E3 '07: Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix

We busted some jewels and some heads in this revamped Xbox Live! version of a puzzle classic.

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Despite its long and heavily modified title, fans of puzzling and fighting will be happy to hear that Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix is essentially the same game they fell in love with years ago. In fact, Capcom is calling the game a Meta-Emulation, which means that the core game is completely unchanged, but set within a shinier, prettier HD frame.

For example, the gems have all been redrawn to glisten delicately on your awesome flatscreen, but the characters have not. Guess they're saving that for Super Street Fighter II HD Remix, but fret not, puzzle fighters, because you'll get all the love you can handle when this game hits Xbox Live!, the PlayStation Network, or a PC near you for about 10 dollars.

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That's because this version of Super Puzzle Fighter will come with the X, Y, and Z play modes and all the characters you remember (including Akuma, Dan and Devilot). There's also a redone version of X-Mode with newly balanced characters. Of course, if you just want to play the original Puzzle Fighter X-Mode, that is always an option. On the flip side, if you want to get really unfair you can always use the Counter Gem Edit feature to craft your own nasty, custom drop pattern.

On top of all that, there are both offline and online matches. While playing against friends at your house is always the best option, this version will also come with ranked online matches for the leaderboard climbers among you, as well as casual Quarter Matches where you and three other players take turns playing the winner, just like you would in an arcade.

With gussied-up graphics, a drop-pattern editor, newly balanced characters and two different online play modes, not to mention a modest price tag and some of the best puzzle gameplay ever pieced together, Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix should be a safe and fun way to spend any loose change you have lying around when it drops onto PCs as well as the Live! and PSN services this summer.

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ya cool. uh ya. cool. cooley coolerton from coolville.

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This is good for puzzle and street fighter fans. love it!!!!!!!!!!

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hmmm this is just a stepping stone for their digital initative, bring on Super Street Fighter II Hd REMIX!!!!!!!!!

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As awesome as this is, i'm keeping my sights set firmly on the Super Turbo HD Remix.

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YES YES YES

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Finally a Tetris I can enjoy!

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My wife and I played the PS1 version on my PS2 until our fingers bled. Then the PS2 died, I bought a "PSTwo", and the game doesn't work in it! I cannot WAIT for this to be released! If you've never played, this is not your typical puzzle game. As the multi-colored gems drop, you need to arrange them to build blocks of 4x4 or larger. Dropping a diamond on one of these blocks scores points for you, causes your character to perform a fighting move on your opponent, and also drops a pile of scattered gems on your opponent's screen. There is quite a bit of strategy since you may want to build giant blocks that destroy your opponent in one blow, or you might want to break smaller blocks as quickly as possible to keep the garbage falling on your opponent. I'm over-stimulated now... I need a beer and a nap.

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best puzzle game aside of tetris

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I cant wait, I have this game on PSP and GBA and remember falling in love with it on the Sega Saturn.

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I like the Street Fighter Puzzle Fighter and Sailor Moon Puzzle Fighter. This is a game worth getting.

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I wanna play SFA3 in HD... Now THAT would be sweet!

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Love this game...my ex gf turn me on to it.I have it on PS1 and play on psp all the time.I can't wait to play you all on LIVE.

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Everyone needs this game. It is a great puzzle game that has a little action involved in the way you play/.

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This is SO worth $10. I still break out my PS1 copy all the time when friends come over and is possibly the best head-to-head puzzle game ever made.

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Holy it's me favourite game!!!!

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The features sound really kool and the HD feature really stands out... I think Street Fighter 4 is on it's way, but the way Street Fighter 3 didn't do really well at the arcades. Since Capcom are doing remakes in HD, i feel that it's a really good milestone for Capcom to make, I honstly think that Capcom are designing Street Fighter 4, but haven't gotten to the development stage yet.

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Haven't you heard about the new 2D fighter from Capcom? I don't know what it is yet, but they're making one...

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Just make a new hd streetfighter game already, with new animation, sprites, flashy finishers, combos, interactive backgrounds, 360 graphics, clothing textures, blood and a huge amount of characters to pick . what are you waiting for? why should i have to keep buying half a**ed renditions of the old games with the same sprites, i know capcom made a lot of money with resident evil, lost planet, devil may cry, dead rising and every streetfighter game they put out every year,. just give the people what we want, we are the ones who have to buy and play this stuff. do it for the fans. streetfighter 4 where are you?

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Cannot wait for this. When does this come out?

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It will be on PS3 also, not sure why it's just listed on the Xbox side of gamespot. Oh well been looking forward to this for a long time. Online play will be fun

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"kool beans"...lol

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icytower38, this is also coming for PS3.

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Awesome!!! I love this game. I have it on my PS, GBA, PSP and soon on my 360. Although I'm hoping they do they same for Pocket Fighter.

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Looks great, wish I had a 360 for this.

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Great game, but they really should've cleaned up the character sprites. It looks pretty rough in the XBLA montage I DLed from Marketplace.

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Doesn't look good, those redrawn gems make the countdown numbers even harder to see...

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Capcom is really lazy as hell. Can't they at least rescan the character sprites into High Def as well? When you sharpen everything else, the fighters become a blurry mess in comparison. If it weren't for the online play (and the new balanced mode), I'd stick to playing my PS1 version and save myself 10 bucks. I love this game, but I can't praise something that's half-assed done.

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kool beans i love this game!

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When this comes out i will finally be able to unhook my PS, this was the only game i still played on it. It will now be able to retire...

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Can't wait... been missing Puzzle Fighter for years since I sold the PS...!

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Man, I love this game...

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Putting together a fighters and puzzles? :|

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I love how Capcom always keep their Street Fighter names simple.

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id rather play the real street fighter but this game looks good to.

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cant wait

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Never played any Puzzle fighter game but this one sounds good. I'll give it a try.

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This'll be sweet! Can't wait!

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Sweet, I have fond memories of the original Puzzle Fighter. Kinda sucks that they didn't redraw the characters, but oh well. I"ll take what I can get.

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I have it on ps one. And im getting it again on xbox live.Can't wait.

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i think ill hold out for Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix Alpha Plus

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For ll you people that have the original, or some other revamped version, don't bother.

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Look @ that name....capcom keepin real

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Bring us the Fighter before the Puzzle Fighter!!!!!!!!!!

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Puzzle Fighter. Again. Whoop-de-doo. It's a great game, I'll give it that, but how many times do we really need it released?

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This game was amazing on the Saturn back in the day, and I am fully expecting this version to be great

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I've heard of the original, but never got a chance to play it, so I'm looking forward to when this remix comes out

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Looks like a good puzzle game to me

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