Adam Hunter is a video game character created by Sega and is one of the playable characters in Streets of Rage. He was featured as a non-player character in Streets of Rage 2 and Streets of Rage 3, and returned as a playable character in Streets of Rage 4. He is the older brother to Eddie "Skate" Hunter, who replaced him as a playable character.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Adam is a Black-American man in his mid 20s with short dark hair. He wears green sunglasses, a yellow T-shirt or tanktop (the latter having black shoulder pads), black fingerless gloves, black pants, and motorcycle boots. In his SOR4 appearance, his hair is much more shaved on the sides, he is always wearing his green sunglasses, sports a yellow muscle shirt with sleeves rolled up into his biceps and an ample V-shaped neck which he leaves unbuttoned (exposing part of his pectorals), ditches the shoulder pads in favor of suspenders, and his boots gain an armor-like appearance with yellow plates/guards.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Adam is seen as a cool, handsome man who never gives up a fight. Though mostly serious at times, he occasionally displayed a witty sense of humor, as seen in Streets of Rage 3.

Story[edit | edit source]

Streets of Rage[edit | edit source]

Adam makes his debut in 1991's Streets of Rage as one of the three cops who quit the city's corrupt police force, in order to personally hunt down the syndicate leader themselves. Along with Axel Stone and Blaze Fielding, he manages to defeat the syndicate leader Mr. X in his own headquarters.

Streets of Rage 2[edit | edit source]

One year later on the anniversary of Mr. X's defeat, Adam is ambushed at his home and taken hostage by Shiva, as lure for Axel and Blaze to mount a rescue effort. Adam's kid brother "Skate" joins up with them, and manages to rescue Adam in the ending of the game.

Streets of Rage 3 / Bare Knuckle III[edit | edit source]

Adam saves the day in Bare Knuckle III

Adam is once again a non-playable character, sending Skate to aid the team in his stead. However, he is key to providing the location of the final stage (if the General/Chief is saved) or locating and dismantling the rest of the bombs (if the General/Chief dies). He later appears with the team after the credits.

Streets of Rage 4[edit | edit source]

By the time of Streets of Rage 4 Adam became a Special Forces agent, despite having planned to retire from the police to care for his daughter Cherry Hunter. He was assigned into a task force to infiltrate the new Syndicate.

Adam is unlocked after completing Stage 4. As Estel approaches the team, he appears to defeat her. He urges the others to go, telling them he is right behind them. He has a key role in the rest of the story, and is the one to arrest Mr. Y and Ms. Y in the game's credits.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

In SOR1, Adam is the slower, but stronger character and had minimal character development past that. He is quite a powerhouse, and has an above average jump, stamina and endurance. His movelist was very limited, with no real "special moves" like characters featured in SOR2 and SOR3.

In SOR Remake, he is developed a bit more and has more definition in his move set, however, still not as fine tuned as Blaze or Axel as some of his special attacks can be prevented from opponent’s counters.

For his return in Streets of Rage 4 Adam became the more balanced character, with good range and mobility and a new moveset.

Signature Moves[edit | edit source]

Y. Signal gets roundhoused

  • Uppercut: Adam pulls off an uppercut that, depending on range, can launch a char slightly, or fully, into the air.
  • Roundhouse Kick: Adam performs a roundhouse kick, that has good range. If a high uppercut is performed right before, this move will launch enemies across the screen. This effect wont work on Boss characters or Player characters.

Fighting Style[edit | edit source]

Adam uses a form of boxing with a large amount of kicks added into his moveset. His most distinguishing move is his uppercut-to-roundhouse kick which has two unique properties that only he has had, the Uppercut being able to hit enemies vertically two different heights, and a super roundhouse kick which when mixed with the higher uppercut hit kicks the opponent across the screen, knocking any other enemies down. Other moves consist of a shoulder throw, suplex, and a standard jump kick.

Character Evolution[edit | edit source]

Streets of Rage profile

Adam lacks much of the characterization of his SOR2/SOR3 counterparts, despite being featured in some capacity in every game. One noticible aspect to his appearance is the lack of the shoulder pads he wore during the events of Streets of Rage in the subsequent sequels.

SEGA Heroes[edit | edit source]

Adam Hunter appears as a playable character in SEGA Heroes. He is a Yellow hero and utilizes a few moves from his own games, such as kicks.

He has special attacks with knives and any long weapons (baseball batt, stick or pipe). Nothing special with the sword, however, he can deliver a long range slice with it which becomes very useful in dealing with hoards of opponents.

Moves and ability[edit | edit source]

  • Normal attack: Adam rushes forward and attacks with a punch.
  • MAX Skill - Combo Kick: Adam Hunter deals a powerful punch-kick combo to the enemy, sending them reeling.
  • Star Skill - Pipe Smash: Adam Hunter picks up a pipe and lays down the law.
  • Passive - Bruiser: Adam Hunter's heavy hits knock the wind out of his opponents.

Game Appearances[edit | edit source]

Sprites[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • During the development of Streets of Rage, his original name was Wolf.
  • Adam's "OOAHH!" soundbyte from SOR1 lives on, as it was raised in pitch and given to Skate.
  • Oddly, despite being kidnapped at home, Adam is wearing his fighting gear minus the shoulder pads.
  • In the Streets of Rage 2 storyline, Adam was the only one of the the original three heroes to return to the police force.
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