Streets of Rage special move

Streets of Rage is my favorite beat ’em up series. It feels flashier than Final Fight, and I always played co-op together with my friends (Genesis for life). The SoR franchise just turned 30, and composer Yuzo Koshiro celebrated the anniversary on Twitter. While doing so, he dropped a bombshell. It turns out the Streets of Rage special move belonging to Axel is not what we thought.

I can’t believe I’ve been saying this special move incorrectly for years

Check out the incredible news below:

My God. Why have you kept this a secret for so long, Koshiro?!

As it turns out, Axel’s special move is “Ground Upper,” not “Grand Upper.” My mind is officially blown. However, it makes sense because Axel moves his fist along the ground when he performs the attack.

To be honest, when I was a kid, my cousin always called the move “Grab the Pah.” As I got older, I began calling it “Grand Upper.” Regardless, it’s nice to know the correct term.

Enthusiasts, what are your thoughts on this Streets of Rage special move trivia? What have you been calling Axel’s famous attack? Let us know in the comment field below.

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Arthur Damian
Arthur Damian is a writer, editor, educator, and lover of video games. Based and living in Brooklyn, NY, he has been gaming since the age of five, from the NES to the Nintendo Switch. His favorite system is the SNES, his favorite game is Chrono Trigger, and you cannot convince him otherwise. He loves dogs, rainbow cookies, Spider-Man, and songs with intricate drum patterns. Arthur is also the Editor-in-Chief at That VideoGame Blog.

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