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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 Title screen
Bad Street Brawler NES Abandoned train
Bad Street Brawler NES Funny cut scene
Bad Street Brawler NES This is what we do to policemen in my country

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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! Arejarn (5047) 1.25 Stars1.25 Stars1.25 Stars1.25 Stars1.25 Stars

Critic Reviews

Game Freaks 365 2005 5.6 out of 10 56
Nintendo Power Magazine Sep, 1989 2.5 out of 5 50 Jan, 2011 C- 42
Retro Game Reviews Oct 27, 2015 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 40
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library 2016 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30
Just Games Retro Oct 15, 2006 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20
8-bit Central Retro Gaming 2014 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20


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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.
POMAH (57691) added Bad Street Brawler (NES) on Nov 07, 2002
Other platforms contributed by B.L. Stryker (21139), Martin Smith (66826) and Tomer Gabel (4643)