Pokemon 'Diglett' Becomes A Playable Streets Of Rage 2 Character

Diglett-in-Streets-of-Rage-2-HackOver time we've seen a wide range of ROM hacks which have enhanced game graphics, translated Japanese exclusives, and added in brand new levels. Amongst these is occasionally one release which reminds us how amusing our favourite past times can be, when usual gameplay elements or additions are thrown into the mix. The latest of these sees the ground Pokemon Diglett arriving as a playable character in Streets of Rage 2 on the Sega Mega Drive.

Known for its raw violence and addictive gameplay, Streets of Rage is the last place you'd ever expect to see one of Nintendo's adorable monsters from the Pokemon franchise. While there are several suitable fighters such as Hitmonchan and Hitmonlee - two fighting type Pokemon based up famous martial artists - this recent addition to Streets of Rage through ROM hacking is anything but the brawler you'd expect to see.

Rooted to the ground and only showing a portion of its cylindrical body, Diglett if anything is nothing more than an armless worm - one who has since become a bit of a hit online for the mystery beneath its body. Now capable of thrashing street punks and equipping weaponry, Diglett in Streets of Rage 2 may be the most amusing and bizarre ROM hack we've seen to date, and one fans of the 16-bit classic should try out.

But what's next? Mario in Green Hill Zone? Oh wait... it's already been done!

Diglett in Streets of Rage 2 (mega Drive ROM Hack) Gameplay

Full instructions on how to apply this ROM hack to a legally obtained Streets of Rage 2 ROM can be found within the download.

Link: Download Diglett in Streets of Rage 2 ROM Hack Patch

Last Updated ( 30 January 2015 )  


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