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    Posted: 22/March/2012 at 13:40
Streets Of Rage:
 
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Similar to the game Golden Axe which was released two years prior by Sega, enemies walk onto the screen from both sides as well as occasionally appearing from other locations. The player must defeat each opponent to progress through eight locations, known as rounds. With the exception of round 7, there is a boss battle at the end of every round with a disproportionately large enemy. Unlike its sequels, none of the enemies are named within the game (only in the Japanese version's manual) and only the bosses have life gauges. As in contemporary games Double Dragon and Final Fight, weapons can be picked up, and these include bottles and drainpipes. In Streets of Rage, the special attack is assistance from a police car which will pull up at the level's left and fire explosives, taking health from all enemies. The player is given one special attack per life or per level, with power-ups shaped like police cars giving another. In round 8, the special attack can't be used.

Depending on whether the game is played as one-player or two-player co-op and the player accepts or rejects Mr. X's offer to become his henchman, there is a possibility for an alternate ending where the player becomes the new head of the crime syndicate.

 
This one starred Adam , Axel and Blaze.
 
 
the police specials weren't great but they did the job
 
Streets of Rage 2 - My favourite game of the series:
 
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Though Streets of Rage 2 plays very similar to its predecessor it improves and refines much of the gameplay. The biggest change is the replacement of the original special attack, which was calling a police car to damage all on-screen enemies, with individual special attacks performed by each character, that depletes some of their health. Each character's move list has been expanded and edited to make them very individual to play instead of similar with different handicaps.

Enemies are also improved; all are given life gauges (previously only Bosses used them) and names, and like the selectable characters, given bigger and more individual movesets. There are many new enemies, including Bikers, Ninjas, Kickboxers and Robots.

There are also changes to the weapons that can be picked up. The pepper shaker and the Bottle from the original game have been removed. The knife has been tweaked, so the player can throw it at will, whereas in the first game the it could be thrown by accident by the player. As a trade-off, the knife does much less damage when thrown in Streets of Rage 2. A kunai has been added, with the same functionality as the knife. The baseball bat from Streets of Rage is replaced by a katana, which performs the most damage of any weapon in the game.

Aside from the differences in weapons and enemies, the characters themselves are given some special abilities and handicaps. In addition to their traits and individual moves, the characters now have a "semi-special move": a powerful, non-energy-draining attack, performed by double tapping a direction and pressing punch. Also, Skate had the ability to dash when a direction is double tapped, a feature carried over to all characters in Streets of Rage 3.

 
this one starred Axel, Blaze, Max and Skates
 
 
Adam had been taken hostage in this game and had to be rescued at the end - Adam is Skates' uncle.
Axel is unreal in this game and his flaming uppercut and punch combos are immense
 
Streets of Rage 3 :
 
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The game is more fast-paced than its prequels. Running and vertical-dodge moves were added (only Skate could run in Streets of Rage 2), and most player attacks deal less damage than in the predecessors. The level timer has been replaced with a "power meter" that, when full, allows players to perform special moves without draining the player's life bar.

Unlike the first and second game, weapons in Street of Rage 3 can only be used a fixed number of times. However, additional weapon special attacks could be performed. The game also features return of SOR1 team attacks in which two characters work together to perform a powerful attack just like it was in the first game. Blitz moves, performed while players run, were altered so that they can be upgraded in strength over the course of the game. The player would have to earn a set amount of points on one life to upgrade it. Losing a life would put the blitz move down a level, but the upgraded moves are still possible to do by pressing X on a 6 button controller, followed by a button sequence.

Traps in stages were brought back from the original game, for example, enemies can once again be thrown into pits or off the side of an elevator.

Enemy AI was expanded so more enemies can pick up weapons, block attacks, employ co-operative attacks (usually, a Big Ben-like enemy will throw one of the Garcia enemies at the character to smack them down), and even steal exposed food items to regain health

 
This game starred  Axel, Blaze, Skate and Zan
 
 
Adam made a cameo and Max only appears in one ending (the good one i think)
 
This along with sonic is one of my favourite game series' ever!!!!
 
Axel is the best player in the series IMO
 
do any of you remember / play the series ? and most importantly did you enjoy it?


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I loved this game when I was a kid. Anyone know if you can get this as a vintage (Michael Cole voice) on any other system?
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Originally posted by King Razor King Razor wrote:

I loved this game when I was a kid. Anyone know if you can get this as a vintage (Michael Cole voice) on any other system?
 
i know it is available on sega mega collection for playstation and xbox.
 
It is also available on xbox live arcade and the playstation store (i think)
 
i downloaded a genesis / megadrive emulator and the rom files so that i could play it on my PC
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what he said ^

got it off XBL on my old xbox, kicking it old school.



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All three Streets Of Rage games are available as game apps on Apple devices, I've got the whole trilogy on my iPad.
 
Classic games, they do look rather dated now but i still love playing them, find simplistic stuff like these games much more enjoyable than the overly complicated shit you get nowadays.
 
Streets 2 was my favourite by a mile, Max was a awesome character, cant believe they left him out of the third one.
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the are "alternative" ways to get these... for example, my wii has been "enhanced"
 
honestly though, emulation is the way to go.. so many people want too much money nowadays
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote LadyHotrod Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23/September/2012 at 16:59
SoR2 is free on PSN (though I can't remember if that is just for plus members because I've been one for a few years now so I am used to a ton of free stuff). Not sure about 360, mine just collects dust, and I have it on my Wii, though that also collects dust. Still got the original SoR 2 for Genesis. Got it for Christmas when I was a kid, best year ever <3


First one is alright, second one is the best, 3rd one is awesome.

Axel, indeed.
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i agree with you LHR that the second one is indeed the best - Axel is awesome on SOR2
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it is just for Plus members that it's free. keep meaning to sort out a sub, since it's £40 for the year, will probably do so in new year now and re-download SoR2
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