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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.6
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 2.7
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.7
Overall User Score (23 votes) 2.7

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Retro Game Reviews (May 27, 2016)
Urban Champion doesn't have much depth but it's a real guilty pleasure and the simple beat-em-up style is perfect if you're looking for a quick game to enjoy. It's great for multiplayer sessions too and provides lots of laughs regardless of skill level.
Tilt (Dec, 1987)
Côté réalisation, Urban Champion laisse apparaître des personnages au graphisme peu soigné et le décor reste assez morne. Toutefois, ce jeu sait se faire apprécier et les amateurs de combat l'adopteront.
Players need to be mindful of the timer as well as the endurance meter that will decrease with each punch thrown. Players must also avoid flower pots being dropped from people above, and police car lights and sirens will appear and “reset” the round every now and then. It’s competently produced, but the game is a little too simple to be very fun to play for long.
35 (Jun 04, 2017)
Urban Champion mise clairement sur la simplicité et l’accessibilité de ses mécaniques. Quelques parties suffisent pour dompter la bête. Mais c’est sans compter sur le fait qu’on tourne rapidement en rond et que l’ennui finit par prendre le dessus… En cause : un système de combat peu abouti, un contenu faiblard et un intérêt qui ne se renouvelle pas. Pour plaisanter, on peut toujours essayer le mode deux joueurs, le temps d’un combat. Et puis, on finit par débrancher la console pour se rabattre sur une autre valeur sûre made in Nintendo. C’est sans doute mieux ainsi.
HonestGamers (Mar 03, 2013)
Urban Champion is a Famicom game from the pre-Super Mario Bros. era, and thus released during a time when standards for depth and scope were low. Urban Champion's entire worth as a game is to show just how blah games of that era often could be. There's a two-player mode that's no more fun or interesting than the single-player mode. Maybe you can get together with a friend and laugh at how boring Urban Champion is, but there's basically no reason to play this game beyond nostalgia. Don't bother.
25 (Dec, 2013)
Like Balloon Fight or Wrecking Crew, the game stands as an offbeat curio from the days when Nintendo took risks with their games, not their consoles. Even if said risk resulted in a terrible game – and Urban Champion is certainly that – at least Nintendo wasn’t yet re-hashing their properties to satisfy investors’ financial expectations. Perhaps it’s good that Urban Champion would never get made now, but wouldn’t it be wonderful to see Nintendo stretch themselves again.
Certainement le jeu le plus niais de la série Nintendo. A n'acheter qu'en cas de manque pour les « accros » du joystick.
Defunct Games (Aug 08, 2009)
I can't really recommend this unless you're really, really, really interested in Nintendo's history. Beat-em-ups have thankfully come an awfully long way since the dark days of Urban Champion and I would go so far as to say that almost any fighting game made in the last 15 fifteen years is more enjoyable then this. Old doesn't always mean gold!
Power Play (Dec, 1987)
Urban Champion ist eine stumpfsinnige Angelegenheit, die zudem weniger vom Können, als eher vom Glück entschieden wird. Es ist mit Abstand das schlechteste Nintendo-Spiel, das ich bis jetzt gesehen habe. Ich würde jedem davon abraten, sich dieses Modul ohne vorheriges Probespielen zuzulegen.
The Video Game Critic (Jan 07, 2006)
The sheer monotony of trading punches with the other guy is only relieved by the occasional police car driving by, or a lady dropping a flowerpot from a window. It's somewhat comical how the fighters strike innocent poses until the cop passes, but that novelty wears thin in a hurry. Once you push your opponent to the edge of the screen, he'll roll off, letting you progress to the next screen. Urban Champion's backgrounds are uninspired to say the least, with generic storefronts that cycle endlessly. You can duke it out against a friend or the computer, but I strongly recommend you don't. Personally, I prefer to play a game with more depth - like Pong for example.