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Arch Rivals is a 2-on-2 basketball game that stands out from the crowd for its "no rules" approach. Fouling out other players is more than accepted, it's encouraged. Choose from twelve different teams and eight players, each with their own traits and personalities.


Arch Rivals Game Gear If you win the game, you get to see her naked! Naw, just kidding :/
Arch Rivals NES Defensive controls
Arch Rivals NES Entering initials
Arch Rivals NES Game strategy

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Alternate Titles

  • "Arch Rivals: The Arcade Game" -- Genesis title
  • "Arch Rivals: Ein BasketKrawall" -- German NES title
  • "Arch Rivals: A BasketBrawl!" -- English NES title

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Critic Reviews

Sega Force Genesis Jan 14, 1993 84 out of 100 84
Sinclair User Arcade Nov, 1989 8 out of 10 80
NES Times NES Feb 06, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) NES Feb, 1991 26 out of 40 65
Video Games Genesis Jan, 1993 65 out of 100 65
Power Play NES May, 1991 56 out of 100 56
Video Games NES Mar, 1991 56 out of 100 56
Play Time Genesis Jul, 1992 52 out of 100 52
Mean Machines Genesis Jul, 1992 40 out of 100 40 Genesis Feb 05, 2009 2 out of 10 20


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