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Arch Rivals (NES)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
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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 NES In-game shot 1
Arch Rivals NES In the locker room
Arch Rivals NES Tip off
Arch Rivals NES A backboard glass shattering dunk

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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The Press Says

VideoGame Jun, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Just Games Retro Jul 20, 2001 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
NES Times Feb 06, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Video Games Mar, 1991 56 out of 100 56
Power Play May, 1991 56 out of 100 56
Game Freaks 365 2005 5.3 out of 10 53


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lugnut (359) added Arch Rivals (NES) on Apr 26, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Alaka (32295) and Terok Nor (19313)