Streets of Rage 4 is great fun and lays on the nostalgia
After 25 years, Streets of Rage is returning to consoles.
The cult phenomenon featuring Axel, Adam and Blaze as vigilantes originally launches back ion 1991, on the Sega Genesis. This time, the three heroes are joined by Adam's daughter Cherry, Floyd – a cyborg – and a few more characters from previous games in the series.
The original Streets of Rage games were known for their inventive combat system and amazing special moves. Also, they had a kickass soundtrack.
All that is back, with new title Streets of Rage 4. The part fan-made game was put together by the team at DotEmu in Paris, along with Guard Crush Games and Lizardcube to develop a new franchise based around Streets of Rage.
The new game boasts better graphics (with pixels replaced by cell-shaded art) as well as a nre character roster and slightly modified combat system. There's also a battle mode, that lets you take the fight to your friends, and four-player local co-op.
Streets of Rage 4 is available right now for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows/PC.
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