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This is the scrolling beat 'em up by Technos which started the Kunio / Nekketsu High series. The original takes takes place in a Japanese city, whereas its western version named Renegade is set on the mean streets of Brooklyn. This conversion later produced unofficial sequels Target: Renegade and Renegade III: The Final Chapter. 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.

Screenshots

Renegade SEGA Master System Road Wars
Renegade Arcade Stage 3. Gah! Violence against women!
Renegade Arcade Title screen
Renegade SEGA Master System "Put me down at once."

Promo Images

Renegade Concept Art as Game additional material
Renegade Screenshot
Renegade Screenshot
Renegade Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "熱血硬派くにおくん" -- Japanese spelling
  • "热血硬派" -- Simplified Chinese spelling
  • "Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-kun" -- Japanese title
  • "Ghetto" -- Italian title
  • "Arcade Archives: Renegade" -- PS4 title

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User Reviews

A fine masterpiece of an arcade conversion. ZX Spectrum SpecMaster (2581)

Critic Reviews

Commodore Force Commodore 64 Aug, 1993 92 out of 100 92
Crash! ZX Spectrum Sep, 1987 89 out of 100 89
SegaFan.com SEGA Master System Aug 06, 2003 8.3 out of 10 83
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Feb, 1990 80 out of 100 80
Commodore User Commodore 64 Oct, 1987 8 out of 10 80
All Game Guide NES 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library NES 2016 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Video Chums Nintendo Switch Jul 09, 2018 3.9 out of 10 39
Atari ST User Atari ST May, 1992 25 out of 100 25
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Commodore 64 May, 1989 Unscored Unscored

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Trivia

German index

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.

Japanese release

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.

ZX Spectrum versions

There are two versions of the game: 48K and 128K. The latter is an enhanced edition that contains an additional level, in-game music and a shoulder throw manoeuvre.

Awards

  • ACE
    • October 1988 (issue #13) - Included in the Top-100 list of 1987/1988 (editorial staff selection)
  • Commodore Format
    • July 1993 (Issue 34) - Modern Classics: Beat-'em-ups
  • Computer and Video Games
    • May 1988 (Issue #79) - Golden Joystick 1988 Award: Third in category Game of the Year
    • May 1988 (Issue #79) - Golden Joystick 1988 Award: Runner up in category Arcade Game of the Year
  • Power Play
    • 1987 - #3 Best CPC Game '87
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