Happy New Year my Painkillers! I hope that you all got what you wanted for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or whatever holiday you celebrate. Just to let you know, the Captain ate too much, drank too much, and I’m pretty sure that I’m hungover right now as I’m writing this. Anyway, it’s time to kick 2018 off right with a kick ass classic game. So, for the first time in 2018, the Captain is tell you to go grab a buddy, hook up your Genesis/Master System, and it’s time to play some Streets Of Rage!
Streets Of Rage is a classic side scrolling beat ’em up game. The plot of the game is simple, a city has been taken over by a crime syndicate. Even some police officers are part of the syndicate, and no one was safe from the crime and violence that was going on. You get to play as one of three former police officers, that quit the force, to fight the syndicate head on. You get to choose between Adam Hunter, am accomplish boxer, Axel Stone, a martial arts expert, and Blaze Fielding , an expert in Judo.
For those that read my Golden Axe review for No Save November, you will see some similarities between these two games. Besides the fact that they are both beat ’em up, you play through the same amount of levels, you beat up the same generic random hench men over and over again just with different color schemes, at the end of the level you fight oversized freaks that act as bosses, and you get a cool magic/special attack. In this game however, your special attack works very different in this game. When you hit the button for the special attack, your character let’s out a loud whistle, this makes the camera scroll back to the beginning of the level, where two of your cop buddies pull up in a cop car, one armed with what looks like a bazooka, and fires it at your location, hurting/killing the enemies on the screen.
This game is great, you and your friend will have fun playing through this game. Fun fact, there are different endings that you can get depending on if you are playing single player or two players, and what you decide to do at the end of the final level, so have fun with trying to get all of the endings in this game. If you have played this game before, it might be time to dust it off, and play it again. If you never played this game before, do so, and see why this games and many others besides the ones that had a blue hedgehog in them, was able to give Nintendo a run for their money during the early 90’s.
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