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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: 35 out of 40
  2. Negative: 0 out of 40
  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
    After twenty-five years, one of the best beloved beat ’em ups of all time returns. Street of Rage 4 is a perfect continuation of the saga adapted to the current times with great gameplay, many end game incentives and a fun and frantic soundtrack. A perfect continuation for a legendary saga.
  3. 90
    You wouldn’t think that after so many years of rumors and waiting that Streets of Rage 4 would not only actually come out, but far exceed anything in the genre, but here we are. This is an absolute must-play for both fans and newcomers alike.
  4. Apr 29, 2020
    85
    The artistic direction, the fan service and the gameplay strike with precision and rhythm to knock out fans who in front of so much mastery and love for the fight can only bow humbly before entering the ring feverishly.
  5. Apr 29, 2020
    80
    Streets of Rage 4 is an enchanting retro surprise, bursting onto the scene and overcoming many of the justified grievances fans might have with reviving such an esteemed property. The combat is fierce, the music is banging and its sense of style is simply marvellous.
  6. Apr 29, 2020
    80
    Twenty five years after the last episode, Streets of Rage sure is back. Filled with love for the series, Streets of Rage 4 is a dense and rich experience, thanks to more complex mechanics, lots of beautiful levels, and so many game modes to play it again and again. Too bad the promised soundtrack does not reach the same heights, and that we will have to wait for a correct online experience.
  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: 55 out of 68
  2. Negative: 11 out of 68
  1. May 7, 2020
    10
    If this is your first time running through this game. Please do yourself a favour and commit 2-4 hours of time to just savour every bit ofIf this is your first time running through this game. Please do yourself a favour and commit 2-4 hours of time to just savour every bit of nostalgia and excitement this game will throw at you. Just incredible music, gameplay and the requirement of strategy is phenomenal. I love this game so much that not only did I purchase the digital version, but I got the LRG limited edition and the PAL collectors edition. Just a brilliant game that will bring a smile to your face for weeks Expand
  2. 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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  3. May 18, 2020
    10
    Ufff tremendo juegazo, un clásico puesto al dia con todo el cariño que uno podria desear. Escenarios detallados, personajes conocidos yUfff tremendo juegazo, un clásico puesto al dia con todo el cariño que uno podria desear. Escenarios detallados, personajes conocidos y nuevos, sistema de combate adictivo a mas no poder, todo acompañado con muy buena música. Posibilidad de jugar en modo clásico, en coop, arcade, combate de jefes.. bueno.. un vicio en resumen y a un precio mas q razonable. Ojala continuen con la franquicia. Expand
  4. Apr 30, 2020
    10
    Extremely nostalgic! The co-op mode is very good and the details are great! Thanks for that !
  5. May 3, 2020
    10
    An excellent, classic , nostalgic and addictive beat 'em up.
    In general the game is beautifully designed. The atmosphere and lighting are
    An excellent, classic , nostalgic and addictive beat 'em up.
    In general the game is beautifully designed. The atmosphere and lighting are delightful, it's a dignifying new entry in the streets of rage saga. Epic a must play.
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  6. May 22, 2020
    9
    With "Streets of Rage 4" the developer of DotEmu succeeded in bringing the flair and charm of the old parts into modern times. So fans andWith "Streets of Rage 4" the developer of DotEmu succeeded in bringing the flair and charm of the old parts into modern times. So fans and newcomers can see the well-known characters of the franchise in action again. Although the campaign is a bit short, but there is the arcade mode and the co-op mode to play. The pleasant controls and great graphical performance can really convince and the sound also belongs to this title. Unfortunately, the fans won't find any challenge in the easy difficulty level. If you like to experience an interesting title, you should definitely take a closer look at "Streets of Rage 4". Fans of the franchise can't get past this part at the moment.

    (https://www.playmoregames.de/post/streets-of-rage-4-ps4-xb1-nsw-pc-im-test)
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  7. May 17, 2020
    0
    Game overrated by the press and nostalgia, you have to be objective, it is a very regular game for today, it is disappointing, simply notGame overrated by the press and nostalgia, you have to be objective, it is a very regular game for today, it is disappointing, simply not being able to run and roll already screw you, then how heavy and long it is, without alternative or final routes to play again, secret characters that seem to have been placed there by modders, because those pixelated characters don't match the aesthetics of the game, so how unbalanced they are Expand

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