Updated Ultra Street Fighter 4 tier list from TKD places Hugo dead last - three familiar faces take top ranks

Posted by Jonathan 'Catalyst' Grey • May 5, 2014 at 7:17 p.m. PDT

Last week TKD posted his initial tier list for the Japanese arcade release of Ultra Street Fighter 4 and has since circled back to offer more thoughts on the game, with the details translated by BeastNote.

A few things have changed, with a handful of fighters rising above the rest to form the new top tier.

It's important to note that there's a brand new build of USF4 out now and this is now an older version of the game, so these opinions and thoughts expressed after the jump may change completely once these players get their hands on the next round of balance updates.

Along with TKD's tier list, you'll also find opinions from Kazunoko, Uryo, Koji KOG and Wao, among others.

TKD's new tier list for Ultra Street Fighter 4

Sagat, Fei Long, Cammy

Yun, Juri, Adon, Viper, Guy, Rolento

Chun-Li, Rose, Yang, Evil Ryu, Boxer, Ibuki

Ryu, Akuma, Gouken, Hawk, Guile, Sakura

Everyone else

Z Warrior (Dragon Ball Z reference)

More USF4 impressions from Japanese arcade version

"Sakura becomes harder to play. No significant improvement. Footsie is necessary. And you can't drop a combo now."

"Umehara-san changing his alias...." (his alias became Umehara, (with comma) breaking the tie with 「Kazunoko)
"I think Yun has quite advantage over Sakura."
"Kindevu using Hawk now?"
"Please don't nerf Rolento's rolls! Though it's better if they do (laugh)"
"Yun now requires more of meter management in USF4."
"When a Hugo challenges me, my first thought is choosing by mistake?"

Reiketsu (Claw player)
"Umehara-san's Hugo repeatedly lost to my Izuna loop and still continued with smile. His love of Hugo knows no bounds. I'm terribly sorry for doing this."
"Umehara-san's Ryu still kills me (Claw) with just Hado and MK."

Desora (Gouken player)
"They should charge only 50 yen for playing Hugo." (average Japanese arcades charge 100 yen a credit)

Koji KOG (Hawk player)
"Haitani-san was filming when I won Dogura-san's Rolento by just doing Condor Spire. Then I realized and kneeled down and said to him (Haitani) 'Please don't upload this. If Capcom finds out Hawk'll get nerfed to death!' It was uploaded anyway."

(Moaning about Delayed Wakeup but we say let's listen to someone else who don't random Ultra and expect opponent not to block)

Translations and details provided once again by BeastNote. Artwork from Arnold Tsang.

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