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Downtown Nekketsu (ダウンタウン熱血?, which roughly translates to "Downtown Hot-Blooded") is a series of action video games with role-playing elements originally developed by Technōs Japan. The first game in this series was a sequel to Nekketsu Kōha Kunio-kun: Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari, which was released on April 25, 1989 in Japan for the Famicom. The game was created by Hiroyuki "Mokeke" Sekimoto and Mitsuhiro "Yoshimitsu" Yoshida, with Kunio-kun franchise creator Yoshihisa Kishimoto acting as producer. Sekimoto and Yoshida wanted to create a Double Dragon video game that parents could play with their children together.

While Kishimoto worked on arcade games in the Double Dragon and The Combatribes, Sekimoto and Yoshida worked on Kunio-kun games on the Famicom and later on the Super Famicom. Their sequel to Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari is the most popular game in the franchise: Downtown Nekketsu Kōshinkyoku: Soreyuke Daiundōkai, an action-based sports game which could be played by up to four players and included a battle royal mode. The next game in the series was Downtown Special: Kunio-kun no Jidaigeki da yo Zen'in Shūgō!, the successor to Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari which expanded on everything that the game had to offer.

The next game in the series was done by Technōs Japan's Niigata team with Koji Kai (at this time Sekimoto and Yoshida were starting to test the Super Famicom). This game was Bikkuri Nekketsu Shin Kiroku! Harukanaru Kin Medal, another action sports game and a sequel to Soreyuke Daiundōkai. Sekimoto and Yoshida worked on Kunio-kun no Dodgeball da yo Zen'in Shūgō, a dodge ball game that expanded the gameplay of Nekketsu Kōkō Dodgeball Bu and followed the design philosophies of Downtown Special.

Sekimoto and Yoshida's final Downtown Nekketsu game with Technōs Japan was Downtown Nekketsu Baseball Monogatari: Yakyū de Shōbu da! Kunio-kun The game had Sugata as the protagonist with Kunio in a supporting role. To expand on the world of Downtown Nekketsu, Sekimoto and Yoshida wanted to make more games like these that fleshed out the secondary characters and placed Kunio in a secondary role. However, Technōs Japan was against this. Sekimoto and Yoshida eventually left the company to create Miracle Kidz.

The Downtown Nekketsu series consists of the following titles:

Kunio-kun series
Nekketsu Kōha Kunio-kun series Nekketsu Kōha Kunio-kun / Consumer version / SPNekketsu Kōha Kunio-kun: Bangai Rantō HenShodai Nekketsu Kōha Kunio-kunShin Nekketsu Kōha: Kunio-tachi no BankaSuper Dodge Ball (Neo Geo)Riki DensetsuRiver City: Tokyo Rumble
Nekketsu Kōkō Dodgeball Bu series Nekketsu High School Dodgeball Club / NES / PC Bangai HenNekketsu High School Dodgeball Club – Soccer Story / PC / CD / MD / World Cup HenNekketsu Kōkō Dodgeball Bu: Kyōteki! Dodge Senshi no Maki​Go-Go! Nekketsu Hockey Club Slip-and-Slide MadnessKunio-kun's Nekketsu Soccer League
Downtown Nekketsu series Downtown Nekketsu Story / EX / Rival ShowdownDowntown Nekketsu March Super-Awesome Field Day! / DX / ~All Stars Special~Downtown Special Kunio-kun’s Historical Period Drama! / Downtown Nekketsu JidaigekiSurprise! Nekketsu New Records! The Distant Gold MedalKunio-kun no Dodgeball da yo Zen'in ShūgōDowntown Nekketsu Baseball Monogatari: Yakyū de Shōbu da! Kunio-kunRiver City: Knights of JusticeRiver City Melee: Battle Royal Special / Mach!!Stay Cool, Kobayashi-san!: A River City Ransom Story
Super Nekketsu series Super Dodgebal BrawlersRiver City Super Sports ChallengeRiver City Soccer Hooligans
Other games Nekketsu Fighting LegendNekketsu! Street Basketball All-Out Dunk HeroesKunio no OdenNekketsu! Beach Volley dayo: Kunio-kunNekketsu Kōha Kunio-kun (pachislot)River City Dodge Ball All-Stars!!Nekketsu Kōkō Online: Yamada no FukushūDowntown SMASH Dodgeball!Downtown Nekketsu Dodgeball
Spin-offs Target; RenegadeRenegade III: The Final ChapterSuper Mad ChampSuper Dodge Ball AdvanceNijiiro Dodge Ball Otome-tachi no seishunRiver City Ransom: UndergroundNekketsu Kōkō Huŏbàn-kei Tŏng Kōryaku!Nekketsu Kozúqiú-zhéngbǎn Shóuquán Shŏu YóuRiver City GirlsCODE SHIFTER
Mobile Games Nekketsu Dodgeball Bu iNekketsu banchō fīa-henNekketsu Taisen Kunio-kun XKunio-kun no Nekketsu Dodgeball ALLSTARS!!Kunio-kun no Nekketsu Street
Compilations Kunio-kun Nekketsu Collection 1Kunio-kun Nekketsu Collection 2Kunio-kun Nekketsu Collection 3Kunio-kun Nekketsu Complete: Famicom HenKunio-kun: The World Classics CollectionDouble Dragon & Kunio-kun: Retro Brawler Bundle
Unreleased Games Kunio-kun RPGNekketsu Yakyuu KozouNekketsu Kunio-Kun ZukanKunio-kun Polo / Kart RacingNekketsu Kōha Kunio-kun: Kowloon no TsumeDowntown Nekketsu Monogatari 2
Other media Ore wa Otoko Da! Kunio-kunNekketsu Kōha Kunio-kun (4koma Manga Kingdom)Kunio-kun! Nekketsu Game!Nekketsu Kōha Kunio-kun (TV series)Ā, Nekketsu Kantai Gayuku!Nekketsu Kōha Kunio-kun: Rantō Enbu-hen
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