The sequel to Capcom's 1987 smash hit fighting game Street Fighter released on the arcades and ported to all major home computers and consoles!
Story/Gameplay: Fight your opponents in one-on-one close quarter combat in a series of best-two-out-of-three matches. The objective of each round is to deplete the opponent's vitality before the timer runs out. If both opponents knock each other out at the same time or the timer runs out with both fighters having an equal amount of vitality left, then a "double KO" or "draw game" is declared and additional rounds will be played until sudden death. Street Fighter II differs from its predecessor due to the selection of multiple playable characters, each with their distinct fighting styles and special moves. The game was credited for starting the fighting game boom during the 1990s!
Graphics/Sound: Ok now lets get serious. The Megardrive/Genesis version features very good graphics and sounds much like the original arcades version, but compared to the PC Engine's I would say that it could be better! Graphically the PC Engine's version looked superior to the Megadrive (remember that Pc Engine was an 8bit CPU system but with dual 16bit GPUs!). The game on the Megadribe/Genesis is well designed though, featuring the backgrounds and the character models of the original. The animation is fluid and fast. Note that both versions are inferior to the SNES. The sound features digitized sfx and great in game tunes. A total success I believe!
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CPU: Motorola 68000 at 7.16 MHz in PAL, 7.67 MHz in NTSC / Secondary Zilog Z80 at 3.55 MHz in PAL, 3.58 MHz in NTSC MEMORY: Main: 64Kb RAM + 8Kb / Video RAM: 64Kb / Audio RAM 8Kb GRAPHICS: VDP Chip: 256x224, 320x224, 256x240, 320x240 / 512 colors (1536 using shadow-highlight mode),64 x 9-bit words of color RAM, 4 lines of 15 colors plus transparent, allowing 61 on-screen colors / Sprites: Up to 64 on-screen, 16/20 per line, 256/320 pixels per line, per-sprite priority / Interlace Mode 1 (no increase in resolution and Mode 2 (2x vertical resolution) SOUND: Main: Yamaha YM2612 @ 7,16MHz with six FM channels, four operators each / Secondary: TI SN76489 with 4-channel PSG + 3 Sq Wave channels.