Street Fighter II:
System: Super Nintendo
Publisher & Developer: Capcom
Genre: 2D Fighting
Review Written: August 1999
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Graphics: 10: The fighters were nice and big and nicely detailed. The game had a lot of detailed backgrounds(my favorite was the street of China with the bicyclists). The game also had nice cinematic for each fighter whenever you beat the game on the hardest difficulty.
Sound: 10: You can do a Sound Test right from the menu bar where you can hear all the sound effects and music samples. For each move you hear a voice of what it is called like "Sonic Boom" and "Yoga-Fire." The sound effects are done nicely too, with a slow motion fall of your opponent whenever you defeat him.
Game play: 10: In one player mode you fight all the other fighters and then face off against the boss, M. Bison. If you beat the game on an easy difficulty level, you just get a screen saying congratulation and to beat the game on the next highest difficulty level. When you beat the game on highest difficulty level then you get a great cinematic ending. In addition if you beat the game on the highest difficulty level without using a continue you get another little bonus as well. Speaking of bonuses, the bonus stages are awesome with from destroying the car to destroying all the barrels, there all here, and you can even do the bonus stages in 2-player mode as well! The game keeps track of all your win-loss records until you turn the power off.
Replay Value: 10: There's a 2-player mode so you can duke it out with your friend for hours of fun. Moreover you can do the bonus stages with 2-players as well. The game also keeps tracks of all your stats so you can brag to your friends how many times you beat him. You can also join in the 1-player tournament mode.
Overall: 10: The game is just a blast from single player mode to the killer 2-player mode. I still play this game every now and then even though I got lots of other games too. It's no surprise that it made it in the top 10 of Nintendo Power's and Electronic gaming Monthly's Top 100 games of all time. If you come across this game somewhere, you must pick this up, no I mean you HAVE to pick this up because you don't know what you're missing out on!
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