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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 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.


Super Street Fighter II Arcade Shouryuken!
Super Street Fighter II SNES Sometimes, a strong move can remove "blood" from opponent's face.
Super Street Fighter II Amiga Intro (ECS)
Super Street Fighter II Arcade Sagat missed Blanca

Promo Images

Super Street Fighter II Screenshot
Super Street Fighter II Screenshot
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Alternate Titles

  • "Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers" -- Title screen title
  • "슈퍼 스트리트 화이터 2" -- Korean spelling
  • "スーパーストリートファイターⅡ" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Great port! SNES BlueWind SSK (30)
Presented in "long-screen" for your viewing distortment! DOS Fake Spam (94)

Critic Reviews

Total! (Germany) SNES Aug, 1994 1 out of 6 100
Consoles Plus Genesis Jul, 1994 92 out of 100 92
Sega-16.com Genesis Dec 13, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Game Players Genesis Oct, 1994 90 out of 100 90
GamePro (US) SNES Jul, 1994 4.5 out of 5 90
Mega Fun SNES Aug, 1994 90 out of 100 90
Play Time Genesis 1993 90 out of 100 90
IGN Wii Feb 07, 2008 8 out of 10 80
PC Joker DOS Jun, 1996 49 out of 100 49
PC Action (Germany) DOS Jun, 1996 15 out of 100 15


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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 schnitberichte.com (German).


  • GameFan
    • 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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