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    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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    2. VERSION
       5.1 The Story
       5.2 The Aim
       5.3 The Characters
       5.4 Controls
    6. MENUS
    9. ITEMS
    10. SCORING (useful for the achievement)
    "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
    2. VERSION
    =Version 1.0=  24.09.07 - version 1.
    =You can no longer:-=
    1. Access the title screen
    2. Input cheats as the title is loading
    3. Enter the debug mode
    4. Acess the sound test mode
    =But you can now:-=
    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.
    =Pipe Wielder - 5G=
    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.
    =Knife Wielder - 5G =
    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.
    =Psycho - 15G =
    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.
    =Perfect Boss - 10G =
    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.
    =Fourth Boss - 10G=
    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.
    =First Versus - 10G =
    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)
    =Online Warrior - 5G=
    Beat 10 opponents on Xbox Live in versus mode.
    Do First Versus senario 20 Times
    =Online Co-op - 10G =
    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! 
    =High Score - 25G =
    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.
    =Kill Jet - 30G =
    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!
    =Hard Win - 35G =
    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. 
    = Perfect Win - 40G =
    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.
    =5.1 The Story=
    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 
    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 
    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.
    =5.2 The Aim=
    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.
    =5.3 The Characters =
    Power:     **
    Technique: ***
    Speed:     **
    Jump:      *
    Stamina:   **
    Strength: Best attacks.
    Weakness: Slow and unflexable.
    Power:     **
    Technique: **
    Speed:     **
    Jump:      **
    Stamina:   **
    Strength: Great movement and throws.
    Weakness: Not so strong.
    Power:     ***
    Technique: **
    Speed:     *
    Jump:      *
    Stamina:   ***
    Strength: Strongest.
    Weakness: Very slow and can't dodge attacks.
    Power:     *
    Technique: **
    Speed:     ***
    Jump:      ***
    Stamina:   *
    Strengths: fastest.
    Weakness: Couldnt beat his way out of a paper bag.
    =5.4 Controls =
    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!
    6. MENUS
    =6.1 Main menu=
                            |----- New Game
      Single player --------|
                            |----- Load game
                            |----- System link Duel
                            |----- System link Co-Op
      Multiplayer ----------|
                            |----- Online Co-Op
                            |----- Online Duel
                            |----- Smoothing on/off
      Help and Options -----|----- screen size
                            |----- Credits
      Return to arcade
    NB: The pause menu has a return to game and save game feature instead of the
    single player and multiplayer options.
    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!
    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.
    9. ITEMS
    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
    10. SCORING (useful for the achievement)
    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
    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
    I'd like to thank the following people.........................................
    Crazyreyn.......For editing and correcting my FAQ and enforcing me to do an FAQ
    GameFAQs.................for giving me the opportunity to post FAQs and reviews
    Ascii Generator.................................They done my ASCII for the logo
    XBLA..........................................................For bring it back
    =And A final word!= The Legal stuff!
    By Lanerobertlane (lanerobertlane@gmail.com)
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