(Wii Virtual Console / NES)

Urban Champion (Wii Virtual Console / NES)

Game Profile

Don't let the big, bad bully of the neighborhood push you around!

Players fight for the right to walk the street. Hit him high or hit him low, but don't forget to dodge or block his punches - and watch for the manhole. If players fall, a shower of confetti will celebrate the enemy's victory … how humiliating.

Players avoid being taken away by the police or bonked on the head by a flower pot in the fight to hold their head up high. Players can spar with the computer bully or a friend to see who's the toughest on the block.

Game Review

Wii U eShop Review

Europe PAL Version

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Won't somebody think of the children?

Urban Champion is back, and is a menace to society. It's a danger to young gamers for two reasons. If you're the type of gamer that thinks brutality and violence has no place in a title played by children, this tale of brawling 8-bit thugs bringing mayhem...

Game Review

Virtual Console Review

USA USA Version

Posted by Corbie Dillard

More like Urban chump!

It's impossible to overlook the fact that many of the earlier NES releases were extremely simple in design and took very few chances when it came to gameplay design and visual substance. While many of the games were classic arcade titles from Nintendo,...

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User Comments (28)

__Seanbaby

#1

Seanbaby said:

Urban Champion. This game was originally called, "Uber Chump" but Nintendo must not have thought it'd sell as well.

This game does have one good use however, it is used in the Guantanamo Bay detention center to extract confessions from prisoners. After 24 hours locked up being forced to play this piece of crap they are all too happy to fess up to every secret they are holding back on!

__Wiitz

#2

Wiitz said:

Urban Chamion's not the best game, but to call so bad that I have rocks in my head if I buy it is a bit underrated. I had it for the NES and found it real fun, but of course, TODAY it isn't worth 500 Points anymore.

SKTTR

#3

SKTTR said:

I bought this game out of curiosity and coz I'm a Nintendo collector.

I imagine in 1984, when there was no Street Fighter, and International Karate was just to be released, it had it's great moments easily.
The two-player brawl on the streets was something new and fun.
But today we have so much better fighting games.
It hasn't aged well. Yeah, for todays standards it seems like crap.

__GFrag

#5

GFrag said:

There's a SLIGHT bit more strategy besides just high and low punches to this game; there's also the option of throwing fast weak punches, or a more powerful one, which takes a little while to "charge up", but will knock your opponent back much further.

...This doesn't really mean it's suddenly a good game, though not QUITE as bad as the review lets on, at least. My friend with the NES clone and I played this occasionally, and much like I said with Legend of Kage; It's kinda fun for a free built-in game, but don't waste your precious Wii-points on it. 500 is an unforgivable rip-off. Maybe 50 points, but definitely no more then that.
This game is the prime example to show why Nintendo really ought to classify the price of their VC games based on how good they are. Because who in their right mind would pay 500 points for Urban Chumpion, if they can get Punch Out for the same amount?

alvieao

#7

alvieao said:

This game should NOT have been on the Virtual Console at all! Urban Chumpion is not only the worst Nintendo game ever made, but also the WORST game ever in the history of Nintendo. I will admit that I played the game a bit farther a few years back, but this garbage is NOT worth spending $5 for your Wii.

__Mii be you

#8

Mii be you said:

This game(along with Rise of The Robots) should have been on Screwattack's Top 10 worst Fighting game list.

StarSoldier1

#9

StarSoldier1 said:

I think it was a bad idea to release on the VC too since it flopped on the original NES. I guess Nintendo was trying to fill a quota.

#10

said:

I have the original Nes cartridge of this game, and I didn't like that back in the days either...
this game is simply not funny, save your money.

Jogurt_the_Yogurt

#12

Jogurt_the_Yogurt said:

I remember this game from way back when! It's not a good game at all... very simple, and even the simple controls don't control very well! I've played games that make me want to vomit even more, though. The police and the box art push this one up to a 2-stars from me. :)

__Corey

#13

Corey said:

I played this on the E-Reader a few years ago and it was absolute crap. I have no idea who would ever buy this.

NESgamer

#14

NESgamer said:

1 star??, no that's not fair!, this game is not one of the best, but i definitely doesn't suck.

I like this game, i won't download it because money and space, but is not that bad.

DEMON212

#15

DEMON212 said:

Scarily, I've played worse and played worse on the VC. There's some games that get higher ratings here that IMTHO are worse than this.

chiefeagle02

#16

chiefeagle02 said:

I bit the bullet and downloaded this monstrosity...several months ago, actually...I was just too ashamed to admit it. However, the game itself is kind of charming in that quirky, yet bastardized sense. However, since then, I've also downloaded Street Fighter II: Turbo. Same game, but with more and prettier characters and a more refined button mashing scheme. :)

TheWiiMan

#17

TheWiiMan said:

I thought this game was gonna be good after all these years. I was was wrong ;_; WASTED WII POINTS!!!!

Rawk_Hawk

#19

Rawk_Hawk said:

I like the old school graphics. Just thought I would make a positive comment. NES collectors need only apply

Ricardo91

#20

Ricardo91 said:

Yet another NES game I played on my e-reader. it's actually a pretty fun game and...PHTHPHTHPHAHAHAHAHAHAA!!! I couldn't say THAT with a straight face! :D actually this game IS entertaining...for about 2 minutes, and by the time you knock your first opponent down a manhole you see everything it has to offer! This has to be the worst, most boring game nintendo ever released, and they released some stinkers over the years (DK Jr. Math, anyone?). The e-cards make for nice collector's items, though :).

I'm Sorry. I tried to be kind, I really did. Just get Punch Out people. It's LEAGUES better than this hunka junk.

#22

said:

Hmm... this or Super Mario Bros 3? I'm having trouble deciding. If you can't tell I'm being sarcastic, you're probably dumb enough to actually waste $5 on this game. May I suggest Double Dungeons and China Warrior? Oh, and be sure to get Hydlide when it comes to Virtual Console.

citizen_zane

#23

citizen_zane said:

I love this game. This was the original Street Fighter! I used to play this with my younger brother, back in the 80's. It actually has more depth than you might realize. Here are a list of moves:

  • high strong punch
  • low strong punch
  • high weak punch
  • low weak punch
  • high block
  • low block
  • dodge

That's seven moves! That's more moves than most games from that era had. Then you've got other factors that affect gameplay like flower pots being dropped on your head, cops patrolling the streets, a stamina meter and a timer. A lot of people rip on this game without ever having played it. Many of those who have played it, never played it with another person. It makes a big difference. The single player mode is nothing to sneeze at either. The reviewer here says that "The computer-controlled opponents you face are idiots and are very good at walking directly into your fists if you time your punches just right." Thats a load of crap if you play this game for any significant amount of time (more than 10 minutes perhaps?). The difficulty ramps up later on, providing a serious challenge to anyone.

I'm just glad that someone at Nintendo must still appreciate this game. I feel lucky to have this on my Wii.

CorbsAdmin

#24

Corbs said:

I've played thousands of games over the years and Urban Champion has to be one of the worst games ever made. Pure gaming garbage. And Karate Champ is the original Street Fighter. :)

Rawk_Hawk

#25

Rawk_Hawk said:

I am not dissappionted I downloaded the game. I like play games from the early Nintendo era.

ZBomber

#26

ZBomber said:

I actually dont think this is a bad game... its quite fun actually... dont expect some wicked in-depth gameplay but its fun to play now and then to relive the old days...

Bass_X0

#27

Bass_X0 said:

I'd rather play Boxing on the GBA Game 'n' Watch collection which I believe is similar. The modern game is fun for a while and should be much better than UC.

deeztreezeez

#28

deeztreezeez said:

lol I like this game...can play it for a minute or a half hour and then stop...thats why I bought it

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