Urban Champion: Uber-poopsky or no?

Was there a bit too much champagne flowing at Nintendo last week? Were the Virtual Console handlers asleep at the wheel when they released Soccer — CORRECTION: Baseball — and Urban Champion as the first party VC titles? Having never owned Soccer and having never even heard of Urban Champion until today, I immediately thought this might be the case.

However, maybe Urban Champion has some kind of cult following, and Soccer Baseball is just misunderstood. Are the displeased rumblings from the Net justified? Who can tell me a bit more about this urban-based 8-bit champion?

[Via Kotaku]