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Riki Densetsu (りき伝説 (りきでんせつ), which roughly translates to "Legend of Riki") is a role-playing beat 'em up game developed by Aplus Co., Ltd. and published by Arc System Works. It was released on December 12, 2012 on the Nintendo 3DS eShop. It is a prequel to Nekketsu Kōha Kunio-kun Special (a remake of Nekketsu Kōha Kunio-kun, the first game in the Kunio-kun franchise) with Riki in the role of protagonist before he meets Kunio for the first time. It is a spin-off game in the Kunio-kun franchise.

Development

Hisataka Ikoma was in charge of designing each character (he worked on the art and graphics of River City: Tokyo Rumble). Some members of the development team and real people were used as motifs for some of the new characters in the game. Kōhei Tomita was the game's planner (he would later work in this same position for River City: Tokyo Rumble and River City Super Sports Challenge: All Stars Special)[1].

The origin of Riki's name comes from a Yakuza who roamed the area near the hometown of Yoshihisa Kishimoto (who created the original game and the character). His reasoning for naming Riki after this dangerous person was that Kunio was a strong character and needed an equally strong rival that could face him[2].

Story

Riki, a third-year student in Hanazono High School, is a prospective soccer player and a member of the sports' club. However, the cheering squad of the opposing school in the upcoming prefecture tournament attacks and injures the players of the club. Angered, Riki attacks and beats up the cheering squad, but this draws the attention of the police, who take custody of Riki and take him to the nearest station. The following day at the principal's office, Riki is sentenced to a half year suspension and the soccer club is disbanded.

This incident is the catalyst for Riki's fall from grace. Shortly, powerful enemies begin attacking Hanazono High School one after another, with the intent of taking control of the school. It is here that Riki builds his legend, with his deadly "Mach Punch".

Gameplay

The game has no mini-games like in Nekketsu Kōha Kunio-kun Special, but the item drop rate has increased.

Characters

Riki

Wataru

Shinji

Sakata

Okada

Megumi

Trivia

Gallery

External links

References

  1. Special section on the game's official website
  2. Special section on the game's official website
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 Kōkō Dodgeball Bu / FC / PC Bangai HenNekketsu Kōkō Dodgeball Bu: Soccer Hen / PC / CD / MD / World Cup HenNekketsu Kōkō Dodgeball Bu: Kyōteki! Dodge Senshi no Maki​Ike Ike! Nekketsu Hockey Bu: Subette Koronde DairantōKunio-kun no Nekketsu Soccer League
Downtown Nekketsu series Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari / EX / Rival ShowdownDowntown Nekketsu Kōshinkyoku: Soreyuke Daiundōkai / DX / ~All Stars Special~Downtown Special: Kunio-kun no Jidaigeki da yo Zen'in Shūgō! / Downtown Nekketsu JidaigekiBikkuri Nekketsu Shin Kiroku! Harukanaru Kin 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 Kakutō DensetsuNekketsu! Street Basket: Ganbare 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 KozouKunio-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 (live-action series)Ā, Nekketsu Kantai Gayuku!Nekketsu Kōha Kunio-kun: Rantō Enbu-hen
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