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Description

Mr. Big is back in town, and this time he's captured your brother! He's being held at Big's Pig Pen which is located on the upper side of town. The problem is, every gang in the city is out looking for you. It is now up to you to beat the odds and rescue your brother. You start the game armed only with your fists, and along the way there are some additional weapons to be found such as baseball bats or garbage cans. Gameplay is an arcade style side scrolling action game for one player.

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Target: Renegade Commodore 64 Starting location with motorcyclist.
Target: Renegade NES Another boss
Target: Renegade Commodore 64 Loading screen
Target: Renegade NES Roller boys

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User Reviews

Best Beat-Em-Up Ever! ZX Spectrum Mike Hanson (312)

Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Jun, 1988 9 out of 10 90
Amstrad Action Amstrad CPC Aug, 1988 86 out of 100 86
Zzap! Commodore 64 Jun, 1988 84 out of 100 84
The Games Machine (UK) Amstrad CPC Sep, 1988 82 out of 100 82
Commodore User Commodore 64 Apr, 1988 8 out of 10 80
Power Play Commodore 64 May, 1988 7 out of 10 70
Happy Computer Commodore 64 Jun, 1988 70 out of 100 70
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 Jun, 1988 653 out of 1000 65
Digital Press - Classic Video Games NES Sep 27, 2005 5 out of 10 50
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) NES Jun, 1990 18 out of 40 45

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Trivia

German index

On July 30, 1988, Target: 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.

Music theme

A fragment of music theme that plays in the cutscenes between the stages was used in the song Zabivayu by Russian band Narkotiki. The song is generally about gaming.

Unlicensed hack - Double Dragon IV

A hack of Target: Renegade with title screen changed to Double Dragon IV was available on cartridges in Russia and other countries. In fact, until the internet became available in every household, many players from Russia sincerely believed that this was the true Double Dragon IV game.

ZX Spectrum versions

Similar to the precursor, the game was released separately for the 48K and 128K machines. The former suffers the indignity of loading each level in turn, whereas the latter version loads everything in a single go.
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