Re: Streets Of Rage Series (Score: 1)
by ozy on Wednesday, 27 June 2001 @ 07:37:49
| A very popular and well known set of side scrolling beat-em-up games for the Sega Genesis, with the same principle as many arcade based variations such as Final Fight. |
Streets of Rage 1 was a pretty simple affair, with each of the three characters being able to throw a punch or a kick, or a combination of punches - as well as throwing the various baddies (and other players) across the landscape. You could also call upon a special attack, which involved a police car appearing and firing napalm death at all enemies on screen. A simple game in premise, but very fun and addictive to play.
Streets of Rage 2 was a big improvement in my opinion, and my favorite out of the three. A shuffle around of characters and a few additions brought the number of hero's up to 4, all of which have marked differences. Some new special attacks were added to the game which could be performed by pressing the A button, these spiced up the action no end. Graphics were also clearer and more defined in this version.
Streets of Rage 3 now, I think by this time most people had got a little bored of the same repetitive walk-along-bash-enemies approach, and sadly this second sequel didn't really bring any new changes, just a few new characters and slightly better graphics. However, when all that is said and done, SOR3 was still a very fun game to play, with the usual easy "pick up and play" approach of the prequels.
Great selection of fighting games that no Genesis owner should miss out on.