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
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.