If the release of Streets of Rage 4 has you feeling all nostalgic for earlier games in the series, you might want to take a look at these tempting soundtrack offerings.
Wayô Records is all set to rerelease the classic Mega Drive soundtracks of both Streets of Rage and Streets of Rage 2 composed by Yuzo Koshiro. They’ll be available on CD, digital and even on cassette.
For those young friends who might wonder what are cassette tapes. In a cassette the music is recorded on magnetic tape that is spooled inside a plastic holding. The teeth in those two holes are gears of sorts. The cassette player moves those gears in order to advancing the tape forward and backward, while a device reads the music from the magnetic tape. You can think of it as a smaller, more efficient 8-track tape. I’m pretty sure that clears it up for everyone. The cassette versions of the two Streets of Rage soundtracks will be in their own pretty plastic cases.
This launch is intended to commemorate the launch of Streets of Rage 4, which came out this week. It’s the first game in the series since Streets of Rage 3 in 1994. You can say it’s a bit of an occasion. Therefore, what better way to celebrate the return of a 90s classic than by bringing back another 90s classic? Each one is as likely as the other to be familiar to the Zoomer youngsters out there.
Both soundtracks include the comments from their composer Yuzo Koshiro, and the Streets of Rage 2 Perfect Soundtrack also has a 17-minute Megamix from Shinji Hosoe. The cassettes with the other versions of the soundtracks are currently available for pre-order from Wayo Records. They plan to ship them out either at the end of May or in June. Per cassette costs €10.50, or about $12 US.