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Street Fighter: The most important fighter ever made

It's strange how one seemingly innocuous decision in history can change everything. When Capcom was considering a sequel to its minor 1987 hit Street Fighter, the plan was to make a traditional side-scrolling beat-'em-up called Street Fighter '89.

Eventually that plan was dropped in favour of a game which followed the original's one-on-one combat style, and the scroller was instead released as Final Fight. If Haggar's first adventure in vigilante mayordom had become the hit it did while labelled as part of the core Street Fighter series (it has always been considered as existing in the same universe) then we may never have seen a Street Fighter II appear in the form that it did. And although we we may never have known it, we as gamers would have been much, much worse off as a result.

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Skerj3535d ago

No doubt about that, countless games have aped the Street Fighter controls and moves since.

INehalemEXI3535d ago

Yup, My cousin and I used to do yard work for dough just to get quarters and play Street Fighter @ the arcade the rest of the day. That game motivated us youngsters to work hard back then lol.

bootsielon3535d ago

There would be no Sub-zero and Scorpion, Akira and Jacky, you name it...

Sony Soldiers3535d ago

STREET FIGHTER IS BEST ON PLAYSTATION BRAND.

IT'S A SHAME CAPCOM IS FULL OF DOUCHEBALLS AND CAN'T REMEMBER WHAT MADE THEM SUCCESSFUL.

RAF-TECH3535d ago

Capcom vs SNK 2 online.
Street Fighter III: third strike online

Hori stick..

I dont think there is online play with PSbrand versions.

REPLOID243535d ago

When StreetFighter II came out I would wait in these long lines just to get the crap beaten out of me by the older gamers. I was like 9 or 10. It was just awesome! Then when it hit the SNES I was in heaven. I'll always dig this game.

deeznuts3535d ago

When SFII came out, I was in my prime, probably 15. Our early social life was based around SFII. Every Friday night, everyone around my city would meet up at the biggest arcade, play SFII until they kicked us out at 10pm for curfew, and then cruise the city.