Shodai Nekketsu Kōha Kunio-kun (The original Tough Guy Kunio) is a beat-'em-up game for the Super Famicom, this game's title refers to the fact that Technos. Shodai is the first Kunio-Kun game to arrive on the Super Famicom and takes place before after most of the events of the Kunio-Kun series. The story is set around the end of Kunio's sophomore year, as he and his friends take a trip to visit Osaka. Like Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari, Shodai is an open world RPG game which focuses on the elements of stats, items and leveling up. Kunio's former rival, Riki Samejima makes an appearance to serve as the second player of the game, and ally of Kunio. Most of the game is set around distinctively exploring Osaka and to progress through the game's story overall.