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January 29, 2015 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

30th Floor Records' Synths of Rage pays chiptune tribute to Sega Genesis classic, Streets of Rage

After growing up with Atari, I went down the Nintendo rabbit hole bypassing most Sega products until the Saturn was released. A fair number of games were released to both Nintendo and Sega consoles, but there were always some exclusive games - Like Streets of Rage.

30th Floor Records' Synths of Rage I didn't realize the tragedy of missing out on Sega's Streets Of Rage until playing them at a friend's house. I couldn't afford to support more than one console at a time and I went from NES to SNES. Alas, I didn't really get to play an adequate amount of SOR until it arrived on the GameCube and PS2 as part of a Sonic compilation disc. I've also enjoyed it more recently on the PS3 and 2DS.

Synths of Rage shirts Streets of Rage is an awesome series of games and it's legacy has been captured in a chiptune release from 30th Floor Records! Each of the 24 producers featured have picked their favorite track from all 3 Streets of Rage soundtracks, re-imagined it, and remolded it to their unique style. I was tipped off to this awesome release via a post on Retro Games Collector.

Synths of Rage (available on BandCamp) is a tribute to the music from the SOR games, originally composed and produced by Yuzo Koshiro, Kyoji Kato, and Motohiro Kawashima.

We highly recommend this album! You can buy a copy on BandCamp and if you feel so inclined, you can also buy a Synths of Rage t-shirt.

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