To take a break from solely playing Classic World of Warcraft, I have been playing an old favourite of mine, Street Fighter II Turbo. This is a very old fighting game released by Capcom in the early to mid 1990’s and was for a long time considered to be the best fighting game on the market. As such Street Fighter was found in every arcade and was simply a must have game for anyone with a games console.
When I was 8 or 9 years old, I was lucky enough to have been given a second hand Sega Mega Drive and a number of games which came with it. One of those games was Street Fighter II Turbo which I played relentlessly. Now, more than 25 years later, I have acquired a SNES (Super Nintendo Entertainment System) emulator in order to play this classic game.
Here is a video of me playing the game on the emulator. I am playing on the default difficulty setting, medium, which is 4 out of 8 stars. I chose Ryu as my fighter who is a bit of an all round character and as such is probably the easiest character to play.
It is very different to how I would have played the game as a child in the 90’s, but I have really enjoyed playing Street Fighter II Turbo again. It has brought back a number of childhood memories, including collecting stickers for a Street Fighter II sticker album produced by Merlin Collections. The sticker album gave background information about each of the fighters and would tell you the combinations for their ‘special moves’. This enhanced the game further for me and made it even more appealing.
Now I have the SNES emulator, I am tempted to play one or two more classic games such as the early Super Mario or Final Fantasy games.