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Streets of Rage

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Genre: Hack and slash/Beat 'em up

Platforms: Arcade, SteamOS, Nintendo 3DS, Sega Master System, Wii, Sega Game Gear, PC (Microsoft Windows), iOS, Sega Mega Drive/Genesis

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Streets of Rage (ベアナックル 怒りの鉄拳 Bea Nakkuru: Ikari no Tekken?, "Bare Knuckle: Furious Iron Fist") is a side-scrolling beat 'em up video game developed and published by Sega in 1991 for Mega Drive/Genesis. It is the first installment of the Bare Knuckle/Streets of Rage series which was followed by Streets of Rage 2 and Streets of Rage 3. The game was converted to Game Gear, Sega CD and Master System. In 2007, the game was release... Read More


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DJSharpeCheddar
35 reviews

Average 60%

Cut-rate Final Fight with way less personality. Yeah, it's got some good music, and a couple nice touches (the outdoor elevator level ascending the side of a skyscraper, your super attack is a cop buddy rolling up in his squad car and blasting the area with a Stinger missile), but that's about it. The characters are much too small and the levels to wide for a brawler like this, especially one where everyone walks so slowly. The series will see a ... Read More

Positive points
- Cool little touches here and there
Negative points
- The gameplay is just off
- Bosses are exceptionally annoying

Storyline

The once peaceful city has been taken over by a criminal syndicate, including factions of the police. Mass violence is now common and no one is safe. Adam Hunter (an accomplished boxer), Axel Stone (skilled martial artist) and Blaze Fielding (judo expert) are young ex-police officers who have quit the force to fight back against the syndicate.
Depending on whether the game is played as one-player or a two-player co-op, and whether the player accepts or rejects Mr. X's offer to join his henchmen, there is a possibility for an alternate ending where the player becomes the new head of the crime syndicate.