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Moroboshi876

@Tasuki You're right. Those 3-4 games were known by quite some people, but I'm sure the next dozens weren't localized because the series was too Japanese to export (according to companies, I guess).

Does anybody know the mobile entries?

Are there Kunio-kun games on Steam?

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KingMike

Tasuki wrote:

2) It was the official game of the 1990 FIFA World Cup

That is surprising. I wouldn't think FIFA would want to endorse the game since the game is like a fighter mixed with the sport element.

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KingMike wrote:

Tasuki wrote:

2) It was the official game of the 1990 FIFA World Cup

That is surprising. I wouldn't think FIFA would want to endorse the game since the game is like a fighter mixed with the sport element.

I didn't know that. I always thought that if there was a 1990 FIFA World Cup official game it was World Cup Italia 90.

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@KingMike There honestly wasn't that much fighting in it (at least the Nintendo World Cup Version). Yeah their weren't really any rules or penalties but it wasn't like say Crash N the Boys were you could use weapons and such.

@Moroboshi876 World Cup Italia could have been as well but that was only available on the Master System. I think what it was was more Nintendo asking FIFA. Since soccer mania was hitting NA due to The World Cup what better game then Nintendo World Cup, a four player soccer game to market the NES Four Score.

Two games that were always mentioned with the NES Four Score are Nintendo World Cup and Super Spike V-Ball (which was also done by Techno's and even has a cameo of Billy and Jimmy the Double Dragons in the game).

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Also since we are onntje subject I happened to find my C.I.B. copy of Crash N the Boys in my storage yesterday lol

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Which contained a poster which showed the box art for Ice Challenge

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Moroboshi876

@Tasuki It was Mega Drive / Genesis actually, but yes, I can see why it wasn't so popular. Genesis in 1990 wasn't popular yet in the US.

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By the way, has anybody tried the Mega Drive version of "Nintendo" World Cup? I haven't, but it blew my mind knowing that it existed.

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KingMike

Pretty sure there was a PC-Engine version as well. I know some Kunio games got ported to it, in Japan only of course, fittingly for the console.

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Moroboshi876

@KingMike There is, you're right. Mega Drive version is Japan-only too.

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Tasuki

@Moroboshi876 Is it actually Nintendo World Cup or is it the original Japanese version? I can't see a game on the Genesis called Nintendo.

Also is River City Soccer Hooligans on the DS a remake of the games original Japanese version or is it a sequel?

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Moroboshi876

@Tasuki No, that's why I put quote marks. It's Nekketsu Koukou Dodgeball Bu - Soccer Hen MD.

And the DS game is a sequel as far as I'm concerned. I had it in my hands in Japan, it cost 250 yen, but I discarded it. I didn't have any information about it and thought it was garbage. Stupid me.

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@Moroboshi876 Yeah I remember renting it a few years ago it was ok but I could never figure out if it was a sequel to Nintendo World Cup, the original or a remaster lol.

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Moroboshi876

@Tasuki I think with Kunio-kun series it's usually like that. There are a lot of pseudo-sequels, remakes with added stuff, reimaginings... It's a difficult series to follow.

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That poster is making me sad. I've played the famicom version of Crash n the Boys Ice Challenge. Even thought I don't understand what the heck is going on, the hockey gameplay itself is awesome. Such a shame the NES version was cancelled.

The Wii U is still the world's best console. Buy one today!

KingMike

Ice Challenge probably would've been released mid 1993 (or a year after the Famicom version).
I can't recall if American Technos even released any NES, SNES or GB games after that, actually.
(Yet bizarrely they published a Bloukout port for the PS1 as Geom Cube, one of the first year "longbox" games. Possibly their last game ever.)
The Popeye SNES game ended up only released in Japan and while Super Pinball for SNES does have American Technos carts I suspect the game was actually published by Nintendo since I don't see any AT boxes or manuals to go with the carts, which makes me suspect AT had a cart print run made but then sold them to Nintendo who published the game themselves.

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Moroboshi876

I started (at last!) the Kunio-kun The World Classics Collection, specifically Nekketsu Kôkô Dodgeball Bu, and I'm addicted to it... But I can't do special shots. I seem to succeed randomly only. And I checked walkthroughs in order to know how to, but I can't. Any advice? (I know about the 5 steps and throw, and about throwing when at the peak of a jump, yet I'm unable to do it right).

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Tasuki

So saw this on my Twitter feed this morning

Looks like an interesting spin off to the Kunio series titled River City Girls which it seems this time Kunio and Riki are captured and the girls must save them. It will be available in September on PS4, Switch, Xbox One, and PC

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Ralizah

Liking the look of River City Girls. I'll definitely be keeping my eye on it.

@Tsurii The pixel art in Wayforward games is always detailed and expressive.

RE: 2D brawlers, I have high hopes for Streets of Rage 4, personally.

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