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Streets of Rage 2 -- Sega

All of your favorites are back and then some in this stunning sequel to Streets of Rage. Mammoth levels and brilliant graphics put the punch into Streets of Rage 2 for the Sega Genesis.

Ferrari Man
Ever since Street Fighter 2 hit the arcades fight games have been a dime a dozen. Considering this fact, I think Streets of Rage II is coming out at a bad time. Streets of Rage II is not really that fun--it looks and sounds pretty, but there is no substance. If your desperate for a rehash of the original, it isn't bad, but I wanted to see something more. For the time being, I would stick to your SNES and Street Fighter 2.

Streets of Rage II is an improvement over the original and is one of the better fighting games for the Genesis. The graphics are pretty good. The music and sound effects were good as well, but there was something missing from the game control. The game was a bit easy and repetitive with enemy characters that are the same, but hey! They have different names. This game would not have lasted very long without the two-player dual option. Let's see a little more variety next time.

Well, I think that I finally found a fighting game that I enjoy. This game goes on my top ten list of all time Genesis favorites. I thought that the game had great control, with the exception of Skate, and two-player is definitely a must. The music really jams the whole time that the game is going. I even think this game tops Sonic II. A good solid package, congrats Sega!

Streets of Rage II is really graphically intense. The sound is excellent, and the control is also well done. Unfortunately, the game seems to suffer from repetitive enemies. While Streets of Rage II has a rather low skill level--particularly for gamers familiar with the first--the sheer length of the game helps make up for it. Streets of Rage II is definitely one of the longest fight games I have ever played. A very solid title, but it could have used more originality.

>>>>> 76.5/100 <<<<< Ferrari Man ???? R.I.P. Salamander
Graphics 3.0 4.0 4.0 4.5
Sound 4.0 4.0 4.5 4.0
Gameplay/Control 3.0 3.0 5.0 3.0
Longevity/Playability 3.0 3.5 5.0 3.0
Overall 3.5 4.0 4.5 4.0
Total 16.5 18.5 23.0 18.5

Originally appeared Vol 1, Iss 6 (02-03/93)