It's really, really red: Street Fighter 2 Hyper Fighting ported to Virtual Boy

Posted by Jonathan 'Catalyst' Grey • August 26, 2013 at 7:57 p.m. PDT
It's really, really red: Street Fighter 2 Hyper Fighting ported to Virtual Boy Long forgotten, and for good reason, Nintendo's Virtual Boy was discontinued a year after it was released in 1995. Priced at $180 USD, and selling less than a million units world wide, this is often considered one of Nintendo's worst failures in the hardware realm, but that didn't stop a couple of programmers from pulling off an impressive feat.

A user by the name of Mr.Anon, running a custom fighting game engine created by M.K., was able to port Street Fighter 2 Hyper Fighting to the Virtual Boy, including some spiffy 3D elements, like the elephants on Dhalsim's stage.

Check out the video after the jump. Note: Watching this clip for a long period of time (more than 20 seconds) may induce a seizure or severe eye strain, or just cause you to close the video window.

There are pretty steep requirements to make this ROM playable, as users would currently need a Virtual Boy and a Flash Boy flash cartridge to access the game's 4 characters and 4 stages. More information can be found in the links below.

Video from Retrocollect, details from Planet Virtual Boy.

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