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Streets of Rage 2 Restoration (Genesis) Romhack

Hack Name: Streets of Rage 2 Restoration
Released by:
Status: Complete
Patch Version: Final
Last updated: November 15, 2023
Type of Hack: Gameplay, Graphics, Music, Text
Downloads: 20

This hack restores all the stuff that got censored and removed from the American version back to it, it also fixes the names of three enemies and changes the music on one stage as well.

Here’s what this hack does:

It restores Blaze’s original flying kick sprites from the Japanese version.
It restores Mr. X’s cigar from the Japanese version.
It restores the number of enemy knockouts status bar on the pause screen from the Japanese version, press the A button to see it.
It changes the names of Galsia, Galuda and Mosquite to Garcia, Garuda and Mosquito. Sega mistranslated their names in all versions of this game.
It changes the music on the Pirate Ship stage to play the unused Little Money Avenue music track.
It changes the words PLAYERS, ROUND & RD to LIVES, STAGE & STG.

I also included an extra patch that will add all this stuff to the European side of the Japan/Europe ROM, there's also alternate versions of both patches that will change Skate’s name to his Japanese name “Sammy” and another set that would keep the original Pirate Ship stage music intact as well.

Streets of Rage 2 (USA).bin
SHA-1: 8B656EEC9692D88BBBB84787142AA732B44CE0BE
CRC32: E01FA526
Bare Knuckle II - Shitou e no Requiem ~ Streets of Rage II (Japan, Europe).bin
SHA-1: A0D3A216278AEF5564DCBED83DF0DD59222812C8
SCD - Hacking
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