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Streets of Rage (Genesis)

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Written by  :  Classic Nigel (150)
Written on  :  Sep 15, 2006
Platform  :  Genesis
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Summary

It's time for some rage in the streets

The Good

In Streets Of Rage you play as three ex-cops who quit cause all the corruption in the police and the city which used to be a nice place to live there names are Adam Hunter, Axel Stone, and Blaze Fielding so you clean up the streets by killing Mr. X the man behind the syndicate.

The gameplay is standard sidescrolling beat-em-up move from screen to screen killing and beating up bad guys with knives, glass bottles, pipes, and baseball bats throughout the 8 stages you have to dispatch of women with whips knife wielding maniacs and karate masters with a boss at the end of every level from Australians with boomerangs and clowns with wolverine type claws. At least this has team moves unlike other games you may have played.

But the music… oh how the music rocks the only song I can think of that’s not that good is the factory level the other 7 stages and the main theme are great kickass tunes.

The Bad

The graphics are not particularly good even for the year of 1991 with objects that aren’t the right size either too tall or wide.

The special move with the cop car is somewhat cheesy and is not usually needed as the game isn’t particularly hard.

The Bottom Line

Overall this game is a great genesis game while the second improves on it in just about everyway but that’s for another review.