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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 Guile's throw (with High Punch) and its big impact.
Street Fighter II Turbo SNES Bonus game: using her Lightning Kicks, Chun-Li have some seconds to break the car and increase her score.
Street Fighter II Turbo SNES E. Honda surrounds Ken with a row of fast punches: how strike back now?
Street Fighter II Turbo SNES Honda likes to exercise the knees in the other people's head; Zangief is his "work tool" now!

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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

Critic Reviews

Total! (Germany) Sep, 1993 1 out of 6 100
Player One Oct, 1993 98 out of 100 98
Game Players Oct, 1993 97 out of 100 97
Power Unlimited Oct, 1993 9.6 out of 10 96
Mega Fun Sep, 1993 93 out of 100 93
The Video Game Critic Sep 29, 1999 A- 91
Edge Oct, 1993 9 out of 10 90
Jeuxvideo.com Jan 14, 2011 18 out of 20 90
All Game Guide 1998 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Nintendojo Mar 22, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

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.

Sales

According to publisher Capcom, Street Fighter II Turbo has sold 4.1 million copies worldwide since its initial release (as of June 30, 2016).

Awards

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

saikofish (849) added Street Fighter II Turbo (SNES) on Aug 12, 2002
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