For many, the Streets of Rage name is synonymous with the very finest of scrolling fighting games, even eclipsing Final Fight, the game it was originally created to rival. One of the many great things about the series is its playable characters of whom there are six across the three official games in the series. That admittedly makes this Top Five somewhat pointless as only one of the characters will miss out, but as always it's just a bit of fun. The big question is, who's the loser?
5. Skate - Appeared in SOR2 & SOR3
4. Adam - Appeared in SOR1
3. Max - Appeared in SOR2
2. Blaze - Appeared in SOR 1, SOR2 & SOR3
1. Axel - Appeared in SOR 1, SOR2 & SOR3
So yes, it's poor old Dr. Zan who misses out. As part-man, part-clanker, he's pretty effective, but just doesn't suit the style of the game if you ask me.