Streets of Rage 2 is a sequel that doesn’t pull any punches. It’s a kickass beat’em up and a legendary entry in the genre.
If you were to combine Smash TV with the movie Aliens, the result would be Xeno Crisis, an extremely challenging top down shooter.
The leap to Golden Axe III is bigger than that of the first game to the second and it shows a lot of improvement in the gameplay category. The visuals are a different story.
Golden Axe II is a classic albeit stiff beat ’em up that more or less feels like a rehash of the first game. The refinements make it more enjoyable.
Golden Axe is a product of its time but it’s a classic and an inspiration for others of its kind.
If you like the Gauntlet games, this entry is amazing and is one of the best 16-bit games you can get.
Thunder Force III is one of the best games for players who are new to the genre or want to get into it. It won’t kick your ass after five minutes of playing and there’s plenty of diversity in the stages and weapons to keep you interested.