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  • Summary: Publisher Dotemu (Wonder Boy, Windjammers 1/2) and developers Lizardcube (Wonder Boy) and Guard Crush Games today revealed Streets of Rage 4, an all-new continuation of SEGA's iconic arcade brawler series known for its radical fights, jammin' '90s beats and dashing sparring gloves andPublisher Dotemu (Wonder Boy, Windjammers 1/2) and developers Lizardcube (Wonder Boy) and Guard Crush Games today revealed Streets of Rage 4, an all-new continuation of SEGA's iconic arcade brawler series known for its radical fights, jammin' '90s beats and dashing sparring gloves and bandanas.
    Streets of Rage, known as Bare Knuckle (Bea Nakkuru) in Japan, is a trilogy of beat 'em up games developed and published by SEGA in the 1990s.

    Famously known for its non stop action and electronic dance influenced music - scored by Yuzo Koshiro and Motohiro Kawashima - the series has gained the status of cult classic throughout the years. It is considered one of the best beat 'em up series of all time. After many years, Axel and Blaze are finally picking up the fight where they left.

    Featuring hand-drawn visuals from the team behind 2017's gorgeous Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap remake, Streets of Rage 4 builds upon the classic trilogy's gameplay with new mechanics, a fresh story and a gauntlet of dangerous stages with a serious crime problem. Streets of Rage 4 recalls classic gameplay but it stands as an entirely original arcade-style romp thanks to the expertise of Guard Crush Games and Dotemu.

    Whether players gang up with a friend or clean up the city solo, Streets of Rage 4 is a skull-bashing, chicken-chomping delight all set to a thumping soundtrack sure to get your blood pumping.
    Features:

    * The comeback of the legendary Streets of Rage series.
    * Beautiful graphics fully hand-drawn animated by the studio behind Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap.
    * Classic gameplay enhanced with brand new mechanics.
    * Soundtrack by a wide line-up of world-class musicians.
    * Braised chicken served on a pristine plate.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 47
  2. Negative: 0 out of 47
  1. Apr 29, 2020
    100
    Streets of Rage 4 left me feeling like a ten-year-old kid playing his Genesis again, while still managing to bring modern gameplay and variety to a classic series. There was no way for me to keep my expectations low with this series returning yet Lizardcube still managed to blow those expectations away. I can say without hesitation that this is the pinnacle of a long-dormant series and genre; a game I'm confident I'll be returning to for years to come.
  2. Apr 29, 2020
    90
    Streets of Rage 4 is the perfect love letter to Sega's fan favorite beat-'em-up franchise. It captures the spirit and soul of the games while adding great new mechanics and tons of style. At its heart, it's a short, sweet, and well-made game about punching criminals until you can punch the biggest criminals of all. The price tag might be a bit steep if you're not someone who loves beating things up with friends, but for Streets of Rage fans, it is everything it should be.
  3. May 21, 2020
    90
    Streets of Rage 4 is much more than just nostalgia and fan service. Streets of Rage 4 is the revival of the beat em' up genre and a must have no matter what.
  4. Apr 29, 2020
    85
    It's clear that a lot of love went into making Streets of Rage 4. The developers have taken this classic series and added just enough to make it their own while also building off of what makes this series so great. The length of the adventure may be an issue for some, but there are more than enough reasons to return to the streets for another round.
  5. May 6, 2020
    85
    The best thing about Streets of Rage 4 is that it feels like a real comeback. In a world where everyone is rummaging through an old toy drawer to see what movie, series or game can be revived, this title feels like a natural step in the franchise. Of course, it's not a revolution in the genre because it repeats both virtues and failures from the past. Streets of Rage is back to stay.
  6. May 1, 2020
    80
    With its martial arts attacks, weapons, and general urban chaos, Streets of Rage 4 feels like a natural extension of the series. The game may have taken a long, long time to arrive, but the developers' love for the license and genre shine through in nearly every area. Late-game difficulty spikes and limited movement options dull the experience a bit, but, overall, Streets of Rage 4 is a remarkably fun game, particularly when played with friends. Hopefully, we won't have to wait decades for a follow-up.
  7. Apr 29, 2020
    70
    Streets of Rage 4’s simple approach to combat and content is enjoyable in short bursts, but it doesn’t have the hooks to keep you coming back. This beat ‘em up feels like an homage to the ‘90s, but it’s also stuck in that era.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 63 out of 80
  2. Negative: 12 out of 80
  1. Apr 30, 2020
    10
    This is Streets of Rage without a doubt, anyone who says otherwise has NEVER played an SoR.
    It doesn't help that someone called the game slow
    This is Streets of Rage without a doubt, anyone who says otherwise has NEVER played an SoR.
    It doesn't help that someone called the game slow yet IT'S THE FASTEST PACED SOR to date.
    Instead of just mashing this time though, the elegant juggle physics allow for some pretty sick combos between you and your partner that weren't really possible before. Combined with the series' entire soundtrack and every character that's ever been playable in SoR history, this is the definitive SoR experience.
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  2. May 5, 2020
    10
    Amazing game !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  3. May 8, 2020
    10
    An amazing return to form for the classic series. Not only a sequel faithful to the tone and feel of the original, but a fantastic game on itsAn amazing return to form for the classic series. Not only a sequel faithful to the tone and feel of the original, but a fantastic game on its own strengths, one I would recommend just as strongly if it were a new IP. Also has one of the most infectious soundtracks in recent memory; I'm hoping they make it purchasable through Steam soon. Expand
  4. Apr 30, 2020
    10
    Streets of Rage 4 is a fantastic successor to the original 3 Streets of Rage games. While some of the artistic styles may be a littleStreets of Rage 4 is a fantastic successor to the original 3 Streets of Rage games. While some of the artistic styles may be a little questionable, this game shares the same heartbeat and soul as Streets of Rage.

    The gameplay is paced more like Streets of Rage 2 than Streets of Rage 3, which i prefer. The attacks feel heavy and impactful.

    The musical score is top notch, thanks to the return and influence of the original composers
    Yuzo Koshiro and Motohiro Kawashima. Anybody who disrespects the music in this game loses any credibility that they could possibly have. From the moment you reach the title screen, you know you're in Streets of Rage, without question. And the sound effects are clean, crisp and satisfying to hear.

    The combat and gameplay feels very safe, familiar and comfortable from the original games but with a few added and welcoming features and combos feel very satisfying to pull off. it doesn't stray far at all from what made the original games feel great.

    While I found the stylized artwork a little odd for Streets of Rage at first, overall, it works. The backgrounds are gorgeously drawn and the lighting is perfect. It captures a more dark and bleak and gritty atmosphere and tone the game is set to.

    As well, the animation quality is absolutely superb. A lot of care and passion went into animating the characters.

    Even with several enemies on the screen at once, i didn't feel any drops in performance or framerate and the game continued to perform beautifully. And bosses have some unique combat mechanics that made them fun and engaging.
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  5. Apr 30, 2020
    9
    This game is one that i been waiting for for some 20+ years. I think they nailed it by including all of the retro aspects and music. OnlyThis game is one that i been waiting for for some 20+ years. I think they nailed it by including all of the retro aspects and music. Only downfall is that the new tracks aren't as good as the originals. Great to see the beat em up genre going strong. Expand
  6. May 12, 2020
    8
    This game is great. I wasn't sold at the artstyle at the beginning but ended up loving it. The gameplay is top-notch. The specials actuallyThis game is great. I wasn't sold at the artstyle at the beginning but ended up loving it. The gameplay is top-notch. The specials actually make a lot of sense this time around with a nice risk/reward mechanic. The soundtrack is good. Expand
  7. May 20, 2020
    0
    still doesn't works, 3 weeks i can't play this game, xbox game pass pc, i uninstall,, sorry

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