Target: Renegade



This title screen really, really hopes you are attracted to the protagonist.

This title screen really, really hopes you are attracted to the protagonist.

“But maybe that’s just me.”
– from the full review, which you can read here.

Target: Renegade might have one of the worst NES game endings of all time. And, yes, I am familiar with many of the classic choices for that award, such as the awe-inspiring typo showdown of Ghostbusters, among others. Rather than spoil it, I will just give you the option to see for yourself, if you ever want to check out this solid longplay video.

Somewhere else on the Internet, it has already basically been said that Target: Renegade is just “a little better than Renegade.” Haha, so true.

Why is an item pick-up made so complicated?! This is straight from the instructions!

Why is the basic act of an item pick-up made so complicated?! This is straight from the instruction booklet!

Really, all you need to do is analyze how needlessly clunky the mere title “Target: Renegade” (so many unnecessary, mouth-gumming syllables!) is, and you began to realize how needlessly clunky the game itself is. The title is a self-fulfilling prophecy. This is a great example of definitely being able to judge a book by its cover. The name of the game reflects its character quite well.

Okay, I have to admit, this is a pretty awesome screenshot. C'mon. Look at that explosion.

That explosion there? Used to be a motorcycle, ’til I kicked it. Awesome.

Does “Target: Renegade” sound appealing at all? No? Yeah, it probably sounds like some average, B-grade, cheesy 1980’s action flick, right? You nailed it: That’s this game in a nutshell, really.

SPOILER ALERT: The villain, Mr. Big, turns out to be a little person lol

Read The Full Review For: Deeper critical analysis, additional screenshots, game comparisons, a zany rant or two.

NES Gameplay Tips for Target: Renegade: Your usual beat-’em-up repertoire should do just fine here. Remember to stick and move, never get stuck between two characters (especially the ones with amusingly exaggerated biceps, they’ll speed-punch ya to death dang quickly I tell ya), and make sure you master the timing on the leaping kick. Which, in Target: Renegade, is no small task.

LEAVE ME ALONE GUYS

LEAVE ME ALONE GUYS

One Response to “ Target: Renegade ”

  1. Yeah, this games does look like it sucks, and I’d much prefer Mad City (the Japanese version of The Adventrures of Bayou Billy) over it.

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