"I don't remember this being in the original..."
Taking on The Syndicate
with nothing more than your bare hands
and occasionally lead pipes and 2x4s is all well and good in the Streets of Rage
, but sometimes Mr. X and his goons pulls some stunts that are just downright horrifying.
- Stage 3 in the second game. Everything's normal until a certain section in stage 3. Then you walk through an entryway decorated with teeth and eyes and find yourself in some dark, Gigeresque room with eggs containing evil-looking larval creatures scattered around, and you have to fight some giant demonic head called Vehelits in order to pass. Even granted the level's Amusement Park of Doom theme, this is straight-up weird.
- In the remake depicted above, Souther, the boss of the slum stage, is seen brutally murdering somebody before he is encountered in a boss fight. The body of his victim is never seen, but there is a massive pool of blood on the ground nearby.
- Speaking of which, if an enemy is sliced, blown up, or run over, they will become bisected. This contrasts beating the tar out of them (where the deaths are just implied in that case) because it shows some of the enemies' insides. It can be more disturbing if Skate slices through his enemies. There is the option to turn that off, but still.
- Also, in the Japanese version of the third game (or its Fan Translation thereof), screwing the sixth stage up "rewards" the player with... this. Scenery Gorn ahoy!