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The Video Game Critic
I find it amazing how all the fighting moves have been preserved despite the fact that Game Gear only has two buttons. This game rates sky-high in terms of fun. There's nothing quite like the feeling of walking down a street and wacking complete strangers with a long lead pipe. Even the music sounds like the original. Two players can link up for some cooperative action. Streets of Rage 2 is a stellar title, and Sega did one heck of a job of squeezing it into a Game Gear cartridge.
Streets of Rage II ist das Beste, was der Game Gear bei den Sidescrolling-Prüglern aufzubieten hat. Das erklärt auch den leicht gehobenen Preis im Vergleich zu vielen anderen Modulen, doch für Fans von Axel und Blaze lohnt sich die Investition auch gerade dank Zweispielermodus definitiv!
Digital Press - Classic Video Games
This is how all ports should be. It retains everything we all know and love from the Genesis version. If you can't think of a reason to own a Game Gear, this is as good of a reason as you can get. It's a perfect road trip title, and the replay value stems from the simple fact that it's a wonderful game.
Streets of Rage 2 is weer zo'n mepspelletje dat de bekende formule volgt. Ieder van de drie vechtersbazen heeft veertien moves tot zijn beschikking, maar na een paar levels wordt het vervelende mensen hakken toch wel saai. Alleen voor de echte freaks.
All Game Guide
Sega's 1991 sleeper hit game of vigilante justice, which chronicled the story of three ex-peace officers in their struggle to bring down Mr. X and his diverse group of street thugs, receives a 16-meg sequel with more moves, two new characters, and a two-player head-to-head option.
All in all it's a fine game for simplicity and nostalgic purposes if nothing else, but it compares poorly by today's standards, and if you get too attached to the game, you'd better be willing to either find an adapter so you can play at home, or be willing to fork out tons of cash to keep batteries in a system that goes through six at a time like they were oxygen.