Bare Knuckle II is slightly different from its Western counterpart, Streets of Rage 2, in terms of some of the graphics and content. In this section, we take a closer look at those differences.


Different title screens. On the left, the PAL (European) SOR2 title screen - notice how the PAL version retains the Roman Numeral 'II' as opposed to being changed to the number '2' in the U.S. Version.


Streets of Rage 2's "Duel" mode is known as "Battling" in Bare Knuckle II.


Skate is called "Sammy" in Bare Knuckle II.



Blaze's flying kick (jump forward and press B) has a different sprite depending on which version you are playing. In the Japanese and PAL versions, you can see up her skirt -perfect if you like that kind of thing. In the U.S. version however the sprite was changed to stop potential perverts in their tracks and her arms were also placed differently.



When you see Mr. X in the last level he's smoking a cigar in the Japanese version. This was removed from all of the other versions, which is sad, because this showed an interesting touch of character to Mr. X, in my opinion.

 

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