* Credit to SIMPLYMIDGET for his roadmap intro and Exu for his speedrun. I have used Exu's speedrun as the template for this roadmap, and have used SIMPLYMIDGETs videos throughout the achievement guide. I have also used his guide for Eyes in the Back of Your Head
and Exu's method for A Hair's Breadth
Estimated achievement difficulty: 2/10
Offline Achievements: 12 (400/400)
Online Achievements 0
Approximate amount of time: 2-3 hours
Number of missable achievements: None
Does playing online disable achievements? YES
Does difficulty affect achievements? No
Glitchy achievements: None
Extra equipment needed? Second controller needed for level & difficulty select
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 as well as Streets of Rage 2 being released to Xbox Live.
*Please note, the special move buttons noted here are for the default settings. If you change from default, you will need to modify these with your button configuration.
Streets of Rage
Preparation: Make sure you have a second controller plugged in, press Start on it to "activate" the second player.
At the main menu, highlight Options.
Now on Controller 2 hold
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.
There are two throw related achievements in SOR1. While playing through the levels, make sure to throw an enemy and also recover from an enemy throw.
Load up stage 2 with Adam as your character. Play through until you face the clawed Souther. Defeat him for Declawer (Part 1).
Make sure you use your
attack at least once. Quit out once you have the achievement.
Next load up stage 2 playing with Blaze. Play through until you have to face Mona & Lisa. Defeat them for Beautiful, Yet Deadly
. Make sure you use your
attack at least once. Once you have them beaten, quit out
Now load up stage 8 with Axel, and beat the level. As soon as the credits start rolling, press
to save and exit.
Finally, start up any stage apart from 8 with Axel, and use his
attack. Once you have done this, press
to exit out.
Streets of Rage 2
Preparation: Have that second controller active, then hold down
on it and press
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.
First, begin stage three using Sammy/Skate and play through and beat Zamza at the end of the level for Declawer (Part II)
.On the way to him, make sure you use your
Next start on stage 4 as Max and beat Abadede for Heavy-weight Champion
, remembering to use your
Now play through and beat stage 8 with Axel, using your
attacks at some stage. Wait until the credits roll before pressing
Finally play on any level with Blaze and use all three special attacks before quitting with
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.
Now at the main menu, highlight "Battle" then HOLD
, which will change the selection to Options, and press
. 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
, 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.
Select stage 2 with Blaze as your character. When you fight Bruce and Roo, kill Bruce so Roo runs away unlocking A Kangaroo's Best Friend
. Make sure you use your
attacks at some stage.
Next use Axel on stage 3. At the end you will fight his double, Break. Defeat him for Imposters Need Not Apply
, using all three special attacks on the way.
Now load up stage 6 using Zan. Complete the level, making sure you save the Chief for A Hair's Breadth
. Make sure you use all his specials. Continue through as you cannot select to start at level 8, so you may as well play to the end. Once you have defeated Mr X, and the credits roll, press
to exit. This should be your final game completed and you should unlock Syndicate Crusher
for a cool 100
Finally, start stage 6 with Skate. Use his
attacks, and this being the last character, you should unlock A Display of Strength
. Play through til the gas room and use the method in the guide to get to 120,000 points to unlock Ultimate Power
You should have everything by now, but you may have missed a character's special move or not have one of the throw achievements from SOR1. If so, this is your chance to go and finish up the game.
This roadmap sets out the quickest way to obtain the full 400
. It won't take much longer if you play the game naturally, as none of the achievements are really difficult