"Axel, Blaze, and Adam are three bad ass ex-cops who are taking it to the streets so they can make an attempt to clean the city up of all the smelly, good for nothing punks that are polluting the area. "
Have you been craving a hot fist-fighting type game for your Genesis? Well, now you can start dancing in the streets, Streets of Rage that is! The street fighting concept has been used everywhere else, such as in the arcades and on all other home systems, but it's never been done on the Genesis and it's rarely been handled this well. However, you will recognize Streets' style, which mirrors that of Alien Storm and Golden Axe.
Streets of Rage has eight fist-pounding levels in which you fight along shorelines, on a cargo ship, up an elevator, and, of course, in wind-blown streets. The graphics and animation in this game are terrific!
You choose from three characters, tough cops who each specialize in different hand-to-hand fighting techniques, Boxing, Martial Arts, and Judo.
This game is packed with awesome moves that help you escape most sticky situations, and you can grab loose items such as lead pipes and baseball bats for a swinging time. Simultaneous two-player games are a blast, and a second player can join in any time!
- In two player games, you and your partner should take position at both sides of the screen.
- Use back kicks and jabs by pressing Buttons B Rage will knock and C to escape tight spots!
Streets of Rage will knock you out! If you enjoy games like Double Dragon or Final Fight, you must slug it out with Streets of Rage.
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The story behind Streets of Rage is nothing special; three police officers (Adam, Axel and Blaze) set out to cleanse the city of crime by simply defeating any and all thugs they encounter. Their superiors had been caught in the web of corruption spread throughout the city, thus they must go it alone.
The gameplay consists of up to five enemies entering the screen from either side, and you must obviously defeat them in order to move on to the next part of the level. Each of the three playable characters can use a basic attack, jump, attack while jumping and finally use a special move which calls a non-playable ally to shoot all enemies on the screen. Note that this ability can only be used once per level, although you may find power ups scattered throughout the game. At the end of each level you must fight an oversized boss in order to continue. The strange part about them is that they are nameless as well as strange themselves; at one point you get to fight a sword wielding pirate.
Streets of Rage also has a two-player mode, and four difficulty levels to tailor to any type of gamer. Based on the mode played, the game can show an alternate ending, which adds a little replay value. The three characters are also slightly different in terms of gameplay. Adam is the strongest of all, but moves slowly; Axel is well balanced but doesn’t jump as high; Blaze is the most agile of the three, but her strength is not that great.
Because there can be many enemies at once on the screen, the sizes of the characters had to be reduced, and this makes them less impressive than its so-called rival, Final Fight. However, the environments are nicely designed and the audio is top notch and really sets the mood.
Streets of Rage can provide hours of entertainment and even if it does not bring anything new to the table, there is really nothing frustrating or off putting about it. It is definitely worth checking out.
Streets of Rage features:
- Four difficulty settings and two player co-op mode
- Three different characters with pros and cons
- Alternate ending based on the game mode