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Rebalancing Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix: Zangief

This is part 15 in an extended series of articles from David Sirlin, detailing the changes made to the rebalanced mode of the new Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix.

This article focuses on the Red Cyclone himself, Zangief! Although he's a holy terror in the hands of a skilled player, he was technically near the bottom of the rankings in the original Super Turbo. Read on to hear about how he's powered up in SF HD Remix!

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Drewminati3628d ago

As a zangief player, He was one of those character where you actually had to spend time to learn how to play with . You couldn't just pick up a controller and throw fireball and dragon punch everybody. Took years to figure out how to beat guile players and honda players.

Now with this new update it just seems like anybody can pick up and play with him. sigh

Tacki3628d ago (Edited 3628d ago )

Yeah, it seems they've gone a similar route with Street Fighter IV as well. What I've been hearing from players (top players) is that he's really become top tier now. Perhaps only behind Sagat at this point. That's not to say he's impossible to beat... but, according to most, someone can devote half as much time to him as most characters and manage to win more. I've seen Zangief matches... and those who have any amount of skill usually own with him now. Of course this is just in the arcade version so perhaps some of the console exclusive characters will have some moves to topple him. It appears they really wanted to power him up in both games this time though.