Super Street Fighter II

aka: SSF2, Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers
Moby ID: 10119
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Super Street Fighter II is a sequel to Street Fighter II Turbo and Street Fighter II: Champion Edition. The game features four new characters (Cammy, Dee Jay, T. Hawk, Fei Long) and stages, making a total of sixteen playable. It also features many multiplayer modes in addition to the single-player mode. Among those is the returning elimination group battle, where players compete for the title of the champion, and Point Battle, where the person with the most points wins. Newer modes include an eight-man double-elimination tournament and a Challenge mode, where players attempt to get the most points on a CPU opponent or beat them as fast as possible, trying to surpass records.


  • スーパーストリートファイターⅡ - Japanese spelling
  • 슈퍼 스트리트 화이터 2 - Korean spelling

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Average score: 77% (based on 40 ratings)


Average score: 4.0 out of 5 (based on 111 ratings with 2 reviews)

Great port!

The Good
The gameplay remains very close to the arcade version. The graphics and music of course have been downgraded to fit the SNES cartridge, but are still very good; in my opinion some of the music sounds better here than it did in the arcade, especially Dee Jay and Cammy's themes.

Another thing I like about this port is that the A.I. is less hard and annoying, compared to the SNES ports of the previous titles, and you can receive your character's ending on slightly lower difficulty levels.

The Bad
I generally didn't find anything wrong with this port (FAR superior to the Genesis port, IMO), though some sound and voice effects have been truncated to for the cartridge, but nothing major.

The Bottom Line
I highly recommend this port for any big Street Fighter fan like myself, you can't go wrong!

SNES · by BlueWind SSK (28) · 2015

Presented in "long-screen" for your viewing distortment!

The Good
It comes with the Capcom ProPad 6 controller, one of the finest controllers made for the PC (get a USB adapter and keep using this controller today, works with MAME like a charm), and if it wasn't for that controller and having an extra original GravisPad on hand, then I guess my friends would've been let out in the cold! That controller, which this game and Mega Man X were especially designed for, really makes for a great game. All of the digitized speech and excellent backgrounds are here, too, along with the speed (depending on which x86 CPU you are using). The game is one CD, but downloads to your hard disk so there isn't any access time between scenes, and the Vs. and taunt screens are all hear. The graphics look really good on a crystal clear monitor (use any monitor made since 1993, I suppose). Everybody's moves are intact, but no Akuma. More of a straight port of the NES version.

The Bad
No Windows .PIF file, so can only be accessed through DOS. Even on Pentium II or higher, this game is programmed as such to exploit DOS through tricks and eats resources like Pac-Man with dots. When played on a modern PC using the Command Prompt, sound is either conflicting with the program or is gone altogether. Strange, huh? Speaking of which, I don't know if Capcom was nutty or lazy, but on either an AdLib Gold or a SoundBlaster (2.0, 16, 32AWE, and finally, 64AWE) the music is terrible. It's worse than either the Game Boy or Master System versions. It makes the Game Boy Advance version sound like a John Williams muscial score compared to this extremely simple MIDI samples. Rumor has it that if a Roland MT-32 music card is used, then the game sounds arcade perfection. Nice rumor, but I don't have any knowledge or way or means to get a Roland MT-32 card, especially in the Mid-'90s, when that was around at the stores. It is an expensive music card, according to Leisure Suit Larry creator Al Lowe, and was killed by the Macintosh. I heard this rumor applies to Mortal Kombat for DOS, also. Again, these are rumors. Using just the normal sound cards a person would have (i.e. SoundBlaster), the music is just terrible. Then there's the graphics. The backgrounds, screens, scenes, and colors are all just ported over from the SNES, but with that "beefing-up" EGM's Review Crew said needed to be done to that version of the game. Okay, so Capcom listened. Since DOS doesn't do sprites (ask the id Software guys about the tricks used in Commander Keen, or the Probe guys about the tricks used in Mortal Kombat) Capcom when right on ahead and did sprites. How? I don't know. It flows smoothly (they'd do this again for both Super Street Fighter II Turbo and X-Men: Children of the Atom in 1994 and 1995, which seem to be better games graphically) but the characters are really, really skinny and long, and detail is a bit drab. Why? I don't know. I mean, it's ported by the same great people who did the SNES and Genesis versions, so why in the world are the characters skinny? Strangely, it's something to get used to, and it's something that doesn't affect gameplay. Also, don't play this game with the keyboard, or a flight stick, or any other weird joystick. Use at least a GravisPad.

The Bottom Line*
Do you have money? Then go buy this on the SNES or Genesis, or one of the collections for Saturn or PlayStation, or the Game Boy Advance version. Don't want to buy a console (some PC users are like that, don't blame 'em, I prefer all my stuff on one system, too), then find and configure the version after this from Gametek. It's better. I don't recommend this game other than to get ahold of the Capcom ProPad 6 controller. And that's about it.

DOS · by Fake Spam (85) · 2006


Bank switching

The Mega Drive / Genesis version of the game uses a 40 Megabit cartridge (5 Mb.). In order to surpass the usual 32 Megabit (4 Mb.) limit of the system it uses bank switching technology, never accessing whole the data in the cartridge at the same time. Older Mega Drive / Genesis emulators won't play this game.

References to the game

The game is shown briefly on the Channel 4 comedy, Father Ted. The game is shown being played by Father Dougal McGuire and Father Damian, although Dougal is clearly using an Atari joystick controller, as Father Ted enters the room. The clip can be found here.


According to publisher Capcom, Super Street Fighter II has sold 2 million copies worldwide since its initial release (as of June 30, 2016).

SNES version

In the SNES version, blood was removed during the fights and from the fighter's portraits after fights. Additionally some pre-match sayings (Ryu, Balrog and Guile) and ending sequences (Chun-Li, Balrog, Ryu, Vega and Zangief) were changed. A detailed list of changes can be found on (German).


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    • Vol.3, Iss.1 - Best Genesis Fighting Game of the Year 1994
    • Vol.3, Iss.1 - Best SNES Fighting Game of the Year 1994
    • Vol.3, Iss.1 - Best SNES Two-Player Game of the Year 1994

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Game added by The Ring Hawk.

Wii U added by ResidentHazard. New Nintendo 3DS added by Michael Cassidy. Arcade added by 666gonzo666. FM Towns added by Kabushi. Wii added by gamewarrior. Sharp X68000, Amiga added by Terok Nor. DOS added by Multimedia Mike.

Additional contributors: Shoddyan, chirinea, Sciere, Neville, Big John WV, CalaisianMindthief, Patrick Bregger, Plok, Rik Hideto.

Game added August 24th, 2003. Last modified November 18th, 2023.