(Wii Virtual Console / Super Nintendo)

Rival Turf! (Wii Virtual Console / Super Nintendo)

Game Profile

Take back the streets with RIVAL TURF!, the classic two-player Super NES action game!

Clean up the streets in a fast and furious fight of incredible two-fisted, tag-team, street-fighting action. Get your licks in with a range of attacks; from body slams and leg sweeps to jabs, hooks, uppercuts and more.

Go it alone in single player mode, fight alongside another player, or go head-to-head and toe-to-toe in the special Versus Mode.

This could be the toughest fight of your life. Better start swinging now!

Game Review

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Posted by Damien McFerran

Two isn't always better than one

When approaching Jaleco’s Rival Turf! (known as Rushing Beat in Japan), it’s important to understand the context of its release. In the early days of the Super NES, Capcom duly ported over its illustrious arcade brawler Final Fight, which dazzled...

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User Comments (20)

WanderFan91

#1

WanderFan91 said:

Y'know, the fact that this beat'em up was done by Jaleco (who made Hoops and Super Earth Defense Force), and was released early in the SNES console's lifespan has me real interested.

StuffyStuff

#3

StuffyStuff said:

I am as well JJ, but this game looks seriously flawed. The computer is getting a lot of hits in with only one pawn character on screen. Looks a bit slow too. I'll wait to hear some hands-on feedback before I judge it too harshly :)

KeeperBvK

#4

KeeperBvK said:

So...what's the story like? Did the always present evil gang steal all of the city's animations?

vio

#8

vio said:

Definitely a Final Fight clone, but I don't think it's looks too shabby for what it is. Probably a fun game to play on a rainy afternoon. Besides, I pretty much welcome any and all games to Virtual Console these days! Whatever we can possibly get...

JDesensitized

#9

JDesensitized said:

Brawl Brothers is much better. Will probably get this because I love the genre, but it isn't really that good.

fishman100

#10

fishman100 said:

Heh, Nintendo Power put this as one of the worst video game covers in history of vid games, but it's not that bad (considering others ive seen)

evilralfwiggum

#11

evilralfwiggum said:

Never played this one, but I did play Jaleco's Brawl Brothers which looks a lot like this one actually. That one wasn't bad, but I think I'd pick up the cartridge of Rival Turf before downloading it : ), either way cool to see some Jaleco games on VC.

WanderFan91

#15

WanderFan91 said:

@Bass - wow, I'm not the only one that sees the close resemblance.
I noticed in the screenshots that you can change the color of your Oozie Nelson's outfit (in most of them it's red, while in a few it's blue). How do you do that, I wonder?

Incognito_D

#17

Incognito_D said:

my friend had this as a kid. I thought it was awesome at the time because it was the only Beat em Up I'd ever played up to that point in time. Now it doesn't look so good :( I love how the map screen shows levels like Los Angeles as being located in Alaska!

WanderFan91

#18

WanderFan91 said:

Is it just me, or does that character in the red jacket from the Japanese box art look so much like Terry Bogard from Fatal Fury?

BulbasaurusRex

#20

BulbasaurusRex said:

@17 No, they're not in Alaska, but they're certainly well into Canada judging from that map that looks like it was drawn from memory by a second grader.

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