Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo is the first
ever fighting game/puzzle game hybrid, starring a cast of classic Capcom
characters from the likes of Street Fighter and Darkstalkers.
SPF2T has tons of personality and style to go around, a cute yet awesomely
and some incredibly addictive gameplay to boot!
Some classic faces from
Street Fighter & Darkstalkers!
To sum up the gist of the gameplay, players try to line up gems of the same color (in any direction)
tin an effort to build up
square or rectangular blocks. There are 4 colors of gems and 4 colors of
"crash gems" respectively. After a player builds up their lines or
blocks, they can use the gem breaker of the same color to destroy the gems which
in a combo. Depending on how crash blocks are set up, there's potential for setting up
huge chain reactions for insane combo possibilities; which is of course
the key to winning.
As gems are destroyed, Counter Gems will drop into the opponent's playfield; and
after a certain amount of turns (up to 5) will become normal gems. The higher
the combo a player performs, the more counter blocks will fall onto their opponent's
side. Skilled players
can cleverly use the "countdown" blocks to their advantage, and counter their
opponent with combos using the crash gems. The game will continue until
one player's side is completely filled up with gems.
A fighting game themed
puzzle game? Hell yea!
During all of the mind games and puzzle madness
going on, the characters on screen will accurately act out the battle as it
progresses, throwing out trademark special moves back and forth! The 2D animation
is done well, and some of the facial expressions and mannerisms are
simply hilarious and brilliant! The characters actually effect the gameplay as well, because each character's
counter blocks fall in a different order. Advanced
players will know to form their blocks in a manner to counter their opponent's
countdown blocks once they start falling. In late 2007, Capcom
re-released Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo for the PS3 & Xbox 360 as Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix!
It really hurts to lose in
this game sometimes...
Playstation, Sega Saturn, Gameboy Advance, PSP, Dreamcast, Xbox Live, PSN,
31st, 1996 (
June 20th, 1996 (
July 1997 (
Aug. 29th, 2007 (XBLA - as SPF2T: HD Remix)
Aug. 30th, 2007 (PSN - as SPF2T: HD Remix)
I'm not ashamed to say that Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo is one of
all time favorite puzzle games... not only for the catchy art style, music, and
characters; but the maddeningly addicting gameplay.
It's nice to take a break from fighting now and
then and with a cleverly designed Street Fighter themed puzzle game, a
strategy-loving fighting gamer simply can't go wrong... SPF2T is a easy to pick up and
play but very difficult to master.