“Adam, Axel, and Blaze come together to save the city on the Streets of Rage.”

Streets of Rage

by Sega Team

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This city was once a peaceful place to live. Yeah, that was a long while back, though. A Syndicate led by a black-hearted man named Mr. X has taken control of the city. Suddenly, the city went from peaceful to war zone, almost as fast as someone snapping his fingers. Gangs roamed the streets, attacking anyone that they see. Bikers terrorized the highways. The police were helpless. Mr. X's grip was tight, and he wasn't letting go anytime soon.

Something has to be done...

Looks like that's something's gotta be me. I'm Axel Stone. I'm a member of the police force here in this city, and I'm not about to sit and let this city go to hell. Me and my partners Blaze Fielding and Adam Hunter made a pact: we're taking Mr. X down no matter what. So now we're heading out to save this city, on the Streets of Rage.

Axel, Blaze, and Adam are three bad ass ex-cops who are taking it to the streets so they can make an attempt to clean the city up of all the smelly, good for nothing punks that are polluting the area. A madman named Mr. X is at the head of all this troublesome turmoil in the big city, and he is also the trio's main nemesis. But to get to Mr. X, the bold threesome must first make it through stages consisting of seemingly endless streets, towering elevators, a beach that never sleeps, and a few other not so welcoming places.

Streets of Rage is also known as SOR.

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The graphics were splendid at the time, and basically no other home game rivaled it except for Sonic the Hedgehog. Each character was very large, and hey had detail in them, they weren't blurry or grainy like some of the other Genesis games characters at that time. These characters all had high detail and high resolution for the time that this game was made. The backgrounds although kind of plain and boring for today's standards were bright and excellent back then. They were highly detailed and you could actually read to some detail what signs said. You saw the little things like flyers on walls blowing in the wind and cans rolling across the ground to make it seem more realistic. The bosses were usually larger than your characters and really detailed as well. Like the boomerang throwing one on the first stage and the Wolverine looking guy in the 2nd. These guys were big and had some detailed not usually associated with Genesis games. Although at the time some things did look a bit cheesy like some of the repetitive backgrounds, that would loop together, but for the most part this would go past unnoticed. The graphics in this game as a whole were wonderful, and was one of the biggest draws to this game.

The sound on Streets of Rage game was UNRIVALED! The music from the street sounding music in the intro to the last theme was all wonderful, and some of the best midi music in any game, except for the FF prelude, other than that this is the music of choice. Every stage had a wonderful beat that went with it perfectly. The sound effects went seamlessly perfect with the game. Even though many would just consider the sounds punches and kicks you had other sounds that blended in beautifully. Like each distinctive karate yell of the 3 heroes, the cop car tires screeching, the enemies screaming from the hit, and much more.

This without a shadow of a doubt was one of the best games of all time, and one of the ones that stuck out in the memory of consumers. It had two sequels, which just add to its greatness. The fun factor on this is through the roof its always a good time when your playing Streets of Rage, especially with two players.

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Streets of Rage system requirements:SystemP-200.

Systems: Win9x Windows 9x, Windows 2000 WinXPWindows XP.

Game modes: Streets of Rage supports single modeSingle game mode .

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