If you remember playing SEGA's Streets of Rage series then you're able to set your memory-machine to the 1990s, a time when the beat-em up or brawler genre was alive and well. Punching, kicking, and streaming enemies as it were. You might also remember its groundbreaking and awesome soundtrack, with its wonderful use of house and techno. Streets of Rage 4 keeps that spirit alive, in a vibrant, beat-tastic ode to the beat-em up.
Streets of Rage 4 arrives on the scene 16 years after the third outing and is as much a celebration of the spirit and feel of the original as it is a numbered continuation in a long-running series. As an added and welcome bonus, developers Dotemu, Lizardcube, and Guard Crush Games have seen fit to offer the option to play through the entire game using music ripped from the original Mega Drive soundtrack. Proving that the series’ music has aged better than any bottled grape juice, whilst re-affirming that there’s still room for a solid beat-em up in today’s crowded market.
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