By paulunga 2 Comments
Thanks to the "Beats of Rage" quest I felt like playing SOR 2 again. It's the only game in the series I ever played as a kid and even then only a couple of times at a friend's place. Anyway, I turn on my emulator of choice, set the game to Easy, figuring I don't feel like dying over and over again, and finish the game without using a single continue. In fact I had 9 lives by stage 6 and only died about 4 or 5 times during the whole playthrough.
What the hell? So I switch to Normal and again the game's dead easy for the first 4 or so stages. And even though I did have to use 2 continues in the end it still felt really easy compared to something like Final Fight or any of the coin munchers I played in arcades. I must have really sucked as a kid because I don't remember this game being as easy as it turned out to be. I thought the reason might be that it only came out on home consoles so they balanced it differently but looking at the game's page there was an arcade version. I doubt I have gotten much better since I bruteforced my way through all those Capcom and Konami beat 'em ups back in the day but who knows. I guess I should play through Final Fight (or rather Final Fight Guy, I don't really like Cody).
Also, does anybody know what beat 'em up had the gay dudes and dogs that humped you to death in it? Now that one was hard. I remember pumping something like 40 tokens into the machine before finishing it.