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In Bad Street Brawler, players take the role of the former punk rocker and current martial artist Duke Dunnegan, or alternatively the wrestler Gorgeous George (Bop N' Wrestle) or as a high school teacher pushed to far (Street Hassle) who finds he is the only one in the position to clean the mean streets from various thugs and loonies.

Gameplay involves walking through the streets and taking out any enemies that get in the way. Kicks and punches are your basic moves at first, but as the game progresses, new moves and attacks become available, and new enemy types to beat up as well.


Bad Street Brawler NES Fighting guys with knives
Bad Street Brawler DOS Ingame shot
Bad Street Brawler NES First stage
Bad Street Brawler DOS Hey you fatso, I'm right behind you!

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Alternate Titles

  • "Street Hassle" -- International title
  • "Bop' N Rumble" -- US C64 title

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User Reviews

Unusual, your name is Bad Street Brawler! NES Arejarn (7152)
Old folks beating up on more old folks! I swear! DOS Satoshi Kunsai (2074)
Mismatched gameplay. DOS Trixter (9115)
Eternally cute. DOS Tomer Gabel (4634)
Ridiculous game. As in ridiculously bad. DOS Roedie (5247)

Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Jan, 1990 8.6 out of 12 72
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Mar, 1988 7 out of 10 70 DOS Sep 16, 2000 7 out of 10 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Dec, 1987 8.2 out of 12 68
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Mar, 1990 62 out of 100 62
Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Feb, 1990 59 out of 100 59
Nintendo Power Magazine NES Sep, 1989 2.5 out of 5 50 NES Jan, 2011 C- 42
Retro Game Reviews NES Oct 27, 2015 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 40
Bad Game Hall of Fame NES Mar 19, 2017 Unscored Unscored


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Unlike the other versions, the Amiga version was not an official release by Beam Software & Melbourne House. It was instead made by the Polish company World Software, whose developers enjoyed Bad Street Brawler so much they decided to make their own version for the Amiga using, among others, sprites ripped from the ZX spectrum version.

NES version

In the NES version, some enemy sprites are changed: the blind man was changed to a thug, grandma is now a small Italian, the basketball player is white and the skull on a bomb was removed.

Power Glove

Bad Street Brawler was along with Super Glove Ball the only games designed to showcase the Power Glove that were released. Two other additional titles were scrapped.


Bad Street Brawler uses sprites that are doubled in height and width before being displayed. This results in big sprites, but they look blocky.


After stage 10 Bad Street Brawler goes into infinite repeat mode; stage 11 is the same as stage 6. However even the stages 6 to 10 are nothing more but rehashes of the stages 1 to 5 with more & tougher enemies.

Information also contributed by Apogee IV and Roedie.
Contributed to by B.L. Stryker (23452), POMAH (65677), Martin Smith (78737) and Tomer Gabel (4634)
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