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Streets of Rage 2 Restoration

Hack of Streets of Rage 2

Description:

This hack restores all the stuff that got censored and removed from the American version back to it, it also fixes the names of three enemies and changes the music on one stage as well.

Here’s what this hack does to it:

It restores Blaze’s original flying kick sprites from the Japanese version.

It restores Mr. X’s cigar from the Japanese version.

It restores the number of enemy knockouts status bar on the pause screen from the Japanese version, press the “A” button to see it.

It changes the names of Galsia, Galuda and Mosquite to Garcia, Garuda and Mosquito. Sega mistranslated their names in all versions of this game.

It changes the music on the Pirate Ship stage to play the unused “Little Money Avenue” music track.

It changes the words PLAYERS, ROUND & RD to LIVES, STAGE & STG.

Included a extra patch that will add all this stuff to the European side of the Japan/Europe ROM, also included alternate versions of both patches that will change Skate’s name to his Japanese name “Sammy” and another set that would keep the original Pirate Ship stage music intact as well.

The Pancake 2 utility tool was used to restore Blaze’s original flying kick sprites.

The 0xED hex editor was used to restore everything else.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Streets of Rage 2 (USA).bin
  • SHA-1: 8B656EEC9692D88BBBB84787142AA732B44CE0BE
  • CRC32: E01FA526
  • Bare Knuckle II - Shitou e no Requiem ~ Streets of Rage II (Japan, Europe).bin
  • SHA-1: A0D3A216278AEF5564DCBED83DF0DD59222812C8
  • CRC32: 42E3EFDC

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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
SCDHacking

User Review Information

A Great Hack but with a minor

Reviewed By: Heroes_3NWC on 11 May 2022

This is a great hack that does exactly what it says it restores some of the censored content and make the naming more in line with are used to see in most retro games.

The game runs great on most emulators but for some reason none of the USA patchs work on Genesis Plus GX, just be aware of that.

Version Final Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommend
A Great Hack but with a minorHeroes_3NWC11 May 2022FinalYes
BrilliantMiguelS22 Feb 20161.2Yes
Puts things back like they should be!Rodimus Primal01 Nov 20151.0Yes