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Beats of Rage

Beats of Rage

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Developer(s) Senile Team
Platform(s) Linux, MS-DOS, Microsoft Windows, Dreamcast, PlayStation 2, Xbox, PlayStation Portable, Wii, Android
Release date(s) March 28, 2004
Genre(s) Fighting
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

Beats of Rage (also known as BOR) is a open source 2D customisable video game engine designed by Senile Team and inspired by Sega's classic Streets of Rage series of beat'em up games. It was initially released as a video game tribute for Streets of Rage 2 with characters from The King of Fighters.


  • Gameplay 1
  • Plot 2
  • Characters 3
  • Development and release 4
    • OpenBOR 4.1
  • Clones 5
    • Metro-Active X: Streets of War 5.1
    • Streets of War: The Bureau 5.2
    • Project X: Love Potion Disaster 5.3
    • Streets of Rage Remake 5.4
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8


The game was modelled after Streets of Rage 2. Subsequent upgrades expanded the gameplay.



Development and release

Beats of Rage took nine months to develop.[1][2] The game was then modded and ported to other systems, resulting in increased popularity. More than a million copies of the game were downloaded.[1]

Beats of Rage was first made available for DOS in November 2003.[3] Despite only word-of-mouth advertising, the game quickly gained popularity, taking down mirror hosts such as Dreamcast-Scene only 24 hours after agreeing to host it.[4][5]

As the game was open source, it was ported to Dreamcast and PlayStation 2. It has continued to receive ports, as it is available on contemporary systems including Wii and PlayStation Portable as well as several other platforms.

For a homebrew game, Beats of Rage received significant mainstream media attention, being highlighted in gaming magazine G4.[6] The game was also featured in printed media such as XboxGamer.[7]


A reason for the continuing success of Beats of Rage is the game's engine that can be customized and it allows for new games to be built within it. The games developed for the Beats of Rage engine are commonly referred to as mods[8]


Metro-Active X: Streets of War

Brand new mod of Beats of Rage made by Metro-Star with new internal open-source engine called E-Metro32 (Metroengine) and new characters.[9] Uses part of characters from Sonic the Hedgehog series, characters from Sailor Moon and Natsume: Moonwing Warrior (Prototype) video game series (e.g. Control Misa based on Sailor Uranus) and Metro-Star experimental characters.

Streets of War: The Bureau

Streets of War: The Bureau (the so-called Action In Moscow: Revenge of the Falcon (モスクワのアクション:ファルコンの復讐! Mosukuwa no akushon: Farukon no fukushu!)) is an unreleased and cancelled Metrostar-Bizzare's project orientated on Playstation 2 gamers. Source code of this game is still closed. The game is partially based on Turok: Dinosaur Hunter series and some of characters of this series is added.

Project X: Love Potion Disaster

Zeta Team's answer to Metrostar-Bizzare, illegal unlicensed rip-off of Metro-Active X series that uses older version of OpenBOR engine. Internal engine was replaced and added sexual content.[10] Game is currently available only for Microsoft Windows and MacOS X due the modified engine, making it unable to work anymore on Linux and Wii, rather that Metro-Active X is available for all platforms including Android.

Streets of Rage Remake

Mod based on Metro-Active X made under license of Metrostar-Bizzare and Sega Corporation, remake of Streets of Rage. Uses newer version of E-Metro32 internal engine and M.U.G.E.N. engine instead OpenBOR. [11]

See also


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External links

  • Official Senile Team Website
  • Official community
  • Official development website
  • Metro-Active X Official (Russian)
  • Project X: Love Potion Disaster - The Official Website
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