Game Information
Box art
Name: Shin Nekketsu Kōha: Kunio-tachi no Banka
Name (kanji/kana): 新・熱血硬派 くにおたちの挽歌
JP Translation: "The New Nekketsu Tough Guy: The Elegy of Kunio and Co."
Developer(s): Almanic
Publisher(s): Technōs Japan
Release Date(s) April 29, 1994 (JP)

Shin Nekketsu Kōha: Kunio-tachi no Banka is a beat-'em-up game for the Super Famicom, this game's title refers to the fact that Technōs was close to bankruptcy when they made it; hence they refer to it as a final tribute to the series (although in fact Technōs made one more game after this, Kunio no Oden).

This game is notable as the first fighting game in the series with playable female characters, as well as for being the only one where Kunio and Riki's girlfriends are not Hasebe and Mami, respectively.


The Story involves a mysterious doppleganger framing Kunio for a hit and run attack, after which Kunio and Riki are imprisoned. After breaking out of jail, they reunite with their girlfriends, Misako and Kyouko, and work to apprehend the conspirators.


Playable Characters

Supporting Characters

  • Takayama
  • Mamoru
  • Nobu
  • Ryusaku


  • Sabu - The leader of a yakuza gang known as the "Sanwakai", and returns as the main antagonist of the game.
  • Ken - Kunio's lookalike. He is hired by Sabu to frame Kunio for a hit-and-run accident that landed the latter and Riki into jail at the beginning of the game.
  • Misuzu - A giant sukeban from the Taiyō Academy, and she is also Sabu's bodyguard.
  • Shinji - The leader of a bōsōzoku gang known as "Yokohama Funky", and he is also known as "Blue Emperor".


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