Today marks the 25th anniversary of Streets of Rage‘s original release!
Of course, the game was released originally in Japan as Bare Knuckle with this fantastic cover gracing it’s case.
Where were you when you first encountered Streets of Rage?
My Uncle was in his late teens while I was 9 years old in the fall of 1991. He had obtained a Sega Genesis fairly early and I always looked forward to trying the latest games out when we visited. It was at his house that I first experienced Altered Beast, Golden Axe, and many other classic Sega games.
Somehow the arcade games simply had not been available in my area, with mostly Capcom and Namco machines filling the spots in the entryways of grocery and corner stores. You know, the usual places a young man would find arcade cabinets in the late 1980s in rural America!
So it was on an all-too short visit to my Uncle’s house that I would first discover Streets of Rage. I recall having seen some coverage of it in magazines prior, but the printed page and text simply could not communicate the experience that this game offers.
As we all know, the game is great. A wonderful rival for Capcom’s Final Fight with aesthetics and a soundtrack that blows it’s competitor away.
How do you feel when reflecting on 25 years of pounding asses to thumping music?
I feel… wonderful!
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Sega of Europe published their latest Sega Central and some interesting items were discussed. I go over the important bits and give my thoughts on the official statements. Continue reading
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It’s the weekend again, which means it’s time for Saturday Morning Sega for the week ending March 5th, 2016! Continue reading
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It’s the weekend again, which means it’s time for Saturday Morning Sega for the week ending February 27th, 2016! Continue reading
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Nekketsu Oyako is a “theme park” beat `em up for the Sega Saturn. Continue reading
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Microsoft has released the list of initial Sega xbox 360 backwards compatible games for Xbox One. Continue reading
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The Sega Mega Drive turns 27 today. Continue reading
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Data Discs has announced a leftovers sale for the Shenmue and Streets of Rage translucent color, black and limited edition vinyls! Continue reading
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Here’s a gallery of awesome Sega cosplays where fans bring their favorite characters to life! Continue reading
Tags: bayonetta, burning rangers, cosplay, fantasy zone, feel the magic, fighting vipers, gallery, golden axe, hatsune miku, hyperdimension neptunia, jet grind radio, NiGHTS, panzer dragoon, phantasy star, pso, sakura taisen, seaman, segata, shenmue, shining force, shinobi, skies of arcadia, sonic, soul calibur, space channel 5, space harrier, streets of rage, toe jam & earl, valkyria chronicles, virtua fighter, virtual on, yakuza
Sega 3D Fukkoku Archives is a Japan exclusive Nintendo 3DS compilation of Sega 3D Classics. Continue reading
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