I have only a few words for this one, and they are all good. Street Fighter fans will absolutely love this, and I can't think of any other 2D fighter (other than Alpha 2) that I would rather play (Street Fighter Alpha 3 also will probably be another exception, but it's not out yet.) Straight non-Street Fighter gamers will love it, too, because it's the real thing, the origin from which today's fighting genre bloomed, and it's all skill-based fighting. You have to know your stuff to beat anyone in these games. I like this better than any of the Dark Stalker games, better than Guilty Gear, or King of Fighters, and it beats the smack out of Mortal Kombat ¿ in any of its 2D forms. (And no I'm not getting any payola from Capcom. I never do! Damn!) For me, this is pure gaming goodness. It's old school, but it's a must have.