Why doesn't anyone play Street Fighter EX anymore?

Top Hat Gaming Man looks into this very unique Street Fighter entry

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • October 11, 2019 at 6:41 p.m. PDT

We've got yet another entry in Top Hat Gaming Man's historical look back over Capcom's fighting game evolution with an entry that gets a little less attention than most others: Street Fighter EX.

Flash back to 1996 when making the transition to three-dimensional graphics and arenas was all the rage in video game land. Though Capcom was developing beautifully two-dimensional Street Fighter 3, they needed something to match what the cool kids were doing at the time.

Top Hat explores the unique departures this game made from previous franchise entries certainly made it stand out, especially visually, but save for the occasional love for Skullomania, you don't really hear all that much about SFEX these days.

While it certainly turned some heads back in the 1990's, it's clear that EX did not age well, and the three-dimensional graphics that made it stand apart from other Street Fighters became obsolete with the release of Street Fighter 4.

There's a good bit more that went into the rise and fall of Street Fighter EX, but we'll leave that all to Top Hat Gaming Man to explain.

Check out the video below and if you like what you see, be sure to visit THGM's historical reports on both X-Men vs. Street Fighter, Street Fighter 3, Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter, and Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes.

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