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Super Street Fighter II Turbo
 


 
REVIEWSuper Street Fighter II Turbo, the final arcade update to the long-running Street Fighter II series, brought back everything that made the series so successful since its debut in 1987. While casual fans might've overlooked the "minor" changes and improvements over the prequel (SSF2), returning fans were treated to some solid updates. These updates would extend the life of classic Street Fighter 2 gameplay for years to come, as this title was (and still is) featured in many major tournaments around the world.

Super Street Fighter II Turbo
adds a "Super Meter / Gauge" for the first time ever in the series, adds some new moves & animations for all returning characters (enabling new combo possibilities), features four gameplay speed settings, and hosts the debut of a new secret character... (one who would become one of the most iconic Street Fighters of all time)... Akuma ("Gouki" in Japan)!
 

If you knew how to play as Akuma... you were badass.

 
Super Turbo
introduces the "Super Meter" for the first time in the series. The Super Meter allows fighters to unleash powerful super combos when the gauge is full. The Super Meter slowly increases as characters perform and connect with special moves and attacks. This single element alone adds quite a bit of replay value to the classic gameplay, as smart players can save and strategically use their ultra-powerful super move to turn the tide of battle. Even though the graphics look a bit aged compared to other fighters in 1994, Super Turbo still holds its own. Besides, SSF2 Turbo's gameplay is widely regarded as the best version of Street Fighter 2, and that's what matters most. 
 

Akuma sure turned some heads in 1994... (LOL @ Bison.0

 
An enhanced version of Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo was released for Playstation 3 and Xbox 360, fourteen years after the game's original launch. "Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix" introduces redrawn character sprites and backgrounds by UDON comics, along with new BGMS. For more on that title, be srue to read TFG's full review of SSF2 Turbo HD Remix.
 

Enter the super move.

 

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Page Updated: October 11th, 2016
Developer(s): Capcom
Publisher(s): Capcom
Designer(s): Noritaka Funamizu, Haruo Murata  (planners)
Artwork by: Bengus (CRMK), Akiman, Kinu Nishimura
Platform(s): Arcade, 3DO, Playstation 2, Dreamcast  (as SSFII X for Matching Service: Grand Master Challenge)
Release Date(s): February 23rd, 1994
Characters Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li, Guile, Dhalsim, Blanka, Zangief, E.Honda, Balrog, Vega, Sagat, Bison, Cammy, Fei Long, Dee Jay, T. Hawk, Akuma, Shin Akuma

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Related Games: Street Fighter, Street Fighter 2, SF2 Champion Edition, SF2 Turbo, Super SF2, Super SF2 Turbo Revival, Super SF2T HD Remix, SF3: New Generation, SF3: 2nd Impact, SF3: 3rd Strike, SF3: 3rd Strike Online Edition, Street Fighter 4, Super SF4, Super SF4: 3D Edition, Super SF4: Arcade Edition, Ultra SF4, Street Fighter 5, Street Fighter Alpha, Street Fighter Alpha 2, Street Fighter Alpha 3, SFA3 Upper, SFA3 Max, SFA: Anthology, SF: Anniversary Collection, Street Fighter EX, SFEX2, SFEX3, SF: The Movie, Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo, Super PF2T HD Remix, Pocket Fighter, Samurai Shodown 2, King of Fighters '94, Killer Instinct, Art of Fighting 2, X-Men: Children of the Atom
  

Gameplay Engine

 9.5 / 10

Story / Theme

 8.5 / 10

Overall Graphics

 8.5 / 10

Animation

 8.5 / 10

Music / Sound Effects

 9.0 / 10

Innovation

 7.5 / 10

Art Direction

 8.5 / 10

Customization

 9.5 / 10

Options / Extras

 8.0 / 10

Intro / Presentation

 9.0 / 10

Replayability / Fun

 9.0 / 10

"Ouch" Factor

 9.0 / 10

Characters

 10 / 10

BOTTOM LINE

 9.2 / 10

 Review based on Arcade version

 

Final Words:

While some fighting game fans would deem SSF2 Turbo "old" or "rehashed" at the time of its release, there was still clearly a place for this final revision of the game. The addition of the Super Meter gave the tried-and-true SF2 engine its final push. Immediately after the release of SSF2 Turbo, Capcom began working on Street Fighter Alpha... the successor to the SF2 series.  ~TFG Webmaster
 

 
                     

 

 
 

 


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