Streets of Rage 2

Screen Shot 2016-02-04 at 23.47.47Published by
SEGA of America, Inc.
Developed by
Ancient Co. Ltd., MNM Software, Shout!Designworks Co., Ltd.
Jan 13, 1993
Also For
Arcade, Game Gear,
iPhone, Nintendo 3DS,
PlayStation 3, SEGA Master System,
Wii, Windows, Xbox 360

Screen Shot 2016-02-04 at 23.47.22Right I know this is cheating doing a review on SOR when it has already been done… But on the Mega CD?! WHOOPAH!

Being the avid gamer that I am, I never actually ever played on a Mega CD (they were so expensive and I was more of a Nintendo boy before they sold their soul for a sherbert dip and a packet of discos) before this week. My girlfriend who has no interest in games has a Sega CDII in her loft. Awesome! Now I was going to do some other reviews like Road Avenger (awesome game) but most games she has are already done by you folks. But the girl does have a fixation on SOR so for the second time in a month (played it on 360 with her as well) I got to nail it again.

Screen Shot 2016-02-04 at 23.47.38Still a quality game – but I have been spoilt by SOR2. Graphically superior, more moves and if anyone whos played the second then gone back to the original and pressed the A button will also know the rage and suffering it causes doing so.

Anyway SOR err CD ‘sorKed’ then if you will is exactly the same game. Apart from Sega compiling it with Golden Axe, Columns, Shinobi and Monaco GP on one disc.

It does have one difference though. They have re-recorded the characters voices throughout the game with real voice overs. Gone are the days chuckling away when Axel shrieks “QUEEERRR” as he jump kicks a dude in the face, they have all been replaced and they all suck something fierce. Every bad guy has the exact same death noise. A game I have played a million times just didn’t sit right with me for the first time. But then I smacked my girlfriend with a metal pipe and it made everything seem right again. Mostly.

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