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GameSpot (Jan 10, 2007)
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.
Jeuxvideo.com (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.
Mag'64 (Sep 02, 2009)
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.
IGN (Feb 15, 2007)
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.
Eurogamer.net (UK) (Jan 16, 2007)
Another absolutely pointless addition to the NES range. Why, Nintendo? Why?
Nintendo Life (Dec 16, 2006)
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!