Hello! Today is the second day of this year's Sprite Patterns December, and after all of yesterday's fluffy cuteness, it seemed like a good idea to post some patterns from a needlessly karate filled old video game! Before I post the patterns for today, I have to say that I actually don't know that much about Streets of Rage. I have a Sega Genesis with a bunch of games pre-programmed into it plugged into my TV, and I do enjoy playing it. If I'm going to be playing a side scrolling beat-em'-up, I don't want to be dealing with all of Golden Axe's sword and sorcery crap, especially not when I can be a cop who for some reason is dressed like she's headed to a photo shoot and is, for some reason, kicking a lot of people. As is the case with a lot of beat-em'-ups, though, I am horrible at Streets of Rage. Usually, I can abuse an arcade collection's continue feature to get past this, which has allowed me to see the stunning cinematic endings of such noted games as Sengoku and Bad Dudes vs. Dragon Ninja. On my Sega, however, there is no infinite continue thing, so I instead get to level two or three, accidentally use up all of the special attacks where stuff explodes because I get distracted and start talking to someone, have to start over two or three times, and then play Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine, which I am awesome at.
After e-mailing back and forth with Gatchacaz (of the lovely blog Gatchastitch) about the games programmed into the Genesis, she suggested that I make some of the characters, particularly the ones from Streets of Rage, from the games as sprite patterns. I thought that it would be fun to make Blaze and the other characters that I never play as because I am shallow and want to play as the girl, so I decided to give it a try. Much to my shock, the guys who are not Blaze change from game to game, and, in fact, at some point, they befriend a child with a skateboard and let him kick people. This seems like a bad idea to me, but if the streets have too much rage, I guess someone has to take care of it.
For today, I just have the characters from the first game, because that seemed like the thing to do. I don't have much to say about these patterns, other than that I hope that they look as much like they're from the early 90s as the characters do within the game. I hope that those of you who are interested in these patterns like them!