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Streets of Rage (SEGA Master System)

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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 SEGA Master System Story
Streets of Rage SEGA Master System Flying Kick
Streets of Rage SEGA Master System Your special move
Streets of Rage SEGA Master System Women with whips

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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User Reviews

A pretty good conversion Gary Smith (15) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
Classic scrolling beat-em-up william sterry (7) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

The Press Says

SegaFan.com Mar 16, 2003 8.2 out of 10 82
Mega Fun Jun, 1993 78 out of 100 78
Megablast 1993 66 out of 100 66

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
DSWAT 5 雷堂嬢太朗 -raido.jotaro- (58455)
Jul 20, 2013

Trivia

References

  • Many in-game sounds and even the main font were lifted directly from Revenge of Shinobi.
  • 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.

Release

One of the few games to be packed in with the Genesis.

Information also contributed by Robbb

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festershinetop (9479) added Streets of Rage (SEGA Master System) on May 15, 2004
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