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Street Fighter II Turbo (SNES)

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Description

Choose from twelve street fighters from around the world, skilled in a variety of martial arts -- for instance, a character named E.Honda is a sumo wrestler from Japan, while Ken is a master of Tae Kwon Do from the United States. Journey to different countries to defeat other fighters, eventually leading up to a battle with evil man M.Bison. Besides the standard punches and kicks, each character can also execute special moves, such as energy projectiles or lightning-fast kicks, for more damage or to create a chain of hit combos.

This home version is a re-release of the original Street Fighter 2 game with several major improvements: the 'boss' characters (Vega, Balrog, Sagat, and M. Bison) are automatically unlocked for you to play, each character receives some new or upgraded moves and costume colors, and you can select a Turbo speed level which lets you play at a faster speed. It is based on the arcade re-release by the same name which also contained the subtitle "Hyper Fighting."

Screenshots

Street Fighter II Turbo SNES During demonstration mode, you can see brief profiles from the fighters, one by one.
Street Fighter II Turbo SNES The power of Yoga is showed in Dhalsim's long (and bloody) arms!
Street Fighter II Turbo SNES To keep the habit, some post-match insults.
Street Fighter II Turbo SNES E. Honda surrounds Ken with a row of fast punches: how strike back now?

Alternate Titles

  • "Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting" -- In-game title
  • "ストリートファイターII ターボハイパーファイティング" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

This is Street Fighter 2 in its purest, and most climactic incarnation. J. David Taylor (28) unrated

The Press Says

Game Players Oct, 1993 97 out of 100 97
Nintendo Magazine System UK 1993 97 out of 100 97
Super Play Magazine UK Sep, 1993 96 out of 100 96
Hobby Consolas Oct, 1993 96 out of 100 96
Power Unlimited Oct, 1993 9.6 out of 10 96
Games Master Sep, 1993 96 out of 100 96
Mega Fun Sep, 1993 93 out of 100 93
The Video Game Critic Sep 29, 1999 A- 91
Jeuxvideo.com Jan 14, 2011 18 out of 20 90
Nintendojo Mar 22, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85

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Trivia

Development

Street Fighter II Turbo is really the pirated version of the game. More known as Street Fighter II Rainbow, this was a tweaked version of Street Fighter II: The World Warrior done by hackers, who would mess with codes, colors, and even creating new moves. When World Warrior was released, hackers messed with the normal settings like adjust the speed of the game, give the characters new colors, new moves for some characters and others made to reach new heights (Ryu's mid air Hurricane Kick)! Capcom saw this as a big threat, so they tried to stop the production but it was wide spread, so they decided to take the game, fix it up, and finally released it, so that people would stop buying from the pirates, with the final project named Street Fighter II Turbo.

Awards

  • Retro Gamer
    • October 2004 (Issue #9) – #48 Best Game Of All Time (Readers' Vote)

psychofish (858) added Street Fighter II Turbo (SNES) on Aug 12, 2002
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