Destructoid writes: "Tokyo Beat Down was a pleasant surprise. What a hilariously fun beat-'em-up we have here. Here's a game that's out for pure entertainment, not caring that it's on a system with two screens and a touch capability. It's not trying to do anything new or fancy, it's just trying to be a kick-ass game. And it's succeeding at that so far. Look forward to our review in March, right around its March 10 release date".