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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: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. May 9, 2020
    100
    Playing Streets of Rage 4 is an absolute no-brainer and it is without doubt one of the best games of the year.
  2. May 7, 2020
    100
    Whether you’re a fan of the originals or not, Streets of Rage 4 is a blast from start to finish. Satisfying combat, incredible music and visuals and tons to unlock mean this should be sticking around on your hard drive for some time yet. A lack of 4 player online is a disappointment, but otherwise what’s here more than makes up for the long wait.
  3. May 4, 2020
    91
    It's a game that will excite many people, it's fun to play, it's beautiful and it sounds great.
  4. Apr 29, 2020
    90
    Taking a franchise as treasured as Streets of Rage and updating it was never going to be an easy task, but we can't imagine that any self-respecting fan of the series will be displeased with what has been achieved here. Streets of Rage 4 walks that fine line between paying tribute to its predecessors and forging its own unique path and feels like an evolution and a revolution at the same time. The gameplay is unmistakably faithful to the originals, but the addictive combo-heavy mechanics, gorgeous presentation and robust multiplayer options add a whole new layer of complexity, resulting in a game that fans and newcomers alike will enjoy no end. Let's hope we don't have to wait another 26 years for a sequel.
  5. May 12, 2020
    80
    A new adventure from the Streets of Rage universe, with all the essence, with the main characters and with all the spirit of the 90s. Go back into the streets and fight with all the villains to clear the city of crime and corruption.
  6. May 5, 2020
    75
    With several wonderfully constructed set-pieces and backdrops thrown in at regular intervals, picking up Streets of Rage 4 is something that we will do at some point again in the future. Thanks to its excellent feel, wide range of characters, and excellent soundtrack. With the return of the original composers in addition to new artists, the music here shifts between modern renditions of classic tunes to experimental techno and even some bass music. Not everything feels as timeless as the original soundtrack and the modern flourishes can feel out of step with the decidedly simple design. Not in the sense that modern electronic music is not as inventive or energetic or suitable for a beat-em up – but in the sense that perhaps Streets of Rage 4 doesn’t quite do enough to warrant the fresh coat of paint. And fresh set of beats.
  7. Apr 29, 2020
    70
    Streets of Rage 4 delivers the greatest hits of the classic series and is at its best when played with at least one friend. If the primary focus was delivering a traditional Streets of Rage experience with a modern coat of paint, it absolutely succeeds. But while it layers on a few new and interesting mechanics, it’s still a very conservative update to the quarter-century-old format that feels like a slave to the past.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 52
  2. Negative: 3 out of 52
  1. May 4, 2020
    10
    If you like Streets of Rage you'll love this.

    Most of the original cast returns with new or original un-lockable versions. Choice of
    If you like Streets of Rage you'll love this.

    Most of the original cast returns with new or original un-lockable versions.

    Choice of retro music plus the great music normally.

    Outstanding
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  2. May 1, 2020
    10
    I’ve been waiting for this game for years and it was well worth it, still has the feel of the original (which I still play for time to time)I’ve been waiting for this game for years and it was well worth it, still has the feel of the original (which I still play for time to time) but with a fresh flavour. It’s much harder than the original aswell but that’s not spoiling it for me. I love beat em ups and they just updated the best one ever. To make things even better it’s day one Game Pass too. Expand
  3. May 1, 2020
    10
    Amazing! All characters a battle mode updated visuals . A welcome addition to gamepass
  4. Dec 17, 2020
    9
    Jueguen este maldito juego. Así es como se debe hacer un Beat em Up de nueva generación. Tomando estilos clásicos y estilizándolos con nuevosJueguen este maldito juego. Así es como se debe hacer un Beat em Up de nueva generación. Tomando estilos clásicos y estilizándolos con nuevos efectos. Su gameplay es perfecto y variado. Su música es increíble. Su estilo grafico es muy atractivo. La historia deja algo que desear pero te la cuentan de manera interesante aunque siendo sincero no es el motivo por el cual lo juegas, pocas personas creo yo juegan este genero por eso... Tiene funciones en linea y couch coop, modo versus y cooperativo, desbloqueables y demas. No esperaba mucho del juego y me dejo sorprendido de lo bueno que es. Al menos en Xbox One va de maravilla. Expand
  5. May 2, 2020
    8
    Streets of Rage is finally back, but with a few design flaws that hold this faithful revival back from being the best in the series. It doesStreets of Rage is finally back, but with a few design flaws that hold this faithful revival back from being the best in the series. It does make up for most of them by giving us plenty of replay value with many different fighters and additional game modes as well as both local and online co-op functionality. It's not perfect, but still offers more than enough to satisfy longtime fans of either the series or beat 'em ups in general. Expand
  6. May 13, 2020
    8
    Ok this game is good BUT it's not perfect. you get tired playing in the 3rd play and (removing Cherry) all characters are so fricking slow!!!Ok this game is good BUT it's not perfect. you get tired playing in the 3rd play and (removing Cherry) all characters are so fricking slow!!! and they can't run! but removing this, is good game with niiiiiiiice graphics and a wonderfull soundtrack! online = shet don't play it :) Expand
  7. Aug 31, 2020
    0
    Tiens, un vieux machin des années 90 rapidement remaquillé comme une vieille daube volée, une rétrodèguerie du temps jadis où tout ce qu'onTiens, un vieux machin des années 90 rapidement remaquillé comme une vieille daube volée, une rétrodèguerie du temps jadis où tout ce qu'on avait à grailler, c'était du "Strrets of Rage"...! bonjour les dégâts, je te raconte pas...

    Un machin de croûlant scrollant, c'est-à-dire qui défile pendant que tu bourrines ta manette comme un épileptique de Parkinson sur des sprites qui t'attaquent... une sorte en somme de jeu de baston en 2d dégénérée dont la jouabilité est tout aussi dégénérée et répétitive jusqu'à ce qu'on meurt d'ennui au milieu d'un spasme lors du dernier arc-réflexe ou que la manette déclare forfait (heureusement, la manette crève d'ennui -elle aussi- et abdique bien avant le joueur !).

    Aucune espèce d'intérêt donc, sinon de constater que cette rétronerie indé nous rappelle les mauvais souvenirs d'une époque où les jeux vidéo (surtout sur consoles) étaient de vraies merdes ! autre temps donc, autres daubes...
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