|Downtown Special: Kunio-kun no Jidaigeki da yo Zenin Shūgō!|
|Japanese title||ダウンタウン スペシャル♥ くにおくんの 時代劇だよ 全員集合！|
|Genre(s)||Beat 'em up|
|System(s)||Famicom, Game Boy|
|Preceded by||River City Ransom|
|Followed by||River City Ransom EX|
|Twitch||Downtown Special: Kunio-kun no Jidaigeki da yo Zenin Shūgō! Channel|
Downtown Special: Kunio-kun no Jidaigeki da yo Zenin Shūgō! (ダウンタウン スペシャル♥ くにおくんの 時代劇だよ 全員集合！, roughly "Downtown Special: Kunio's Historical Drama - All Together Now!") is the Japan-only sequel to River City Ransom (known as Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari in Japan). It uses the River City Ransom engine with various improvements, such as visible damage numbers (to show how much damage attacks are causing), a computer-controlled ally (if playing single player), and a free-roam world map. Many of these improvements were later integrated into River City Ransom EX.
The initial plot is simple: Kunio's sensei, Bunzo, has been struck down by a mysterious illness, and Kunio needs to find Kanpou to heal him. On the way, however, many events unfold.
Two years after the Famicom release a Game Boy port was released with some minor aesthetic changes. In 2006 the Famicom version was released on the Game Boy Advance as part of Kunio-kun Nekketsu Collection 3. There is a complete English patch for the Famicom version as well as an alternate patch for disabling the damage numbers. A partial translation has also been made for the Game Boy version.
In 2020, it was translated in Double Dragon & Kunio-kun Retro Brawler Bundle as Downtown Special Kunio-kun's Historical Period Drama!
Table of Contents
Beat 'em ups: Renegade (Special) · River City Ransom (EX, Rival Showdown) · Downtown Special Kunio-kun's Historical Period Drama! · Shodai Nekketsu Kōha Kunio-kun · Shin Nekketsu Kouha: Kunio-tachi no Banka · Riki Densetsu · River City: Tokyo Rumble · Downtown Nekketsu Jidaigeki · River City: Knights of Justice · River City Ransom: Underground · River City Girls · Stay Cool, Kobayashi-san!
Other: Downtown Nekketsu March Super-Awesome Field Day! (All Stars Special) · Go-Go! Nekketsu Hockey Club Slip-and-Slide Madness · Crash'n the Boys Street Challenge · Nekketsu Fighting Legend · Downtown Nekketsu Baseball Monogatari · Nekketsu! Street Basketball All-Out Dunk Heroes · Kunio no Oden · Nekketsu! Beach Volley da yo Kunio-kun · River City Super Sports Challenge · River City Melee: Battle Royal Special (Mach!!)