img_0241Sega released the 1991 classic Genesis game Streets of Rage [App Store] tonight, adding yet another port to their increasingly disappointing lineup of $4.99 Genesis games.

Sega started churning out ports with Sonic the Hedgehog [App Store], which was playable, but performance problems made the game lose its luster as soon as your sixteen bit nostalgia was quenched. In our first look at the game we liked what we saw, but pleaded with Sega that they do something to optimize the emulator as we realized the full potential of the Genesis catalog on the iPhone.

A while later, Golden Axe [App Store] was released. When we checked out the game we noticed this iteration of the emulator was slightly improved with the addition of an accelerometer-based control method, although, in the end, for many it wasn't very much fun to play after the nostalgia factor wore off due to similar performance levels as Sonic.

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Enter Streets of Rage, between these three games you have the makings of a very solid "best of" collection representing some of the true classics of early sixteen bit gaming. Again, the same mediocre emulator, but this time with a performance issue/bug that makes the game unplayable on the 3GS.

540355I want to appreciate Sega's efforts on the iPhone, I really do. Growing up I was the worst console warrior Sega fanboy on my school bus, and was proud to announce the superiority of blast processing, as well as listing off all the things Sega does that Nintendon't. I was one of the few people to actually own a Sega CD, I even had a 32X. I just can't get behind this continuing trend of releasing unoptimized ports that run at low frame rates (or worse if you're a 3GS owner).

As I said with the release of Sonic, Sega is sitting on a gold mine here. But instead of releasing games that actually stand up to the performance of other similar games on the platform, this is what we get. I really don't know what to do anymore other than shake my head.

App Store Link: Streets of Rage, $4.99

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  • Frank Review

    Cmon sega stop with the garbage

  • Frank Review

    Cmon sega stop with the garbage

  • Fokion

    My 32 RAM Pentium 133 used to play Genesis emulators perfectly, at full speed with sound. This is so lazy, it hurts. Not just us, but the platform as well. Furthermore, what's with the price? You can get Sega Megadrive/Genesis collection for 10 bucks for the PSP nowadays, which includes a ton of perfectly emulated games.

  • Fokion

    My 32 RAM Pentium 133 used to play Genesis emulators perfectly, at full speed with sound. This is so lazy, it hurts. Not just us, but the platform as well. Furthermore, what's with the price? You can get Sega Megadrive/Genesis collection for 10 bucks for the PSP nowadays, which includes a ton of perfectly emulated games.

  • Barry Ward

    "but this time with a performance issue/bug that makes the game unplayable on the 3GS"

    How exactly is it unplayable on a 3GS? What is the issue/bug?

    • Eli Hodapp

      Severe frame rate issue, it runs unplayably slow.

  • Barry Ward

    "but this time with a performance issue/bug that makes the game unplayable on the 3GS"

    How exactly is it unplayable on a 3GS? What is the issue/bug?

    • Eli Hodapp

      Severe frame rate issue, it runs unplayably slow.

  • Nik

    This really is a big disappointment. I was very fond of SEGA for years, but these iPhone releases are starting to change my mind. What kind of gold digging company has SEGA evolved into? Making optimized ports for these games shouldn't be that big of a problem for a company like SEGA.

    Just deliver the old time, high level gaming experience! Not this cheap crap just for the money. Please.

  • Nik

    This really is a big disappointment. I was very fond of SEGA for years, but these iPhone releases are starting to change my mind. What kind of gold digging company has SEGA evolved into? Making optimized ports for these games shouldn't be that big of a problem for a company like SEGA.

    Just deliver the old time, high level gaming experience! Not this cheap crap just for the money. Please.

  • http://www.alex-hardy.co.uk Alex

    This has gone beyond a joke. I've always been a fan of Sega - I loved the Megadrive, Saturn and Dreamcast. But this... shit. Has got. To stop.

    I find it insulting that Sega think they can put out this garbage. They obviously think iPhone gamers have no taste or judgment at all.

    When the SDK was unveiled we were all looking to Sega etc to show the way with innovative titles and high production values. How wrong can you be? Small studios like Firemint and Chillingo are the iPhone's future.

    I'm sorry I bought Monkey Ball (so near to greatness and yet so far - unplayable rubbish). The less said about these emulated titles the better. I'm not buying anything Sega release until they sort their act out.

  • http://www.alex-hardy.co.uk Alex

    This has gone beyond a joke. I've always been a fan of Sega - I loved the Megadrive, Saturn and Dreamcast. But this... shit. Has got. To stop.

    I find it insulting that Sega think they can put out this garbage. They obviously think iPhone gamers have no taste or judgment at all.

    When the SDK was unveiled we were all looking to Sega etc to show the way with innovative titles and high production values. How wrong can you be? Small studios like Firemint and Chillingo are the iPhone's future.

    I'm sorry I bought Monkey Ball (so near to greatness and yet so far - unplayable rubbish). The less said about these emulated titles the better. I'm not buying anything Sega release until they sort their act out.

  • acidbottle

    sega disgust me, a lame emulator at a horrendous price.

    however, seeing that golden axe and sonic are still selling like hot cakes then sega will continue to take tha p*ss.

  • acidbottle

    sega disgust me, a lame emulator at a horrendous price.

    however, seeing that golden axe and sonic are still selling like hot cakes then sega will continue to take tha p*ss.

  • nlx

    Even if the emulator would be a good one, i would still think its a bit lame to make the public pay (again) for games that allready have been profitable in the past, and where you are changing/adding nothing. You just have to create ONE application (the emulator) and then boom you can make the people pay for hundreds of games, how cool is that ? But even the emulator they can't do it right.

    Its the kind of things that make me want to jailbreack my iPhone and start to pirate games. They (Sega and some others) should think a bit about it : when your customers feel pissed, you may have your money but your surely won't have their money tomorow.

    For now i don't want to do it (jailbreakc), because there are still developers that gives you a a lot for what you pay. But sometimes it would fun to be able to play with the 'Streets of Rage' for 0.99€. Any price over 1€ is steal.

  • nlx

    Even if the emulator would be a good one, i would still think its a bit lame to make the public pay (again) for games that allready have been profitable in the past, and where you are changing/adding nothing. You just have to create ONE application (the emulator) and then boom you can make the people pay for hundreds of games, how cool is that ? But even the emulator they can't do it right.

    Its the kind of things that make me want to jailbreack my iPhone and start to pirate games. They (Sega and some others) should think a bit about it : when your customers feel pissed, you may have your money but your surely won't have their money tomorow.

    For now i don't want to do it (jailbreakc), because there are still developers that gives you a a lot for what you pay. But sometimes it would fun to be able to play with the 'Streets of Rage' for 0.99€. Any price over 1€ is steal.

  • http://www.hbdia.com IzzyNobre

    Of course, it doesn't help that morons on forums whine if we complain about the price or the performance issues.

    "HEY BUDDY MAYBE IF YOU HAD A JOB YOU COULD AFFORD A $5 GAME LIKE ME LOL"

    When Sonic came around I posted my opinion on the TA forums and got flamed for daring to say Sonic wasn't worth the money or that it was a shoddy port.

    Well, this is nothing but the obvious result of this forgiving attitude by the gaming community. We keep buying and defending crap, Sega will keep on producing crap.

  • http://www.hbdia.com IzzyNobre

    Of course, it doesn't help that morons on forums whine if we complain about the price or the performance issues.

    "HEY BUDDY MAYBE IF YOU HAD A JOB YOU COULD AFFORD A $5 GAME LIKE ME LOL"

    When Sonic came around I posted my opinion on the TA forums and got flamed for daring to say Sonic wasn't worth the money or that it was a shoddy port.

    Well, this is nothing but the obvious result of this forgiving attitude by the gaming community. We keep buying and defending crap, Sega will keep on producing crap.

  • Alichan76

    "As I said with the release of Sonic, Sega is sitting on a gold mine here."

    Yes, however I suspect that, after all these lacklustre offerings, they are more likely sitting on a 'land mine' now.

  • Alichan76

    "As I said with the release of Sonic, Sega is sitting on a gold mine here."

    Yes, however I suspect that, after all these lacklustre offerings, they are more likely sitting on a 'land mine' now.

  • Sentino Latino

    @Izzy Nobre, you are a two face hypocrite! I happen to read a while back , you are depending a port from gameloft! You even went out of your way to say that 99% of iphone games are ports!

    • http://www.hbdia.com IzzyNobre

      I'm guessing English isn't your first language, because your post made no sense whatsoever. I'm guessing "depending" was meant to say "defending".

      There's a big, big difference between "decent, playable port" and "shoddy emulation with terrible performance issues and high price tag". Just because I'm criticizing THIS port, it doesn't mean I must automatically hate ALL ports. Some ports are good, some are bad, and yes, 99% of iPhone games are ports.

      Of course, reading comprehension requires a level of intelligence which you seem to lack.

      @Sepultura

      I wasn't calling you a moron, but the hat seems to fit.

  • Sentino Latino

    @Izzy Nobre, you are a two face hypocrite! I happen to read a while back , you are depending a port from gameloft! You even went out of your way to say that 99% of iphone games are ports!

    • http://www.hbdia.com IzzyNobre

      I'm guessing English isn't your first language, because your post made no sense whatsoever. I'm guessing "depending" was meant to say "defending".

      There's a big, big difference between "decent, playable port" and "shoddy emulation with terrible performance issues and high price tag". Just because I'm criticizing THIS port, it doesn't mean I must automatically hate ALL ports. Some ports are good, some are bad, and yes, 99% of iPhone games are ports.

      Of course, reading comprehension requires a level of intelligence which you seem to lack.

      @Sepultura

      I wasn't calling you a moron, but the hat seems to fit.

  • Sepultura

    @ Izzy Hey buddy who are you calling a moron, seriously STFU! You should be an ex communicado here!

  • Sepultura

    @ Izzy Hey buddy who are you calling a moron, seriously STFU! You should be an ex communicado here!

  • Beachmusic

    ohhh, i remember that @ sentino LOL! That is his discussion with me, didnt you eventually bought that game @ Izzy ...man practice what you preach they say right? Peace!

    • http://www.hbdia.com IzzyNobre

      Wait.

      Are you people arguing that if someone criticizes ONE port, they are obligated to hate all ports...? Am I understanding this right?

    • http://www.hbdia.com IzzyNobre

      By the way, notice I said "WE KEEP BUYING", not "you keep buying". Yes, I gave in and eventually bought Sonic.

      And I had some fun for a while, but the fact remains that they could have done a little more with the IP than simply pack it into an emulator.

      Like many others I'll stop supporting Sega until they figure out what the hell they're doing in the AppStore.

  • Beachmusic

    ohhh, i remember that @ sentino LOL! That is his discussion with me, didnt you eventually bought that game @ Izzy ...man practice what you preach they say right? Peace!

    • http://www.hbdia.com IzzyNobre

      Wait.

      Are you people arguing that if someone criticizes ONE port, they are obligated to hate all ports...? Am I understanding this right?

    • http://www.hbdia.com IzzyNobre

      By the way, notice I said "WE KEEP BUYING", not "you keep buying". Yes, I gave in and eventually bought Sonic.

      And I had some fun for a while, but the fact remains that they could have done a little more with the IP than simply pack it into an emulator.

      Like many others I'll stop supporting Sega until they figure out what the hell they're doing in the AppStore.

  • Hantirro

    I bought it, not really good but hey its a classic!

  • Hantirro

    I bought it, not really good but hey its a classic!

  • SpartanX

    I imagine the awesomeness of this if they can use the Heroes of sparta engine with this but alas its just a dream. Sega i love you as a kid but now you are nothing more but an annoying joke.

  • SpartanX

    I imagine the awesomeness of this if they can use the Heroes of sparta engine with this but alas its just a dream. Sega i love you as a kid but now you are nothing more but an annoying joke.

  • Greg

    I wish someone would port the side-scrolling 1994 ALIENS vs. PREDATOR game from Capcom.

  • Greg

    I wish someone would port the side-scrolling 1994 ALIENS vs. PREDATOR game from Capcom.

  • ataru

    If, for some bizarre reason it's not possible for the 400mhz iPhone to emulate a Mega Drive/Genesis as well as a 133mhz PC could a decade ago, then Sega should have comissioned re-writes of these games.

    I believe it shows how companies like Sega (and sadly I include Capcom and Konami too in this) think of the iPhone as a dumping ground for throwaway rubbish which we mugs will buy. Ultimately though they will follow the money, and if the success of the iPhone as a gaming platform continues they will eventually have to treat it with the same respect they do the DS and PSP. Until then we should all just support NgMoco, Chillingo, Firemint, and the other indies who actually give a damn about the platform.

    • http://www.shanenassiri.com Shane

      And EA, as a big name developer who actually delivers good titles most of the time.

    • http://www.hbdia.com IzzyNobre

      I think the major problem here is the fact that Sega seems to be ACTIVELY ignoring their audience. Which is perfectly common for them, look at the last 5-6 Sonic games they made. It's been crap after crap. Everyone is asking for a Sonic remake, a la New Super Mario Brothers, but Sega keeps going like "lol let's just make another 3D Sonic with RPG elements and a lot of characters no one cares about".

      • spiffyone

        I don't totally agree with the specifics of your position (I happen to think the first two Sonic Adventure games were good for their time, Sonic Unleashed a very good game even with the misguided Were-hog levels, and each and every Sonic platforming game on GBA and DS has been stellar), but I agree with the sentiment.

        Sega truly is ignoring the fan base that brought them to the dance and ignoring what that fan base wants. We want the older games, yes...but GOOD versions of those older games. If they run on an emulator, as these do, then sell the emulator and package the games as separate paid downloadable content as 3.0 allows. And for Pete's sake, Sega, give us NEW content alongside the old. Look at what id does: they release Wolfenstein Classic and will release DOOM Classic, but they're still giving us DOOM RPG and Wolfenstein RPG and they still gave us DOOM Resurrection. Old and new, and the older games were OPTIMIZED for the platform.

  • ataru

    If, for some bizarre reason it's not possible for the 400mhz iPhone to emulate a Mega Drive/Genesis as well as a 133mhz PC could a decade ago, then Sega should have comissioned re-writes of these games.

    I believe it shows how companies like Sega (and sadly I include Capcom and Konami too in this) think of the iPhone as a dumping ground for throwaway rubbish which we mugs will buy. Ultimately though they will follow the money, and if the success of the iPhone as a gaming platform continues they will eventually have to treat it with the same respect they do the DS and PSP. Until then we should all just support NgMoco, Chillingo, Firemint, and the other indies who actually give a damn about the platform.

    • http://www.shanenassiri.com Shane

      And EA, as a big name developer who actually delivers good titles most of the time.

    • http://www.hbdia.com IzzyNobre

      I think the major problem here is the fact that Sega seems to be ACTIVELY ignoring their audience. Which is perfectly common for them, look at the last 5-6 Sonic games they made. It's been crap after crap. Everyone is asking for a Sonic remake, a la New Super Mario Brothers, but Sega keeps going like "lol let's just make another 3D Sonic with RPG elements and a lot of characters no one cares about".

      • spiffyone

        I don't totally agree with the specifics of your position (I happen to think the first two Sonic Adventure games were good for their time, Sonic Unleashed a very good game even with the misguided Were-hog levels, and each and every Sonic platforming game on GBA and DS has been stellar), but I agree with the sentiment.

        Sega truly is ignoring the fan base that brought them to the dance and ignoring what that fan base wants. We want the older games, yes...but GOOD versions of those older games. If they run on an emulator, as these do, then sell the emulator and package the games as separate paid downloadable content as 3.0 allows. And for Pete's sake, Sega, give us NEW content alongside the old. Look at what id does: they release Wolfenstein Classic and will release DOOM Classic, but they're still giving us DOOM RPG and Wolfenstein RPG and they still gave us DOOM Resurrection. Old and new, and the older games were OPTIMIZED for the platform.

  • Daniel Villamizar

    Don't blame Sega, they're just following the app store trend many of you encourage! You wanted cheap games right? Well, low production values come with cheap games.

    • http://www.hbdia.com IzzyNobre

      I'm not sure $5 can be called cheap within the AppStore context. If they were charging $0.99-$1.99, then you're right, we couldn't complain much.

    • Greg

      That statement is untrue. There are many TOP NOTCH games that developers with a lot less development income are creating for $4.99 or less. Sega has a budget which should allow them to, at the very least, create games that have acceptable frame rates on the device.

  • Daniel Villamizar

    Don't blame Sega, they're just following the app store trend many of you encourage! You wanted cheap games right? Well, low production values come with cheap games.

    • http://www.hbdia.com IzzyNobre

      I'm not sure $5 can be called cheap within the AppStore context. If they were charging $0.99-$1.99, then you're right, we couldn't complain much.

    • Greg

      That statement is untrue. There are many TOP NOTCH games that developers with a lot less development income are creating for $4.99 or less. Sega has a budget which should allow them to, at the very least, create games that have acceptable frame rates on the device.

  • EatKodosDaily

    Your review makes it sound like the world is ending. I want to go cry now Eli.

  • EatKodosDaily

    Your review makes it sound like the world is ending. I want to go cry now Eli.

  • sticktron

    These ARE NOT ports, they are the ACTUAL Genesis games.
    A port is when software is partially re-written to run natively on a new platform.

    These are the actual ROM cartridge dumps, running in an emulator.
    SEGA needs to work on the emulator.

  • sticktron

    These ARE NOT ports, they are the ACTUAL Genesis games.
    A port is when software is partially re-written to run natively on a new platform.

    These are the actual ROM cartridge dumps, running in an emulator.
    SEGA needs to work on the emulator.

  • cookiemonster

    too bad all these remakes coming out suck. these are the game i grew up on and needless to say i have plethora of fond memories with them. i would have liked to be able to relive those times on my iphone but it doesnt look like a quality port is on the horizon :(

  • cookiemonster

    too bad all these remakes coming out suck. these are the game i grew up on and needless to say i have plethora of fond memories with them. i would have liked to be able to relive those times on my iphone but it doesnt look like a quality port is on the horizon :(

  • http://aricdesign.co.uk Aric

    I used to have the Genesis4iphone emulator and that played sonic and knuckles perfectly. All this is doing is making Sega look like incompetent fools. How hard can it be?

    • Drunknbass

      Yes but that emu prob uses core surface to render to screen faster, the sad truth is with current Apis and the nature of emulators it's hard to get a good fps. Not saying it's not possible, but it does involve having specific knowledge of iphoneOs and quartz

  • http://aricdesign.co.uk Aric

    I used to have the Genesis4iphone emulator and that played sonic and knuckles perfectly. All this is doing is making Sega look like incompetent fools. How hard can it be?

    • Drunknbass

      Yes but that emu prob uses core surface to render to screen faster, the sad truth is with current Apis and the nature of emulators it's hard to get a good fps. Not saying it's not possible, but it does involve having specific knowledge of iphoneOs and quartz

  • Greg

    At this point are really all that surprised about Sega's suck? They've been far from relevant for ages and pretty much still dine on that fact they produced a few good games during the 90s.

    • spiffyone

      Yes, let's overlook the Dreamcast years where they developed gem after gem after gem. Let's overlook the post-DC years when they developed stuff like Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution, Outrun for XBox, the Yakuza games for PS2, Super Monkey Ball, oh, and the best goddamn F-Zero (and best friggin' "futuristic racer") EVER, F-Zero GX. Let's ignore the very good to great games on DS like Feel the Magic, the Sonic Rush series, etc. Let's ignore all that because it's hip to hate on Sega for the wrong reasons instead of the right ones like this crappy series of ROMs running on a bad emulator.

      Or we can all stop the idiotic Sega-hate-for-hate's sake and give them their just due when the deserve it (as they do for all the games I've alluded to above).

      Unfortunately they don't deserve it with this badly optimized emulator or the strategy of selling these things separately instead of packaging it as one single app that can have paid DLC game ROMs.

  • Greg

    At this point are really all that surprised about Sega's suck? They've been far from relevant for ages and pretty much still dine on that fact they produced a few good games during the 90s.

    • spiffyone

      Yes, let's overlook the Dreamcast years where they developed gem after gem after gem. Let's overlook the post-DC years when they developed stuff like Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution, Outrun for XBox, the Yakuza games for PS2, Super Monkey Ball, oh, and the best goddamn F-Zero (and best friggin' "futuristic racer") EVER, F-Zero GX. Let's ignore the very good to great games on DS like Feel the Magic, the Sonic Rush series, etc. Let's ignore all that because it's hip to hate on Sega for the wrong reasons instead of the right ones like this crappy series of ROMs running on a bad emulator.

      Or we can all stop the idiotic Sega-hate-for-hate's sake and give them their just due when the deserve it (as they do for all the games I've alluded to above).

      Unfortunately they don't deserve it with this badly optimized emulator or the strategy of selling these things separately instead of packaging it as one single app that can have paid DLC game ROMs.

  • Fall-Down

    I have a 3GS, and don't understand you're "Unplayable" comment. This is an awesome game from my youth, and my experience with it now is just as fun. The game plays and it plays well. This whole review seems like the whining of a gamer zealot who will never be happy until he is nursed back into his footie pajamas, and forced to relive his isolated, nerdy childhood. These games are made with low production costs so they don't have to be priced at 8 bucks apiece, and you're playing the game on your phone. To expect, and in this case childishly demand, that everything be exactly the same is not only ludicrous, but shows some sort of social maladjustment.

    • spiffyone

      No, it doesn't show social maladjustment. It shows clear vision.

      The game emulator is not optimized for the platform. That is fact. The game does not run the way it should. That is fact. The game experiences slowdowns. That is fact. The very strategy employed by Sega regarding not only these ROMs but their entire output on the App Store as a whole is lacking. That's opinion, of course, but one grounded in the fact that a ton of Sega fans agree with such sentiment.

      And here's another opinion, but one grounded in the fact of your post:

      You seem blinded by nostalgia. Others are not. Is this a "phone" (disregarding the fact that the iPod touch is part of the overall platform and not a phone itself for one moment)? Sure. But it's a "phone" with a CPU that is more than up to the task of handling the emulation of game hardware that is over two decades old even counting the fact that there are background operations running on said CPU at all times. The fact that the emulator is not optimized for the platform is proof positive that Sega is not doing their own backcatalog justice.

      You can state otherwise and whine about the reviewers clear, concise, and well balanced points regarding that fact, or you can choose to turn up your nose as you have done. But, if you continue to do the latter, I'd warn you that you risk having your rose tinted glasses falling off, and when looking straight ahead at Sega's work on this platform regarding these classics without said glasses you may come face to face with the truth.

      • munkee

        cut it out, he has 3GS. It's faster than whatever you have.

      • spiffyone

        Arn posted the vid. Proof positive the emulator isn't optimized even on 3Gs. When you troll, you've got to have some facts on your side, as that's what makes the trolling strong. Just a bit of FYI on that one. You lack skills.

    • arn
  • Fall-Down

    I have a 3GS, and don't understand you're "Unplayable" comment. This is an awesome game from my youth, and my experience with it now is just as fun. The game plays and it plays well. This whole review seems like the whining of a gamer zealot who will never be happy until he is nursed back into his footie pajamas, and forced to relive his isolated, nerdy childhood. These games are made with low production costs so they don't have to be priced at 8 bucks apiece, and you're playing the game on your phone. To expect, and in this case childishly demand, that everything be exactly the same is not only ludicrous, but shows some sort of social maladjustment.

    • spiffyone

      No, it doesn't show social maladjustment. It shows clear vision.

      The game emulator is not optimized for the platform. That is fact. The game does not run the way it should. That is fact. The game experiences slowdowns. That is fact. The very strategy employed by Sega regarding not only these ROMs but their entire output on the App Store as a whole is lacking. That's opinion, of course, but one grounded in the fact that a ton of Sega fans agree with such sentiment.

      And here's another opinion, but one grounded in the fact of your post:

      You seem blinded by nostalgia. Others are not. Is this a "phone" (disregarding the fact that the iPod touch is part of the overall platform and not a phone itself for one moment)? Sure. But it's a "phone" with a CPU that is more than up to the task of handling the emulation of game hardware that is over two decades old even counting the fact that there are background operations running on said CPU at all times. The fact that the emulator is not optimized for the platform is proof positive that Sega is not doing their own backcatalog justice.

      You can state otherwise and whine about the reviewers clear, concise, and well balanced points regarding that fact, or you can choose to turn up your nose as you have done. But, if you continue to do the latter, I'd warn you that you risk having your rose tinted glasses falling off, and when looking straight ahead at Sega's work on this platform regarding these classics without said glasses you may come face to face with the truth.

      • http://deleted munkee

        cut it out, he has 3GS. It's faster than whatever you have.

      • spiffyone

        Arn posted the vid. Proof positive the emulator isn't optimized even on 3Gs. When you troll, you've got to have some facts on your side, as that's what makes the trolling strong. Just a bit of FYI on that one. You lack skills.

    • arn
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  • http://random-jumbled-thoughts.blogspot.com MT

    It's threads like this and articles like this that convince me that Western civilization is doomed. Go on and fight over trinkets, guys, and may the person with the most tears for the most meaningless entertainment win.

    • Bubble Dumb

      You sound like a terrorist.

      • muhfetus

        Wow.... No one likes getting thier feelings hurt I suppose, even when all it is is a bit of criticism. I'm not a terrorist but I get the point of what he's saying. There are bigger issues at hand though I worked my ass off to afford my "trinket" so he can also back the f*ck off in the same respect.

  • http://random-jumbled-thoughts.blogspot.com MT

    It's threads like this and articles like this that convince me that Western civilization is doomed. Go on and fight over trinkets, guys, and may the person with the most tears for the most meaningless entertainment win.

    • Bubble Dumb

      You sound like a terrorist.

      • muhfetus

        Wow.... No one likes getting thier feelings hurt I suppose, even when all it is is a bit of criticism. I'm not a terrorist but I get the point of what he's saying. There are bigger issues at hand though I worked my ass off to afford my "trinket" so he can also back the f*ck off in the same respect.

  • Dooble

    Yes. A terrorist.

  • Dooble

    Yes. A terrorist.

  • http://dailydvddeals.com/ Andy

    Glad to see Streets of Rage released on the iPhone, I loved the game when I was young, but the frame rate issues are disappointing.

  • http://dailydvddeals.com/ Andy

    Glad to see Streets of Rage released on the iPhone, I loved the game when I was young, but the frame rate issues are disappointing.

  • http://www.obamanetwork.eu Yoshi 256

    I rather play this on my PSP for free thanks to the homebrew community.

  • http://www.obamanetwork.eu Yoshi 256

    I rather play this on my PSP for free thanks to the homebrew community.

  • DreamPod

    Emulation on the iPhone is extremely hard to do well with the official SDK. The problem is, emulation requires you write every pixel displayed on the screen every frame - there is no hardware acceleration for anything. Which would be fine, except Apple doesn't give developers access to writing directly to the screen. Instead the best you can do is create a full-screen 3D texture, update that texture every frame, and send it to the GPU to be rendered. Which is a slow process.

  • DreamPod

    Emulation on the iPhone is extremely hard to do well with the official SDK. The problem is, emulation requires you write every pixel displayed on the screen every frame - there is no hardware acceleration for anything. Which would be fine, except Apple doesn't give developers access to writing directly to the screen. Instead the best you can do is create a full-screen 3D texture, update that texture every frame, and send it to the GPU to be rendered. Which is a slow process.

  • mjbreese

    Read everyone complaining about how this game isn't working right on the iphone 3GS. I decided since I have an ipod touch 2g running 3.0 software it should run no differently than Golden Axe or Sonic (which unlike most people here I was happy with), man was I wrong. This piece of garbage runs just as badly on the ipod touch 2g as it does on the 3GS. The person in charge of this emulation should be fired on the spot, any game company that would dare release such a product has absolutely does not care about it's reputation nor do they have any respect for their customers. Sega should have to pay me $4.99 to play this. I just cannot believe this is the same company that brought us the Phantasy Star series, shinobi, Nights and many other great games.

    • spiffyone

      I can't believe you're happy with Sonic Slowdown (seriously...there's slowdown that wasn't there in the original). That aside, you've finally seen the light.

      Sega has to optimize the emulator. They've failed to do so and just...well...they've failed. They're full of fail. Hurts my Sega fan heart to state that, but the difference between the company that brought us all those great classics is that Sega doesn't seem to care anymore. Not even for themselves.

      • mjbreese

        Well sure there was slowdown in sonic but I found it to at least be playable and a Sonic with a bit of slowdown for me is better than no Sonic at all so I was willing to overlook it. Streets of Rage on the other hand is 100x worse, I truly believe Sega released this piece of garbage as some form of cruel joke, as one of the videos posted stated, there is absolutely no way someone actually tested this before releasing this piece of garbage. Sega has officially made it clear that they do not care at all if they rip off there loyal customers. I will forget I ever purchased this game, never buy a sega product again and I will remember Sega for the company it once was and not the company it is now.

  • mjbreese

    Read everyone complaining about how this game isn't working right on the iphone 3GS. I decided since I have an ipod touch 2g running 3.0 software it should run no differently than Golden Axe or Sonic (which unlike most people here I was happy with), man was I wrong. This piece of garbage runs just as badly on the ipod touch 2g as it does on the 3GS. The person in charge of this emulation should be fired on the spot, any game company that would dare release such a product has absolutely does not care about it's reputation nor do they have any respect for their customers. Sega should have to pay me $4.99 to play this. I just cannot believe this is the same company that brought us the Phantasy Star series, shinobi, Nights and many other great games.

    • spiffyone

      I can't believe you're happy with Sonic Slowdown (seriously...there's slowdown that wasn't there in the original). That aside, you've finally seen the light.

      Sega has to optimize the emulator. They've failed to do so and just...well...they've failed. They're full of fail. Hurts my Sega fan heart to state that, but the difference between the company that brought us all those great classics is that Sega doesn't seem to care anymore. Not even for themselves.

      • mjbreese

        Well sure there was slowdown in sonic but I found it to at least be playable and a Sonic with a bit of slowdown for me is better than no Sonic at all so I was willing to overlook it. Streets of Rage on the other hand is 100x worse, I truly believe Sega released this piece of garbage as some form of cruel joke, as one of the videos posted stated, there is absolutely no way someone actually tested this before releasing this piece of garbage. Sega has officially made it clear that they do not care at all if they rip off there loyal customers. I will forget I ever purchased this game, never buy a sega product again and I will remember Sega for the company it once was and not the company it is now.