Street Fighter 2 stories

LeBron James plays Dhalsim in Street Fighter 2, and he's 'in that ass like a bike without a seat'

When he's not leading teams to the NBA Finals, LeBron James apparently gets his Yoga Fire and Flame on as he smacks friends around in Street Fighter 2.

The NBA superstar recently uploaded a few videos to Instagram highlighting he and his friend Adam facing off in the old school Street Fighter.

Unfortunately, we don't get to see any of King James' actual gameplay, but we are made privy to some pretty funny smack talk.

"I'm in his ass like a bike without a seat! Excuse my French," gloats the Cavaliers' Small Forward. Though we laughed, we tried our best not to envision that in any way.

James actually posted four different clips of the ordeal, giving us a bit of a narrative to follow.

Here's part one below. You'll catch parts 2-4 after the jump.

Click images for animated versions

Continue reading »

Maximilian and friends take on Ultra Street Fighter 2's Dramatic Battle mode on the hardest difficulty

Maximilian Dood is known for playing the single player modes of fighting games at the hardest difficulty. He typically does this for the entertainment of others.

This time, he released a video of him and friends tackling Ultra Street Fighter 2's Dramatic Battle mode on the hardest difficulty. This is the mode that pits two players against a single AI controlled opponent.

The stage is always M. Bison's stage and you fight against Violent Ken, Evil Ryu, M. Bison, and Akuma always in that order. The mode can feel a little limited but it is fun nonetheless.

Despite the fact that they are playing on the hardest difficulty, since it is a 2v1 fight, there have definitely been harder challenges in fighting games than this. It is clear that this mode is just meant to be fun.

This video certainly brings its share of amusing moments. The final fight against Akuma, is actually Shin Akuma meaning he is strong than the playable version of Akuma.

In many instances, we see that the AI can, understandably, have a difficult time dealing with two opponents at once. Other times, the AI ended up giving Max and his friends quite a bit of trouble despite the favorable handicap.

There's quite a bit of language NSFW used here, so be careful watching without headphones.

Click images for animated versions

Continue reading »

Nintendo to release SNES Classic this September, features 21 of the era's most legendary titles including Street Fighter 2 Turbo: Hyper Fighting

Nintendo of America has announced a new mini-console that will surely evoke all of the nostalgia you can muster. The Super NES Classic is set for release on September 29th and will include 21 of the era's most legendary titles.

The SNES Classic will run for $79.99, and though it will include less games than its predecessor, the NES Classic, it will include a second controller for all of your multiplayer needs. The two wired controllers are the same model as those you'd find with the original SNES console.

Additionally, the box will come with an HDMI cable, an AC adapter, and a USB charging cable. The software, however, is the real draw here.

Each SNES Classic comes equipped with some of the greatest games to ever hit store shelves, including Street Fighter 2 Turbo: Hyper Fighting. Players can jump right into local battles with friends thanks to the inclusion of the second controller.

Nintendo has also included Star Fox 2 in the SNES Classic. Though it has been available as a ROM for some time now, the game never saw an official release due to cancellation.

The line up for this mini-console is spectacular, bringing classics like Super Mario World, Super Castlevania IV, and Donkey Kong Country back for a new generation of players to experience.

If you never really had the chance to delve into the SNES library, the Classic will be perfect for you as it features some of the quintessential games that characters from our modern fighting titles starred in. You'll find Mega Man X (Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite), Street Fighter 2 Turbo: Hyper Fighting, and many of the main games that feature the core Super Smash Bros. roster.

Below are some images of the Super NES Classic. To view the whole game line up, be sure to hit the jump.

Super NES Classic image #1 Super NES Classic image #2 Super NES Classic image #3
Click images for larger versions

Continue reading »

Ono performing Ultra Street Fighter 2 special moves? It's as ridiculous and as awesome as it sounds

Street Fighter Producer Yoshinori Ono loves to have fun with work. He almost always has a smile on his face and has been known to dress up as characters from the franchise from time to time.

In celebration of Ultra Street Fighter 2's recent release on Nintendo Switch, Nintendo UK released a video featuring Ono performing special moves from the game's main characters.

We get to see Ono pull off trademark attacks such as Chun-Li's Lightning Legs all the way to Akuma's Raging Demon. We don't, however, see any moves from Violent Ken or Evil Ryu, but that does not take away from the awesomeness presented here.

This video is classic Ono; it's ridiculous and totally awesome. You can check out a quick preview in the GIF below.

Click image for animated version

Hit the jump to check out the full video.

Continue reading »

A Psycho-Powered glass cannon with killer combo-ability: Learn more about Ultra Street Fighter 2's Violent Ken in this introduction video

Capcom UK is back with another Ultra Street Fighter 2 character introduction video. This time we learn what Violent Ken is all about in the Nintendo Switch fighter.

Violent Ken is a result of regular Ken being possessed by M. Bison's Psycho Power. He is inspired from the Street Fighter 2 animated movie, and is equally as vicious as Evil Ryu.

With the second lowest health in the game (the lowest being Akuma), Violent Ken fits the glass cannon description perfectly. He is combo-heavy and can traverse the screen quickly with his teleport dash that goes through fireballs.

Last time, we saw Evil Ryu's official introduction.

Below is a quick clip of Violent Ken in action to get you started.

Click image for animated version

Hit the jump to check out the full intro video.

Continue reading »

Ultra Street Fighter 2 character themes have been remastered, here's all of them in one video

Ultra Street Fighter 2's character themes have apparently been remastered in the game. XusesGB has uploaded a video containing all of the themes.

Here, you'll be able to listen to how all the classic character themes sound in Ultra Street Fighter 2. There are also themes for Evil Ryu and Violent Ken as well.

Personally, I'm finding that I like Evil Ryu's and Violent Ken's themes the best.

Hit the jump below to check out the video.

Continue reading »

Evil Ryu looks like a ton of a fun to play in Ultra Street Fighter 2, check out his introduction video from Capcom along with some slick combos

Ultra Street Fighter 2 is a fresh look on an iconic favorite, and is now available on the Nintendo Switch.

The game offers some new features such as a color edit mode, "Way of the Hadou" first person mode and even the "Buddy Battle" cooperative mode, but perhaps the biggest draw for long time fans of SF2 is the inclusion of two new characters: Evil Ryu and Violent Ken.

Capcom UK has released an Evil Ryu introduction video that highlights the character's strengths and play style.

We've also grabbed a quick highlight video from LiangHuBBB, that shows off some cool combos and comebacks. Click the Kanji to see a few of these slick sequences from Liang:

Click images for animated versions

Continue reading »

'Bad Touch!' combo video features many touch of death combos from Evil Ryu and Violent Ken

Doopliss is back with another one of his classic combo videos. This time he's tackling the newly released Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers.

The combo video is hilarious named "Bad Touch!" obviously referring to the touch of death combos that are readily available for both Evil Ryu and Violent Ken. These are the two characters featured in this combo video.

I think my personal favorite combo has to be this particular one with Violent Ken. It came up just short of a true touch of death, but it left the opponent with only a sliver of life left afterwards.

Click image for animated version

You can expect many more touch of death and near touch of death combos where that came from. It seems as though Evil Ryu and Violent Ken have plenty of those.

While touch of death combos aren't a new thing for Street Fighter 2, I can't imagine many characters get them to the extent that these two characters have demonstrated.

Continue reading »

Evil Ryu 100% touch of death combo and Violent Ken command dash loop both exist Ultra Street Fighter 2

Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers has been released. One of the more notable differences between this version and previous versions of Street Fighter 2 is the addition of Evil Ryu and Violent Ken.

Many have wondered if these two characters would be tournament legal, as Akuma is likely to still be banned from tournaments. Tech is already being released for these two characters that showcase their very powerful options.

It has been discovered that Violent Ken has a powerful loop string against cornered opponents. This is thanks to his command dash special move, which can be cancelled from normals.

Click image for animated version

As for Evil Ryu, it appears a single bad jump can lead to a stun and a 100% touch of death combo. LiangHuBBB has released a video showcasing this combo.

Hit the jump below to check out the video.

Continue reading »

Combo Breaker 2017 results feat. NuckleDu, Kazunoko, Momochi, Mago, Smug, Snake Eyez

Updating with final results: We've added a plethora of Combo Breaker 2017 results into this story, you can find them all below.

Combo Breaker 2017 is a Capcom Pro Tour premier event taking place this weekend in St. Charles, Illinois. This is an absolutely stacked competition, and is bringing in competitors from multiple countries around the globe.

Notable Street Fighter 5 players scheduled to compete include Liquid|NuckleDu, GGP|Kazunoko, FOX|Momochi, Zowie|GamerBee, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, Scarz|Sako, FOX|Justin Wong, Mago, Poongko, Smug, EG|NYChrisG, Rise|Marn, Mouz|Problem X, CO|Go1, GFuel|Verloren, EG|K-Brad, YouDeal|Yukadon, Circa|LPN, SPY|Filipino Champ, RB|Snake Eyez, Talon|Xiaobao, CO|Dogura, EG|Ricki Ortiz, Mouz|CCL, 801 Strider, F3|Alucard, Noble|Vagabond, Flash, Stupendous, WBG|CJ Truth, XSK Samurai, PandaTV|Dark Jiewa, NS|Ludovic, Commander Jesse, among others.

Not only with the SF5 competition be hot, but Injustice 2 and Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 is sure to be lit as well, and fans of other titles will have quite a bit to chose from in terms of what to watch.

You can find the live streams and scheduling information below.

Continue reading »

Vega can't reattach his claw, slight reduction in throw damage, and more - Here's what's changed in Ultra Street Fighter 2

Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers sees its official release today on the Nintendo Switch. To celebrate, Capcom has put together a quick video to detail some of the changes made in the new iteration of Street Fighter 2.

To start, the video gives us a look at the new combatants, Evil Ryu and Violent Ken. We learn that the former is more of a tank than his fellow dark Shotos, and the latter is fast, but has the second lowest health in the game.

We then learn more about specific changes, such as Vega's inability to pick up his claw after it has been knocked off. Additionally, throw damage has been slightly reduced and throw escapes have been added.

You can check out the Vega change in action below.

Click image for animated version

Hit the jump to view the full video.

Continue reading »

Capcom considering doing more with Nintendo Switch? Support could depend on Ultra Street Fighter 2's performance

Capcom will gauge their future support for the Nintendo Switch while watching Ultra Street Fighter 2's performance.

In an interview with Toyokeizai (brought to our attention by Calm Mind on NeoGAF), the company's COO Haruhiro Tsujimoto shed some light on their current approach for Nintendo's latest hardware.

"As for us here at Capcom, we try to offer software that meshes well with each platform, so we're doing basic research at the moment," Tsujimoto said (thanks to MajinTenshinhan's translation). "For Switch in particular, we have Ultra Street Fighter 2 releasing in May, so we'll decide on our approach while watching how it performs."

Whether this means Capcom will cease development for Switch titles if the game doesn't perform up to par, or if strong sales will simply encourage them to produce more games is uncertain right now.

Continue reading »

Ultra Street Fighter 2 review

Capcom's Nintendo Switch title, Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers, will be releasing this Friday. Many have wondered if it will be worth its $40 price tag.

What does USF2 offer compared to its older editions? It actually does come with a few nice additions that can serve as a momentary distraction.

As someone who only started really getting into the advanced stuff of the Street Fighter series since Street Fighter 4, my perspective for this game is a fresh one rather than one driven by nostalgia. It's been over twenty years since I last touched one of the SF2 titles.

I can say that USF2 feels like a mixed bag. There are certainly some enjoyable things about the game, but there are also plenty that bother me as well.

Continue reading »

Think Deadshot's gameplay is overwhelming in Injustice 2? Take a look at Old Sagat in Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo

There's been a lot of complaining about Deadshot in the hopes of potentially getting NRS to nerf the character in an upcoming patch, but some people have been adamantly against the idea.

We've already seen a player at Toryuken throw his controller at the conclusion of an Injustice 2 match against Deadshot. What if I told you that Deadshot is actually not the most frustrating zoning character to have ever existed in a fighting game?

During a time in which there were no patches, there was a game released called Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo. In it, players could choose the new versions of characters, or the old versions of character at the price of having no super available.

Old Sagat is a character that is still infamous today in being an extremely powerful zoning character. His Tiger Uppercut's extremely high damage does an extremely good job of deterring people from ever jumping.

This match also occurred at Toryuken, but there was no complaining:

Click image for animated version

Source: TorontoTopTiers stream.

More footage of Buddy Battle, color edit mode, and Way Of The Hado in Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers

The release for Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers on the Nintendo Switch is right around the corner.

This version of Street Fighter 2 takes a legendary fighting game title and adds new characters and content. Today, we have some more footage of the game's new modes.

First up, Nintendo sits down with Capcom to run through the new Buddy Battle mode -- that which allows two players to take on one opponent at the same time. We also get to see more of the color edit mode, as well as some interesting colors made by the Nintendo crew that reflect characters such as Yoshi, Princess Peach, and Mario himself (with his fire flower power up).

You can check out these colors below.

Ultra Street Fighter 2 colors image #1 Ultra Street Fighter 2 colors image #2 Ultra Street Fighter 2 colors image #3 Ultra Street Fighter 2 colors image #4
Click images for larger versions

Additionally, GameXplain has uploaded new gameplay footage of USF4's first-person game mode, Way Of The Hado. You can check it all out after the jump.

Continue reading »

Akuma in USF2 is still broken... CPU Level 8 Akuma will make at least top 16 in tournaments - Justin Wong talks USF2, SF5, and more

In this second part of my interview with FOX|Justin Wong, we talk about Ultra Street Fighter 2 and Street Fighter 5.

With all these fighting games coming out, I decided to ask Justin Wong what his main fighting game will be once they are all out... though I get the sense that most people would only need one guess to get it right.

Be sure to have read up on part one of the interview if you haven't already. That part consisted on Justin's thoughts on MvCI.

Continue reading »

Street Fighter 2 has been entered into the Video Game Hall of Fame

The Video Game Hall of Fame is somewhat of a new concept, being that it was only started back in 2015. As such, there aren't a lot of games in the hall of fame yet.

It was only during this year that Street Fighter 2, the second traditional fighting game and sequel to the first, was added to the hall of fame. Street Fighter 2 was released in 1991.

Currently this is the only fighting on the list. With that said, Mortal Kombat is currently being considered to be added to the prestigious list.

If you want to see the entire list of games on the hall of fame, then hit the jump below.

Continue reading »