Basinger’s acting is fantastic of course, but the script… Oh man how amazing is the script by Brian Helgeland and Curtis Hanson? Oscar-worthy of course. The movie brilliantly portrays the intersection of police corruption and Hollywood celebrity from the 50’s. It’s a must watch for every fan of Miss Basinger of course.
Fun fact: Izabella Scorupco was offered the lead female role but turned it down.
Danny Glover (as Gloves)
The man, the legend. Mr. Danny Glover is going to be forever associated with the role of Roger Murtaugh in the Lethal Weapon series. And rightfully so. The role is still iconic because of him, but it’s a crying shame that he’s never been nominated for an Academy Award. However, we just have to mention Murtaugh in this list, as it’s not only his best role… But at the same tine it’s his most recognizable one. You can expect to see more from Danny in the upcoming Lethal Finale. The final installment in the iconic film series. The movie is due to be released this year.
Fun fact: Danny Glover’s character (Sergeant Roger Murtaugh) is fifty years old in the movie, but Glover was only forty years old in 1986.
Danny Trejo (as The Dragon)
What Michael Madsen is to Tarantino, Danny Trejo is to Robert Rodriguez. And for a good reason. They’re second cousins, and they’ve been making cool movies since the mid 90’s. And because of this creative partnership, I’m gonna have to go with Desperado. Yes, From Dusk Till Dawn is another cult classic, but Desperado is just brilliant. It’s got revenge, it’s got blood, action, and it’s got kick ass explosions. Not to mention it has Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek in the lead roles. What’s not to like?
Fun fact: During the production of the film, director Robert Rodriguez and actor Danny Trejo discovered they’re second cousins.
Michael Rooker (as Touchdown)
What’s Madsen to Tarantino, Trejo to Rodriguez… That’s Michael Rooker for James Gunn. You can expect to see Rooker in Fast X- Theupcoming installment of the Fast and Furious franchise. But for the purpose of this article, ou pick is on his breakout role in Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer. The movie is from 1986, but it’s still as disturbing and frightening as ever. The movie’s violent nature made plenty of people uncomfortable, but some of the most respected critics loved it. Namely, Roger Ebert who gave it a positive review. He even called it “a very good film” and a “low-budget tour de force. Which is saying a lot honestly. It’s also a must watch.
Fun fact: Michael Rooker said he was working as a janitor when he auditioned for the part of Henry, and went to the audition in his janitor uniform.
Chuck Norris (as Sheriff Norris)
Oh man. Before he became the but of many jokes (and even a meme), Chuck Norris was semi-respected action star. But much like with Mr. Rooker, we’re going with Mr. Norris screen debut. The Way of the Dragon. Yes, this is the oldest movie on this list, but still serves as inspiration for many to this very day. Not just for martial artists, but also for filmmakers as well. Oh and, final fight between Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris still kicks ass more than 50 years later.
Fun fac: Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris allegedly made real contact during their fight scenes.
And… What’s Your Take On Crime Boss: Rockay City?
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