"Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble is a fun trip through the lives of a high school bancho. There is plenty of Atlus humor throughout the game, with the best parts coming during the smash talking right before combat. The presentation and comedy in the game is top notch; it's just too bad that the main parts of the game, exploration and combat, feel incredibly rigid and tedious. If you can look past these shortcomings, however, you should find yourself with plenty to do in a surprisingly deep game. Fans of beat 'em ups and Atlus may find a gem here, but otherwise this punch may have missed its mark."