Flashback time. My friend had that excited tone of voice when he called me about the latest video game he had rented. It was called Streets of Rage; and for me, a kid raised on the NES, that 16-bit series was an indelible experience. We fought through level after level, one sequel and then another, punching our way through the halcyon height of side-scrolling beat-’em-ups. It’s been 24 years since Streets of Rage 3 released, but I am hardly alone in my nostalgia.