Super Street Fighter II
Last Updated: 3/6/2013 Developer(s): Capcom Publisher(s): Capcom Designer(s): Noritaka Funamizu, Haruo Murata (planners) Artwork by: Bengus (CRMK), Akiman, Kino Nishimura Platform(s): Arcade, Super Nintendo, 3DO, Sega Saturn, Sega Genesis, Amiga, PC, Playstation, PSN, XBLA, Wii Virtual Console Release Date(s): October 1993 (Arcade)
June 25th, 1994 ( SNES/Genesis)
1994 (/ SNES/Genesis)
December 18th, 2007 ( Wii VC)
January 21st, 2008 ( Wii VC)
Characters: Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li, Guile, Dhalsim, Blanka, Zangief, E.Honda, Balrog, Vega, Sagat, Bison, Cammy, Fei Long, Dee Jay, T. Hawk
Related Games: Street Fighter, Street Fighter 2, Street Fighter 2 Champion Edition, Street Fighter 2 Turbo, 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 EX, Street Fighter EX 2, Street Fighter EX 3, Street Fighter: The Movie, Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo, Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix, Pocket Fighter
Gameplay Engine 9.5 / 10 Story / Theme 9.5 / 10 Overall Graphics 10 / 10 Animation 9.5 / 10 Music / Sound Effects 10 / 10 Innovation 7.5 / 10 Art Direction 10 / 10 Customization 10 / 10 Options / Extras 9 / 10 Intro / Presentation 9 / 10 Replayability / Fun 10 / 10 "Ouch" Factor 9.5 / 10 Characters 10 / 10 BOTTOM LINE
9.8 / 10
Review based on Arcade & SNES versions Final Words:
All in all, Super Street Fighter 2 was a memorable update to the franchise. During its heyday, it certanly was "the" fighting game to play at the arcade. The new characters introduced greatly rounded out the classic SF2 roster and later proved to stand the test of time.
Not only did SSF2 manage to look impressive visually and attract many arcade-goers of the early/mid 90's, but the tried and true control system, and competitive gameplay was still as solid and addicting as ever. SSF2 was later succeeded by the final arcade sequel of the SF2 series, Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo. ~TFG Webmaster
REVIEW: The fourth official installment to the SF2 series, Super Street Fighter 2 makes a name for itself with the most updates the series has seen from a sequel to date. Four colorful new characters join the iconic roster, including: Cammy, Fei Long, Dee Jay, and T. Hawk. Of course, each of the newcomers fights on their own original background, complete with some very catchy BGMs. Other new additions include: New character selection screen art, reworked voice-acting, rebalanced characters and updated sound effects & music. Returning characters have also been given a few new techniques.
The biggest and best looking cast to date.
Another notable feature unique to SSF2 is that each character had eight selectable colors... (which was pretty much the best "customization" options you could ask for in the early 90's!) Players can choose between a character's original color scheme, their color schemes from Champion Edition and Hyper Fighting, or one of five new color schemes featured in the game. It might not seem like much to some, but color options go a long way when considering how long some people play Street Fighter. SSF2 also introduced a cool in-game "scoring system" which keeps track of combos, first attacks, reversals, and recoveries made by the player... yet another innovative and eye-catching fighting game feature of the time.
Welcome to Jamaica mon!
In addition to the standard single and 2-player game modes, Super Street Fighter II also features "Tournament Battle," an 8-player single-elimination tournament mode. In the arcades, this mode was only available when four SSF2 arcade cabinets were connected together and all of them configured to the Tournament mode.
Tournament Battle consists of three sets of four simultaneous matches: the initial eliminations, the semifinals and the finals. After the first set is over, the players are re-arranged accordingly based on their position: the winning players sent to either of the first two cabinets, whereas losing players sent to one of the other two. In the finals, the players competing for first place are sent to the first cabinet, the third-place players to the second cabinet, and so on.
Fei Long pays a great homage to the late Bruce Lee... and Cammy... well, Cammy's just hot. XD