The game that has been copied by itself about a billion times click to find out why this game will remain a cult classic
meischris39 wrote this review on .
Sf2 may seem simple but it required a 6 button configuration with an 8 way directional joystick. Bad news for megadrive/genesis owners as that meant a whole new controller for a whole new game, but by god was it worth it. What seperates sf2 from other beat em ups is each characters individuality giving you a sense of pride when you so called "master" him. The characters are from all around the world so basically theres something for everyone each with colourful phrases.
The moves system consists of the revolutinary weak but fast punch medium hard and medium fast punch and the hard slow punch this is also the case with the kicks, and what you are already thinking in your mind that this game is shaping up to be a pretty lame clone think again. The bulk of the game are the special moves, some take a while to learn and "master" others you will just find by simply playing the game. In this edition of the game all 12 characters are availible compared to the 8 of last game, also a new edition are breakable enviroments that will break depending on a move that forces the player on top or through it. The bonus rounds are back and still as fun as ever smashing up cars with e.honda breaking a wall with balron. and doging barrelts with ken. What could be more fun.
THe game is a very rewarding one that will keep you on the edge of your seat, and all your fingernails bitten off easily within the first 2 minutes.
What can i say aside from pixel beauty. The games graphics itself were in development for 6 months and back then that was a very long time. The characters themselves move at around 4 frames a second which gives them very fluid motion from the time. The backgrounds are nicely handdrawn with people doing there thing depending on where you are like if you fight ken who lives at the harbour sailors will be in the background.
It is a very colourful game using pretty much all the colours on the pallette unless you have the snes version of course. When you defeat an opponant there is a slow down (matrix style lol) Beautifull lighting effects and a healthy dose of handdrawn goodness, make the game a sure fan for classic lovers.
Although not technologically demanding the street fighter themes are easily as memorable as the mario or sonic tunes. It runs on about 12 channel sound pretty impressive i think. With funny quotes from the characters and great moaning sounds when people die. The sound is often forgotten in this game but when you actually play it for the first time you notice the sheer memorability of the tunes that fit so well int ime with the game and setting.
Everything fits so well for example Chun lee who happens to be chinese when you fight her crisp chinese oriental music will be playing but you can still hear the ducks and other enviromental sounds behind.
Any fighting fan will have plenty to get his vicious teeth into here. There is a 2player mode which is the biggest main feature but the main 2 player mode is team battle which lets you choose 4 players for a team and ight them off against the cpus team or your friends. The game in my oppinon picks up with 2 player, you will sweat with terror at some points and cry with joy anyone who has a love in anything should definately check this game out asap or pick it up of XBL arcade.
For Yuji Naka the father of Sega gaming