Worst game of 2002

(Nintendo, November 2002)

When Nintendo released their anticipated second batch of E-reader card games, I was really surprised when Urban Champion was one of the newer games out for eager E-players during the busy 2002 holiday season. For those of you lucky people out there than haven't heard this game yet then please read this review just to be fore warned.

Prepare to vomit because Urban Champion is a really super bad one on one fighting game that's very, VERY repetitive. It's your job to fight the local tough guy on the city streets to earn the respect of a cute girl and the guy that knocks the other off the screen is the winner. The only problem with that cool and rather unNintendo-like storyline is after you beat this green opponent, you simply fight him again and again and again.

You want to know the worse part about beating up this guy is that he is no challenge at all. A few B shots to the gut and he's done for, the game just continues to loop over and over again till you just turn the power in disgust or you if literally go insane after winning for the 100th time. If you're looking for a deep game you won't find it here, there is no score, no endings, no power ups, and there is barely any real game play here at all.

Urban Champion has the usual simple graphics you would find in most early NES games from 1985 and 1986. The characters are kind of fuzzy and the backgrounds are pretty generic but that are still fairly easy to make out at least. The music isn’t much better since there are only two backgrounds tracks that are nothing more then a bunch of boring looping beeps.

Just like the NES game, Urban Champion-e is a game that provides instant boredom for action seekers and thankfully this wasn't a big hit for Nintendo but it begs the question: why make it an E-card game I wonder? Urban Champion-e wouldn't have gotten my first ever 2 out of 100 rating if the original two player mode was left in and if it wasn't so easy but no dice. Bottom line this is not worth the time it takes to load up and you should only play it just to get an excellent example of terrible programming at its finest. Make sure you only get this only if it is for free or if somebody is paying you to take it off there hands.



-5 card game, 9 scans required

overall rating: 02/100
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For 1 player only
Rated (E) for Everyone
graphics: 1/10
sound: 2/10
gameplay: 0/10
replay: 0/10

(Ryan Genno) 2003

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