Streets of Rage 3
Reviewed by Jeremy Peeples
Streets of Rage 3 was released for the Sega Genesis in late
1994. Many people (in particular hardcore fans of the series
and the genre in general) wondered if this game
would live up to its full potential, and I?m glad to report,
that not only did it meet its full potential, it surpassed it.
Graphics-9/10- The characters are large, very detailed, and
are animated excellently, the enemies are larger and are
much more original than those in previous games in the
series,also, the backgrounds are more diverse are very well
designed and animated. Everything in this game has a
sharper, more refined look than the previous games in the
Sound-10/10- If any series showed what the Genesis could do
sound-wise, other than the Sonic games, this was it, this
series is known for its excellent music, and this game
continues the tradition. The music is just as good as in the
other games, and the sound effects are clear, most notably
punches and kicks.
Story-3/10- It's basically the same story That's been used
in these types of games for years, and evil psycho comes to
a town and terrorizes it, the good guys try to stop him.
Gameplay-9/10- The game may appear shallow at first, but
there is a ton of things to do. The game has 3 different
endings and 7 characters (a record for this type of game, 3
of them are hidden, and 1 is new and instantly playable.)
Also new moves have been added, the new moves are well
animated and look great.
Control-10/10- The control is perfect for this type of game,
It's very responsive and the running moves are easy to
execute as are the grapples and throws.
Replay Value-7/10- This game has a lot of things to do after
you beat it, for example, you could try to beat it with all
of the characters, or get all 3 endings. Some may find that
too monotonous though.
Presentation-9/10- A strong point of the series, everything
is clear, especially the menus. Also, the backgrounds of the
menus are very well designed.
Overall-9/10- It's the best side-scrolling beat-em-up out
there, the great graphics, sound, and control make this an
Rent or Buy?-Buy- The game is excellent and should be cheap,
and easy to find, I found my copy for 50 cents at my local
Blockbuster Video. It's an excellent game and a must-buy for
fans of the genre.
For Nomad Owners- This game is perfect for the Nomad, the
blurring is minor, the sound is crystal clear, and the
control is still perfect. Overall, a great game for Nomad owners.