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Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix allowed for impossible walk-forward charge moves and here's what Desk can do with that

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • July 26, 2021 at 9:02 a.m. PDT • Comments: 16

The Street Fighter 2 series brought with it some real strange glitches and oddities spanning across the many different versions of the game. Hell, even combos as a whole started out as unintentional behavior that ultimately ended up becoming a cornerstone of fighting games.

Strangely enough, though, one of the weirder things to rear its head in the series came from Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix — a 2008 remake of the classic fighter. Apparently, it was possible to walk forward and still charge for charge special moves, and combo creator Desk has put together a new video showing the type of antics this oddity could lead to.

As Desk explains, HD Remix let players use both the analog stick and the D-Pad to control their fighter at the same time. In doing so, it was possible (for some reason) to walk forward while holding a charge.

In Street Fighter and other mainstay fighting games, using charge special moves requires the player to hold back or down for a couple of seconds before moving the stick to the opposite direction to initiate an attack. These attacks can be strong, but the balance point lies in restricting forward movement.

But with this weird behavior in HD Remix, characters like Guile, Chun-Li, and Bison can walk forward at the opponent all the while charging for fireballs and knee presses. Desk pulls off several sequences here, including one with Bison where we see four walk forward standing light kicks, a standing light punch, and a cancel into his charge super.

This weird input misstep also makes it possible for these charge characters to walk forward and blow past oncoming attacks with their supers. We see Chun-Li bypass a Sagat Tiger Shot and Dee Jay counter a sweep using their own charge supers at the perfect time.

It's certainly a strange ability to see present in a 2008 reissue of a classic fighting game, but hey, at least we get an awesome Desk video out of it.

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