From Sega Retro

For the developer, see Renegade Software.


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System(s): Sega Master System
Publisher: Sega
Original system(s): Arcade boards
Publisher(s) of original games: Taito
Developer(s) of original games: Technos Japan
Genre: Action

Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Master System
£34.99[1] 7116
Sega Master System
?F 7116
Sega Master System
DM ? 7116
Sega Master System
?Ptas 7116
Sega Master System
R$? 025300

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Renegade is a 1986 arcade beat-em-up by Technos Japan, standing as the "Westernised" version of the slightly earlier release of Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-kun. Its success in the arcades saw it ported to numerous home consoles and computers, including the Sega Master System in 1993. The Master System port was handled by Natsume and published by Sega.



Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-kun was a big success for Technos in Japan, and while Renegade did not meet the same heights in the West, it was popular enough, particularly in the home computer scene, to see two sequels; Target: Renegade and Renegade III: The Final Chapter. Neither of these games were released in the arcades nor were they handled by Technos.

Technos did, however, release multiple Kunio-kun games over the following years; the two immediate successors, Nekketsu Koukou Dodgeball Bu and Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari being released as Super Dodge Ball River City Ransom, respectively. The only Kunio-kun game to be released for a Sega system is 1992's Nekketsu Kouko Dodgeball Bu: Soccer Hen MD.

Much of Renegade's development team would go onto producing a spiritual successor, Double Dragon, designed to have both Japanese and Western appeal without the need for significant localisation. Double Dragon was ported to the Master System in 1988, leading to a curious situation where this Sega version of Renegade was released five years after its successor.

Magazine articles

Main article: Renegade/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
45 №5, p87[2]
27 №6, p80[3]
75 №2/60
51 №7, p72/73[4]
45 №33, p101
28 №42, p38/39
47 №20, p60
47 №6, p56/57
67 №16, p87[1]
84 №12, p38[5]
Sega Master System
Based on
10 reviews

Master System, EU
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Renegade SMS EU Cart.jpg
Master System, AU

Master System, BR
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Renegade sms br cart.jpg

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Master System
CRC32 3BE7F641
MD5 BBCE8B8AC26E2F582DEFE0056346F035
SHA-1 C07A04F3AB811B52C97B9BF850670057148DE6F0
256kB Cartridge (EU)