For my first article I have chosen to do a piece on the smash hit Street Fighter II, and its many reincarnations. You will learn all about the single most important fighting game series of all time. Street fighter II is one of my favorite, if not favorite Video game franchises of all time. Let us begin.
Street fighter II is a sequel to capcom's Street Fighter released in 1987. Street fighter II was released in arcades in 1991. Street fighter II is responsible for starting the fighting game craze of the 1990's. You could also say it kind of revived the arcade scene in the 90's. It featured a roster of 8 playable characters(Ken,Ryu,Guile,Chun-Li,Zangief,E.Honda,Blanka and Dhalsim) and 4 bosses(Balrog,Vega,Sagat and M.Bison). Each character comes with a different fighting style, their own unique special attacks and their own story line, which were all huge draws. It's unique style and crisp gameplay helped it become a huge success. A year later in 1992, Street Fighter II was released on the super nintendo entertainment system. This home port of the game became capcoms best selling game as of 2008, selling 6.3 million units.