German indexOn 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 releaseThe 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 versionsThere 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.
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- May 1988 (Issue #79) - Golden Joystick 1988 Award: Third in category Game of the Year
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