Lost In Translation/Renegade

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Renegade marquee.
No screen shot.
Renegade control panel.
Manufacturer Technos (Taito America license)
Released 1986
8-way Joystick
3 Button(s)
Main CPU M6502 (@ 1.500 MHz)
M6809 (@ 1.500 MHz)
Sound CPU Mono
YM3526 (@ 3.000 MHz)
Custom (@ 8.000 kHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
240 x 240 pixels
60.00 Hz
256 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 26 ROMs
851,968 bytes (832.00 KiB)
MAME ID renegade · kuniokub · kuniokun

About The Game

Renegade is an arcade video game beat-em-up that sees a single player taking on huge gangs of street fighters. The game is spread across four stages levels, each of which is only 2 or 3 screens wide; giving the player nowhere to hide. Renegade was a rather more brutal game than others of its genre, and even allowed the player to keep attacking a downed enemy. It was also possible to pick up fallen enemies and throw them at oncoming fighters.

Renegade's designer would take what they learned while designing and writing Renegade and improve upon it in every conceivable way for the legendary "Double Dragon", released a year later.


Apollon Music released a limited-edition soundtrack album (Cassette format) for this game (Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-kun Sound Story) on 05/1987.


Western version of "Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-kun". The game's graphics were redrawn for the game's localization as Renegade to the game's characters and settings a western feel. The plot was also changed from beating up numerous gangs who are bullying the main character's best friend to rescuing the main character's girlfriend. Kunio, the main character in the Japanese, would return in numerous games including "Nekketsu Koukou Dodgeball-bu", the Japanese version of "Super Dodge Ball", some which underwent a similar localization process when they were released in the west (such as the NES game River City Ransom).

Tips and tricks

On the first 2 levels, try to throw the enemies from the platforms; being careful, of course, to avoid falling from the platform yourself. Also, to kill the third boss, run away from her and hit the kick button (repeat). When fighting the knife gang on the final stage, if you are stabbed even once, you will die. The safest way to defeat them is with dashing punches. Never engage a single enemy or stay one place for too long, otherwise you will be attacked.


  1. Renegade (1986)
  2. Target Renegade (1988, Sinclair ZX Spectrum, Commodore C64 & NES)
  3. Renegade III - The final chapter (1989, Sinclair ZX Spectrum & Commodore C64)

Cabinet and Artwork


Box art for the Imagine port of Renegade by Bob Wakelin.
Alternate box art Renegade.
Nintendo Famicom (1987)
Sega Master System
Sony Playstation 2 (2006, "Oretachi Game Center - Nekketsu Kouka Kunio-Kun")
Commodore C64 (1987)
Amstrad CPC (1987)
Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1987)
Thomson TO8 (1988)
Commodore Amiga (1989)
Atari ST (1989)
Apple II
Thomson M05

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
Kunio-Kun Sound Collection C228-5008[1] 1989-06-05 Apollon Music Industrial Corp CD version.
Nekketsu Kouha Kunio Kun Music Collection GNCA-7122[2] 2008-11-21 Geneon Entertainment 4 CD version.
Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-kun Sound Story KHY-1013[3] 1987-03-05 Apollon Cassette version.
Oretachi Game Center: Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-Kun N/A[4] 2006-01-26 Hamster CD version.

External Links


The contents of this page are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
The sources used include MAME (version 0.113u2) and history.dat (revision 1.28 - 2008-10-18).
Please see http://www.arcade-history.com for credits.