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* How do you know that the soundtracks for the ''VideoGame/StreetsOfRage'' series are all time classics? (Besides the fact that Creator/YuzoKoshiro composed them.) Well, let's start with the first game:
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMJDTu-O9Ck Best. Intro. Ever.]]
** The catchy [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buRzjl4WN8s Player select theme]].
** Prepare to be [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-triR4wPyI Fighting in the Streets]] of Round 1.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8kg5jwKjas Attack the Barbarian]] Boss!
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHcEdTbsQok Round Clear.]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwjNYdT3xHU Dilapadated Town]] of Round 2 suits the gritty, crime-ridden, rundown neighborhood theme of the Round.
** Hit the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qr2nqUpTlsc Moon Beach]] of Round 3.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dhqau-k9t7U Keep the Groovin']] on the bridge of Round 4.
** Cruisin' with the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZMS5iO47TE Beatnik on the Ship]] of Round 5.
** Like Round 2, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbfnsZkCC2c Stealthy Steps]] of Round 6 makes up by being thematically appropriate.
** Throw the enemies out of the elevator to their deaths on Round 7 while listening to the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtAoRcaFlNQ Violent Breathing]].
** It is Round 8 and it is time for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7Jx_nsh13k The Last Soul]].
** Prepare for the Final Boss fight, for Mr. X is not the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6F-FfKNkSlQ Big Boss]] for no reason.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9FIMyj8jHA My Little Baby]], the good ending theme, unless...
** ...You took Mr. X's offer and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REHBFNW7Aus You Became the Bad Guy!]].
** The unused tracks [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEyCV_naHFo Up & Up]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtcrguQJXKs The Super Three]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vP89RFxLhnk Name Entry]].
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB997CEAB09477682 Official Soundtrack]], despite being based on PC-88, is largely identical except for few little changes (the extended bit at the end of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KM56vxeKJvY Intro theme]] for example). Still, the slight differences in instruments used may make the themes sound better for some. Also, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QK-EQunOO_s it]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gebmPOqwIXg has]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5C2ZapRozxo five]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meg3SsjmkuQ arranged]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9_7Jtb4y7w tracks]].
** Thanks to the fine folks at Data Discs, a remastered soundtrack with Koshiro's assistance and blessing is [[http://data-discs.com/products/streets-of-rage available in vinyl format]].
* And now for the second game:
** Just [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTbPZAWXy7o Go Straight]] on Stage 1. Or listen to the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jK77WJZNniI Beatmix]] version in the sound test.
** Beware the whip cracking lady [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fk3rCG0MkRk In the Bar]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSfpmzx3ASo Never Return Alive]] if you can't beat the boss.
** Go for the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fr_8TlVx9P8 Spin on the Bridge]] on Stage 2.
** Hitch a ride while listening to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDMRdyUOpYQ Ready Funk]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7ZygVzL3aI Dreamer]] from Stage 3. If only real life amusement park had this on the speakers...
** Alien-themed set has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6W2eWy-w3m0 Alien Power]].
** On Stage 4, we get to play baseball (with Bongos substituting for balls) with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjsTq44A5KA Under Logic]] on the speakers.
** Going way too fast and way [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOXn3m3Xh4s Too Deep]] on that secret elevator.
** On Stage 5, we stowaway on the syndicate ship with the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QFYgu2jjoc Slow Moon]] on the night sky.
** We hit another beach on Stage 6 with the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFFGvtViAXk Wave 131]] on the background.
** Going deep into the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkwWYc9kvts Jungle Base]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSasSOBMtxQ Back to Industry]] on stage 7.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZFloT80zWc Expander]] by Motohiro Kawashima sets the mood for riding the elevator to the top.
** Combining the Streets of Rage theme, You Became the Bad Guy!, The Last Soul and mixing them with [=SOR2's=] musical style, we get [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkcU_BifAPE S.O.R. Super Mix]], the theme of Stage 8.
** Motohiro Kawashima delivers again with Shiva's theme [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRAJTYqStuE Max Man]].
** Feel the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNtJX1KpHAk Revenge of Mr. X]]. And Bullets in the face too.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGzkGB3_qgY Good Ending]]. That is all that is needed to be said.
** Unused track [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4NbLA0x2EA Little Money Avenue]]
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLC2134D602D39AD50 Official Soundtrack]], like the first one, is also almost identical. Like also with first one, different instruments, volumes, etc. can make it different, most obviously with the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AuYOGNy4Mw Spin on the Bridge]].
** Like with ''[=SoR1=]'', this game also has a remastered soundtrack [[http://data-discs.com/products/streetsofrage2 available on vinyl]].
* The music for the third game was hit and miss for most people at its release, but it has since been considered ahead of its time. Still, it has some good tracks, and Motohiro Kawashima had bigger hand in composing it:
** Yuzo Koshiro:
*** Go like a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwHZmINwodo Crazy Train]] if you keeping dying against [[ThatOneBoss Jet and his rocket gang]].
*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tr7hjjnwN_c Kama de Coco]].
*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xe5swJ1yses Random Cross]] for chucking out annoying enemies out of the construction lift.
*** Ninja Samurai Boss Yamato gets his own theme, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=640h5xyxm3A Shinobi Reverse]]. As its name suggests, it is a remixed, reversed version of "The Shinobi", the Stage 1 theme from ''Revenge of Shinobi''.
*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrakJQ0VqKU Beat Ambiance]] in the ninja and martial artist filled tunnels.
*** Raving to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHuwo-k9ux8 Inga Rasen]] while you smash apart Dr. Dahm's machine.
*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bob2_5K8BDI Spinning Machine]], the new player select theme.
** Motohiro Kawashima:
*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqiqVF0INkM Fuze]], for bomb hunting.
*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytwHgC3tRO0 Cycle I]], for pier trashing.
*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0I0Yatw2uc The Poets II]], as a warm up before Shiva.
*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwD90O4aPvY Boss]] theme.
*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISvY9N2BkBA Dub Slash]], which is what many consider to be this game's equivalent of Fighting In The Street and Go Straight, for kicking that Kangaroo slave driver.
*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-c0Cxsb7E8 Moon]], leading to the encounter with [[spoiler:fake Mr. X]].
*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2qMhO3N5So The Poets I]], avenge the Chief[=/=]General by storming the City[=/=]White House.
*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WifRU31eACQ Cycles II]], back to industry.
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2148263836D329E1 Official Soundtrack]] with the slight differences.
* As a sidenote, Yuzo Koshiro [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dOnOKsaQz0 mixed the tracks as part of DJ gig]].
* And of course, the many fan remixes, most notably the soundtrack for the Streets of Rage Remake. Notable originals and reworkings from [[http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAAF592737E2B7DD0 Version 4]]:
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4hIYgtuT1g Spin on the Bridge (Dance Mix)]] was so well-recieved that people expressed disappointment at it not being in game in the final version.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3MLaK3Mrjk Baseball Stadium]] was a fan favorite as well.
** This is the coolest [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uviPEQJLPnk Ferryboat]] I've ever ridden...
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puikI_4IPUg Secret Laboratory (Monster Gallery Mash Mix)]], when you discover the syndicate's twisted experiments.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9whuHwz_6Pw Revenge of the Big Boss]].
* ...and the [[http://sorr.doulifee.com/ Final Version 5]] (get the tracks here for examples with no youtube links, no hotlinking):
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vsXkzIaQyk SMS Power]], to fight biker punks and ninjas in a dangerous amusement park attraction.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWlEAvwnoYU Max Man II]], following in the footsteps of [=SOR3=]...
** Powering through the caves to Mr. X's secret laboratory? There's a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIw8wu3tDHo Cycle III]] for that.
** To show that not all of the kickass music from this fan-remake are remixes, new character Rudra actually got [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkR3P1p1nlE an original theme of her own, named after her]]. And it is ''glorious''.
** They took the already awesome SOR2 boss theme, "Never Return Alive", and ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDbjRgvbnJc massively improved it]]''. A perfect track to get you in the mood to kick some ass.
%%** Does the Shop music [[VideoGame/{{Shenmue}} sound]] [[ShoutOut familiar?]]
%%** Tracks from the original games were greatly reworked and expanded here, such as:
%%*** Robo X
%%*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQLX9cVDEnk Crazy Train]]
%%*** The Atlas Club (probably misnamed, probably Dance Club)
%%*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzJc9rZxtRg Alien Power]]
%%*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcDHTvDug18 Fuze]]
%%** However, most are in agreement that SOR3 Boss Theme only needed a minor upgrade.
%%** Ladies and gentlemen, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sosqYT5Jfmk New Wave]].
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