Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo: Revival
Last Updated: 8/16/2010 Developer(s): Capcom Publisher(s): Capcom Artwork by: Edayan Platform(s): Gameboy Advance Release Date(s): October 2001 Characters: Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li, Guile, Dhalsim, Blanka, Zangief, E.Honda, Balrog, Vega, Sagat, Bison, Cammy, Fei Long, Dee Jay, T. Hawk, Akuma, Shin Akuma
Related Games: 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 HD Remix, Street Fighter Alpha 3 Upper, Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max, Super Street Fighter 4: 3D Edition
Gameplay Engine 8 / 10 Story / Theme 8 / 10 Overall Graphics 8 / 10 Animation 8.5 / 10 Music / Sound Effects 6.5 / 10 Innovation 7.5 / 10 Art Direction 9.5 / 10 Customization 5 / 10 Options / Extras 7 / 10 Intro / Presentation 7 / 10 Replayability / Fun 7 / 10 "Ouch" Factor 8 / 10 Characters 8.5 / 10 BOTTOM LINE
7.9 / 10
Revival is a quality handheld version of SF2 and a great pick up for anyone with a GBA (or DS). Of course, Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo is still a "dated" 2D fighting game in the year 2001, and to some may be considered "played out," considering some of the newer 2D incarnations of Street Fighter. Still, if you're a fan of the original SF2 series, you'll no doubt appreciate this compact title.
Worth mentioning, Revival also features badass artwork (done by the master artist, Edayan, whom also did Rival Schools). The artwork looks sweet on the GBA's bright screen, and might even be reason enough to own this game. If you're an "old school" SF fan and have a GBA or Nintendo DS, you'd be wise to pick this up for nostalgia value alone. ~TFG Webmaster
REVIEW: SSF2: Turbo Revival is a Gameboy Advance port of the classic arcade fighter, Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo. Revival features a simplified control scheme due to the GBA's button layout, along with new stages & BGMs for several characters (some borrowed from the SFA & SFIII series). Revival was also the first game in the SFII series that allowed to use of Akuma's Shun Goku Satsu during a match.
The amazing Edayan strikes again!
Graphically, Revival is an impressive Gameboy Advance game, and a rather nice looking version of SF2 featuring touched-up and "brighter" character sprites. Overall, the game runs as smooth as you'd expect and was one of the best handheld fighting games at it's debut. All the classic Street Fighter 2 characters return, with all of their priorities and special moves, as well as their "super combos" from Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo.
Just like the old days... only smaller.
The Gameboy Advance D-pad leaves a bit to be desired in the control department, especially with those 360 moves, but overall it's a very playable once you get used to the controls. Extra modes include a cool Survival mode, where barrels and fighters come at you at random; time attack mode (self explanatory); and a standard training mode.
New stages in SF2? Woo!