It’s easy to get carried away with wanting to post reviews every day, but like and work happens, boooo! Anyways nothing takes a load off than a quick game of DJ Boy!
Originally an arcade game release by American Sammy (I think) the game is basically Double Dragon on skates. In the original story your boom box was stolen by a bunch of punks and you’re ready to release holy terror on those punks with your skates. In this version your girl friend was kidnapped but it never shows the scene.
So as you punch, kick, and do other moves the thugs drops coins which you can use after boss fights to upgrade your character. Which is great because the game in incredibly tough. You get one life. Just one with a measly life bar. Most boss fights will involve punch and skate punch and skate until you slowly but surely tire them down to the death.
The art is very unique to this game and altered only slightly from the arcade version with the exception of some questionably racist characters. The game is fast and features great music. The box art doesn’t represent the game well, but its still unique. Also missing is the Wolf Man Jack voice overs that the arcade game features.
DJ Boy isn’t Streets of Rage (Though Sammy – the kid with the skates in SoR is a homage to the game I swear) and the game certainly doesn’t meet the standards of beat ‘em ups that came out later on the SEGA Genesis but its still a fun game with a rockin’ sound track and a true arcade feel. Its inexpensive and I highly recommend it. Pay no more than $6 complete for it.