Write what you are looking for and press enter to begin your search!

Logo
live-news-icon

Live News

James Gunn Confirms The Green Lanterns Series Has Watchmen Showrunner Damon Lindelof On Board: In an intense match, the Lone Wolves came out victorious. Read all about the big night here // A New Ghost In The Shell Anime Is Coming From The Studio Behind Scott Pilgrim Takes Off: In an intense match, the Lone Wolves came out victorious. Read all about the big night here // Cyberpunk Metroidvania Game Blade Chimera Launches This August: In an intense match, the Lone Wolves came out victorious. Read all about the big night here
post-16 post-13

We’re Getting A New Streets Of Rage; Here’s What We Want In The Final Game

Rejoice, beat-em-up fans of 90s video games based after The Warriors! Streets of Rage is making a comeback with a fourth installment (fifth if we count the equally-awesome Streets of Rage Remake fan game) thanks to DotEmu, Lizardcube, and Guard Crush Games.

Check out the Streets of Rage 4 video below which features Axel in a beard, Blaze who hasn’t aged one bit, and a short bit of gameplay that looks like a heavily-modified and brighter version of the original side-scrolling beat-em-up with lovely 2D animation.

 

https://www.facebook.com/kakuchopurei/videos/511340022643945/

Looks good, right? As a self-proclaimed retro-enthusiast, I do have a couple of requests for the upcoming sequel that has yet to have a release date. So here we go:

Bring Back Adam, Max, & Skate

sor01

While we need Axel and Blaze in this since they’re the official mascots of the game, we also need the rest to represent the streets. Adam is a pugilist cop guy who hits hard, while Skate is his younger street brother with the fastest movement speed among the cast. Max the (probably Hispanic) wrestler is the giant powerhouse who takes the “giant tank who walks super-slow” role in most beat-em-ups.

Having a balanced and colourful roster with varied fighting styles is a pretty important trait in a beat-em-up. And this goes without saying: 5-player drop-in & drop-out co-op.

Bring Back Roo Too!

tumblr_ls48x9YjKm1qenqj7o1_500

There are too many humans and robots in the past games. Let’s change it up a notch and have Roo on board, perhaps bringing the roster up to 6 main characters. Also add in tigers, lions, bears (oh my), and a few other carnivores to spice up the vigilante violence lifestyle.

Make EVERY Character Unlockable, Then Add In A Colosseum Free-For-All Mode

sor4_04

Remember Guardian Heroes’ versus mode where you can play anyone and anything from the heroes to even the big bosses, as long as you unlock them in the main game? Bring that mode here in Streets of Rage 4. Have your Galsias, your Yellow Signals, and your Elektras selectable in an Arena mode once you beat up a sufficient number of them.

Then you can see how underpowered/overpowered they can be in a free-for-all with either the AI or your pals. It won’t be balanced, but it’ll be hella fun.

For the record, please bring back Ash. The world needs more gay stereotypes to raise unnecessary ire in today’s climate.

Bring In New Generations Of Bad Guys

sor4_03

Mr. X, his martial artist son Shiva, and all the other SoR staples like the Thai kickboxers and big fat guys may make a return. Some of them are already confirmed in the trailer above, but why stop there? Maybe bring in the younger versions of SoR’s Mona and Lisa (palette-swapped Blaze clones that are tough to hit), or new variations of the blue and green ninjas.

The new SoR shouldn’t get too hung up on the past and introduce new challenges and curveballs that make you switch up your spam tactics.

Add In Branching Paths

Some beat-em-ups introduce new pathways that lead to new areas or even new scenarios with new enemies and objectives. SoR did that with the third game: you can either beat up a Mr. X in a green mecha suit, or head to where the president lives and beat up a powered-up Shiva. The SoR Remake also introduced multitudes of different pathways leading to different endings.

SoR 4 should just outright take that idea and add in new kinds of stages like a bike run or a “rescue one guy before he dies” objective. The devs can go nuts here and even implement these stages as separate Challenge/Time Attack modes where you can upload your score on an online leaderboard.

Add In Some New Features In The Combat

Double Dragon Neon introduced the gleam system where if you dodge an attack, you deal double damage temporarily. SoR can surely introduce something new into its beat-em-up mechanic, like a simple fighting style selection or a method that rewards aggressive and evasive play depending on the character.

Axel has his Grand Upper and hard-hitting brawler moveset, but perhaps he can use an alternate fighting style which makes him a tad more defensive. Think Samurai Shodown’s Bust and Slash mode; feature two styles of attacks and supers for each hero to add a bit more variety in the combat system.

sor4_02

It’s still too damn early, but I’m pretty sure the devs might be working on some of these ideas if they’re true beat-em-up fans. One of them’s already in my good books: Guard Crush Games a.k.a the makers of the awesome digitized graphics side-scrolling beat-em-up Streets of Fury. They need to solve the repetitious nature of the genre while also making the art of close combat fun and addictive.

Few reboots & sequels have succeeded; let’s hope SoR 4 is one of them.

axel02

 

Related News

post-07
RunAway Breaks the Curse: Wins Overwatch Contenders Korea Season 2

RunAway displayed true grit coming back from  being down three maps to win the Grand Finals of the Korean Overwatch Contenders Season 2 yesterday. ...

post-07
My Southeast Asia Major 2019 Experience Pt 2: The Community Conundrum

Southeast Asia Major. As a member of the Malaysian fighting game community for almost the past decade now, it seems like we’ve always acknowle...

post-07
Like A Dragon: Ishin! Feels Like Coming Home After 10 Years

Platform(s): PC (version reviewed), PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X | S Genre: Period drama hack-and-slash If you're a fan of the Yakuza/Like a Drago...

Write a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Tournament Tool Kit

Kakuchopurei Community

Popular Posts

post-17
Street Fighter 6: How To Find Akuma In World Tour Mode
post-17
Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 Review: An Odyssey Like Any Other?
post-17
Diablo 4 Season 4: The Best Builds Per Class To Get To Level 100 Fast!
post-17
Diablo 4 Season 4: Tempering & Masterworks Guide
post-17
V Rising Everything You Need To Know About Stygian Shards
post-17
Summer Of Gaming 2024 Schedule: Video Game Live Streams & Showcases
post-17
Vampire Survivors: Operation Guns Contra DLC – All New Evolutions & Unlocks
post-17
Vampire Survivors: The Best Builds For Each Stage
post-17
Hades 2 Guide: All Incantations And Effects At Hecate’s Cauldron
post-17
Hades 2: All Boons List & The Best Ones
post-17
Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes – 11 Tips To Get Ahead In This JRPG
post-17
Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes Review – Rally Forth
post-17
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Queen’s Blood Guide: The Best Cards & Decks
post-17
Introducing The Kakuchopurei YouTube Membership Program!
post-17
Palworld: All The Guides You Need For 2024’s Surprise Survival Game Hit
post-17
Prince Of Persia: The Lost Crown Walkthrough & Guide
post-17
Delicious In Dungeon Starts The New Year Tastefully
post-17
The Games Of 2024: Our Picks & Highlights
post-17
Main Game: How To Watch Malaysia’s Best Video Game Show Created By Kakuchopurei & RTM
post-17
Marvel’s What If…? Crew Explains Why They Went 3D Over 2D & A Scrapped Episode That Was Too Close To GOTG 3
post-17
Hawkeye Episode 6 Finale Easter Eggs & Breakdown
post-17
We Talk To Hayden Christensen About Star Wars, Sequels, & Prequels
post-17
Sea Of Stars Might Get DLC Post-Launch
post-17
The Book Of Boba Fett Episode 7 Breakdown & Easter Eggs Explained