The 16-bit generation was really the heyday of the 2D fighter. It was the genre that defined the arcade of the late 80s and early 90s, fueled much of the gaming violence debate through the decade, and holds within its ranks the title that many point to when debating how Nintendo ultimately won the generation's console war over Sega. For many, dreams of the hits that sucked them into gaming came from their arcades, and ports of those same titles brought them to love their home consoles.
Unfortunately, the US didn't get all the fighters that would populate the Japanese market. The US didn't see great titles like Gundam Wing: Endless Duel on their shores. But that doesn't mean they didn't get some great games. Here's some titles you might have missed while waiting to get that import-ready SNES off eBay.