Streets of Rage
by Sega Team
The graphics were splendid at the time, and basically no other home game rivaled it except for Sonic the Hedgehog. Each character was very large, and hey had detail in them, they weren't blurry or grainy like some of the other Genesis games characters at that time. These characters all had high detail and high resolution for the time that this game was made. The backgrounds although kind of plain and boring for today's standards were bright and excellent back then. They were highly detailed and you could actually read to some detail what signs said. You saw the little things like flyers on walls blowing in the wind and cans rolling across the ground to make it seem more realistic. The bosses were usually larger than your characters and really detailed as well. Like the boomerang throwing one on the first stage and the Wolverine looking guy in the 2nd. These guys were big and had some detailed not usually associated with Genesis games. Although at the time some things did look a bit cheesy like some of the repetitive backgrounds, that would loop together, but for the most part this would go past unnoticed. The graphics in this game as a whole were wonderful, and was one of the biggest draws to this game.
The sound on Streets of Rage game was UNRIVALED! The music from the street sounding music in the intro to the last theme was all wonderful, and some of the best midi music in any game, except for the FF prelude, other than that this is the music of choice. Every stage had a wonderful beat that went with it perfectly. The sound effects went seamlessly perfect with the game. Even though many would just consider the sounds punches and kicks you had other sounds that blended in beautifully. Like each distinctive karate yell of the 3 heroes, the cop car tires screeching, the enemies screaming from the hit, and much more.
This without a shadow of a doubt was one of the best games of all time, and one of the ones that stuck out in the memory of consumers. It had two sequels, which just add to its greatness. The fun factor on this is through the roof its always a good time when your playing Streets of Rage, especially with two players.