Streets of Rage, on the Master System??? What the hell! As far as conversions go, I don’t think anyone could have seen this coming. Have a few beers, hmm, then maybe a few more, squint your eyes a bit and you might as well be looking at the Mega Drive version. All three characters are there, in fact, the introduction all the way to the character select screen is almost identical to its 16-
The Master System has yearned for a good beat-
The bosses are just as menacing and are all ported in. This version even has an extra boss on a certain level. It’s all too good to be true…quite. After the initial wonderment, certain aspects of SOR expose the flaws of the 8-
You feel the sound was rushed whereas everything else is so perfect. Another sacrifice is the excellent two player mode but the game is more than enough solo. Difficulty? The original suffered from being too easy and the MS version is definitely tougher to beat. The police backup is included too but having to reach over to your power base to pause the game to do it can be annoying, especially when you’re swamped by Galcias all armed with bloomin knives.
All in all, a fantastic achievement for Sega and the best of this genre you’ll see on the 8-