Streets of Rage 4 is a modern revamp of a classic action brawling game.
While other kids played outside or enjoyed a social life, I spent the late ’80s and early ’90s sucked into a genre of video games called “beat ’em ups,” 2D side-scrolling affairs that forced you to punch, jump and kick your way through a battery of enemies before progressing through the levels, often alongside a partner.
I played all the classics: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Double Dragon, Final Fight and, of course, Streets of Rage for the Sega Genesis. My excitement surged when I heard Streets of Rage was getting a modern update that paired the classic gameplay with a revamped, almost cartoonish art style.
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