User reviews for Streets of Rage
7.4 / 10Combined Score
A bit awkward to play once you've played the sequel
I first played this game when my dad rented it out for me from a games store just around the corner from me. I remember picking Axel and getting to level 8, but not completing it. I liked the game so much that I saved up and bought it a short while after. The basic story is that the streets are overrun with crime and the police force can't stop it, so they call in some ex-officers to help them clean up the streets. You can play as Adam, Axel or Blaze, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. Adam is a very slow mover but has an incredible reach with weapons, Axel can't jump very high but his attacks are very fast, Blaze's attacks are weaker but she moves the fastest and can throw people the furthest. Being that she's a woman that was something I never quite understood though.
There are 8 levels in this game most of which go from l...