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Urban Champion

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5.0
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Nintendo 3DS
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3.7

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Platform Votes Score
Game Boy Advance 4 2.3
NES 18 2.8
Nintendo 3DS 2 3.7
Wii 1 5.0
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Combined MobyScore 25 2.9


The Press Says

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70
NESTilt
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.
65
Nintendo 3DSNintendoWorldReport
Urban Champion is by no means a great game, but if you’re willing to shell out $4.99, it can be a fun diversion when you just don’t have a lot of time to sink into more robust titles.
50
Nintendo 3DSDestructoid
All in all, Urban Champion is almost an ungame. There is nearly no design here. I'm sure that most of you will hate it, but I know for a fact that few like-minded readers of Dtoid will have a good time with the game. In fact, I've already gotten a few private messages requesting that I fight them online. The game doesn't actually support online play, which shows just how weirdly enthusiastic fans of Urban Champion can be. This is an extremely acquired taste. Even fans of the game will likely admit that it is technically shallow and idiotic, almost to the point of self-parody. That said, if you have similar tastes as Miyamoto, Iwata, and myself, you'll find yourself enjoying Urban Champion much more than you rightfully should.
36
WiiGameSpot
This is an early NES game, so the graphics and variety are more in line with other early stuff, like Donkey Kong. So the animation is limited and the graphics are drab, even for an 8-bit game. The presentation might have been passable in 1984 or 1985, but it was quickly surpassed by later NES games, and it really doesn't hold up today. This may have been a mediocre game upon its initial release, but now it's pretty much impossible to enjoy unless you're operating on some ultraironic level where you can only appreciate games if they're truly awful. But Urban Champion doesn't even succeed on that level. It's not so lame that it's funny--it's just lame. Don't waste your time with it.
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Nintendo 3DSOfficial Nintendo Magazine
To be fair to the studio behind this conversion, it's done everything it could to improve this basic fighting game, which features only high and low punches. There's now a grading system, which gives you titles as you beat opponents, and the 3D effect is perhaps the most impressive so far of all the 3D Classics titles. It's proof, though, that while you can teach an old dog new tricks, it's still a dog.
30
NESHonestGamers
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.
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Nintendo 3DSNintendo Life
The 3D Classics versions of Urban Champion does everything it can to give you new reasons to play Urban Champion. Unfortunately, Urban Champion wasn't very fun in the first place, and the last thing we wanted was a reason to play it again. No amount of additional polish — impressive though that polish may be — can help this one. It's easy to appreciate the effort, but we certainly wish it was effort made toward updating a superior game.
28
WiiMag'64
Urban Champion hatte es schon zu NES-Zeiten nicht zu einem Hit geschafft und diese Ehre wird ihm wohl auch als Neuauflage auf der Virtual Console verwährt beleiben. Das Spielprinzip reicht einfach nicht aus, um den Spieler dauerhaft an den Schirm zu fesseln, sondern nur zum gelegentlichen Zeitvertreib, aber auch nur, wenn wirklich gar nichts anderes mehr geht. Der einzige Lichtblick ist wohl der Multiplayer, der die Prügelei wenigstens etwas "anspruchsvoller" gestalten kann. Alles in allem sollte man die 500 Points, die dieses Spiel kostet, lieber in etwas Sinnvolleres investieren.
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Nintendo 3DSMag'64
„3D Classics Urban Champion“ hatte es schon zu NES-Zeiten nicht zu einem Hit geschafft und diese Ehre wird ihm wohl auch als Neuauflage auf dem 3DS verwehrt bleiben. Das Spielprinzip reicht einfach nicht aus, um den Spieler dauerhaft an den Schirm zu fesseln, sondern nur zum gelegentlichen Zeitvertreib, aber auch nur, wenn wirklich gar nichts anderes mehr geht. Der einzige Lichtblick ist wohl der Multiplayer, der die Prügelei wenigstens etwas "anspruchsvoller" gestalten kann. Alles in allem sollte man die fünf Euro, die dieses Spiel kostet, lieber in etwas Sinnvolleres investieren. Der 3D-Effekt wuppt die Sache auch nicht.
25
NESGénération 4
Certainement le jeu le plus niais de la série Nintendo. A n'acheter qu'en cas de manque pour les « accros » du joystick.
25
Nintendo 3DSIGN
So skip over 3D Classics: Urban Champion. Urban Champion is not a classic, it never was, and 3D is entirely wasted on it.
25
WiiIGN
It's worth enabling the Parental Controls on your Wii system just to guard against the possibility of your friends taking hold of the controller and wasting 500 Points on this download while you're off and away from the living room. Urban Champion's design was fine as a Game & Watch handheld in 1984, but taken to the NES it was just too shallow. Its two-player mode adds just an ounce of redeeming value, but even that becomes a simple button-mashing contest. No, there's no reason at all to pick up UC on the VC. Unless you're over at a friend's house and want to play a joke by downloading it, while he's off and away from the living room.
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WiiNintendo Life
Urban Fighter is basically a shambling mockery of a game. There are much worthier games on the NES to give your attention to. Whatever you do, don’t waste your precious Wii points on this! It's terrible!
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NESDefunct Games
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!
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NESPower Play
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.
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NESThe Video Game Critic
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.