Streets of Rage (Wii)

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Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.4
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.4
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Overall User Score (5 votes) 3.4

Critic Reviews

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Difficile de noter un jeu tel que Streets of Rage. A première vue, il ne s’agit là que d’un beat’em all classique, cependant Streets of Rage dispose de quelques atouts de taille pouvant séduire : son ambiance, ses graphismes et sa musique. C'est donc un jeu à conseiller à tous les nostalgiques de la 16 bits de Sega.
70 (UK)
With Final Fight also available on the VC, slap-em-up fans can't really go wrong by downloading both, but if you only want to spend your points on one then I'd say Streets of Rage offers more bang for your buck.
Nintendo Life
With Streets of Rage 2 expected to be available on the Virtual Console soon you could argue that there's no point in giving this a spin. While it's true that the second game is much better, we still have a soft spot for Streets of Rage. It lacks the depth of Streets of Rage 2 but is still very enjoyable and easy to get into, and certainly puts the SNES conversion of Final Fight in the shade.
All Game Guide
You can play Streets of Rage by yourself or team up with a friend. When waging war against the syndicate in two-player mode, you can pull off a variety of team tactic moves such as somersaults and airborne attacks. Whether playing solo or with a partner, the action takes place in the inner city, on beach front property, on bridges, aboard a ship, in a factory, on a freight elevator, at the syndicate headquarters and, of course, on the city streets.
Streets of Rage is an awesome title if you’ve never ripped through the franchise before now, but with the knowledge of its successors (particularly Streets of Rage III), it’s hard to go back to the original. The graphical presentation is just a notch higher than Sega Master System, the audio is generic and offers only extremely short snippets of digitized voice samples, and the amount of reused assets (enemies and bosses specifically) cuts the lasting appeal short. Still, Streets of Rage is an awesome chunk of history for both the SEGA Genesis and the brawler genre, and if you’ve already invested in a pair of classic controllers – and have a friend that’s into beat-em-ups as well – Streets of Rage should last you at least a few entertaining hours. For the more conservative VC shopper out there, you may want to hold out for the sequels which are undoubtedly on the way.
Gegen seine klasse Nachfolger macht Segas erste Final Fight-“Interpretation” zwar keinen Stich mehr, für sich genommen ist sie aber immer noch ein brauchbares Beat’em Up. Mit Comix Zone und Golden Axe ist die Konkurrenz aber selbst aus dem eigenen Stall schon viel zu stark, als dass sich Streets of Rage noch uneingeschränkt empfehlen ließe. Muss es unbedingt schon jetzt gegen rüpelhafte Straßengangs gehen, dürft Ihr SOR gerne dennoch eine Chance geben – auch wenn Ihr besser auf eines der Sequels warten solltet.