Super Street Fighter IV

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7.5 Overall Score
Graphics: 8/10
Sound: 7/10
Controls: 7/10

Tons of fun fighters

Controls only are reponsive with a good fighting stick

Game Info

Game Name:  Super Street Fighter IV

Developer(s):  Dimps/Capcom

Publisher(s):  Capcom

Platform(s):  PS3/Xbox 360

Genre(s):  Fighting

Release Date(s):  April 27, 2010

ESRB Rating:  T

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So many choices…who’s your fighter?

The worldwide fighting tournament is happening again.  The fighters are jetting across the world…each with their own motives of entering the ultimate throw down and the hope of facing the people who have wronged them.  As the fighting increases, the battles get bigger and badder.  Who will be the ultimate victor and who is behind the tournament of champions?

Super Street Fighter IV was the second version of the Street Fighter IV game released for the Xbox 360 and the PS3 one year after the first version of Street Fighter IV was released.  This is the first time since Street Fighter III (for the PS2) that the Street Fighter game has been numbered.  The game was also released as Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition (with more fighters) and a 3D version for the 3DS in 2011.

Street Fighter II was my game.  I loved playing it in the arcade and owned the Super NES version (which I think I finished with every character).  I preferred Street Fighter to Mortal Kombat which I felt had too difficult of moves and also felt the controls really worked with the Super NES…then Street Fighter began releasing too many versions.

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Just buy her a burger and quit fighting

Between crossover fighting games and tons of other fighting titles, Street Fighter started to feel a bit…blah.  The first game I got for the PS2 was Street Fighter III, but I didn’t really enjoy the advancements (3D-esque style fighting).  Here, Street Fighter seems to be back to its normal self, and that is a good thing.

The game is loaded with characters.  That has always been a strength of the best fighting games.  Street Fighter has fun, great characters with lots of different abilities.  People of a certain age can always recognize the attack as each character yells out their signature battle cry.  The players available in Super Street Fighter IV are:  Juri Han, Guy, Cody Travers, Dudley, Hakan, Thunder Hawk, Ibuki, Makoto, Adon, Dee Jay, Ryu, Ken Masters, Edmond Honda, Gouken, Seth, Akuma, Gen Dan Hibiki, Sakura Kasugano, Chun-Li, Dhalsim, Crimson Viper, Abel, M. Bison, Cammy White, Sagat, Guile, Blanka, Zangief, El Fuerte, Rufus, Vega, Balrog, Fei Long, and Rose.

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I’ve had better days…I really need a fighting stick

The problem with Super Street Fighter IV is the same problem that I had with Mortal Kombat in its earliest forms and other fighting games.  The controls have become too complex and now with the controls provided with both Xbox 360 and PS3 you need to purchase a fighting stick to have a chance at besting the enemies (and then you still have to perform it with perfect timing).

Super Street Fighter IV is a good cheap buy (or the Arcade Edition), but it might turn into an expensive outing if you need to pick up a fighting stick.  Still even with the really difficult special moves, the characters plus some (if nothing else interesting) cut-scene animations make it worth wild.  If you want a fighting game to pass the time, Super Street Fighter IV is a good bet.

Author: JPRoscoe View all posts by
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