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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 In the 2nd bonus game, you have some seconds to destroy a big stack of bricks.
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 And this is the 3rd and last bonus game, when the player must break 20 barrels in 20 seconds.
Street Fighter II Turbo SNES Options screen: change the difficulty level, controller buttons, time limit and hear any musics and sounds.

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

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
Games Master 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
Mega Fun Sep, 1993 93 out of 100 93
The Video Game Critic Sep 29, 1999 A- 91
All Game Guide 1998 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Jeuxvideo.com Jan 14, 2011 18 out of 20 90

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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.

Awards

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

psychofish (855) added Street Fighter II Turbo (SNES) on Aug 12, 2002
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