Streets Of Rage? More like Beats of Rage.The latest a cappella jam from Smooth McGroove takes us on a dance-party trip through a classic beat 'em up.
Here's something so nutty it might actually have worked: a few years back Sega's Australian studio pitched an idea for a series of remakes called "Sega Reborn", which wouldn't just recreate classic games like Golden Axe and Altered Beast, but somehow tie them into the same, single universe.
The 16-bit era had unique visuals. Simple yet bright and colorful, we could always get lost in the tiny details. Taking parts of these memorable games and mixing them with a real life environment might sound odd, but if done right the results are beautiful.
Streets of Rage has to be one of the all-time classic side-scrolling beat-em-ups, right? It had a sense of an atmosphere of menace that other games lacked. After a fan-made game was scuttled by Sega, the only activity on the old-school series has been mobile releases of the original games. So it's a real shame…
Streets of Rage Remake, the exhaustive, fan-made homage to the classic Sega Genesis beat 'em up series, looks to have finally gotten the attention of Sega. The creators of that freely distributed Streets of Rage title have pulled the game after a request from Sega.
After more than eight years in development, the most complete, perhaps the most obsessive game in Sega's Streets of Rage series has been released in its final form. The fan-made Streets of Rage Remake is finally finished and—best of all—free to download.
Porting a console classic to modern times is a no-brainer when it's an impulse buy where half the purchase decision is fueled by nostalgia. But is Sega's Streets of Rage worth it on the iPhone?