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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 Punched an opposing player from behind
Arch Rivals NES A close game finally comes to an end
Arch Rivals NES In-game shot 1
Arch Rivals NES The other two teams

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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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VideoGame Jun, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Just Games Retro Jul 20, 2001 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
NES Times Feb 06, 2009 7 out of 10 70 Jan, 2011 B- 67
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Feb, 1991 26 out of 40 65
Power Play May, 1991 56 out of 100 56
Video Games Mar, 1991 56 out of 100 56
Game Freaks 365 2005 5.3 out of 10 53
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library 2016 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
NES Archives Jan 23, 2008 C- 42


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lugnut (382) added Arch Rivals (NES) on Apr 26, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Alaka (57314) and Terok Nor (26757)