This is the conversion of Taito's scrolling beat 'em up, which later produced unofficial sequels Target: Renegade
and Renegade III: The Final Chapter
. The game is set on the mean streets of Brooklyn, which you must venture through to meet your girlfriend, and then rescue her from her kidnappers. This is split into five levels, taking you through the subway and the docks as well as some inhospitable streets. A wide range of aggressive moves are on offer, including headbutts, kicks, punches and flying kicks. Much of the game's violence is depicted in a fairly tongue-in-cheek style, with an element of attempted humour along the way.
- "熱血硬派くにおくん" -- Japanese spelling
- "Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-kun" -- Japanese title
- "Ghetto" -- Italian title
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On February 27, 1988, Renegade
was put on the infamous German index by the BPjS. For more information about what this means and to see a list of games sharing the same fate, take a look here: BPjS/BPjM indexed games
The original Japanese version (Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-kun
) was the first title in the Nekketsu / Kunio-Kun" series
which always revolve around the Nekketsu highschool and it's gangs. As such the Japanese Renegade
has all characters dressed in school uniforms, and the backgrounds include schoolyards and other recognizably Japanese locations. The graphics were all re-drawn to fit into the "street fighting gangs" theme that was so popular at the time for the foreign releases however.
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