History VideoGame / StreetsOfRage

14th Dec '15 10:33:20 PM BlackBaroness
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* {{Irony}}: The ending theme of ''Streets of Rage 2'' is named "Good Ending", even though this installment is the only one without MultipleEndings.
19th Oct '15 1:44:59 PM HighCrate
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* CompetitiveBalance ** {{Fragile Speedster}}s: Blaze in the first game, Skate in the second and third, and Victy/Roo in the third. ** [[JackOfAllStats Jacks-of-All-Stats]]: Axel in the first two games, Blaze in the second and third. ** LightningBruiser: Zan. ** {{Mighty Glacier}}s: Each game respectively has one, in this order; Adam, Max, and Axel.
7th Sep '15 10:09:25 PM ViperAcidZX
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Fixing clear quote wick, namespaces, and fixing an entry.
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[[TitleDrop Streets of Rage]]''Rage''

Known as ''Bare Knuckle'' in Japan, ''Streets of Rage'' is a series of scrolling beat 'em ups made by Sega for the SegaGenesis. The games tell the story of three ex-cops and their friends teaming up to take down the crime boss Mr. X and free their city from the massive amount of gang violence. The series includes the following:
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Known as ''Bare Knuckle'' in Japan, ''Streets of Rage'' is a series of scrolling beat 'em ups made by Sega for the SegaGenesis.UsefulNote/SegaGenesis. The games tell the story of three ex-cops and their friends teaming up to take down the crime boss Mr. X and free their city from the massive amount of gang violence. The series includes the following:

There have been rumors of a fourth installment for years, with Sega of Japan creating a demo of a ''Streets of Rage 4'' running on Dreamcast hardware. But since Sega of America was not aware of the series and its past success, the project was not followed up on. The Eidos brawler ''Fighting Force'' was also pitched to Sega execs as ''Streets of Rage 4,'' but because of the aforementioned lack of faith in the brand it was passed up, becoming the later independent title. A [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3W3BfMKI2o reboot]] by Ruffian Games was also cancelled in 2012. If you want to try out the series for yourself, these options are available: for home consoles, the entire series can be downloaded individually to the UsefulNotes/NintendoWii via the Wii's UsefulNotes/VirtualConsole; for {{Xbox 360}} and {{PlayStation 3}}, you can purchase ''[[http://www.gamestop.com/Catalog/ProductDetails.aspx?product_id=72742 Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection]]'' containing all three games in the series. The second game is also available on UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation Network}} while UsefulNotes/XboxLiveArcade have ''[[CompilationRerelease Sega Vintage Collection: Streets of Rage]]'', which is also bundled with all three games plus some added features such the ability to play the Japanese and European versions of these games. For Windows PC users, the entire series can be purchased on {{Steam}} individually or the ''SEGA Genesis Classics Packs'' (Pack 4 has ''Streets of Rage'' and ''Streets of Rage 2'' while Pack 5 has ''Streets of Rage 3''). The first ''Streets of Rage'' is also available on the [[IOSGames iOS App Store]] for those with an Apple mobile device. Finally, stereoscopic 3D versions of ''Streets of Rage'' and ''Streets of Rage 2'' are available for the Nintendo3DS from the Nintendo eShop.
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There have been rumors of a fourth installment for years, with Sega of Japan creating a demo of a ''Streets of Rage 4'' running on Dreamcast UsefulNote/{{Dreamcast}} hardware. But since Sega of America was not aware of the series and its past success, the project was not followed up on. The Eidos brawler ''Fighting Force'' was also pitched to Sega execs as ''Streets of Rage 4,'' but because of the aforementioned lack of faith in the brand it was passed up, becoming the later independent title. A [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3W3BfMKI2o reboot]] by Ruffian Games was also cancelled in 2012. If you want to try out the series for yourself, these options are available: for home consoles, the entire series can be downloaded individually to the UsefulNotes/NintendoWii via the Wii's UsefulNotes/VirtualConsole; for {{Xbox UsefulNote/{{Xbox 360}} and {{PlayStation UsefulNote/{{PlayStation 3}}, you can purchase ''[[http://www.gamestop.com/Catalog/ProductDetails.aspx?product_id=72742 Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection]]'' containing all three games in the series. The second game is also available on UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation Network}} while UsefulNotes/XboxLiveArcade have ''[[CompilationRerelease Sega Vintage Collection: Streets of Rage]]'', which is also bundled with all three games plus some added features such the ability to play the Japanese and European versions of these games. For Windows PC users, the entire series can be purchased on {{Steam}} UsefulNote/{{Steam}} individually or the ''SEGA Genesis Classics Packs'' (Pack 4 has ''Streets of Rage'' and ''Streets of Rage 2'' while Pack 5 has ''Streets of Rage 3''). The first ''Streets of Rage'' is also available on the [[IOSGames [[UsefulNote/IOSGames iOS App Store]] for those with an Apple mobile device. Finally, stereoscopic 3D versions of ''Streets of Rage'' and ''Streets of Rage 2'' are available for the Nintendo3DS UsefulNote/Nintendo3DS from the Nintendo eShop.

* DarkerAndEdgier: Aside of having heavier soundtrack and grittier graphics, [=SOR3=] is also more serious story-wise. It is also the only game in the series with a secondary character ([[spoiler:Police Chief]]) dying on-screen (as opposed to disappearing bodies), and arguably [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JgR7xnWrXg the darkest of possible endings]] in the series.
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* DarkerAndEdgier: Aside of having heavier soundtrack and grittier graphics, [=SOR3=] ''[=SOR3=]'' is also more serious story-wise. It is also the only game in the series with a secondary character ([[spoiler:Police Chief]]) dying on-screen (as opposed to disappearing bodies), and arguably [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JgR7xnWrXg one of the darkest of possible endings]] in the series.
7th Sep '15 1:15:36 PM MeAndMyNerdyBat
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* DarkerAndEdgier: Aside of having heavier soundtrack and grittier graphics, [=SOR3=] is also more serious story-wise. It is also the only game in the series with a secondary character ([[spoiler:Police Chief]]) dying on-screen (as opposed to disappearing bodies), and arguably [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JgR7xnWrXg the darkest of possible endings]] in the series.
7th Sep '15 4:16:52 AM Morgenthaler
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Fail O Suckyname is no longer a trope. Wicks are being disambiguated.
** The masked biker punks from ''[=SOR2=]'' are all named for weather conditions (Fog, Mist, Storm, [[FailOSuckyName Calm]], etc.)
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** The masked biker punks from ''[=SOR2=]'' are all named for weather conditions (Fog, Mist, Storm, [[FailOSuckyName Calm]], Calm, etc.)
31st Jul '15 10:20:18 AM homogenized
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If you want to try out the series for yourself, these options are available: for home consoles, the entire series can be downloaded individually to the UsefulNotes/NintendoWii via the Wii's UsefulNotes/VirtualConsole; for {{Xbox 360}} and {{PlayStation 3}}, you can purchase ''[[http://www.gamestop.com/Catalog/ProductDetails.aspx?product_id=72742 Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection]]'' containing all three games in the series. The second game is also available on UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation Network}} while UsefulNotes/XboxLiveArcade have ''[[CompilationRerelease Sega Vintage Collection: Streets of Rage]]'', which is also bundled with all three games plus some added features such the ability to play the Japanese and European versions of these games. For Windows PC users, the entire series can be purchased on {{Steam}} individually or the ''SEGA Genesis Classics Packs'' (Pack 4 has ''Streets of Rage'' and ''Streets of Rage 2'' while Pack 5 has ''Streets of Rage 3''). The first ''Streets of Rage'' is also available the [[IOSGames iOS App Store]] for those with an Apple mobile device, as well a version in 3D on the Nintendo3DS.
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If you want to try out the series for yourself, these options are available: for home consoles, the entire series can be downloaded individually to the UsefulNotes/NintendoWii via the Wii's UsefulNotes/VirtualConsole; for {{Xbox 360}} and {{PlayStation 3}}, you can purchase ''[[http://www.gamestop.com/Catalog/ProductDetails.aspx?product_id=72742 Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection]]'' containing all three games in the series. The second game is also available on UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation Network}} while UsefulNotes/XboxLiveArcade have ''[[CompilationRerelease Sega Vintage Collection: Streets of Rage]]'', which is also bundled with all three games plus some added features such the ability to play the Japanese and European versions of these games. For Windows PC users, the entire series can be purchased on {{Steam}} individually or the ''SEGA Genesis Classics Packs'' (Pack 4 has ''Streets of Rage'' and ''Streets of Rage 2'' while Pack 5 has ''Streets of Rage 3''). The first ''Streets of Rage'' is also available on the [[IOSGames iOS App Store]] for those with an Apple mobile device, as well a version in device. Finally, stereoscopic 3D on versions of ''Streets of Rage'' and ''Streets of Rage 2'' are available for the Nintendo3DS. Nintendo3DS from the Nintendo eShop.

* CastFromHitPoints: Starting with the second game, a special attack replaces your police backup. Using it drains your health, but gives you [[InvulnerableAttack invincibility during its duration]] and either is typically stronger than most attacks on the character's moveset, or has increased range. ''Streets of Rage 3'' also features a special bar that charged slowly between special attacks and depleted with its use. How full the bar is determines how much health the special attack drains; if the bar is full, no health is drained.
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* CastFromHitPoints: CastFromHitPoints: ** Starting with the second game, a special attack replaces your police backup. Using it drains your health, but gives you [[InvulnerableAttack invincibility during its duration]] and either is typically stronger than most attacks on the character's moveset, or has increased range. ''Streets of Rage 3'' also features a special bar that charged slowly between special attacks and depleted with its use. How full the bar is determines how much health the special attack drains; if the bar is full, no health is drained.drained. ** Averted in the Game Gear version of ''Streets of Rage 2'', where the attacks don't drain health, making Axel's blitz attack even more of a game breaker.
26th May '15 6:44:40 PM Steven
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* EasyLevelsHardBosses: Although this is averted on the harder difficulty settings.
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* EasyLevelsHardBosses: Although this is averted on the harder difficulty settings. VS mode, which became the norm in the 2nd and 3rd games, didn't exist in the first game. [[note]]Technically, there was a pseudo VS mode, but it could only be accessed in co-op and reaching the final boss with one player accepting Mr. X's offer and the other player refusing, which resulted in a fight to the death between both players.[[/note]]

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* EasyLevelsHardBosses: Although this is averted on TheDeveTeamThinksOfEverything: Reached the harder difficulty settings.final level in [=SOR1=] in single player mode? Player 2 can't join you! The developers knew some people would try to cheat by using player 2 as a backup character if they used all their continues as player 1, therefore they disabled player 2 from joining in.
23rd May '15 5:01:33 PM Steven
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first ''Streets of Rage'', which was developed in-house by Sega, differs greatly from the sequels (which were outsourced to Ancient). Whereas ''2'' and ''3'' play like typical post-''Final Fight'' beat-'em-ups, the combat system in the original ''Streets of Rage'' feels much closer to the original ''VideoGame/GoldenAxe''.
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first ''Streets of Rage'', which was developed in-house by Sega, differs greatly from the sequels (which were outsourced to Ancient). Whereas ''2'' and ''3'' play like typical post-''Final Fight'' beat-'em-ups, the combat system in the original ''Streets of Rage'' feels much closer to the original ''VideoGame/GoldenAxe''. The first game is also the only installment where you can summon a cop for an on-screen nuke attack. This was replaced with a personalized special attack in the later installments. The pepper spray and broken bottle weapons also appeared in the first game only.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first ''Streets of Rage'', which {{Nerf}}: Axel's default blitz attack in the 3rd game was developed in-house by Sega, differs greatly toned down due to being a GameBreaker from the sequels (which were outsourced to Ancient). Whereas ''2'' and ''3'' play like typical post-''Final Fight'' beat-'em-ups, the combat system in the original ''Streets of Rage'' feels much closer to the original ''VideoGame/GoldenAxe''.2nd game. Weapons also received a nerf by having limited durability via life bar.
12th May '15 8:55:34 AM ChrisX
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It's not completely forgotten, however, as Axel eventually makes appearance in ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone 2'' representing the series.
1st May '15 6:16:38 PM YZQ
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* BalancePowerSkillGimmick: In ''Streets of Rage 2'', Axel is the regular street brawler, Max is the hulking wrestler, Skate the is fast kid using spinning techniques, while Blaze has catfighty moves with high range and a better knife swing.
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* BalancePowerSkillGimmick: In ''Streets of Rage 2'', Axel is the regular street brawler, Max is the hulking wrestler, Skate the is fast kid using spinning techniques, while Blaze has catfighty moves with high range and a better knife swing.
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