Super Street Fighter 2: The New Challengers
Reviewed by David Ruocco
Another year, another version of Streetfighter 2. Weighing in at 32Mb, this is
the biggest and baddest Street Fighter cartridge yet.
Sixteen mighty fighters gather from around the globe to fight in the World
Warrior tournament. There can only be one winner.
This new Super version features four new characters and is so faithful to the
arcade game it's like having a coin-op machine in your home. The game plays
wonderfully well, with special moves easy to pull off and a huge range of
characters to play.
There is a new tournament mode where you are one of eight fighters (computer
or human) fighting in a knockout competition. Other battle modes include the
standard two player game, the Super Battle one player game, a one-player time
challenge and the fabulous group battle slugfest.
There is four speed settings to hot up the action further, plus eight difficulty levels.
The four new characters are the lightening fast Cammy, Bruce Lee-look-a-like
Fei Long, Jamaica's cool dude Dee Jay and the stupidly slow Thunder Hawk.
Cammy and Fei Long will quickly become favorites.
All the old characters have the same moves plus some new added abilities. Zangief
can now chuck his opponents around like a frisbee, Ken has a triple-hit flaming
dragon punch, Vega has an awesome spear attack, while Balrog has learnt a new
Super Street Fighter 2 is an almost faultless conversation of a great arcade game.
The only disappointment is the sound, which seems a little tinny.
I just hope that the next game in the Streetfighter series will be Streetfighter 3.
It's time for a breath of fresh air in this fantastic series.
To get the most out of games like Streetfighter 2, Nintendo have just released a new
joystick. The Scoremaster features a good sized arcade joystick, with large moulded
buttons. There are turbo modes for every button plus a slow-motion switch.
The joystick is responsive and avoids the problem of "gamepad cramp". It retails for $99.