GameProbe of the Week: Streets of Rage
Streets of Rage is a beat-em-up game made by Sega for their 16-bit console, the Sega Genesis back in 1991. This is deffinately one of the best games in the genre, and even spawned two of it's own sequels! The game consists of 8 kick-your-ass levels with many great additions like weapons, throws, special attacks, and team-up attacks. You have 3 characters to choose from: Adam, Axel, or Blaze, each has their strengths & weaknesses. For example, Adam is slower, Axel doesn't jump as high, and Blaze isn't as powerful. Beautiful multi-layered graphics really helped to show off the quality that the Sega Genesis could produce, even in it's launch titles!
Music in this game is made by Yuzo Koshiro, composer of the Streets of Rage series, Sonic the Hedgehog, Act Raiser, Act Raiser 2, & Shenmue 2, just to name a few. The upbeat techno-dance inspired soundtrack really adds to the intensity of beating the snot out of 5 guys at once! Sound effects are also great, many of them voice clips.
Overall, this game's deffinately worthy of our GameProbe Game of the Week. It works excellent in Dr.MD 2.0, but don't forget to turn the sound quality up!