38. HOT BLOOD WRESTLE
So, at first glance this is a complicated wrestling simulator starring the character models from River City Ransom; and not knowing any Japanese, I couldn’t get further than that. HOWEVER, recognizing the character models led me down a rabbit hole. Apparently there’s a whole series of games Technos Japan made in this series, we just only saw the localizations of a couple. This is Nekketsu Kakutō Densetsu, roughly “Hot Blooded Fighting Legend”, hence the “hot blood” name.
39. HOT BLOOD STORY
This is the Japanese version of River City Ransom, Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari. River City Ransom is an awesome game (and versions where you can save are even better), but when you can’t read anything it’s basically unplayable.
40. HOT BLOOD HIGH SC
This is actually a soccer game. Apparently there were two different soccer games in the series, so it’s probably Nekketsu Kōkō Dodgeball Bu: Soccer Hen (localized as Nintendo World Cup, but I never played that), though I might have swapped that with Hot Blood Soccer, below.
41. HOT BLOOD MARCH
This is a track and field game, Downtown Nekketsu Kōshinkyoku: Soreyuke Daiundōkai.
42. HOT BLOOD BASKETB
As you might guess, a basketball game. Nekketsu! Street Basket: Ganbare Dunk Heroes.
43. HOT BLOOD NEW REC
I’m not even sure what kind of sport you’re supposed to be playing in Bikkuri Nekketsu Shin Kiroku! Harukanaru Kin Medal. Apparently it was localized as Crash 'n' the Boys: Street Challenge, which I’ve never heard of before.
44. HOT BLOOD SOCCER
The other soccer game, Kunio-kun no Nekketsu Soccer League.
45. HOT BLOOD VOLLEYB
Nekketsu Kōkō Dodge Ball Bu, which we got as Super Dodge Ball.
The problem with this entire set of games is that I can’t read any Japanese text, so I have to randomly choose options and hope I get to a playable part of the game…but I also don’t have a manual so I don’t know what I’m doing. Fun to learn about the series, though.