Splitkick: As a newcomer facing off against the real life world warriors of Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition, losing almost every match can make you feel more like Dan than the badass character you’ve selected. Since the game continues to be the most popular fighter on the market, with a thriving online community, there are no shortage of players ready to make mincemeat out of you. Though the road to success is bound to be filled with bitter losses, you don’t have to be a scrub forever. By following the right advice and practicing intelligently, you’ll be better prepared to dish out the beatdowns rather than receive them.
While there’s a vast knowledge base catered towards advanced players, trying to absorb that before understanding the basics can actually be detrimental to your growth. With that in mind, here are a few nuggets of beginner-friendly advice that could help keep you off the canvas.