Last Beat Enhanced Review (PlayStation 4)

Read our Last Beat Enhanced Review as we attempt to vanquish the Mad Stroke gangs across 8 levels! Punch and kick your way to defeat enemies, use melee and throwing weapons to defeat the most powerful bosses, collect bonuses and enjoy special shots. Race your motorbike at full speed in the bonus stages, and earn money to unlock additional characters and secret images from a rich gallery! Don’t be discouraged if you are defeated, you can purchase upgrades to throw yourself into the fray with a little advantage.

Last Beat Enhanced Review Pros:

  • Cool pixel art graphics.
  • 775.4MB download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • 3 save slots.
  • Works on Playstation 5.
  • 3 difficulties – Easy, normal, and hard.
  • Single-player and two-player Co-op support.
  • Side-scrolling beat-em-up gameplay.
  • Five characters with three available initially. Each has unique stats.
  • Comic book-style cutscenes.
  • Cartoon graphics on the menus.
  • Enemy health bars show as you attack them.
  • Breakable objects.
  • Weapons can be picked up and used.
  • Streets of Rage inspired.
  • A lot of easy trophies.
  • Pick up food to replenish health.
  • A Combo meter is described as a Beat combo.
  • Bonus stages are a motorcycle runner section where you avoid obstacles and gather cash and fuel.
  • Nine locations.
  • Special attacks can be performed.
  • End-of-level boss fights.
  • Fighting and collecting money increases your score. This is used to buy continues and use the shop.
  • Buy concept art for the gallery.
  • Has a roguelike approach with locations reached unlocked and you can buy upgrades before a new run.
  • You can replay levels.

Last Beat Enhanced Review Cons:

  • Minimal settings.
  • The co-op is local only.
  • Doesn’t have any sort of tutorial.
  • Cannot rebind the controls.
  • The music doesn’t even change in boss fights.
  • Takes ages to grind money out for characters and upgrades.
  • The music is kind of grating.
  • It’s very repetitive.
  • No shadow when jumping making it hard to hit people.
  • The bosses are really cheap.
  • The actual atmosphere feels flat.

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Last Beat Enhanced:

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Developer: 7 Raven Studios

Publisher: 7 Raven Studios

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  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10


This is what I would call a Streets of Rage or Final Fight lite kinda game. It has the same gameplay (all the way down to specials taking health away) the general loop is the same so it’s a fair comparison. What Last Beat Enhanced does differently however is the roguelike approach of earning a score that is used as credits to buy new characters and upgrades, shame none of the trophies are tied to this and a Platinum trophy can be had in mere minutes in some cases but still, it’s a nice thing. I had fun for like an hour then it just felt like a huge grind, the music got on my nerves, and the fact it doesn’t change when a boss appears does bother me as the game just got monotonous and flat. Local co-op breathes some life into it but it’s a game that had some really good ideas bit once you actually played the game, it got old fast and lacked any warmth or atmosphere. Grab Last Beat Enhanced for an easy Platinum and a look at how they could do a new Final Fight or Streets of Rage.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!