Street Fighter EX2 / Street Fighter EX2 plus
Last Updated: 2/10/2013 Developer(s): Arika Publisher(s): Arika/Capcom Artwork by: Bengus (CRMK), Shima Maeda Platform(s): Arcade, Playstation Release Date(s): 1998 (Arcade)
December 9th, 1999 ( PS1)
June 1st, 2000 ( PS1)
Characters: Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li, Vulcano Rosso, Sharon, Shadowgeist, Nanase, Kairi, Dhalsim, Guile, Sagat, Zangief, Hokuto, Skullomania, Pullum, Darun, C. Jack, D. Dark, Area, Blanka, Garuda, Hayate, Bison
Related Games: Street Fighter EX, Street Fighter EX 3, Street Fighter, Street Fighter 2, Street Fighter 2 Champion Edition, Street Fighter 2 Turbo, Super Street Fighter 2, Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo, Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo: Revival, Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix, Street Fighter 3: New Generation, Street Fighter 3: 2nd Impact, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike Online Edition, Street Fighter 4, Super Street Fighter 4, Super Street Fighter 4: 3D Edition, Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition, Street Fighter Alpha, Street Fighter Alpha 2, Street Fighter Alpha 3, Street Fighter Alpha 3 Upper, Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max, Street Fighter Alpha: Anthology, Street Fighter Anniversary Collection, Street Fighter: The Movie, Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo, Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix, Samurai Shodown 64, Fatal Fury: Wild Ambition, King of Fighters: Maximum Impact, Mortal Kombat 4
Gameplay Engine 7 / 10 Story / Theme 7 / 10 Overall Graphics 6 / 10 Animation 7 / 10 Music / Sound Effects 7.5 / 10 Innovation 6 / 10 Art Direction 9 / 10 Customization 6.5 / 10 Options / Extras 6.5 / 10 Intro / Presentation 6 / 10 Replayability / Fun 7 / 10 "Ouch" Factor 8 / 10 Characters 7.5 / 10 BOTTOM LINE
7.4 / 10
Review based on Playstation version Final Words:
Now with a larger character roster and the return of some old favorites, the EX series became a bit more appealing to SF fans. While EX2 didn't seem to make as big a "splash" as EX1 did, it was a step in the right direction. Even so, the overall gameplay couldn't match up to Capcom's latest 2D offerings in Street Fighter Alpha 3 and Street Fighter III: 2nd Impact. ~TFG Webmaster
REVIEW: The sequel to the first 3D Street Fighter game, Street Fighter EX 2 was first released in arcades, followed by an upgraded version titled Street Fighter EX2 Plus, which was also released in arcades in 1998. This "Plus" version Street Fighter EX2 Plus was later ported to the PlayStation in 1998. Naturally, Street Fighter EX2 adds a handful of new characters to this mix of old school and new school Street Fighters (owned by Arika).
Newcomers in this installment, include: Vulcano Rosso, Nanase, Shadowgiest and Sharon... each offering something we haven't seen before in Street Fighter. Thankfully, some old school fan-favorites also join the mix, such as: Blanka, Vega, and Sagat. Right off the bat, the classic veterans look pretty cool in 3D. Their movesets have been tweaked quite a bit, however, and while they don't play exactly like they did in their 2D glory days, they retain nearly all of their classic special moves.
A better looking selection screen than in EX1.
Street Fighter EX2's new gameplay features include the Excel (custom combo) system, which allows fighters to connect a series of basic and special moves for a limited time. Also introduced are Meteor Combo, which basically enables some seriously BIG ASS super moves that require 3 stocks of the super combo gauge. EX2 packs your standard fare of modes. One of the most prominent modes is the Command Training / Trial Mode, which also appeared in the original. This mode allows players to go through special moves and advanced combos for each of the fighters. Like in the EX1, Trial introduces you to some of the game's most advanced combos and helps players learn the new characters.
Two of the newcomers: Area & Vulcano
The gameplay still feels a lot like the prequel, and has it's slow and clunky moments... but it's still very playable and can definitely be enjoyed casually. Like in the original, there are many cool combo possibilities, and the EX exclusive characters boast slightly better movesets this time around. Classic characters also acquired a few new moves, and new combos of course (many of which are rather fun to perform, especially using Excel)! Overall, SFEX2 is a significant improvement over Street Fighter EX.
Darrun Mister... an early Hakan if you will. lol.