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Super Street Fighter II is a sequel to Street Fighter II Turbo and Street Fighter II Championship. The game features four new characters and stages, making a total of sixteen playable. It also features many multiplayer modes in addition to the single player mode. Among those is the returning elimination group battle, where players compete for the title of the champion, and Point Battle, where the person with the most points wins. Newer modes include an eight-man double elimination tournament and a Challenge mode, where players attempt to get the most points on a CPU opponent or beat them as fast as possible, trying to surpass records.


Super Street Fighter II Arcade Icons duel
Super Street Fighter II Arcade Balrog's special attack
Super Street Fighter II Genesis Feilong fights against the oncoming loss
Super Street Fighter II Arcade Cammy uses strong legs to throw Guile

Promo Images

Super Street Fighter II Screenshot
Super Street Fighter II Screenshot
Super Street Fighter II Screenshot
Super Street Fighter II Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers" -- Title screen title
  • "슈퍼 스트리트 화이터 2" -- Korean spelling
  • "スーパーストリートファイターⅡ" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Great port! SNES WindFighter SSK (20)
Presented in "long-screen" for your viewing distortment! DOS Fake Spam (94)

Critic Reviews

Total! (Germany) SNES Aug, 1994 1 out of 6 100
Play Time SNES Sep, 1994 91 out of 100 91
GamePro (US) Genesis Aug, 1994 4.5 out of 5 90
Mega Fun SNES Aug, 1994 90 out of 100 90
Score Genesis Oct, 1994 90 out of 100 90
IGN Wii Feb 07, 2008 8 out of 10 80
High Score Genesis Nov, 1994 4 out of 5 80
Megablast Genesis Sep, 1994 78 out of 100 78 SNES May 15, 2006 6.2 out of 10 62
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Apr, 1996 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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References to the game

The game is shown briefly on the Channel 4 comedy, Father Ted. The game is shown being played by Father Dougal McGuire and Father Damian, although Dougal is clearly using an Atari joystick controller, as Father Ted enters the room. The clip can be found here.


According to publisher Capcom, Super Street Fighter II has sold 2 million copies worldwide since its initial release (as of June 30, 2016).

SNES version

In the SNES version, blood was removed during the fights and from the fighter's portraits after fights. Additionally some pre-match sayings (Ryu, Balrog and Guile) and ending sequences (Chun-Li, Balrog, Ryu, Vega and Zangief) were changed. A detailed list of changes can be found on (German).


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    • Vol.3, Iss.1 - Best Genesis Fighting Game of the Year 1994
    • Vol.3, Iss.1 - Best SNES Fighting Game of the Year 1994
    • Vol.3, Iss.1 - Best SNES Two-Player Game of the Year 1994

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