Street Fighter 2 Special Champion Editiona game by Capcom
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The heatsonthe streets, and this time the system that's caught the Street Fighter fever is the Sega Genesis! Street Fighter II Special Champion Edition is a razor-sharp translation of the arcade Turbo Hyper Fighting, with only a few hiccups here and there. You get a Champion Edition Mode, a Turbo Mode, and an all-new, never- before-played Tournament Mode called Group Battle!
From Coin-Ор to Genesis
Special's got it all, from playable bosses to new background colors to Turbo speed. It even features the opening cinematic sequence that was left on the cutting room floor of the other home versions!
So why this game is called "Special" Champion Edition? Word on the streets is that Capcom has an exclusive arrangement with Nintendo and is not allowed to release a game called "Street Fighter II Turbo" on any other system. So, the company was forced to rename the Genesis version.
A Complete Fighter
The 12 World Warriors, including the bosses, are at their prime in this game. You get almost every single Champion and Turbo move found in the arcades, from Flipping Neck Breakers to double-hit Flash Kicks to Yoga Teleports. However, don't expect to find any of the classic Champion Edition Re-Dizzy combos. M. Bison has been toned down, and his Scissor Kick now has a combo-killing pause.
The action's as fast and furious as ever. In fact, Special's so speedy that it has 10 selectable speed settings built into the game, whereas the SNES Turbo's highest speeds are only accessible by using a secret code. Even with all this speed, fighters won't experience unnecessary slowdown anywhere! Remember, though, your reactions will have to keep pace with the speed setting -- the higher the speed, the quicker the reactions.
In Fighting Color
With the Genesis' hardware limitations (64 colors onscreen at once, as opposed to the SNB's 256 colors), it's impossible to compare the Genesis CE to the coin-op or the SNES versions. Don't be surprised to see loss in the color shading. The visuals have a somewhat grainy look to them and aren't as sharp as the SNB pix, but they blow away other Sega street fighters. Overall, SCE puts on a better show of graphics than you'd expect from any Genesis game.
Working with the same hardware limitations as the graphics, the Genesis' sounds won't be as strong as those found on the SNB or the coin-op. SCE's worst failing is its garbled voices. If you stuck the actors voices underwater and ordered them to scream out the Street Fighter lines through a string-and-cups kiddie phone, they'd sound better than they do on the Genesis. The voices are so bad that many of the classic arcade misinterpretations actually sound correct! (Some people used to think Ryu and Ken's "Shoryuken" was actually pronounced "All You Ken" -- now it really sounds like that!)
While the voices knock the overall sound effects down a notch, the rest of the audio is good by Genesis standards. The music comes off decently, and there's so much variety that you won't mind its grainy quality unless you're used to the awesome SNES sounds.
Hyper Fighting Forever
Without a question, doubt, or hesitation, the Super NB version beats out the Genesis edition by virtue of better graphics and sounds. If you don't own an SNB, though, Special Champion is the top-ranked Genesis fighter in town.
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