3. Streets of Rage

First Release: Streets of Rage (1991, Sega Mega Drive/Genesis)
Last Release: Streets of Rage 3 (1994, Sega Mega Drive/Genesis)

Now we're totally flabbergasted at this transgression. This was the premiere beat 'em up series of the '90s… YET THERE WERE ONLY THREE OF THEM? C'mon Sega, y'all slippin'. There needs to be another Streets of Rage and it needs to happen in this lifetime!

Mr. X and his band of shirtless thugs and dominatrices were fun to beat up back then. The rosters were all cool in their own right. Some preferred to roam the streets with Axel and Blaze. Others toughed it out with Eddie “Skate” Hunter or Dr. Zan.

It's time we got another go at these raging streets. We envision a downloadable release that features all the characters from 1 through 3, an HD re-imagining of the visuals, 4-player co-op and multiple special moves. Oh, and whoever composed the soundtrack for this series, let 'em handle the music for this one too.