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Urban Champion

Year: 1984
Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo
Players: 1 or 2

Urban Champion was one of Nintendo's early release games, the kind that sold alongside titles like Super Mario Bros. It was a very primitive type of brawling game between two city fighters, each trying to demolish the other and become the "urban champion." Each player could hit using two types of punches, one less powerful and the other more powerful, while you could also switch between punching in the face or stomach. Blocking a punch was also possible. The ultimate goal of each player was to try to eventually knock the other player into a manhole. At the same time, they also had to avoid angry people dropping potted plants from their windows and patroling cop cars that, when passing, would cause each character to gather at opposite ends of the screen and whistle nonchalantly as if they were minding their own business the whole time. The cops always fall for it.