Scrolling Down the Belt: Renegade/Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-kun

The world of tsuppari/sukeban/yankii/general high school thugs media runs very deep in Japan. Not only is Renegade/Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-kun basically the first belt scrolling action game, but it also REALLY leans into that genre of entertainment.

This may be the most influential game we’ve covered in Scrolling Down the Belt thus far, so be sure to check it out and give the game a try for yourself if you haven’t. You might be surprised by how much you enjoy its simplicity, despite the initially awkward control scheme.