Awesome / Streets of Rage

The Original Games

  • From Streets of Rage 3, throwing an enemy into one of the Bottomless Pits in Stage 3. You just lose a large amount of health if you fall into a pit. Enemies on the other hand, die instantly no matter how much health they had remaining.
  • The climatic battle in 3, against a hovering robot and racing against the clock to beat it. Given the higher default difficulty for non-Japanese versions, you WILL feel awesome when you get the good ending (by beating the boss before time runs out).

The Fan Remake

  • The Fan Remake deserves mention here, as much effort has been put into it, and it is generally praised as a worthy successor. Even Sega gave it a subtle thumbs-up, seeing as how they issued the cease-and-desist order only after allowing the remake to circulate around the Internet for some time.
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