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Bare Knuckled: Streets of Rage Week
By Cyril Lachel     |   Posted on July 27, 2014   |   Episode 50 (Show Archive)  

   

Get ready for a week full of brawling when Adam, Axel and Blaze take to the streets. Now that we've taken on A full week of Final Fight, it's time to see what critics thought of Sega's counterpart -- Streets of Rage. This week the Review Crew will tackle Streets of Rage 1, 2 and 3 in hopes of figuring out which beat-em-up is best. Did critics like Streets of Rage more than Final Fight? Find out when you spend the week with Defunct Games.
Streets of Rage: Did Critics Love this Brawler in 1991?
[ System: Genesis | Pub: Sega | Release: 1991 | Show: Review Crew ]
After seeing the success of Double Dragon and Final Fight, nobody was surprised when Sega announced Streets of Rage for their 16-bit Genesis. What caught some by surprise is its quality, which managed to outperform Capcom's best known arcade brawler. This episode of Review Crew takes a look at what GamePro, Electronic Gaming Monthly, CVG, Sega Pro, MegaTech and other magazines thought of Streets of Rage back when it was first released.

MAGAZINES: GamePro, Sega Pro, Computer + Video Games, MegaTech, Electronic Gaming Monthly, Mega Play, Mean Machines Sega and Mega Drive Advanced Gaming. [SEE THE REVIEWS]

Streets of Rage 2: What Did Critics Say Back in 1993?
[ System: Genesis | Pub: Sega | Release: 1993 | Show: Review Crew ]
After showing up the mighty Final Fight, Streets of Rage returned with an even more explosive 16-bit sequel. Streets of Rage 2 featured a brand new look and a few fresh faces, making this Sega's biggest brawler yet. Were critics still excited by the beat-em-up genre in 1993, or were they more excited about the next Street Fighter installment? We dig through old issues of GamePro, Sega Force, Mean Machines, and Mega Play for the answers.

MAGAZINES: GamePro, Sega Force, Mean Machines Sega and Mega Play. [SEE THE REVIEWS]

Streets of Rage 3: What Magazine Critics Said Back in 1994
[ System: Genesis | Pub: Sega | Release: 1994 | Show: Review Crew ]
After showing up the mighty Final Fight, Streets of Rage returned with an even more explosive 16-bit sequel. Streets of Rage 2 featured a brand new look and a few fresh faces, making this Sega's biggest brawler yet. Were critics still excited by the beat-em-up genre in 1993, or were they more excited about the next Street Fighter installment? We dig through old issues of GamePro, Sega Force, Mean Machines, and Mega Play for the answers.

MAGAZINES: GamePro, Game Players, Mean Machines Sega, Die Hard Game Fan and Electronic Gaming Monthly. [SEE THE REVIEWS]
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