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Mega Drive

  • US 20th Dec 1992
  • EU Jan 1993
  • JP 14th Jan 1993

Wii (Wii Shop)

  • US 21st May 2007, 800 points
  • EU 1st Jun 2007, 800 points
  • JP 15th May 2007, 600 points

Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack (Subscription)

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    The best one

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About The Game

On the eve of the one-year anniversary of their defeating the Syndicate, Blaze, Adam and Axel met up for drinks. The morning after, Axel receives a frantic phone call from Eddie 'Skate' Hunter, Adam's younger brother, who lives with him on the edge of the city. Blaze and Axel then find Adam and Skate's house wrecked, and a picture of Adam chained to a wall at the feet of Mr. X.

The city has once again returned to its former nightmarish state, with the city streets, roads and parks swarming with criminals. Unable to contact their old friend in artillery, Axel and Blaze team up with Skate and Max Thunder, an old friend of Axel's, to free the city and rescue Adam from the Syndicate's private island. It is up to you to take down Mr. X once and for all!