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Streets of Rage 3

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Lost in translation Genesis Luis Silva (13294)
Arcade action. Genesis Gary Smith (65)
SOR 3, the most underrated game in the series. Genesis MasterMegid (897)
1994.. The coming of Playstation, The end of Genesis. Genesis MrBee (29)
Sega's Censorship Genesis ETJB (447)

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Genesis 39 3.8
iPhone 1 5.0
Wii 5 3.4
Windows 1 5.0
Combined User Score 46 3.8

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GenesisThe Video Game Critic
Overall Bare Knuckle 3 is a far more playable and memorable title than Streets of Rage 3. Fans of the series really owe it to themselves to experience this one as it was originally intended.
GenesisSega Force
Overall så är Streetan klart värd att kolla in, och jag kan försäkra er att ni inte kommer att spela igenom spelet på en dag. Och skulle någon fixa det så blir vi här på Sega Force-redaktionen griniga i en vecka...för det klarar inte vi!
WiiEurogamer.net (UK)
Streets of Rage is a varied and inventive take on a genre that suffers far too many uninspired knock-offs. Well worth the effort for casual fans, downright essential for fighting fans.
Personalmente considero Street of Rage 3 il migliore picchiaduro a scorrimento orizzontale per Mega Drive. I personaggi sono stati completamente ridisegnati e hanno più animazioni, c’è la possibilità di vedere diverse fini del gioco, ogni personaggio ha parecchie mosse da utilizzare e può aumentare la propria forza, i livelli sono graficamente ben fatti e con non pochi particolari. Sinceramente era impensabile avere un miglioramento grafico uguale se non migliore rispetto a quello che c’è stato tra il primo ed il secondo episodio.
GenesisGame Players
If you've never taken Axel for a spin and want to give it a shot, Streets of Rage 3 is the one to try. And you sure can't go wrong if you're already a fan. If there's one flaw, it's that you've already seen all that this game has to offer in previous outings.
GenesisGamePro (US)
Streets of Rage 3 is like an old friend - an old friend who won't stop trying to kick your butt! The fighting formula is still feisty, if familiar. But no one wants the Streets to be too safe, do they?
GenesisMega Play Magazine
As good and even better than it's predecessor. Now with more moves, characters and action, it's the best one yet. I especially like the "hidden" character that you can play as. Nice touch!
GenesisConsoles Plus
Un beat-them-all somme toute traditionnel mais qui ne perd rien de son efficacité.
Das perfekte Gameplay und die feineren Animationen stellen die Verbesserungen dar, allerdings verlässt einen das Gefühl nicht, man würde eine Variation von SoR2 spielen. Von einem Nachfolger muss man hier mehr erwarten können, zudem die Musik und das Leveldesign auch nicht das Wahre sind. Für alle, die die ersten beiden Teile schon gespielt und geliebt haben, selbstverständlich ein Pflichtkauf. Alles in allem aber trotzdem schade, man hätte es wirklich besser machen können.
WiiNintendo Life
My advice is simple - if you're a fan of the series then Streets of Rage 3 should be near the top of your retro shopping list (assuming you're sad enough to have one). If you've never played any of the Streets of Rage series before, Streets of Rage 2 is probably a better entry point, but be sure to sample this third outing at some point.
To that end, Streets of Rage 3 is both brutal and thrilling. It lacks the cool music from Streets of Rage 2, and enemies still retreat off screen, only to retaliate with a cheap attack, but let's face it. The game is from 1994. You shouldn't expect outstanding artificial intelligence. You can, however, expect sweet looking 16-bit graphics that still look good magnified on the iPad, and traditional beat-em-up play that helped make the 90s that much cooler, at least when it came to video games. Streets of Rage 3 lacks depth, but it's still a fun time, especially if you grew up with the series. It's a bit on the pricey side ($2.99 for such an old game makes little sense), but that's still a relatively small sum to pay for walloping bad guys as a kangaroo.
GenesisGame Informer Magazine
The story is also the epitome of why many gamers still skip cutscenes to this day, but when you are smacking down hundreds of street punks who all auspiciously share names like Bono, Donovan, and Ice you have to just take the game for what it is. While preteens with backwards hats and rollerblades never make acceptable protagonists, it's fun to revisit a time when rules like this was ignored.
GenesisSEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA)
Streets of Rage 3 est un bon beat them all mais qui a beaucoup souffert de sa bande son qui ne plaît pas à tout le monde et de son passage de la version japonaise à la version européenne. Si on ne cherchera plus à comprendre les raisons de ce revirement de la difficulté, il n'en demeure pas moins que le jeu dans sa version euro a perdu en fun et qu'au final, Bare Knuckles 3 est clairement meilleur. Yuzo Koshiro déçoit un peu, mais il créé tout de même une ambiance unique et nouvelle, et ce sur Megadrive, ce qui reste tout de même un petit exploit. En terme de gameplay le jeu est devenu tellement riche avec ses coups nombreux et ses fins multiples qu'il sera difficile de trancher entre cet épisode ou le précédent, tout de même plus mou à bien des égards...
If you've got 800 Wii Points set aside for just one of the Streets of Rage titles, spend them on Streets of Rage 2. But if you've already experienced that game and want more of the same, invest eight more dollars in this third series installment without hesitation. It's hard to talk about it as a standalone game when it's right there in the shadow of one of the Genesis system's best titles, but Streets of Rage 3 is an impressive experience all on its own. Even if it has a bit of a wacked-out plot.
Streets of Rage III is my second favorite game in the series and I've played it a good deal. Even after beating it several times or playing multiplayer a lot, it's still fun to play. It should've stuck to the look, sound, and the feel that Streets of Rage II had, only with the new ways to use weapons, being able to run and roll, and so on. If it would've done that, it probably would've been the best in the series, but instead the makers chose to make it more like the original in the series. If you ask me, I say that Streets of Rage III is the second best game in the series and it's definitely worth buying.
GenesisMega Fun
Viel vom Vorgänger aufwärmen, einen neuen Charakter dazupacken, mit 24 MBit protzen, auf Koshiros Können vertrauen und fertig ist ein neues Streets Of Rage. So oder so ähnlich muß Sega wohl gedacht haben, als sie über den Aufbau des dritten Teils nachbrüteten. Stellenweise die Feinde 1:1 aus Streets Of Rage 2 zu übernehmen halte ich für eine Frechheit. Was aber am meisten verwundert (-ärgert): Die Grafik hat im Vergleich zum Vorgänger abgebaut und kann trotz 24 Megs nicht mit dessen Abwechslungsreichtum mithalten; und dann wäre da noch der Sound: Dumm gelaufen, wenn Yuzo einen derart schlechten Tag erwischt, daß es sich empfiehlt, die Musik des zweiten Teils mittels Stereoanlage aufzunehmen und zum dritten nebenher laufen zu lassen. So erlebt man dann wenigstens ein solides Beat‘em Up, das aber eigentlich nur für Leute interessant ist, die No. 2 nicht kennen.
GenesisThe Video Game Critic
The only bright spots include a flashy discothèque and a bar with an aquarium. Streets of Rage 3 is the first of the series to support the six-button controller, but the extra moves don't add much in terms of gameplay. And if you really want to make your life complicated, the body-controlled Activator is also supported. In terms of sound, SOR3 isn't even in the same ballpark as the original SOR. This game features some of the worst music of the series, and the tinny sound effects are the exact same as those used in earlier editions. Other problems include slow-down, bad guys who linger off the screen way too long, and a dumb, T2-inspired background story. After finishing each of the first two Streets of Rage games, I was looking forward to the sequels. But after playing SOR3, I felt like I had just about had enough. Even gamers looking for more of the same will be disappointed with this one.
GenesisElectronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
It's back again. Streets of Rage 3 offers new fighters, more moves and better levels than the previous episodes. Does this make it a better game? Sure, but not without some compromises. The music, although done by Yuzo Koshiro? The levels are really huge and offer tons of thugs to beat up over and over again. It's good, but in the end, it's strictly another walk-and-fight game.
Streets of Rage 3 is absurdly challenging, and maybe not quite as classic as the first two games, but this is still an entertaining beat ‘em up, and is plenty of fun in wireless multiplayer as well. While virtual d-pad tolerance is necessary as well, this is a solid 90′s throwback that may even be new to some people.
GenesisASM (Aktueller Software Markt)
Das Ganze ist o.k. für zwischendurch, aber auf Dauer nicht so der Reißer: Die einzelnen Kampftechniken sehen zwar genial aus, sind aber doch eher aus der Rubrik „Hau drauf“ und verlangen eher einen schnellen Finger als raffinierte Technik. Die Hintergrundbilder sind gelungen. Etwas enttäuschend fällt dagegen der Sound aus: Vor allem die Musik ist nicht gerade hitverdächtig. Den Schwierigkeitsgrad hat man nicht allzu hoch angesetzt: In dieser Beziehung ist das Spiel gut gemacht und bringt Fans des Genres eine Menge Fun. Wer sich aber große Neuerungen gegenüber dem Vorgänger erhofft, wird enttäuscht.
GenesisDigital Press - Classic Video Games
Of the 3 games in this series, this one received the most attention due to it's "Americanization." The first boss of the game has been changed from a, uh, well, garter-wearing Village People wanna-be to a more standard kung-fu kinda guy. The main characters have also been edited. Axel now wears a yellow shirt that looks like it been, well, lets just say "stained." Blazes bright red leather skirt and top is now an ugly gray. Other than this, the game does look decent. Though the second installment looked better overall, this one does handle a lot of sprites at one time with no slowdown or flicker. The gameplay in this one is solid and that can't be denied. However, it's very rare that video game music is so ungodly bad that hinders the game every single second it's being powered. Considering this, turning down the sound, grabbing a friend for the multi-player mode makes this one to own, but be sure you hit the mute button before-hand.
GenesisAll Game Guide
Get ready for more side-scrolling, butt-kicking mayhem than you've ever seen before -- Streets of Rage 3 is just as big as its predescessors, and packed with more bad guys, more special moves, and more violent thrills than ever before!
iPhoneSlide to Play
Streets of Rage 3 may have a boxing kangaroo, but it's also got slowdown, a steep difficulty curve, and zero new bonus features.