Streets Of Rage

Year: 1991
Alternate Title: Bare Knuckle (Japan)
Platform: Genesis
Publisher: Sega
Genre: Action/adventure
Rating: ****

A true classic! Ex-cops Axel Stone, Blaze Fielding, and Adam Hunter decide to clean up the streets by taking out the crime syndicate run by the villainous Mr. X. Armed only with their martial arts skills, our heroes battle their way through various parts of town to get to Mr. X's stronghold and put him out of commission. Excellent graphics, fun and intuitive gameplay, and a killer soundtrack by Yuzo Koshiro make this game enjoyable even today. And few video games offer anything nearly as satisfying as throwing street punks off of an elevator to their demise on the street below.