Published By: Capcom
Developed By: Capcom
Rated: T (Teen)
Written By: Alex Sohani
Street Fighter wasnít the series to start the fighting game craze, but it sure was the title back in the day that got the most attention from many gamers. Street Fighter II: The World Warrior isnít made to be an extensive title, or a deep one at that, but a simple, overall fun game that sucks gamers into the unique characters from around the world. Also, it was made for the rewarding one on one experience that could previously only be found in arcades, but finally placed in the average personís home.
In SFII, there are 8 characters to choose from, each originating from a different part of the world. Each character has itís own style, for instance main characters Ken and Ryu are the typical martial artist, being speedy and well rounded in almost everything, while Chun Li is a leg user, specializing in kicks and jumps. Depending on which country the character is from, different styles from all over the world will be used, such as styles from Japan, the US, and Brazil.
What really shines in this game is the techniques. Each character has ďspecialĒ moves that can be used by different button combinations. Capcom mastered the system, no longer requiring the average Joe to button mash to achieve that killer combo. The game really doesnít offer much in this department though, with very few moves for each character, and without many characters to begin with, the game is very limited.
While the game is a bit outdated, it is always worth the time to dust the rusty old titles out, and see where gaming origins came from. Capcomís Street Fighter II really set the line for many 1 on 1 fighters. While the game is over 15 years old, it really can be a blast to play, if played right of course, and really is what the Virtual Console is all about, reviving the classic gaming memories that set us where we are today.
Recommended - 7.5/
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