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Streets of Rage - Intro and Title Theme
This week we tackle a classic Sega beat 'em up: Streets of Rage, also known as Bare Knuckle in Japan.

Timotheos, also known as "Tim" in Los Angeles, provides some commentary:

Composers Yuzo Koshiro and Motohiro Kawashima scored all three Streets of Rage games.

The original Streets of Rage was released on December 20, 1992 on the Sega system.

The dance-influenced music composed for Streets of Rage has had much acclaim. They were considered ahead of their time.

Streets of Rage II featured music influenced by early 90’s club music. The composers were criticized for composing radically different music for the third game. Can you believe that?

The music was produced using the Yamaha FM-synth sound chips of the Sega Mega Drive / Genesis video game console and NEC PC-88 computer. That was pretty high tech stuff back then. Koshiro also used his own audio programming language “Music Love”, a modified version of the PC-88’s Music Macro Language.

A feature film and television series produced by Stories International are currently in the works alongside other adaptations such as Altered Beast.