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Streets of Rage 4: How to Unlock Retro Levels & All Retro Stage Locations

Take a trip down memory lane

The latest release Streets of Rage 4 is a continuation of the classic side scrolling beat ’em up game Streets of Rage. So it only makes sense for them to add some retro levels which will take you down memory lane. Well, there are retro levels in Streets of Rage 4 but accessing them needs some work. In this guide, you will know how to unlock all four retro levels in Streets of Rage 4.

How To Unlock Secret Retro Levels in Streets of Rage 4

These retro levels are quite well-hidden in the game, so there are some special tasks to do if you want to access them. If you manage to complete these levels, you will receive some sweet rewards.

What you need to do to find the retro levels is look for arcade machines (which basically act like time machines) with the words Bare Knuckle plastered on them. Once you find them, use a taser on them. In a zap – pun intended – you will be transported to a retro level, complete with the old-school computer game filter. For fans of the original games, this will be a fun way to relive those old memories.

Streets of Rage 4 Retro Level Locations

These are all the locations of retro levels in Streets of Rage 4.

Retro Level 1 (Jack)

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Be prepared for the first retro level while playing the Police Precinct level, right before the security checkpoint. Fight off a police officer (who will be carrying a taser with him). Pick up the taser. Now, fight all the other enemies that you will encounter without using the taser.

After defeating them all, walk into a nearby room with an arcade machine and use the taser to unlock the retro level. In this level, you will face off with a boss named Jack from Streets of Rage 2. Beat him and collect the star reward.

Retro Level 2 (Zamza)

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The second retro level can be found at the end of Old Pier (fourth level). Look for an arcade machine, just like the previous level, and use your taser. In this retro fight, you will meet Zamza from Streets of Rage 2. Defeat him and grab your reward from a box that falls down.

Retro Level 3 (Abadede)

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The third retro level is located in Underground which is the fifth level. An arcade machine will be kept in plain sight in the biker’s bar so that’s where you have to go. But, since it is placed out in the open, there is a high chance that someone might bump into it and destroy it. So get it before anyone else does. In order to zap this arcade machine, you can use the taser hidden under the table. It will be revealed when the table is broken. This will open up a retro fight with Abadede, who is from Streets of Rage 2. Don’t forget to collect your reward when you beat this boss as well.

Retro Level 4 (Mr. X)

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For this retro level, access the Art Gallery in stage 8. Look for the arcade machine near some golden chickens. This time, the taser can be located near some crates, so look around carefully and you will find it. Now, go ahead and use the taser on that arcade machine. You will be taken to a retro level with none other than Mr. X. Since he is the big boss, you will have to defeat the other bosses first.

So, this is how to unlock the retro levels in Streets of Rage 4 along with the retro level locations. For more essential tips for Streets of Rage 4, check out our Beginner’s Guide.