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One of the best games of the 16-bit era rages onto iOS and Android — and it’s free

Streets of Rage, the all-time classic Mega Drive/Genesis beat ‘em up can now be nabbed free of charge for mobile devices.

The original 16-bit classic has been re-released as part of the Sega Forever collection, which includes a slew of hits from the console-maker’s 90s glory days.

Fans of the title will be buoyed by the opportunity to enjoy co-op local multiplayer. iOS and Android owners will even be able to play together.

This is the first Sega Forever game to feature multiplayer, and the good news is the company is rolling it out to Golden Axe and Altered Beast too.

Streets of Rage was first released in 1991 features three ex-cops (Axel, Blaze, and Adam) looking to punch, kick, stab, throw and sometimes suplex members of a crime syndicate into oblivion.

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The Sega-developed game earned praise for its scrolling, simple to master gameplay and wicked soundtrack composed by Yuzo Koshiro and Motohiro Kawashima.

It’s 1993 sequel was equally well received, adding new characters and improved visuals, but the third title in the series fell short of expectations in 1994.

If you want to play Streets of Rage on your iOS and Android device, you’ll need to visit the iOS App Store or Google Play store.

The free version is ad-funded, but you can get rid of those ads by paying a couple of bucks in apps.

Sega Forever features re-releases from a number of platforms, including the Master System and Dreamcast. You can grab ports of Sonic 1/2, Kid Chameleon, The Revenge of Shinobi and Virtual Tennis Challenge.

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