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Streets of Rage (Game Gear)

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Description

Streets of Rage, Sega's answer to Final Fight, follows the story of three young police officers (Adam Hunter, Axel Stone and Blaze Fielding) in a city controlled by a criminal syndicate led by a "Mr. X" where crime is rampant, which leads the three heroes to make a pact to leave the force and topple the syndicate by themselves.

Gameplay is straightforward and simple. Three buttons are used, one to jump, other to attack and another to perform a range attack from a support police car. Each character has a limited set of moves that include punching and kicking or performing a back attack (if in the open), two grapple moves (depending if holding the opponent in front or by the back), a flying attack, and if playing with another player two additional tag attacks, and different abilities: Adam is slow, but a good jumper and a hard hitter, Axel fast and also a hard hitter, but a lousy jumper and Blaze fast and a good jumper, but weak hitter. Levels are in typical arcade side-scroller fashion: move from left to right (with two exceptions), clearing screens from enemies one after another as fast as possible while avoid taking damage with a boss in the end. Some levels feature "death drops" where the player must avoid falling, while throwing enemies there at the same time, including a typical elevator level. Several items are scattered on the ground, from melee weapons and bonus points (and lives or additional police cars) to apples and turkeys (to restore health).

Screenshots

Streets of Rage Game Gear Title
Streets of Rage Game Gear Axel with a knife
Streets of Rage Game Gear Round 1 clear
Streets of Rage Game Gear Flip over enemies

Alternate Titles

  • "ベア・ナックル 怒りの鉄拳" -- Japanese spelling
  • "SoR" -- Informal abbreviation
  • "DSWAT" -- Working title
  • "Bare Knuckle: Ikari no Tekken" -- Japanese title

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The Press Says

GamePro (US) Jul, 1993 4.5 out of 5 90
Hobby Consolas Dec, 1992 89 out of 100 89
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Mar, 1993 10 out of 12 83
Power Play Dec, 1992 72 out of 100 72
All Game Guide 2007 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
DSWAT 5 雷堂嬢太朗 -raido.jotaro- (52489)
Jul 20, 2013

Trivia

In difficult situations, you can press the 'special attack' button. A cop will drive by in a car and set the entire environment on fire with a rocket launcher. The artwork of the police car may look familiar, it's exactly the same car used in E-SWAT: Cyber Police, an older SEGA arcade title which also got converted to the Megadrive.

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festershinetop (9482) added Streets of Rage (Game Gear) on May 15, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Michael Cassidy (4532), Marcin Ostrowski (32673), Guy Chapman (1746), Sciere (234469), festershinetop (9482) and Satoshi Kunsai (1817)