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25 October 2020

The Street Fighter Series

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It is not out of place to regard Street Fighter Series as one of the highest-grossing video game franchises of all time. When one takes an inventory of the different types of game available for entertainment, Street Fighter, a fighting game, commands such a great experience for gamers. The game is even credited with the establishment of the conventions that come with many one-on-one fighting genres. Street Fighter V: Champion Edition, the latest series was released in 2019. Before its release, there were series like Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition, Street Fighter V, Street Fighter IV, Street Fighter III, Street Fighter II. The developer and publisher of Street Fighter Franchise is Capcom. Its website explains the giant strides of Capcom as a manufacturer and distributor of electronic games machine. The company began in 1970 and has built a reputation for its introduction of cutting-edge technology and memorable franchises to the video game market.

The Origins of Street Fighter

The evolution of Street Fighter can be traced back to 1987; the year it debuted in coin-op after the duo of Takashi Nishiyama and Hiroshi Matsumoto had designed it. A coin-op game or an arcade game is an entertainment machine that is coin-operated and installed typically in restaurants, amusement arcades or bars. You would generally find a coin-op game in public places. Video games happen to be one of the arcade games. Other arcade games include pinball machines, electromechanical games, and redemption games.

When Street Fighter was initially released, the player plays a character known as martial artist Ryu. This Ryu is a strong competitor in worldwide martial arts tournaments. He has to beat 10 opponents that are from five countries. In that same original and First Street Fighter series, there is the opportunity for a second player to join which then automatically becomes Ryu rival known as Ken. Ken is a rival that is from America. Street Fighter III, launched in 1997, was available on PlayStation 2, Dreamcast, Arcade game platforms. In the year 2008, Street Fighter IV was launched and it was available on the platforms PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Arcade game, Microsoft Windows, iOS, Xbox 360 and Nintendo 3DS. Street Fighter IV has characters Chun-Li, Juri, Elena, Ryu, Akuma, Cammy, Ken Masters.

Street Fighter Characters

Ryu is a Japanese martial artist that uses the Hadoken, Shoryuken and the Tatsunaki Senpukyaku to prove his strength in a first world warrior tournament. Unlike Ryu, Ken, another character, is not an official participant in the first world warrior tournament, he comes in to fight and eventually wins the US Martial Arts tournaments. What Ken and Ryu have in common is that they use the same moves. These two characters are referred as the player characters.

Retsu is an opponent character that is a Shorinji Kempo instructor that displayed forbidden moves that got him excommunicated. Geki, a claw-wielding ninja is known for teleportation techniques and the use of shurikens. Joe is an opponent character that was forced to run after encountering troubles he couldn’t handle. He used to be an underground martial art champion. Mike is the Street Fighter character that was jailed for robbery and learnt to box in jail. He is credited to have killed an opponent in the ring. He is a former heavyweight boxer.

Lee is a Chinese martial art expert. Gen is an assassin and this helped him to develop his martial art style. Birdle combines wrestling and boxing techniques in fighting. Eagle is a bodyguard of a wealthy family. Adon is participating in the First World Warrior tournament and a disciple of Sagat. The “Emperor of Muay Thai” is Sagat, and he is regarded as the greatest Muay Thai Fighter.

The Original Street Fighter

It was released and debuted in arcades in 1987. The player on the original street fighter can perform kick attacks and punch. The 3 special attacks are executed through special joystick and button combinations. Ryu is the martial artists that the player of the Original Street Fighter takes in the game. The player, represented by Ryu in the game, is a competitor of the Worldwide Martial Arts Tournament. He battles with 10 opponents spread across 5 countries. Although it was released on the NEC Avenue TurboGraftx-CD console as Fighting Street, it was ported to many home computer systems.

“Capcom Classics Collection; Remixed’ later had street fighter included for the PlayStation Portable. The conventions that later games have adopted were introduced by the original street fighter. Its single-player mode enables the player for a re-match after losing a fight to the opponents.

Street Fighter 2

Developed by Capcom and originally released for the arcade systems in 1991, Street Fighter 2 is a competitive fighting game. Its sequel is Street Fighter. Its improvement from the original Street Fighter is noticeable. You have special command-based moves and a six-button configuration incorporated into it. Other wider characters have their peculiar fighting styles that players can select from.

Street Fighter 2 has subversions. One of them is Street Fighter 2 turbo represented as SF turbo. The Super Turbo game, released in 1994 came with new gameplay mechanics absent from the Street Fighter 2. Street Fighter 2 Champion Edition represented as SF 2CE is another sub-series version. In each round, your task as a player is to deplete the opponent before the expiration of the timer. If both opponents knock each other down concurrently, the game is declared a draw and an additional round is played.

Street Fighter 3, 4, 5

In Street Fighter 3 which was released in 1997, two fighters can knock each other out through a variety of attacks and special moves. This is why Street Fighter 3 is regarded as a one-on-one fighting game. The new abilities and features introduced into this game make it possible for players to retreat or dash and also perform high jumps and quick standing. This game is also known to introduce leap attacks that can be used against a crouching opponent.

Street Fighter 4 is synonymous to Super Fighter II Turbo and possess with Street Fighter III: 3rd strike same features. It was released in 2008 and was published by Capcom. Focus attacks, which implies the Japanese version for saving attacks and ultra-moves, have been introduced to this game. There is a return to the traditional six-button control scheme and additional innovations and the containment of integrated special moves into input systems.

Street Fighter 5 was released in 2016. There is a feature of the EX gauge introduced in Street Fighter 3 into the game. You can knock out your opponent in Street Fighter 5 through the special abilities and variety of attacks also contained in Street Fighter 4. At launch, it featured 16 characters. New characters have been added into the game through updates.

Street Fighter Movie

This is a 1994 action film that was produced by Capcom, written and directed by Steven E. de Souza. The movie loosely followed the plot of Street Fighter II: The World Warrior. It featured stars like Van Damme, Jean-Claude, and Raul Julia. Colonel Guile, the character Van Damme acted, intensified efforts to bring down the military dictator and drug warlord of Shadaloo City.

This military dictator is general M. Bison and this character was played by Julia. General Bison had nursed the intention to conquer the world through his army. Colonel William then leads an army of soldiers into Shadaloo to find a trace that would lead him to General Bison. Capturing of soldiers is rampant in Shadaloo. One of the captured soldiers was turned into a hideous manhunt by Bison.

The film recorded commercial success with an approximate gross profit of 3 times the production cost. Both television broadcast and home video release were also profitable. The trailer of this movie can be watched on imdb.Other supporting performances for the movie were given by Byron Mann, Damian Chapa, Kylie Minogue, Ming-Na Wen and Wes Studi. The movie was nominated for the Best Science Fiction Film at the Saturn Award while Raul Julia was nominated for the ‘Best Supporting Actor’.

Street Fighter the World Warrior Slot

Released in 2020 and available on both mobile and desktop, this game connects players to the original arcade version. Its graphics, emotions and fist pumping actions are the same. As a player, you have the latitude to choose one of the 8 characters and fight an opponent at random. Being awarded Beat the Boss Free Spins is contingent on winning the battle.

As you win each level, the next level multiplies your task and each victory fuels your chance of big winning. M Bison is the final boss and opponent to combat in this game. For Canadian players who love to play this game, it is available for them on The source of information about SF2 Slots is You can check it out for more information.


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