Digital Media Concepts/Streets of Rage
|Fighting Style||A mix of Boxing, Karate, street fighting and kickboxing. In Streets of Rage, Axel has an "all-around" skill set compared to the other characters. But later in Streets of Rage 3, he takes a more Slow-but-Heavy hitter play style.|
|Personality||Axel is shown to be the group leader. Due to his sprite's basic beat 'em up stance.|
History of Streets of Rage[edit | edit source]
Streets of Rage or known in Japan as Bare Knuckle, is a Side-scrolling beat ’em up which was developed and published 1991. The first in the Streets of rage series; which included Streets of rage 2 published a year later in 1992 and Streets of Rage 3 in 1994. Streets of Rage was originally published for the Sega Genesis. Then later on ported to Newer generation consoles which include; the Game Gear, Sega CD, Master System, the Wii’s virtual store, on the IOS thru the apple store. It was also made available to consoles like Sony’s Playstation 3 and Microsoft’s Xbox 360 in 2009, thru the Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection bundle pack.
Axel's Back-Story[edit | edit source]
Streets of Rage takes place in a New York- inspired city where a crime syndicate, which is headed by Mr. X, has taken over the city. And the heroes; Axel Stone, Adam Hunter, and Blaze Fielding. Who are Ex-cops, try to put an end to the syndicate, “They are willing to risk anything… even their lives… on the… Streets of Rage” - Streets of Rage
After defeating Mr. X, with Adam and Blaze. Axel leaves the city, to start a dojo and become a bodyguard, stated in the EU and Canadian manuels. But when the news of Adam Hunter getting captured from the returned Mr. X. Axel returns to the city with Max Thunder, Axel’s kid brother known as “Skate”, to defeat Mr. X once again and save Adam.
Axel rejoins the force, and with the assistance of Blaze Fielding and new comer Zan. They attempt to stop a new Syndicate, known as the Neo-chaos, from detonating the bombs that are located all across the city.
Note: The Story of Streets of Rage 3 (America/EU) changed due to publishers wanting a more lighter tone for the game, compared to Japanese version.
Special Moves[edit | edit source]
- Grand Upper: Axel performs a very strong sliding uppercut into the enemy, sending them flying into the air. Fire animation appears around his fist, for character flare, the flames but does not burn enemies.
- Dragon Smash: Axel performs a series of rapid punches, ending the combo with an uppercut.
- Dragon Wing: Axel swings his fist in a circular motion, knocking nearby enemies to the floor.
- Grand Hook: One of Axel’s upgraded moves, its a Grand Upper into a Dragon Wing, and can be finished with a uppercut.
Referances[edit | edit source]
- “Streets of Rage (Game).” Giant Bomb, 2 Aug. 1991, www.giantbomb.com/streets-of-rage/3030-20436/.
- “Axel Stone.” Streets of Rage / Bare Knuckle Wiki, bareknuckle.wikia.com/wiki/Axel_Stone.
- Famitsu, Weekly, et al. “Streets of Rage.” Generations of Video Games - Sega Retro, Sega, 2 Aug. 1991, segaretro.org/Streets_of_Rage.
- “Streets of Rage (Video Game).” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 3 Sept. 2018, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Streets_of_Rage_(video_game).
- “Streets of Rage 2.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 27 Aug. 2018, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Streets_of_Rage_2.
- “Streets of Rage 3.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 13 Sept. 2018, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Streets_of_Rage_3.