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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: 40 out of 45
  2. Negative: 0 out of 45
  1. Apr 29, 2020
    95
    Streets of Rage 4 is wonderful. Everything from the combat to the soundtrack is crafted with a great respect for the originals, providing a fresh take on the popular series.
  2. Apr 29, 2020
    90
    A sequel, but also a celebration of the series so far, Streets of Rage 4 doesn't disappoint. That's amazing considering the many years of anticipation and excitement leading up to it. Fans couldn't have asked for more in a new entry in the beloved series. And even better, Streets of Rage 4 proves that there's still life in it. It's a tour de force of sumptuous art, mesmerising music, and trance-inducing action. Take nostalgia out of the equation, and Streets of Rage 4 is the best entry in the series yet.
  3. May 6, 2020
    90
    After an exceptionally long waiting time, Streets of Rage 4 lives up to the very high expectations. This extremely colorful, smooth and spirited work by a team of skilled fans is one of the very best side-scrolling beat 'em ups you can play right now.
  4. Apr 29, 2020
    85
    Streets of Rage 4 is the rightful heir to the series, and if it doesn't do too much in the way of new stuff, it's still a blast to play. A must-buy for the nostalgic gamers.
  5. Edge Magazine
    May 22, 2020
    80
    Any gimmicks would have muddied the waters - what you need to bring a golden-age beat-'em-up bang up to date, it turns out, is a team of fans with the hands of a heart surgeon and an eye for why we fell in love with it in the first place. [Issue#346, p.105]
  6. 80
    After twenty-six years in the dark, it is amazing to see Streets of Rage 4 finally come to fruition. Dotemu, Lizardcube and Guard Crush Games have delivered a great entry to the series, incorporating a fresh art style, brilliantly simple gameplay that fans will slip straight into and a soundtrack that authentically harks back to the classic soundtrack that made the series so memorable. It captures everything that made Streets of Rage great in the first place and doesn't mess with that formula, for the better.
  7. 65
    Streets of Rage 4 is a solid tribute to the genre it arguably helped shape, but this feels like more of the same with a fresh coat of paint rather than an all-out reinvention. What’s on offer here is reminiscent and nostalgic, and still a great time, but it ultimately lacks the oomph to elevate it beyond the games that came before it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 89 out of 111
  2. Negative: 15 out of 111
  1. Apr 30, 2020
    10
    Street of Rage вернулся во всей своей красе! Стоит отдать должное разработчикам - проделана скрупулёзная работа, начиная с арта, приятнойStreet of Rage вернулся во всей своей красе! Стоит отдать должное разработчикам - проделана скрупулёзная работа, начиная с арта, приятной общей визуальной картинки, музыкальной составляющей в духе лучших частей серии (ещё бы, привлекли создателя с первых двух частей) и заканчивая бережным сохранением старых механик и грамотным привнесением новых, при этом ничего не сломав по пути. Видна любовь к наследию: в некоторых моментах просто хочется орать в голосину с отсылок на предыдущие части, ну и очевидный факт того, что добавили всех персонажей с предыдущих частей со всеми механиками. Лучшего продолжения и пожелать сложно. Об оптимизации говорить глупо, всё работает как часы. Ставлю 10 и иду играть дальше!)

    PS: На низкие оценки от игроков можно просто не обращать внимания, так как это ньюкамерский вброс, а игра всё же делалась с большим упором на аудиторию не понаслышке знающую серию Street of rage
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  2. May 12, 2020
    10
    That was amazing , after i finished the game (and i don"t finish games often these days) i just wanted more! I grew up in the 90's , gamesThat was amazing , after i finished the game (and i don"t finish games often these days) i just wanted more! I grew up in the 90's , games like that just touch my hart , the nostalgia , the memories i had with a lot of SEGA Genesis games came back to me. That was a true sequel to Street of Rage 2 , even better one then Street of Rage 3. It is so refreshing to see and play a game that is made for people that grew up in that era. The graphics , the music (ohhhhh the music ...) the game play , the characters , the story , i cant think of 1 weak link in this game. Just one big round of applause for the boys and girls behind Street of rage 4. Expand
  3. May 31, 2021
    10
    Jogo extremamente viciante e frenético, combate altamente responsivo, level design muito bem feito, música combinando perfeitamente com oJogo extremamente viciante e frenético, combate altamente responsivo, level design muito bem feito, música combinando perfeitamente com o ambiente, um verdadeiro novo clássico desse gênero fantástico. Expand
  4. May 3, 2020
    10
    Unbelievably badass game. As of now it's my game of the year. Killer music, killer gameplay, killer graphics/art style, just an absolute blastUnbelievably badass game. As of now it's my game of the year. Killer music, killer gameplay, killer graphics/art style, just an absolute blast to play. I like it so damn much I made a metacritic account just to review it. Truly I give a 9/10 but I want to raise its average so I scored it a 10.

    If you like Beat 'Em Ups or heavy action based games this is absolutely essential. I really hope this gets a sequel and that it's financially successful because DotEmu have somehow managed to make a sheer masterpiece in the Streets of Rage franchise two decades later. Unbelievable. What a f**king splendid game man! Unfortunately however it really doesn't look to me like it's getting the recognition and hype it deserves. Don't dismiss this masterpiece, especially if you're a fan of the series. I really wasn't expecting anything from this game but my lord it's absolutely blown me away. Thank the Beat 'Em Up gods for this game!
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  5. Apr 30, 2020
    9
    Streets of Rage 4 is an incredible return to the roots of the beat em up genre but with a modern twist that transforms the legacy and makesStreets of Rage 4 is an incredible return to the roots of the beat em up genre but with a modern twist that transforms the legacy and makes you feel that 26 years have not passed since the last game. Expand
  6. May 6, 2020
    8
    Streets of Rage IV is a very good game. The story mode is rather short, and it is supposed to be (think back in the arcade times, when you hadStreets of Rage IV is a very good game. The story mode is rather short, and it is supposed to be (think back in the arcade times, when you had one coin to play through the entire game in one sitting - or standing?). That stated, the plot itself is not very memorable and the fact that you cannot play co-op 4 players online is kind of a let down, since I wanted to play it with my brothers (I do think they will patch the game to accommodate this at some point). The soundtrack is awesome and stage and character design is on point.
    I definitely recommend it.
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  7. Jul 23, 2020
    0
    Tutto quello che si può chiedere ad un beat em up : ottimi artwork di scenari e personaggi, musica coinvolgente, difficoltà molto ben tarata eTutto quello che si può chiedere ad un beat em up : ottimi artwork di scenari e personaggi, musica coinvolgente, difficoltà molto ben tarata e tante, tante mazzate! Expand

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