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Post  Saven on Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:28 pm

Here, we can discuss all of the betas and early development of the Streets of Rage games.

Here's a couple of recent findings.

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Post  JoyJoyfulRabbit on Fri Nov 22, 2013 6:36 pm

One new screen that Eidolon (a.k.a Matt D) added more scans at SOR1 section.

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Beta mullet enemies (or I call beta Signal?) at Round 8 along Garcia(s)
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Post  JoyJoyfulRabbit on Wed Nov 27, 2013 6:53 pm

Found by Eidolon

Eidolon wrote:According to Bare Knuckle's original design document being translated by the people behind the Mega Drive Kickstarter book, the working title for the game was D-SWAT.

Now the similarities with E-SWAT police car make sense suddenly!!

[Source: Twitter]

UPDATE: Properly translated, the working title was 'Dragon-SWAT'.

They are translating the story synopsis next Very Happy
on his site

BREAKING NEWS: Thanks to the team behind the SEGA Mega Drive/Genesis: Collected Works on Kickstarter, who have the original 'Bare Knuckle' design document, we now know that the working title for the game was 'Dragon-SWAT' or 'D-SWAT'. A cross between Double Dragon and E-SWAT? It certainly makes sense why they reused the police car sprite from E-SWAT in the game.
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Post  iceweb38 on Thu Nov 28, 2013 12:43 pm

So ReadOnlyMemory has started the translation, this is gonna prove to be interesting!

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Post  iceweb38 on Sat Jan 25, 2014 11:41 am

Have a preview of the documentation ReadOnlyMemory got about Streets of Rage.
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/darrenwall/sega-mega-drive-genesis-collected-works/posts/727570

If you didn't know it yet, the codename for the project was Dragon SWAT.

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Post  Saven on Sat Jan 25, 2014 6:54 pm

Very interesting stuff. Thanks Ice. Very Happy 

Also noticed that an old member from the old forum, Mentski, posted something on that site's comment section. But I agree with him about how apparent the police car is now in SOR1. It sounds like at one time this game was going to be a spin-off from E-SWAT.
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Post  Mr.Din on Sun Jan 26, 2014 3:29 am

I love this thread Very Happy

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Post  Cosmo on Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:19 am


I still can't get over how the first and third boxes say the same exact thing in the captions, just worded differently.
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Post  Mr.Din on Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:17 pm

Cosmo wrote:

I still can't get over how the first and third boxes say the same exact thing in the captions, just worded differently.
Even worse they pretty much gave away the last boss of the game LOL.

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Post  iceweb38 on Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:33 pm


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Post  Don Vecta on Sat Feb 08, 2014 4:32 pm

mirror links? can't open Twittah here Sad 

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Post  iceweb38 on Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:51 am


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Post  Don Vecta on Sun Feb 09, 2014 5:20 pm

You're a star, Icey, love you! <3

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Post  iceweb38 on Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:02 pm

I know, I know, don't remind me  Razz 

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Post  JoyJoyfulRabbit on Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:36 pm

More scan of BK2 beta - one new beta Select Character screen with Eddie and the title screen as background:

Powerplay scan:
http://www.kultpower.de/archiv/hefte/powerplay_1993-03/big/powerplay_1993-03_102.jpg

Edit: This beta select screen used in footage of


Edit2: More SOR2 Beta scan (16 - 17):
http://www.datacassete.com.br/uploads/revistas/acao_games/acao_games_24.pdf

Axel's 2 early moves known Tiger uppercut and Dragon Punch (playholder names?)
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Post  iceweb38 on Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:46 pm

Cool stuff, I can see the portraits are slighty different too.

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Post  Saven on Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:14 pm

I really just think that title screen was just blended in with the character select screen. The trademark signature at the end makes it stand out.

But besides Eddie, Blaze's portrait is also somewhat different. She looks like she has a much more broader nose than normal and lips just like her SOR1 portrait.
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Post  JoyJoyfulRabbit on Thu Mar 27, 2014 4:04 pm

More SOR2 beta coming!

Early Trash can (or something) and Galsia with Knife at the begin of Stage 1
http://download.abandonware.org/magazines/MEGA%20force/megaforce_numero11/MEGA%20Force%20011%20-%20Page%20046-047%20(1992-11).jpg


Beta Rock (A.K.A R.Bear)
http://download.abandonware.org/magazines/MEGA%20force/megaforce_numerohs01/MEGAForce_HS01%20-%20Page%20052%20(1992-12).jpg

Same build as the one on footage video and Powerplay's. This magazine is November 1992. This Rocky (known as early R.Bear) had 3 early sprites shown means that Rocky is beta boss of R.Bear
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http://so ro nline.net/rocky.jpg
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http://www.spriters-resource.com/fullview/28760/
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Post  Don Vecta on Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:37 pm

The link to that page takes you to the main page, no to the image.

And it's interesting to point out that next to Barbon's Bar entrance, there's no car in the small alleyway where Jack should appear.

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Post  JoyJoyfulRabbit on Fri Mar 28, 2014 1:31 pm

Don Vecta wrote:The link to that page takes you to the main page, no to the image.

And it's interesting to point out that next to Barbon's Bar entrance, there's no car in the small alleyway where Jack should appear.

Which link?

Edit:I took some beta screens from magazines, this is Rocky known as Beta R.Bear. It's same character but different design (with name).

This is his stance from video footage:
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This is from some of magazines:

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This is final design known as R.Bear
http://www.spriters-resource.com/fullview/28760/
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Post  JoyJoyfulRabbit on Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:52 pm

More SOR2 beta: Unused objects

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The barrel on this ship, looks like kind of rolling just like SORR's Barrel horizontal.

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This trashcan never appeared in final.

(repost from above)
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Beta trash probably early design for yellow trash. Only appeared BK2 beta v2.

Stage:
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Biker wants to fight first?!
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Post  El Gambito on Sat May 03, 2014 7:32 pm

I've found this on YouTube, not sure if legit o_O
Edit: Wait nevermind. After reading comments seems it was fake .A.
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Post  Saven on Sat May 03, 2014 11:14 pm

El Gambito wrote:I've found this on YouTube, not sure if legit o_O
Edit: Wait nevermind. After reading comments seems it was fake .A.

Yep, it's fake as hell. The Genesis couldn't produce that many colors on screen.

Also, why does the anchor not have his own portrait but everyone else does? Razz
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Post  badjab326 on Sun May 04, 2014 1:06 am

Yeah CosmoBuggi made that as a joke lol. Pretty good fake though.

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