Street Fighter 2 (aka SF2) is the sequel to Capcom's 1987 smash hit fighting game Street Fighter! SF2 was released in 1991 for the arcades and later ported to almost all home computers and consoles!
STORY / GAMEPLAY As in every fighting game out there, in Street Fighter 2 you have to fight your opponents in a one-on-one close-quarter martial arts combat. The objective in each round is to deplete the opponent's vitality before the time runs out. You either win or lose, depending on the way you play this game and how good you are in controlling the character (and his or her powers) you choose. In case both fighters simultaneously knock each other out, then you have a "double KO" and in case the time runs out with both fighters having equal vitality left, then you call it a "draw". When a "draw" occurs, you'll have to fight some additional rounds until one of the two fighters is down for good. Street Fighter II gives you the option (as opposed to its predecessor) to select a fighter among multiple characters from different countries and different distinct fighting styles and special moves. The game is credited for initiating the fighting games' "craze" that "hit| the video games market during the 90s!
GRAPHICS / SOUND The PC Engine features excellent graphics and sound much like the original arcade version! Oh yes, this 8bits CPU console with the dual 16bits GPUs can offer arcade quality games. SF2 is well designed and includes all the backgrounds and the character models of the original. The animation is plain smooth and the action is pretty fast. The sound features digitized sound FX and great in-game tunes. The PCE SF2 version is truly a total success!
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CPU: HuC6280 8bit at 3.6MHz MEMORY: 8KB RAM GRAPHICS: Dual 16-bit GPUs (HuC6260 Video Color Encoder, HuC6270A Video Display Controller), 64KB VRAM, 482 colors at once out of 512, 64 hardware sprites, Supports: 256 x 256 to 320x256 flicker free interlaced screen resolution. A 512x256 mode is possible through fiddling with registers, but not SOUND: Capable of generating clear digitized sounds and harmonized music. Use of "Turbo Booster" add-on, could generate stereo sound.