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Arch Rivals is a 2-on-2 basketball game that stands out from the crowd for its "no rules" approach. Fouling out other players is more than accepted, it's encouraged. Choose from twelve different teams and eight players, each with their own traits and personalities.


Arch Rivals NES A backboard glass shattering dunk
Arch Rivals NES Game statistics
Arch Rivals Arcade Pass or shoot.
Arch Rivals Genesis I just like tall guys!

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Alternate Titles

  • "Arch Rivals: The Arcade Game" -- Genesis title
  • "Arch Rivals: Ein BasketKrawall" -- German NES title
  • "Arch Rivals: A BasketBrawl!" -- English NES title

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Critic Reviews

VideoGame NES Jun, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Sinclair User Arcade Nov, 1989 8 out of 10 80
NES Times NES Feb 06, 2009 7 out of 10 70 NES Jan, 2011 B- 67
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) NES Feb, 1991 26 out of 40 65
Video Games Genesis Jan, 1993 65 out of 100 65
Power Play Genesis Feb, 1993 64 out of 100 64
Play Time Genesis Jul, 1992 52 out of 100 52
NES Archives NES Jan 23, 2008 C- 42
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Aug, 1992 4 out of 12 33


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