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Renegade (US)

| 1986

Release type:
Units produced: Technos (Taito America license)
Controls/Input Device: Control(joy8way), Buttons(3)
Number of Players: 2
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SoundMix: Mono
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MAME folder name: renegade

Display: raster 240x240 @ 60.00Hz (60.00 pixclock)
Sound: 1 channels

Emulated in MAME via driver renegade.c:
Status: good; Emulation: good
Graphic: good; Sound: good; Color: good
Palette size: 256; Savestate: unsupported

mcu with 32768kb
sha1: crc:
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Mameinfo.dat entry:
0.37b10 [Yochizo]


- 0.147u2: hap fixed clone Omega Fighter Special. The game fails to boot or finish post. After showing bad rom errors, the game resets.

- 0.147u1: Fixed maincpu rom loading.

- 0.122u7: Fixed gfx1/2/3/4/5 rom loading.

- 0.89u3: Changed Z80 CPU2 clock speed to 5MHz.

- 0.37b10: Yochizo added 'Omega Fighter' (UPL 1989) and clone Omega Fighter Special.

- 21st November 2000: Yochizo fixed some graphics bugs in the Omega Fighter / Atomic Robo-kid driver.

- 8th November 2000: Yochizo sent in a driver for Omega Fighter and Atomic Robo-kid.

- 25th April 1999: Dumped Omega Fighter Special.

LEVELS: 8 (restarts once)

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Romset: 2016 kb / 8 files / 457.8 zip

Credits Mameinfo and Mametesters Project Robert J. Rabgno et al.
History.dat entry:
Renegade (c) 1986 Taito America Corp.

An incredibly difficult but classic beat-em-up from Technos that sees a single player taking on huge gangs of street fighters. The game is spread across four stages levels, each of which is only 2 or 3 screens wide; giving the player nowhere to hide. Renegade was a rather more brutal game than others of its genre, and even allowed the player to keep attacking a downed enemy. It was also possible to pick up fallen enemies and throw them at oncoming fighters.

Renegade's designer would take what they learned while designing and writing Renegade and improve upon it in every conceivable way for the legendary "Double Dragon", released a year later.


Game ID : TA-0018
Prom Stickers : N

Main CPU : MOS Technology M6502 (@ 1.5 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Motorola M6809 (@ 1.5 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Yamaha YM3526 (@ 3 Mhz), Custom (@ 8 Khz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal
Video resolution : 240 x 240 pixels
Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz
Palette Colors : 256

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 2


Released in December 1986.

Apollon Music released a limited-edition soundtrack album (Cassette format) for this game (Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-kun Sound Story) on 05/1987.


Western version of "Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-kun". The game's graphics were redrawn for the game's localization as Renegade to the game's characters and settings a western feel. The plot was also changed from beating up numerous gangs who are bullying the main character's best friend to rescuing the main character's girlfriend. Kunio, the main character in the Japanese, would return in numerous games including "Nekketsu Koukou Dodgeball-bu", the Japanese version of "Super Dodge Ball", some which underwent a similar localization process when they were released in the west (such as the NES game River City Ransom).


On the first 2 levels, try to throw the enemies from the platforms; being careful, of course, to avoid falling from the platform yourself. Also, to kill the third boss, run away from her and hit the kick button (repeat). When fighting the knife gang on the final stage, if you are stabbed even once, you will die. The safest way to defeat them is with dashing punches. Never engage a single enemy or stay one place for too long, otherwise you will be attacked.

A full map of the game can be found here:


1. Renegade (1986)
2. Target Renegade (1988, Sinclair ZX Spectrum, Commodore C64 & NES)
3. Renegade III - The final chapter (1989, Sinclair ZX Spectrum & Commodore C64)


Director: Yoshihisa Kishimoto
Designer: Masao Shiroto, Misa Yazaki
Programmer: Noriyuki Tomiyama, Shintaro Kumagai


* Consoles :
Nintendo Famicom (1987)
Sega Master System

* Computers :
Commodore C64 (1987)
Amstrad CPC (1987)
Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1987)
Thomson TO8 (1988)
Amstrad CPC (1988, "Taito Coin-Op Hits")
Commodore Amiga (1989)
Atari ST (1989)
Apple II
Thomson M05


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Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
cheat.dat entry:
00000000 0039 00000005 FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives
00100000 1018 00000959 FFFFFFFF Infinite Time
00000000 0220 00000030 FFFFFFFF Infinite Energy
00000001 0220 00000000 FFFFFFFF Lose a Life Now!
20800000 AFFA 00000060 FFFFFFFF Invincibility You die though when you fall off a high platform
20910000 C283 0000C53F FFFFFFFF Invincibility (2/2) 1st = Catch, 2nd = Attack
00000001 0221 00000001 FFFFFFFF One hit to kill boss Now!
00000001 03F8 00000000 FFFFFFFF Finish Current Level Now!
00000000 03E9 00000000 FFFFFFFF Rapid Fire Hold Attack Button

Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file