Bad Street Brawler

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Bad Street Brawler
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NES version package
Developer(s)Beam Software Pty., Ltd.
Publisher(s)Mindscape Inc.
Composer(s)Gavan Anderson and Tania Smith (NES version)
Platform(s)Commodore 64, MS-DOS, NES
Genre(s)Beat 'em up

Bad Street Brawler, originally released as Bop'n Rumble[1] and as Street Hassle[2] in Australia, is a 1987 video game by Beam Software Pty., Ltd. It was distributed worldwide by Mindscape Inc. and Mattel. It was released for the Commodore 64, MS-DOS, and the NES. The NES version was one of only two NES games specifically designed for use with Mattel's Power Glove.


In-game screenshot

The player plays the character Duke Davis, who goes from stage to stage beating up gangsters that get in his way, dressed in a yellow tank top, sunglasses, and yellow pants. He is described as a former punk rocker and the "world's coolest" martial artist.

Before the start of the next stage, quotes are introduced to entertain the player (such as "Never trouble trouble until trouble troubles you"). The player fights a variety of enemies, such as gorillas and circus dwarves who throw hammers at the player (old ladies in the computer versions who throw purses at the player). There are 15 stages in this game Moves include the "bull ram" attack and "trip" move.


Electronic Gaming Monthly's Seanbaby placed it as number 16 in his "20 worst games of all time" feature.[3]

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  3. ^ "Seanbaby's EGM's Crapstravaganza - #16: Bad Street Brawler (NES)". Archived from the original on 2006-07-07. Retrieved 2007-01-29.

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