• November 28, 2021

Random – We’ve been wrong about this special Streets Of Rage move for almost 30 years

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Yesterday, from Sega Streets of rage series turned 30, and composer Yuzo Koshiro decided to share a trivia that has impressed the collective mind of many fans.

Koshiro explains that in Streets of Rage 2Axel Stone’s most famous special move, performed by tapping in the same direction twice and pressing the attack, is actually called ‘Ground Upper’ and not ‘Grand Upper’.

It makes perfect sense, really – your fist starts off the ground and rises before connecting with enemies. However, the voice sample does it It sounds a lot like ‘Grand Upper’, and Koshiro admits that he has never cared too much about correcting people; his message, he says, should be taken as a fun piece of trivia rather than a tick-tock.

Since we’re on the topic of Streets of Rage, be sure to check out our retrospective of the series, which was republished yesterday to commemorate the franchise’s 30th anniversary. Also, be sure to give the sublime Streets of Rage 4 a try if you haven’t already, as well as the recently released Mr.X Nightmare DLC.


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