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Sega Vintage Collection: Streets of Rage Achievement Guide and Roadmap

Streets of Rage (Bare Knuckle: Furious Iron Fist)
Streets of Rage 2 (Bare Knuckle II: The Requiem of the Deadly Battle)
Streets of Rage 3 (Bare Knuckle III)

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Estimated achievement difficulty: 3/10

Offline Achievements: 12

Online Achievements 0

Approximate amount of time: 3-4 hours

Number of missable achievements: None

Does playing online disable achievements? YES

Does difficulty affect achievements? No

Glitchy achievements: None

Extra equipment needed? No


Welcome to Sega Vintage Collection: Streets of Rage! There are 12 achievements with a total of 400 points. These three games were very successful in the 90’s and have a huge following around the world. Three soundtrack CDs were released in all by Yuzo Koshiro and have been critically acclaimed, each of which now sell for high prices at auction and in Japanese markets. The Streets of Rage series is a huge financial success for Sega, who has developed and released all three games. The entire series has been re-released on various system platforms, handheld consoles, and mobile devices. They were all previously released on Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/sonics-ultimate-genesis-collection/guide/) as well as Streets of Rage 2 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/streets-of-rage-2/achievements/) being released to Xbox Live.


Playing online will disallow you from receiving any of the achievements. Play offline solo if you wish to unlock anything. Difficulty will not affect any of the achievements in any way.

These games are horizontal and vertical sidescrollers that are pretty straight forward and will not cause you any real hardships. The achievements are very straight forward and all are easy to obtain. If you want to make the game's difficulty extremely easy, select the Japanese versions (Bare Knuckle titles), set it to Easy and change the number of lives to 5. The Japanese versions are much less difficult then the English releases, due to original porting reasons. For example, in Streets of Rage 3 (Bare Knuckle III), the English version’s Normal difficulty is harder than the Japanese version’s Hard difficulty.

You can start with any of the 3 games you wish, as you do not need to play them in any order. Certain Stages need to be reached with certain characters to unlock particular achievements. Just select the character you need to use and reach the stage that is required. Making saves often should help you out if you are prone to dying, although each game is pretty easy and shouldn’t cause you any real hassle. Please see Exu's speed run method at the bottom of the guide if you wish to unlock everything very quickly.

Streets of Rage (Bare Knuckle: Furious Iron Fist)

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/2323/-d5Jfg==.jpgDeclawer (Part I) (20 points)
Defeated the clawed Souther in Round 2 single-handedly with Adam in Streets of Rage.

Once you beat the Souther at the end of Stage 2 with Adam, the achievement will unlock.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/2323/--9Ayw==.jpgBeautiful, Yet Deadly (30 points)
Defeated Round 5's Mona & Lisa single-handedly with Blaze in Streets of Rage.

Straight forward, make it to Round 5 and defeat Mona and Lisa with Blaze.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/2323/-h+4WA==.jpgCat-like Reflexes (20 points)
Performed a recovery after being thrown in Streets of Rage.

Let an enemy come up and grab you (enemies with colored leather jackets). When being thrown by the enemy, press up on the D-Pad and jump at the same time to land on your feet.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/2323/+71ToQ==.jpgEyes in the Back of Your Head (20 points)
Throw an enemy in Streets of Rage.

For this achievement, you also need to let an enemy grab you from behind. Once they have you grabbed, press the D-Pad in desired direction and the attack button at the same time to throw the enemy.

A very easy way to unlock this achievement is to start up a two player co-op game. Right as the game starts, stand there and have player two walk up behind you and grab you (looks like a warm hug from behind). Once they have you grabbed, press the D-Pad in the desired direction and the attack button at the same time to throw the enemy.

Streets of Rage 2 (Bare Knuckle II: The Requiem of the Deadly Battle)

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/2323/-xml4w==.jpgHeavy-weight Champion (30 points)
Defeated Abadede in Stage 4 single-handedly with Max in Streets of Rage 2.

This achievement is self explanatory; just beat Abadede found at Stage 4 with Max.
SoR2, Abadede in 20 seconds Mania. (Low health) - YouTube

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/2323/-D6x7Q==.jpgDeclawer (Part II) (20 points)
Defeated the clawed Zamza in Stage 3 single-handedly with Skate in Streets of Rage 2.

Another very easy achievement, simply beat Zamza found in Stage 3 with Skate.
Streets of Rage 2 - Stage 3 - Skate - YouTube

07-12-2012, 11:59 PM
Streets of Rage 3 (Bare Knuckle III)

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/2323/-oZBlw==.jpgA Kangaroo's Best Friend (40 points)
Defeated Bruce and freed Roo in Streets of Rage 3.

For this achievement, simply make it to stage three and defeat Bruce. Do not kill Roo the kangaroo. Once Bruce is killed, Roo will flee and the achievement will unlock.
Streets of Rage 3/Bare Knuckle III Sub Boss 2: Danch & Victy - YouTube

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/2323/-UewsQ==.jpg Imposters Need Not Apply (30 points)
Defeated Axel’s imposter single-handedly with Axel in Streets of Rage 3.

While playing as Axel, proceed to Stage 3 to fight against an Axel imposter. Once he is defeated, the achievement will unlock.
Streets of Rage 3/Bare Knuckle III Boss 3: Break - YouTube

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/2323/-vldcA==.jpgUltimate Power (30 points)
Max leveled a blitz attack in Streets of Rage 3

The key to unlocking a max leveled blitz attack is to not die. Each time you accumulate 40,000 points, you receive a star which can be seen under your health bar. You need 3 stars, or 120,000 points. A very easy way to unlock this is to set the ROM to the Japanese version (Bare Knuckle 3) in main menu of the game. Set the difficulty to Easy and select 5 lives. Its difficulty setting is much easier then the English version. Pick a character that you are decent with. You need to stay alive, so make sure to avoid falling in any pits as well as being knocked off of lifts/elevators. At around stage 4-5 you should have accumulated at least 120,000 points to now fully max out your blitz move.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/2323/-2a5BA==.jpgA Hair's Breadth (40 points)
Saved General "The Chief" Peterov single-handedly with Zan in Streets of Rage 3.

Once reaching stage 6 with Zan, you need to save the Chief (General Peterov). Once again, have the difficulty set to Easy and 5 lives selected. You should have no problem reaching the Chief who will be tied up. Upon reaching him, let him live. Jet will soon arrive to stop you. Fight and defeat him to receive the good ending to Stage 6. Once Stage 7 begins, the achievement will unlock.

Bare Knuckle III/Streets of Rage 3 Stage 6 Walkthrough. - YouTube

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/achievements/2323/+Hyihw==.jpgSyndicate Crusher (100 points)
Cleared every game.

You need to beat each game at least once, regardless of the which ending you choose (there are multiple ways to beat the game). Just beat each game the way you want to. Once again, to make things easier, turn on the Japanese version (Bare Knuckle III) in the main menu of the game if you are looking to beat these games as fast as possible, as the English version’s Normal difficulty surpasses the Japanese version's Hard difficulty. Remember to change it to Easy and select 5 lives. You should have no problem beating any of the games this way (if you do, you need to stop playing video games forever).

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/achievements/2323/+l2rMg==.jpgA Display of Strength (20 points)
Used the special moves and attacks of every character in every game (hidden characters excluded).

In the Help & Options section of the game, it will show you how to successfully perform each characters moves and special attacks. Start with a game, select a character and perform all of their moves. Move on to the next character and repeat. Once you have performed every move, for every character, from every game - the achievement will unlock. You do not need to make any saves.

07-13-2012, 12:02 AM
Speed Run Method by Exu (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/member.php?u=184244):

"This isn't a full-blown achievement guide because I can't be arsed to adhere to the conventions of one, and I dare say someone's already got a guide in the works anyway.
But I hope the information is useful in augmenting any guides you do use, however if you've never played these games before I recommend playing them properly first.

If the original Megadrive/Genesis buttons are more familiar to you then I'll be putting those commands after the 360 ones, since these buttons assume you've left them mapped to their defaults. So, without further ado...

:xbut: = A
:abut: = B
:bbut: = C

Streets of Rage
Preparation: Make sure you have a second controler plugged in, press Start on it to "activate" the second player.
At the main menu, highlight Options.
Now on Controller 2 hold :dright:+:xbut:+:abut:+:bbut: (RIGHT+A+B+C) and press :start: on Controller 1.
You will be able to choose how many lives you start with (3, 5 or 7) and what level you begin the game on. Set the difficulty to Easy and the Lives to 7 then make a savestate here.

Now you've done that, start on Level 1.

Eyes In The Back Of Your Head - The description is a bit misleading here, regular "throwing" won't work. What you need is for an enemy to grab you from behind. Fortunately the very first enemy you face can do just that! He's in blue and is the ancestor to SoR2's Galsia enemies.

Turn your back to him and he might grab you. Press :bbut: (C) to kick your legs out and then :abut: (B) to use the momentum to toss him over your shoulder. Achievement unlocked.
He may decide not to grab you and just keep punching you instead. You'll be facing many more of these mooks during this walkthrough and one WILL grab you at some point.

Cat-Like Reflexes - For this you need to save yourself when thrown by an enemy. Fortunately the very second enemy you face is capable of this. He's in yellow and is the ancestor to SoR2's Signal enemies.
Hang around near him and he should grab you and throw you into the air.
When thrown, HOLD :dup:+:bbut: (UP+C) to land on your feet. Achievement unlocked.
This mook is far more likely to grab you, just get in close and approach from above or below. He'll almost certainly go for the throw.

A Display of Strength - Press :xbut: (A) to call in the Police Special. You only need to do it once as it's the same for each character.

Declawer (Part I) - Now load up that save we made then beat Souther at the end of Level 2 as Adam. Achievement unlocked.

Beautiful, Yet Deadly - Load up that save again, then beat Onihime and Yasha/Mona and Lisa at the end of level 5 as Blaze. Achievement unlocked.
(I hate these bitches, but if you play clever you can have two Police Specials to burn straight away when you reach them.)

Syndicate Crusher. - Start Round 8 and beat the level. As soon as you defeat Mr. X you can press :back:, the autosave icon should come up to record you beating the game, then exit out.


Streets of Rage 2
Preparation: Have that second controller active, then hold down :xbut:+:abut: (A+B) on it and press :start: on pad 1.
You'll now be able to choose the Very Easy and Mania difficulties, your lives can be increased to nine and you can choose your starting level.
Anyway, choose Very Easy and nine lives, then make a savestate.

Declawer (Part II) - Begin Round 3 as Sammy/Skate and beat Zamza at the end of the level. Achievement unlocked.

Heavy-weight Chamption - Begin Round 4 as Max and beat Abadede at the end of the level. Achievement unlocked.

A Display of Strength - Make sure as each character you've used the defensive special with :xbut: (A), the offensive special with :dright:+:xbut: (Forward+A) and the blitz attack with :dright::dright:+:abut: (Forward Forward+B).

Syndicate Crusher. - Start Round 8 and beat the level. As soon as you defeat Mr. X you can press :back:, the autosave icon should come up to record you beating the game, then exit out.
If you're playing the Japanese version then Mr. X is smoking a cigar!


Bare Knuckle 3
Preparation: Set the game region to Japanese. I cannot stress enough just how much easier this will make the experience, not to mention how much better the game becomes. Ignore "Streets of Rage 3", it's an abomination.

On the title screen, HOLD :dup:+:abut: (UP+B) as you press :start: (START). This will unlock Victy/Roo on the character select should you want to play as him later.

Now at the main menu, highlight "Battle" then HOLD :dup:+:abut: (UP+B), which will change the selection to Options, and press :start:. You can now choose your starting round, up to six, but we're not done yet.
Highlight Lives, activate Controller 2 and on that hold :dup:+:xbut:+:abut:+:bbut: (UP+A+B+C), while these buttons are held you will be able to select up to nine lives instead of five.
With Easy difficulty and nine lives selected you can create a savestate.

A Kangaroo's Best Friend - Begin Round 2 as whomever you like. At the end of the first section you will face a midboss, Victy/Roo and his handler Danch/Bruce. Do your best to evade Victy/Roo and chase down Danch/Bruce.
He likes to jump off the screen and he has a very long-range whip attack so be careful, hang on the opposite end of the screen to lure him out then chase him down.
If you defeat Danch/Bruce without killing Victy/Roo then Victy/Roo will run offscreen and the battle is over. Achievement unlocked.

Imposters Need Not Apply - Begin Round 3 as Axel and defeat Break/Axel at the end. Achievement unlocked.

A Hair's Breadth - Begin Round 6 as Zan. You need to complete the stage with the Chief still alive. On BK3 Easy you should be able to do this easily, but here's how to do it the most effectively.
As soon as you waste the robots, head left into the elevator and head down twice. Go right into the room, kill the two mooks and go into the middle door. Clear the room, kill the mooks again after exiting then go up one floor.
Kill the two gunmen and head into the middle door again. This room is a carbon copy of the previous one. Once you clean house, dash right to the Chief. No need to kill the mooks.
You won't get the achievement yet, you have a boss fight with Jet to do first.
Wait for the "good" Stage 7 to begin. Achievement unlocked.

-If you like you can just keep going from here since you're on one of the correct stages for it.-

Syndicate Crusher - Stage 7 isn't selectable from the level select, you can only choose up to Stage 6. Also, there are two different Stage 7s.
To go to Stage 7A you have to save the General/Chief within the time limit, and to go to Stage 7B you have to allow the time limit and his life bar to expire.
If you hang around the third door on the middle floor then there's a respawning apple outside the room and another inside the room that will replenish your life while you wait, the mooks won't respawn once the gas is flowing.

Stage 7A: Defeat Neo X/Robot Y. Don't be alarmed by the 3:00 time limit, even if you fail to destroy him in time it'll still count.
Stage 7B: Defeat Shiva.

Achievement unlocked, assuming you beat SoR1 and 2 already.

A Display of Strength - Make sure as each character you've used the defensive special with :xbut: (A), the offensive special with :dright:+:xbut: (Forward+A) and the blitz attack with :dright::dright:+:abut: (Forward Forward+B).
You do not need to do this with Victy/Roo despite him being on the character select screen from the earlier cheat, as he is a secret character.

Ultimate Power - This achievement requires you to level your :dright::dright:+:abut: (Forward Forward+B) blitz attack. Every time you score 40,000 points you'll get a little star under your health gauge to indicate a level up, and every time you die you lose a star.
So basically this acheivement is to score 120,000 points without dying, but I have a couple of tricks to make this easier.

Fun Method - Begin the game at level 1 with Sammy/Skate selected and deliberately lose a life with 0 points scored. You can use your special attack on the spot to get yourself down to low health fast and then let one of the first goons finish you off.
When you respawn, Sammy/Skate's standard punch will be replaced with a rapid attack. Couple this with selecting rapid-fire in the button options for maximum effect. Short reach though, so really get in their faces because the attack is devastating, and it racks up points damn quick too.
Be careful, abuse saves if you have to, and you should get your third star by the end of Stage 3 or the start of Stage 4.
(Note: Hidden in the lower left at the beginning of Stage 1 there is a pickup worth 5000 points and a 1up. Theoretically you can get it as soon as Stage 2 depending on ROM and difficulty selection, but yeah, you know. Good luck with that.)

Quick/Boring Method - Change the difficulty to Very Hard and go to Stage 6. Kill the robots and take the lift down once to the middle floor.Once you kill the suits just hang around near the third door, also have a second player jump in if you can.
Wait for the timer to expire and the gas to start flowing. Now enter the room and grab all the cash and both apples. There are more pickups when you have a second player.
As soon as you exit the room you'll be able to re-enter since enemies don't respawn once the timer has expired. Keep doing this until you get three stars. Achievement unlocked!"

07-23-2012, 03:15 AM
I don't mind, but you could have just linked to the speedrun guide instead of copying it verbatim...

07-24-2012, 10:54 PM
I don't mind, but you could have just linked to the speedrun guide instead of copying it verbatim...

I could have, just thought it possibly would be easier if everything was together. Good work on the speed run however.

11-29-2012, 02:19 AM
Thank you so much SIMPLY MIDGET and EXU!

Fantastic guide and speed run :Bounce:

12-07-2012, 12:40 AM
When you say play offline, do you mean not connected to live, or just single player?

01-07-2013, 03:48 AM
When you say play offline, do you mean not connected to live, or just single player?

Play solo, not co-op on xbox live.

03-11-2013, 09:01 PM
awesome guide man!!! tks for putting this together. I have 4000 ms points to blow and picked this up." You should have no problem beating any of the games this way (if you do, you need to stop playing video games forever)." is probally one of the greatest lines ever added to any guide!!!

05-17-2013, 04:07 PM
I loved this game as a kid, I can't wait to buy this collection.