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Free Streets of Rage Remake Finally Released After 8 Years

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Matt Gardner
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Free Streets of Rage Remake Finally Released After 8 Years

In development for over eight years, packing nineteen playable characters from Streets of Rage 1-3 (all sporting new moves), 103 playable stages, 64 enemy variants and a boatload of customisation options, the freeware fan remake of Streets of Rage is finally here...and it looks pretty damn sweet!

Work began on the project back in March 2003 and now the finished project - fittingly titled Streets of Rage: Remake - is available to download as freeware, though impressed parties can donate to the developers via Paypal should they so wish.

Have a read of the promotional blurb:

'Streets of Rage Remake is a project created from scratch, it does not use reverse engineering nor a single line of code from the original games. It’s all based on visual interpretation, comparing how things work in the original games and trying to mimic it for Streets of Rage Remake.'

Sadly, one feature that didn't quite make the grade was the online multiplayer component, something that the developers reveal was jettisoned fairly early on due to persistent lag:

'The planned online feature had to be scrapped as there were problems getting the game to run lag free, even from early build. It would of taken longer to wait for an improvement on this, so it was left out and more time was spent on improving the game itself.'

The download is 218MB in size, and the PC version will be followed up with Wiz and Linux versions in the next couple of months. [Bomber Games via EDGE]

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Matthew  Apr. 5, 2011 at 12:53

I am horrible at beat-em-ups and never owned an 8- or 16-bit console, but I LOVED playing Streets of Rage at my mate's house. I can't believe I get to do it all again!

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