Streets of Rage 4 is a 2D side-scrolling beat 'em up, where your main job is to continue moving to the right while punching everything that gets in your way. Streets of Rage 4 is a continuation of Sega's Streets of Rage series, which was a trilogy of games released during the early 1990s for the Sega Genesis. The game takes place ten years after the events of Streets of Rage 3, in which the criminal mastermind Mr. X was finally defeated. Now Axel, Blaze, and Adam teaming up with new brother and sister in arms Floyd Iraia and Cherry Hunter are ready to dish out beatdowns to a fledgling group of ill-advised and a gauntlet of dangerous stages with a serious crime problem. Check out our Streets of Rage 4 cheats and tips to get help in the game.
Cheats, Tips and Strategy
Below is a collection of hints and tips that will help you to progress in the game. These include using 'Game Over' assists and replenishing health. As well as these hints and tips we also have a mini-guide here which goes into more details on some of the tips we have below:
The best character to choose in Streets of Rage 4 is Blaze Fielding, she is a versatile character who is able to make the most of her speed, long-range jump attacks, powerful slams, throw moves and efficient blitz attacks to overcome difficult situations. Blaze is a master of judo and sambo. Her fighting style consists of powerful judo throws combined with gymnastic moves and efficient jump attacks. She also uses powerful kicks and knee attacks, punches, uppercuts, and can also suplex her enemies when behind them, dealing massive damage. Check out our How to Unlock Characters guide to find out how you unlock the playable protagonists in Streets of Rage 4.
Use 'Game Over' Assists
If you are a beginner and struggling to progress past an enemy encounter or a boss you may want to consider enabling the 'Game Over' assists on the retry screen. Doing so will grant you additional lives and even extra stars at the expense of your score. Until you master the level of difficulty you are currently acquainted enabling these assists will enable you to extend your lifespan, and allow you to battle tougher foes for longer.
Let the Game Do the Work
In some of the 12 levels there will be instances in which cops and gang members who are in close quarters will fight each other, take advantage of these scenarios by taking a breather and let the game do the work for you. Throw a gang member across the screen into some cops, the cops might finish the job for you and vice versa.
Use the Environment
In several of the levels there will be environmental hazzards such as electric cables and death pits which you can take advantage of to eliminate enemies. Lure enemies towards them, grab them and throw them at the hazards if necessary. Check out our How to Unlock Secret Retro Stage Levels guide to find out how you can access these hidden levels in Streets of Rage 4.
Save Star Items
Although the star items are not game-changing they do have their uses, they can help you improve your score at the end of a chapter and lessen the burden of a boss' healthy bar as these attacks are unblockable and will leave the boss vulnerable to a follow-up combo. Resist the temptation of using star items on sub-bosses or a regular group of enemies and save them for the big bosses.
Take Weapons with You
Unlike previous games in the Streets of Rage series you can now take weapons with you between screens. To use a weapon in the next screen you simply have to grab it and take it with you when you move on. Weapons such as a pipe or a throwing cleaver can give you an advantage in boss fights so are worthwhile keeping an eye out for as you progress through the game. Check out our How to Unlock features guide to find out how you access them in Streets of Rage 4.
Hold off from immediately eating the food you find to replenish your health. It is more beneficial to save it for when you are below half health before you eat it so you don't waste it. Chicken restores all your health while apples restore about a quarter of it.
We hope these tips help you out in the game, but for further help, try our beginners guide, we also have some FAQs for Streets of Rage 4, you can also submit your own questions there for other players to answer.