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Street Fighter II Turbo

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MobyRank MobyScore
SNES
94
4.1
Wii
...
3.8
Wii U
...
5.0
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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 Ryu throws a Hadouken in direction to Honda, but what will do the Sumo fighter: jump or defend?
Street Fighter II Turbo SNES Hurricane Kick: make the enemy to suffer again with this audacious move!
Street Fighter II Turbo SNES The power of Yoga is showed in Dhalsim's long (and bloody) arms!
Street Fighter II Turbo SNES Balrog's throw (with high punch) is not a throw, but a series of hits with the head.

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. SNES J. David Taylor (28)

The Press Says

Nintendo Magazine System UK SNES 1993 97 out of 100 97
Game Players SNES Oct, 1993 97 out of 100 97
Super Play Magazine UK SNES Sep, 1993 96 out of 100 96
Power Unlimited SNES Oct, 1993 9.6 out of 10 96
Mega Fun SNES Sep, 1993 93 out of 100 93
The Video Game Critic SNES Sep 29, 1999 A- 91
All Game Guide SNES 1998 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Jeuxvideo.com Wii Jan 14, 2011 18 out of 20 90
Edge SNES Oct, 1993 9 out of 10 90
Jeuxvideo.com SNES 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)

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