Streets of Rage Perfect Soundtrack by Yuzo Koshiro. Licensed by Sega. Wayo Records. 2017.
Streets of Rage is a classic ‘beat ’em up’ video game developed and published by Sega in 1991. The acclaimed soundtrack for the game was composed by Yuzo Koshiro who was hugely influenced by electronic dance music, in particular techno and house music of the early 90s which had yet to make its breakthrough in his native Japan. Koshiro hoped that the soundtrack would have appeal to the Western gaming market.
Streets of Rage Perfect Soundtrack by Yuzo Koshiro is a CD soundtrack reprint that came with the November 2017 French Wootbox subscription. The CD contains all of the game’s compositions as well as unreleased tracks by Koshiro that never made it into the finished game. The CD comes with delicious artwork across a more than impressive six page gate fold sleeve. As for the songs… I’ve had this thing on repeat all afternoon and still can’t get enough. If sharp, punchy, catchy, groovy 90s electronica for action games is your bag then this is the soundtrack for you.
Words from Yuzo …
The November 2017 Wootbox container ‘Fighting’ theme.
Video games consoles, cartridges, hand-held games, computers and electronics – as featured in the 1983 Hamleys Christmas catalogue.
Warning: TVTA cannot be held responsible for any sensory overload you may encounter as you feast your eyes on 80s electronic heavy-hitters like Atari, Coleco Vision, Vectrex, Texas Instruments, Bandai, Philips, C.G.L., Parker carts, and classic games like Frogger, Q*bert, Mario Bros., Donkey Kong, Galaxy Invader, Snoopy Tennis, Pitfall!, River Raid, Space Invaders and more!
In 1982 the French company Miro-Meccano advertised a series of handheld electronic games that included the popular Merlin and Electronic Detective. The adverts below all appeared in issue 712 of Pif Gadget.