Streets of Rage 2 (Live Arcade) - Xbox 360

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     Created by Rob Lane aka Lanerobertlane (LANEROBERTLANE at Gmail * COM)


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CONTENTS
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1. INTRODUCTION
2. VERSION
3. DIFERENCES
4. ACHIEVEMENTS
5. GAME OVERVIEW
   5.1 The Story
   5.2 The Aim
   5.3 The Characters
   5.4 Controls
6. MENUS
8. ENEMIES & BOSSES
9. ITEMS
10. SCORING (useful for the achievement)
10. AKNOLEDGEMENT


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1. INTRODUCTION
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"Xbox live arcade is one of the best features of the 360, and one of the games
from the Sega vintage collection is Streets of Rage 2. This game is so cool, it
was then and is now!

This guide aims to take you through the new and improved version on the xbox 
live arcade, including the new fetures, differences between the games and most
substantially the achievements. 

To search around in this guide just use your browsers built in FIND function 
(usually CTRl+F) and type the section number and press enter. E.G. "7.6". 

 I hope you enjoy this game!" - Rob lane


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2. VERSION
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=Version 1.0=  24.09.07 - version 1.
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3. DIFERENCES
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=You can no longer:-=
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1. Access the title screen
2. Input cheats as the title is loading
3. Enter the debug mode
4. Acess the sound test mode

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=But you can now:-=
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1. Save the game, at any point, and have up to 3 save games
2. Compare score with your friends on the Xbox live leaderboards
3. Stretch the screen and have pseudo-widescreen.
4. Complete achievements
5. New menu to incorporate the new features.
6. Have smoothing graphics
7. Play co-operative games and duel Online.


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4. ACHIEVEMENTS
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=Pipe Wielder - 5G=
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Wield the pipe in single-player or co-op mode.

Easily done on level 1. An enemy jumps out of a sewage man hole and has a pipe.
Hit him and pick up his pipe using the A button.

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=Knife Wielder - 5G =
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Wield the knife in single player or co-op mode.

Easily done on level 1. Smash up bins until you find a knife lying on the floor
and pick it up using the A button.

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=Psycho - 15G =
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Kill 10 enemies without losing your weapon.

Do this achievement on easy! Wait until you find the pipe, because this weapon
is large and stops the ememies coming too close. Once you've found it, Save the
game. Then walk very slowly along the stage and stop when ememies start moving 
towards you. Then clober then with your pipe in a methodic madness style.

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=Perfect Boss - 10G =
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Beat the first boss without dying.

Save Freuently throughout the stage and if you die, load it back up. Do this 
on easy difficuly again. Beat the life out of his 'hood before he has chance to
get serious and show everyone his uber-muscles by taking off his shirt.

If your low on health, theres a chicken under the bin close by, but don't grab
it until you need it. Using your special attacks are a great method of beating
him before he does you some serious damage.

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=Fourth Boss - 10G=
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Beat the fourth boss

This isn't as hard as you think. This boss is easier then Jet, In my opinion.
Just keep taking swings at him and using your specials and you'll do it in no
time at all.

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=First Versus - 10G =
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Beat another player on Xbox Live in a versus match.

Invite a friend who has the game and convince him to let you win. Then play 
again, only let him win! (Fair is Fair)

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=Online Warrior - 5G=
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Beat 10 opponents on Xbox Live in versus mode.

Do First Versus senario 20 Times

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=Online Co-op - 10G =
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Complete an online co-op game.

Get a friend who needs to do this achievement and then put the settings to easy
and the lives on maximum and follow the walkthrough section of this guide :-)
Happy Days! 

UPDATE: You don't have to finish the game to unlock this achievement. After you
get the game over screen, it will unlock! 

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=High Score - 25G =
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Score 800,000 points in one game with Game Settings set to Hardcore.

This is the hardest achievement to get and you only get one life in hardcore 
mode. Play on single player and kill everything and pick up everything. Don't
leave anything untounched. Save the game reguarly and use moves which give you
more points.

There are more lives you can get along the way:

you can get an extra life for every 50000 points.
on level 1 when you walk onto the screen in the bottom left behind a wall there
is an extra 1-Up. Also on Level 2 when you come out of lorry go back behind it 
to get another 1-up. In Level 3 theres 2 crates in the pirate ship section and 
1 of them has a 1-up in. Later in the level when you fight the monster there is
a 1-up under his head at the very bottom ofthe screen.

That should help you along the way, but most importantly SAVE THE GAME OFTEN.
If you lose a life before level 7 exit and load a save because you WILL need 
then later in the game.

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=Kill Jet - 30G =
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Defeat Boss 'Jet' with Game Settings set to Hardcore

Save the game before the fight and then just watch out for his party dudes and 
his flying grabs. The best time to strike him is when hes diagonally whizzing 
across the screen!

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=Hard Win - 35G =
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Beat the game without using a special attack.

Go to 'controls' option and set Special as a button you wont use before you 
start the game. Also set the game to very easy with 8 lives and save regually
incase you accidently use the special. 

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= Perfect Win - 40G =
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Beat the game without continuing.

A nice simple one now. Put the game on very easy with 8 lives. Save often and
don't lose all your lives.
 

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5. GAME OVERVIEW
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=5.1 The Story=
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This Time It's Personal! 

One year has passed since ex-peace officers Adam hunter, Axel Stone and Blaze 
Fielding broke the Syndicate's hold and destroyed its leader, the mysterious 
"Mr. X." Peace has returned to the streets, people are moving back into the 
once-vacant neighborhoods, and the city has returned to prosperity. 

On the anniversary of the Syndicate's destruction, Adam, Axel and Blaze meet at
their favorite nightspot to commemorate the occasion and catch up on the latest
news. Both Axel and Blaze have moved out of the city. Axel is working as a 
bodyguard, and Blaze is teaching dance. Adam has rejoined the police force, and
has moved into a small house on the edge of the city with his kid brother. The 
three celebrate until late in the night, and make plans to meet at the same 
place next year. 

As he plans to check out of his hotel the next day, Axel receives a frantic 
phone call from Eddie "Skate" Hunter. He had arrived home from school to find 
the house a total ruin. He'd called the police department, but nobody there had
seen or heard from his brother since early that morning. 

Both Axel and Blaze rush to Adam's home. Windows had been shattered and 
furniture smashed. Stuck on the remains of the splintered front door is a 
photo: Adam in chains, lying at the feet of the man they recognize only too 
well! 

Adam's disappearance marks the beginning of the nightmare. Criminal elements 
swarm out to reclaim the streets. Gangs roam the parks, and bomb-wielding biker
make the roads deadly to travel at night. Beatings and lootings take place 
regularly and in broad daylight. Chaos reigns in the city, far worse than ever 
before! 

Axel and Blaze try to contact their old friends at the force, the ones who once
provided backup with heavy artillery. But everyone they know has either been 
fired or transferred elsewhere. This time the Syndicate is in complete control,
and the two ex-cops are on their own! 

Assisted by Adam's brother Skate and Axel's friend Max, Axel and Blaze set out
to rescue Adam and destroy Mr. X once and for all. Standing in their way is the
nastiest collection of punks and brawlers ever assembled. Add to that a force 
of professional fighters specially groomed to take them out of the picture! 

As one of the four young vigilantes -- or together with a friend -- you'll 
battle with your fists and feet, and attack with whatever weapon you come 
across. Once more, you walk the Streets of Rage!


                   -From the Sega Genesis Streets of Rage 2 instruction manual.


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=5.2 The Aim=
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The aim of the game is to beat up all the punks that come to attack you so you
can get to your friend and rescue him from "Mr. x". Do this by collecting 
weapons and power-ups and working through 8 levels as 1 of 4 characters.


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AXEL
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Power:     **
Technique: ***
Speed:     **
Jump:      *
Stamina:   **

Strength: Best attacks.

Weakness: Slow and unflexable.


Blaze
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Power:     **
Technique: **
Speed:     **
Jump:      **
Stamina:   **

Strength: Great movement and throws.

Weakness: Not so strong.


Max
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Power:     ***
Technique: **
Speed:     *
Jump:      *
Stamina:   ***

Strength: Strongest.

Weakness: Very slow and can't dodge attacks.


Skate
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Power:     *
Technique: **
Speed:     ***
Jump:      ***
Stamina:   *

Strengths: fastest.

Weakness: Couldnt beat his way out of a paper bag.


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D-pad: Moves character
A Button: Jumps
X Button: Attacks
B Button: Attacks
Y Button: Special

Up + X: Land on your feet when being thrown
X and A: Trow your weapon

NB: Each character has special moves which create mega-attacks!


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=6.1 Main menu=
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                        |----- New Game
  Single player --------|
                        |----- Load game
  
                        |----- System link Duel
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  Multiplayer ----------|
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                        |----- Online Duel
  
                        |----- Smoothing on/off
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  Help and Options -----|----- screen size
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  Achievements    


  Leaderboards  


  Return to arcade



NB: The pause menu has a return to game and save game feature instead of the
single player and multiplayer options.


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8. ENEMIES & BOSSES
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Enemies
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Galsia: This is the main enemy in the game, back in the day they couldn't use
        too may sprites because of the consticting space on the cartridge. He
        has little health and a week punch.
        he wears jeans and a denim jacket and sports a mohawk! 

Donovan: This dude is the same as the one above but has a little more health 
         and usually has some sort of weapon. He has an uppercut attack also 
         he doesn't wear a top and wears glasses...even when its cold!

Signal: These are annoying little son of sprites. They slide tackle you more 
        than the entire of the Barcleys premire leauge. They have quite abit of
        health but they're not too hard.
        He wears jeans, a jacket and a 6ft mohawk,


Electra: She has lots of Health and has a long distance attack of her whip, 
         which stings alot off your health bar. She also jump kicks and can
         electicute you. With a name like Electra, who'd have thought it!
         She sports a latex leather S&M outfit, Honest!


Biker: These guys knock you down in 1 hit, grab you so that you cant attack and
       fly through the air on bikes to knock you to the ground. Equipped with
       petrol bombs means they are an annoying enemy with high health.

Ninja: This enemy cause lots of fustration. They jump wildly around the screen
       and combo attack you and slice you up with there swords. Be-ware of 
       these shinobi wannabes; they kick ass!



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Barbon: He's a bartender that looks like he should be in a '70s porn flick.
        Hes muscles are the size of your head. Barbon is the end of stage 1 
        boss and has good attacks and can black your attacks.


Jet: He's annoying ang looks like the scientist in Back to the future but with
     a jet pack on his back. He has 3 different attacks and hurts alot.

Zamza: Looks like wolverene and has the claws to match. Make sure you avoid the
       swings he takes as you. Although he's a hard boss, thanks to the save/
       load stratagy you can analize his movements and make well timed attacks.

Abadede: Kurt Angle eat your heart out. This pro-wrestler can uppercut you into
         next week and can do alot of damage. He also moves at super fast speed
         so you can't always move out of his way in time.

R. Bear: Pro boxer! Watch out for his attacks, they hurt like....something that
         hurts! He also moves quickly across the screen, but has short range 
         attacks so if you have a pole, bat or pipe then you'll find him an
         easy K.O

Molecule & Particule: Robots will exterminate! They can fire lazers horizontal
                      and have weapons. Craig Charles wouldnt allow them on
                      robot wars. They also electicute you if you grab them 
                      for too long. They aren't the brightest sparks though so
                      you can beat them easy enough.

Shiva: Mega hard, and not Ice elemental as the name would suggest. This guy can
       dodge almost every attack except for jump kicking and specials. He 
       retaliates to any other attack very quickly. oh, and you can't grab him.

Mr. X: The big ass boss. eh? Well actually he's not that tough, although he has
       a semi-automatic gun (unfair advantage or what). Timed grabs and throws
       are esential if you'r trying to complete it without using your specials.


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Apple: 25% health recovered

Chicken: 100% Health recovered

1-up: Gives you an extra life.

Money bag: Gives you 1000 Points

Gold bars: Gives you 5000 Points


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10. SCORING (useful for the achievement)
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Galsia:                 100 
Donovan:                150 
Signal:                 200 
Electra:                500 
Barbon :               2000 1000 at Stage 8
Biker:                  100 
Jet:                   3000 
Ninja:                 1000 
Zamza:                 4000 3000 at Stage 8
Abadede:               5000 4000 at Stage 8
R. Bear:               6000 5000 at Stage 8
Molecule/Particle:     4000 1500 at Stage 8
Shiva:                 9000 
Mr. X:                10000 


Blaze's Combo           110
Blaze's Single Attack    80
Blaze's Back Attack      30
Blaze's Vertical Slash  120
Blaze's Embukyaku        70
Blaze's Kikousho        400
Blaze's Grabbing Combo  110
Blaze's Power Blow      200
Blaze's Throw           200
Blaze's Slam            200
Blaze's Flying Kick      70
Blaze's Jump Kick        30
Blaze's Downward Attack  40


Skate's Combo               140
Skate's Single Attack        80
Skate's Back Attack         120
Skate's Dynamite Headbutt   150
Skate's Stationary Special   50
Skate's Corkscrew Kick      220
Skate's Grabbing Combo       90
Skate's Roller Uppercut     120
Skate's Neck Throw          200
Skate's Migraine            180
Skate's Flying Kick          70
Skate's Jump Kick            50
Skate's Downward Attack      70


Axel's Combo            140
Axel's Single Attack    100
Axel's Back Attack       80
Axel's Grand Upper      150
Axel's Dragon Wing       50
Axel's Dragon Smash     250
Axel's Grabbing Combo   120
Axel's Power Blow        60
Axel's Throw            200
Axel's Slam             200
Axel's Vertical Kick     90
Axel's Jump Kick         30
Axel's Downward Attack   40


Max's Combo             250
Max's Single Attack      70
Max's Back Attack        80
Max's Power Slide        50
Max's Knuckle Bomb       70
Max's Thunder Tackle    130
Max's Grabbing Combo    150
Max's Bear Punch        250
Max's Brain Buster      200
Max's Thunder Body Slam 400
Max's Suplex            200
Max's Atomic Drop       420
Max's Super Hammer Punch 90
Max's Jump Kick          40
Max's Downward Attack    50


Pipe        150
Knife        50
Knife(Blaze)120
Sword       100

Clear Bonus: 5000 + (level*5000) (E.G. If level = 4 then 4*5000 = 20000  Thus
                                       clear bonus = 5000+20000 = 25000)

Time Bonus: 100*time left (E.G. If time left = 35 seconds then bonus = 3500)

Level Bonus: 5000 points - Easy
            10000 points - Normal
            20000 points - Hard
            30000 points - Hardest
            40000 points - Mania

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I'd like to thank the following people.........................................

Crazyreyn.......For editing and correcting my FAQ and enforcing me to do an FAQ
......................(http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/recognition/27600.html)
GameFAQs.................for giving me the opportunity to post FAQs and reviews
Sega...........................................................................
Ascii Generator.................................They done my ASCII for the logo
..........................................(http://www.network-science.de/ascii)
XBLA..........................................................For bring it back

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=And A final word!= The Legal stuff!
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By Lanerobertlane (lanerobertlane@gmail.com)


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