Renegade

Also known as 熱血硬派くにおくん (Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-Kun, or Hot-Blooded Tough Guy Kunio”). The game that defined the modern beat ’em up genre, and the first installment in Technos Japan’s Kunio-Kun series. Available on the Technos Collection 1 cartridge for the Evercade retro gaming system.


Developer: Technos
Publisher: Technos
Available on: NES, ’80s home computers, Evercade


Articles about Renegade

Renegade: Birth of the Brawler - It’s always interesting to return to the very earliest examples of a particular genre, just to see how things got off the ground in the first place. As you’ll know if you’ve read my feature on the history of the beat ’em up, which formed part of the Senran Kagura: Estival Versus Cover Game feature here on … Continue reading Renegade: Birth of the Brawler
Senran Kagura Estival Versus: Historical Context and Mechanics - The Senran Kagura series has its roots in the beat 'em up genre -- so let's take a look at the history of such games, and how all this helped make Senran Kagura into what it is.

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