Street Fighter 2 (aka SF2) is the sequel to Capcom's 1987 smash hit fighting game Street Fighter! SF2 was released in 1991 for the arcades and later ported to almost all home computers and consoles!
STORY / GAMEPLAY As in every fighting game out there, in Street Fighter 2 you have to fight your opponents in a one-on-one close-quarter martial arts combat. The objective in each round is to deplete the opponent's vitality before the time runs out. You either win or lose, depending on the way you play this game and how good you are in controlling the character (and his or her powers) you choose. In case both fighters simultaneously knock each other out, then you have a "double KO" and in case the time runs out with both fighters having equal vitality left, then you call it a "draw". When a "draw" occurs, you'll have to fight some additional rounds until one of the two fighters is down for good. Street Fighter II gives you the option (as opposed to its predecessor) to select a fighter among multiple characters from different countries and different distinct fighting styles and special moves. The game is credited for initiating the fighting games' "craze" that "hit| the video games market during the 90s!
GRAPHICS / SOUND Τhe Super Nintendo's version features very good graphics and sounds much like the original arcade version; but, compared to the PC Engine / Turbografx, I would say that the graphics are pretty inferior! Well, what I mean by is that I've noticed more colors on the PC Engine and also the sprites seem to have better details! Surely the game is well designed on the SNES, featuring the backgrounds and all character models of the original. The animation is smooth and fast. The sound features digitized FX and great in-game tunes. Technically, SF2 is a very good game although I expected more from the more advanced SNES hardware!
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