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Interesting start Luis Silva (13609) 3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars
Great game, could have been better though......... DudeOfMonson (118) 4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars
A great fighting game during a dismal year for Sega. Majestic Lizard (676) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars
The Foundation of one of the best beat em up series ever Mr. Huh (112) unrated
It's time for some rage in the streets Classic Nigel (150) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars
Taking it to the streets... MasterMegid (902) 4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars
Bleedin' awesome. Tomer Gabel (4643) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars
streets of rage--release your rage paul cairey (359) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.2
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.2
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Critic Reviews

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Joystick (French) (Sep, 1991)
Le second gros défaut de Final Fight toujours sur Super Famicom était un ralentissement de l'animation lorsqu'il y avait trop de personnages en même temps à l'écran. Avec Streets Of Rage il n'y a plus ce problème, puisque tout est parfaitement fluide et limpide. Même lorsqu'une dizaine voire une vingtaine de crétins vous agressent, le jeu reste toujours fidèle à luimême. C'est-à-dire tout bonnement parfait.
Sega Pro (UK) (Apr, 1992)
Basically this is Final Fight for the Mega Drive. Great graphics and some amazing moves. This is the best beat-'em-up game yet for the Mega Drive. Buy it and you won't be disappointed. (Could have been a bit tougher, though...)
Joypad (Oct, 1991)
Vous l'avez compris, Streets Of Rage n'est pas un jeu qui laisse indifférent. Même si les graphismes et l'animation ne sont pas au top niveau de ce qu'on aurait pu attendre, on est tellement sidéré par les bruitages et par les musiques, complètement affolantes de démesure sonore, que le reste passe après. Au niveau des combats, là encore c'est le summum de la jouissance joypadienne.
Netjak (Jul 16, 2002)
While it's not the most difficult game, Streets of Rage is still extremely fun. I even prefer this to Golden Axe in terms of Genesis beat 'em ups. If you don't have this, what the hell are you waiting for? It's ten dollars - one of the best deals you can make, period.
But for me the thing which really makes the game is the sheer number of moves at your fighter's disposal, especially when fighting with a chum. Watch those bad guys count the spinning stars as you dust them down with a flying kick after using your buddy as a human trampoline! Buy this and soak your pants - it's that good!
Consoles Plus (Sep, 1991)
Streets of Rage est le beat-them-up que tous les possesseurs de Megadrive attendaient !
The Video Game Critic (Apr 24, 2004)
Speaking of music, the Genesis isn't known for its audio, but the music in Streets of Rage is simply amazing. Each of these catchy techno jams gets under your skin and really pumps the adrenaline. In terms of graphics, the characters are nicely animated and the scenery is quite detailed, especially the gorgeous city skylines. You can smash up some of the scenery (like phone booths) to reveal power-ups and weapons. And like most fighting games, it's perfectly acceptable to eat strange food you find laying in middle of the road. Weapons include baseball bats, pipes, and - my favorite - the bottle. Not only can you smash it over some goon's head, but then you can stab him with the broken end! The gameplay is remarkably tight in terms of control and design. Bad guys don't require an inordinate number of hits, and the stages are just the right length. Streets of Rage is a absolute classic that seems to get better with time. Play it and love it.
1UP! (Sep 26, 2008)
Et c'est à ça que l'on mesure un bon beat'em up, parfois aussi un bon jeu, quand les auteurs sont capables de vous faire exécuter la même action un nombre incalculable de fois sans que vous vous en lassiez.
Retro Game Reviews (Dec 17, 2015)
Although Streets of Rage was bested by its sequel it's still an amazing game that holds up extremely well today. The combat is so enjoyable whether you're playing alone or with a friend and even if you're not a fan of the genre you'll probably still find many things to like due to its superb, high quality gameplay.
Shin Force (Jun 08, 2016)
While Streets of Rage lacks the depth of its sequels, it's worth playing for the sake of completeness. There are some imposing bosses here that you won't find in the other games. If we pretend the sequels don't exist then Streets of Rage is a good answer to Final Fight. Which do gamers remember more? I found it hard to replay Streets of Rage because Streets of Rage 2 overshadows it in every way. Streets of Rage 2 is a work of art, but the original game laid the foundation for it. It was a very solid foundation indeed.
Hobby Consolas (Nov, 1991)
Acción y emoción a tope para este Streets of Rage, que esperemos haga cundir el ejemplo de cómo se deben hacer los juegos de mamporros callejeros.
Thunderbolt Games (Aug 17, 2010)
Despite the revival of 2D games on XBLA and PSN, with many retro games receiving HD treatment, Sega’s back catalogue of franchises are either over-milked and even ruined (yes Sonic, Phantasy Star), or plain ignored (Comix Zone, Soleil, Wonderboy). A fourth version was planned on the Dreamcast but canned as the beat-em-up genre was no longer cool. But that was then. Old-school is back and Streets of Rage is non-stop fighting action that certainly has a place amongst the Mega Drive’s defining games. Take advantage of the fact this franchise is over-milked and get this on whatever platform you can, there is no excuse not to play this.
Final Fight, move over!! This is the type of fighting game I've been waiting for since Fighting Street! Two players, 40 attacks, 8 levels, large bosses, and music that rivals Sonic the Hedgehog, Streets of rage is the best fighting game around! let's see how Street Fighter 2 turns out...
Mean Machines (Sep, 1991)
Streets of Rage is THE beat 'em up for Megadrive owners to buy. The action is great, especially with two players on-screen at once! For once, the players act as a team, using each other to produce moves not available in one-player mode. The graphics are great. The sprites are excellent, and at times the screen is chock-a-block with thugs ready to send you to your doom! The backdrops are similarly detailed, although the scenery on each level could've done with being a bit more varied. My one substantial gripe is the fact that the game doesn't present much of a challenge on EASY mode. Gary and I completed the game in two-player without using one continue! However, put the difficulty level on HARD and the action is made all the more enjoyable and challenging. Beat 'em up fans should check this out as soon as it hits the streets.
Bare Knuckle bietet wirklich das, was von einem vernünftigen Prügelspiel erwartet wird: Härte, 'ne Menge Action, Abwechslung, tolle Grafik und eine verdammt hohe Motivation. Einziges Manko: Der Endgegner stellt nach erfolgreichem Absolvieren der acht Level eine Frage – auf Japanisch! Wird zwischen zwei Antworten die falsche gewählt, muß ein Teil des Spiels nochmals gezockt werden. Trotzdem: ohne Zweifel ein Hit!
Retro Archives (Jul 02, 2017)
Streets of Rage n’invente rien, mais ce qu’il fait, il le fait bien. Porté par sa simplicité autant que par son efficacité, le Beat-them-all de Sega aura initié une série désormais mondialement célèbre, bien aidée par une bande originale elle aussi entrée au panthéon de la Megadrive.
80 (Sep 06, 2006)
C’est moche, mais coloré, c’est jouissif mais lent, c’est super tripant et ça défouraille, en bref, on fonce! Streets of Rage vous permettra de trucider votre pad MS dans la joie, l’extase, à l’état pur.
Ce premier opus a le mérite de proposer une alternative à Final Fight en inventant une nouvelle série emblématique, tout était déjà là, réalisation réussie, musiques de folie, gameplay aux petits oignons, et surtout jeu à deux, absence remarquée de la conversion de Final-Fight sur Super-Famicom, même si bien sur graphiquement le titre a quand même pris un coup de vieux, ce premier opus reste un des meilleurs Beat Them All de la console.
80 (Mar 05, 2008)
Questo primo capitolo della serie è quindi da considerarsi un piccolo capolavoro in attesa del seguito arrivato dopo un anno circa. E’ sempre divertente prendere in mano il joypad e farsi una partita o da soli o con un amico oppure sentirsi le orecchiabili tracce musicali nel sound test del menù opzioni.
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.
VideoGame (Jan, 1992)
Nova York era uma cidade tranqüila até o dia em que uma poderosa organização de criminosos invadiu suas ruas e dominou o governo e a polícia. Nova York se tornou então o centro do crime e da insegurança. Um grupo de tiras, cansado da situação, decidiu então "limpar" a cidade. Adam Hunter, Axel Stone e Blaze Fielding são os líderes desta perigosa aventura. Os três jovens estão dispostos a correr qualquer risco, inclusive o de perder suas vidas, para acabar com a insegurança nas ruas. Você pode escolher com qual dos tiras irá lutar. A diferença entre eles está na rapidez e neste ponto Blaze leva vantagem. Ajude Adam, Axel ou Blaze a salvar Nova York do perigo.
Video Games (Sep, 1991)
Die acht Levels sind grafisch recht unterschiedlich und nicht allzu kurz. Wer auf halbwegs “intelligente“ Prügeleien steht, der sollte sich Bare Knuckles besorgen. Dank der Kombination aus ansprechender Optik, Sound in Spielfilmqualität und einem nicht übermäßig zusammengeschusterten Spielablauf könnten sogar Actionfans mit Prügelspielanimositäten an dem Modul Gefallen finden.
Power Play (Oct, 1991)
Auf Sega kann man sich momentan verlassen. Nach Spitzentiteln wie "Castle of Illusion" und "Sonic the Hedgehog" gerät sogar eine (normalerweise) banale Prügelorgie zum motivierenden Abendvergnügen. Selbst Genregegner werden von der Kombination aus grandioser Musik und ideenreichem Spielablauf überzeugt. Interessante Feinde, witzige Schläge und prima Grafik machen den ein oder anderen technischen Patzer wett: Merkwürdigerweise ruckeln die vorbeiziehenden Straßen konsequent ein klein wenig. Fans von Prügelspektakeln dürfen sich Streets of Rage ohne Wimpernzucken zulegen, alle anderen Actionfans sollten zumindest zum Probeschlag ansetzen.
The Game Hoard (Sep 21, 2018)
Streets of Rage hits all the right marks when it comes to making an enjoyable beat ’em up, but it misses being exceptional by being too reserved in its battle design. It manages to keep the combat interesting even when you learn the effectiveness of the jump kick with packs of dangerous enemies and bosses who can shake up how you need to approach them, foes having just enough of an advantage to achieve a balance of being actual threats without overwhelming the player. The game could do with distributing its small amount of content more evenly across the experience, but the brawling doesn’t lose its luster even when you’re punching the same familiar faces a bit too often because of that difficulty balance.
Just Games Retro (Dec 10, 2012)
That’s the first Streets of Rage. It’s pretty enough and responsive enough, but kind of forgettable. As with most games like this, 2-player co-op is where the game really shines, and the extra little twist at the end is brilliant fun. Otherwise, fans of the genre will enjoy another fairly standard entry, but it’s not until Streets of Rage 2 that the game starts to stand on its own.
HonestGamers (Mar 06, 2005)
For what it is — an assassination attempt upon the life of Final Fight — Streets of Rage is a solid enough title. Compared to the steak-and-potatoes of 'Rage 2, Warriors of Fate, or other later brawlers, its flavor merely hints at better things to come.
60 (Jan 12, 2005)
Streets of Rage is still an enjoyable game to play over and over just like its sequels, only to a much lesser degree. If you're a Streets of Rage fanatic that must have all three games in your collection (I certainly did), I would recommend getting this one. It's great to have it around and it's a fun game to play from time to time. However, if you just get one game in the series, this isn't the one you want.
Play Time (Dec, 1991)
Die Hintergrundgrafik ist Durchschnitt und die Sprites sind von der über den Boden gleitenden Sorte. Allein die Ausführung der Schlagtechniken bringt etwas Abwechslung. Der Sound untermalt das Geschehen nur dürftig, wie soll es auch anders sein, bei einem Spiel in dem die FX die Atmosphäre ausmachen sollen.