In addition to 13 retro characters that you can unlock, Streets of Rage 4 also has 4 retro levels for you to access. Finding the first retro level will unlock the “Throwback” achievement/trophy. Inside these retro levels, you will find bosses from earlier Streets of Rage games and earn stars for defeating them. In this guide, we have shared the locations of all the retro levels you can unlock in Streets of Rage 4.
Streets of Rage 4 Retro Levels Locations
All the retro levels in the game are tied to arcade machines found in different stages. In order to access one of these retro levels, you will need to hit the arcade machine with a stun gun.
The following are the locations of all the retro levels that you can find and unlock in Streets of Rage 4:
Retro Level 1
Found in: Stage #2 – Police Precinct
After a police officer attacks you with a stun gun, defeat all the enemies in the area and hit the arcade machine inside the open room with the stun gun to revisit the first retro level. Inside the level, you will need to fight a boss called Jack.
Retro Level 2
Found in: Stage #4: Old Pier
Before you head down toward the pier, you will need to fight Barney in front of an arcade machine behind a glass window. Defeat Barney and go through the blue door next to the window to hit the arcade machine and revisit another retro level. You will face off against a boss named Zamza from Streets of Rage 2.
Retro Level 3
Found in: Stage #5 – Underground
You will find the arcade machine on the second level of “The Rising Sun” bar – it should be right next to a neon sign. Once you are done with all the enemies in the area, hit the arcade machine with the stun gun to go against Abadede in a fighting arena.
Retro Level 4
Found in: Stage #8: Art Gallery
Before heading towards the final boss, you will find the arcade machine in plain sight. If you head vertically down from the arcade machine, you will also find a stun gun lying on the ground behind some crates.
In the final retro level, you will need to fight Shiva and Mr. X alongside some of their minions. Mr. X is equipped with a Tommy Gun so it can be a little tough. After defeating both the bosses, destroy the crate that falls from above to receive another star.
This is how to find all the retro levels in Streets of Rage 4. For more help on the game, you can check out our Streets of Rage 4 wiki guides.