Nintendo Entertainment System
Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-kun
River City Ransom Zero
|Released By||Stardust Crusaders|
|Platform||Nintendo Entertainment System|
|Patching Information||No Special Requirements|
|Genre||Action > Beat 'Em Up|
|Game Date||17 April 1987|
|Release Date||06 July 2021|
|Last Modified||07 July 2021|
Renegade is an action beat ‘em up game for the Nintendo Entertainment System.
A complete translation for the Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-kun.
ROM / ISO Information:
- Database match: Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-kun (Japan)
- Database: No-Intro: Nintendo Entertainment System (v. 20210216-231042)
- File SHA-1: FB1DE85F70FA9D54D30426A1A51F93838FF4C0D2
- File CRC32: 94DAB06A
- ROM SHA-1: 9F3DE783494F7FF30679A17B0C5B912834121095
- ROM CRC32: A7D3635E
User Review Information
A Solid Step Up From Vice TranslationsReviewed By: Eldrethor on 19 Jul 2021
Renegade is an interesting game to translate; there’s minimal text, so there’s really not much to work with. That being said, Stardust Crusaders did an admirable job improving upon what Vice Translations did fifteen years earlier with their River City Ransom Zero hack.
The title screen packs a new logo for the game that looks gorgeous, rocking a bolder design of the lettering that lets the logo pop in a way that Vice’s version with their slimmer style couldn’t do. Past that, the wider typeface used in the nameplates is a vast improvement over the squished typeface in the Vice Translation. To Vice’s credit, they worked with what they had fifteen years ago.
The new translations of the few lines of dialog packs a bit more flavor, and contains swearing, which can be a hit or miss, depending on your expectations. The game has a gritty aesthetic to it, so the swearing fits neatly with the game’s overall grunginess. On the other hand, it isn’t something that you would see in an official release, so it’s not really Nintendo-accurate, if that’s something you look for.
I’m not great at Renegade, so I haven’t been able to see anything past the second level. Still, this is an excellent translation overall, and a staple to Kunio fans who want to experience the series’ first entry on the NES/FC.
Version 1.0 Recommended - Yes
|Well-worded and interesting||Supergamerguy||04 Aug 2021||1.0||Yes|
|A Solid Step Up From Vice Translations||Eldrethor||19 Jul 2021||1.0||Yes|