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.
Street Fighter II Turbo
was a response to unauthorized arcade hacks, especially the Rainbow Edition
, which was a tweaked Street Fighter II version with changes such as increased game speed and mid-air moves. 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
According to publisher Capcom
, Street Fighter II Turbo
has sold 4.1 million copies worldwide since its initial release (as of June 30, 2016).
- Electronic Gaming Monthly
- September 1993 (Issue #50) – Game of the Month (SNES version)
- Retro Gamer
- October 2004 (Issue #9) – #48 Best Game Of All Time (Readers' Vote)