I didn't even know this game existed until the internet told me a few years ago. When I originally played it on an emulator, I thought it was hard as fuck. I died like 3 times in the first stage. D= A friend of mine convinced me the game was awesome and it was worth playing, so I decided to buy it. ...However, it goes for $30+ on eBay and I don't pay that much for ANY Sega Genesis game. I ended up having my friend trade it to me, for a few Pokemon cards. Anyway, about the game. It's fucking awesome. Way better than its predecessors, especially Streets of Rage 2 (SOR2 had the worst gameplay of the three, and yes, I know you people disagree for some reason). Although I'd love to see Blaze return in her red dress, silver suits her fine. Poor Axel, his new clothes are ugly though. Skate also looks better in the US version. Pros (compared to BK3 and its predecessors): -The gameplay was altered so now it's not a piece of cake anymore. -You can attack while holding a weapon. Oh my god, Streets of Rage 2 was so annoying because of that. -Skate, my favorite character, returned from the previous game. -Beautiful graphics. -The music was pretty cool. Some of my favorite tracks are Crazy Train (fight w/Jet), Shinobi Reverse (fight w/Yamato), and Dance Club. -The bosses were cool as hell. My favorite boss is Yamato, even though he gets like nine lives. -The official art was improved from the previous game (which had hideous artwork.) Cons: -The gameplay in this game is unfair sometimes. If one of the yellow punks slides into you, he takes off like 1/8 of your HP. :\ -Mona and Lisa returned and they're still cunts. -Adam didn't make a reappearance and Skate still sucks. -Yamato gets 9 lives. What the fuck! At least he's a pussy though. -The perfect ending is <I>really</I> hard to get. Beating Robot Y is easy; it's just that you have to kill him five times in three minutes. -It was censored, but the stuff they censored isn't really much to bitch about. Now, about Bare Knuckle 3. I actually own a cartridge of BK3, and it's really easy. Too easy. The thing I hate most about this game is you get assraped everytime you use a special move without the bar charging up. Who else loves SOR3?