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A Japanese school student fights against several types of Japanese gang members and school students for picking on his brother.

Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-Kun was produced by Technos in 1986.

Technos released 28 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1982. Technos was based in United States.

Other machines made by Technos during the time period Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-Kun was produced include: Bogey Manor, Exciting Hour, Big Pro Wrestling!, Acrobatic Dog-Fight, Syusse Oozumou, Xain'd Sleena, Nekketsu Koukou Dodgeball-bu, Super Dodge Ball, Championship V'Ball, and China Gate

Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-kun
Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-kun


Name Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-Kun
Developer Technos (United States)
Year 1986
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8840
Class Wide Release
Genre Scrolling Fighter
Conversion Class JAMMA+
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 3 - Left Attack|Right Attack|Jump
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

Kunio, a student of Nekketsu High, must fight against several Japanese gangs for beating up his brother.

Game Play

The player guides Kunio to the battlefield and fights against several gang members. Once you have defeated a certain amount of enemies, the gang leader will come out of the background and help the remaining members beat you up. Once you have defeated the leader, you will see a scene of another gang beating-up Hiroshi (Kunio's brother) and you will proceed to the next battlefield. After all four leaders have been defeated, the game begins again but at a greater difficulty level.

The Bosses:

  • Riki - A high-school gangster from Hanazono Koukou (Flower Garden High). Not very tough, but don't bother to fight him with your punches alone. Use your jump kicks often.
  • Shinji - A Bosouzoku rich boy. Basically a stronger version of Riki, use the same strategy with him.
  • Misuzu - A giant woman from a female university. She can easily grab you and drains your energy when she grabs you and slap you. Run away from her and use the back kicks. Do a pin attack when she is low on health.
  • Sabu - A Yakuza boss. He is not very tough, but he can kill you easily with his handgun and he has his henchmen around to help him.

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Cheats, Tricks, Bugs, and Easter Eggs


  • On the first two levels, try to throw the baddies off of the platforms.
  • On the third level, get rid of the red-headed school-girls first. The Dark Haired ones are dead once they hit the ground.
  • To kill Misuzu (the third boss), run away from her and do a back kick. Repeat until she's low on health and lying on the ground, so that you can perform a pin attack on her.
  • When fighting the Yakuza on the final stage, if you are stabbed even once, you will die. The safest way to defeat them is with dashing punches or concetrate. Never engage more than one enemy (unless they're together on the same side) at the same time or stick around in one place too long, otherwise you'll eat steel.

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This game was so popular in Japan that several spinoffs and sequels were made in Japan (mostly for the Nintendo Famicom and the Super Famicom). One of these games was Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari which is the Japanese version of the NES cult hit River City Ransom.

"Nekketsu" is a Japanese word that translates into "Hot Blood." It is also the name of the school where the main character studies (Nekketsu Koukou). "Kouha" literally translates to "tough elements," and "Kun" is a suffix that is often used for young men (it doesn't mean "Mr." as some people might tell you).

Kunio was named after Technos Japan's president, Kunio Taki.


This game is the original Japanese version of Renegade. Nekketsu Koukou Dodgeball-bu and its Neo-Geo sequel, Kunio No Nekketsu Dodgeball - Toukyuu Densetsu (both were released in the US as Super Dodge Ball) are spinoffs of this game.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-Kun Census

There are 14,850 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,512 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,983 machines (6,922 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 6 known instances of this machine owned by Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-Kun collectors who are active members. Of these, 6 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list. There is one active VAPS member looking for a Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-Kun circuit board set.

This game ranks a 2 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



When turning on the machine, hold the 1P and 2P Start buttons down and the game will perform a debug test.

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