Game Information
Kunio kun special

Box art
Name: Nekketsu Kōha Kunio-kun Special
Name (kanji/kana): 熱血硬派くにおくん すぺしゃる
JP Translation: "Hot-Blooded Tough Guy Kunio Special"
Developer(s): Avit-Niigata
Publisher(s): Arc System Works (JP)

Cyberfront Korea Corp (KR)

Release Date(s) December 15, 2011 (JP)

September 14, 2012 (KR)

Nekketsu Kōha Kunio-kun Special is a Nintendo 3DS game in the Kunio-kun series. It is a remake of Nekketsu Kōha Kunio-kun, celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the series.


The game has been expanded from its original form to feature much more content. Here are the modes it offers.

Arcade Mode

This is essentially the normal experience from the original version of the game, except with chibified sprites.

Story Mode

This is the same scenario as Arcade Mode, but with expanded depth. There are simple cutscenes, dialogue, RPG elements, more exploration, and apparently a few minigames, such as one involving batting cages.

Battle Royal

Similar to Nekketsu Kakutō Densetsu, this mode involves four characters fighting each other in an arena. Apparently a download feature allows it to be played with only one copy of the game.

Mission Mode

This is an event match. The player is presented with various scenarios. Some of them are based on other Kunio games of the past, such as Dodgeball or Soccer.

Gallery Mode

This allows the player to browse through a collection of Kunio art produced over the past 25 years.