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Street Fighter 2 World Warrior Review – Super Nintendo (SNES)

Platform: Super Nintendo

Publisher: Capcom

Developer: Capcom

Release Date: 1992

Street Fighter 2 World Warrior – Super Nintendo (SNES) Description

Street Fighter 2 for SNES (Famicom) was released on 10th June, 1992 in Japan, followed by the North American release in August that year then the European version came out in December.

Capcom’s fighter was the key to the success of the Super Nintendo, it was included as a pack in game with the console, in the early 90’s, if you didn’t have Street Fighter 2, you were a loser!

The American SNES cartridge was re-released in 2017 as a limited edition to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Street Fighter series.

This conversion was outstanding, with only a few elements missing from the arcade version.

Here is a list of what is missing:

  • Opening sequence with the 2 fighters.
  • Some character voice samples missing when performing certain moves.
  • Arcade version voice samples pitch changed depending on the strength of light, medium and hard attacks.
  • Bonus stage with the stack of flaming drums.
  • Music arrangement that changed as a player is losing the match.
  • Chun Li’s close attack standing medium punch.
  • The walking animation of the characters when retreating from an opponent is the same when advancing.
  • The voiced countdown during the continue screen, as well as the reading of each country’s name.

PIXELGAMES REVIEW: Street Fighter 2 World Warrior was the game that truly kicked off the 16-bit era of gaming, the Super Nintendo conversion is truly outstanding. Maintaining the majority of the features that made it take a success in the arcade. This was the main reason everybody wanted a SNES in 1992 and beyond, only bettered by it’s sequel Street Fighter II: Turbo in later 1993 which also featured the boss characters Balrog, Vega, Sagat and M.Bison. In short, it kicks ass!

Pixel score: 94%

Other formats: Arcade, Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum, MS-DOS, Game Boy, Master System, Sega Saturn, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, Xbox, PSP, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Windows

Classic Reviews of Street Fighter 2: World Warrior on Super Nintendo

GAMEPRO (USA): AUGUST 1992 – Despite the missing Champion elements, you must check out Street Fighter 2 for the SNES. It’s a nearly flawless conversion of the arcade original that’s made even more enjoyable by new options and the convenience of home fighting. (Slasher Quan) SCORE: 100%

MEAN MACHINES (UK): JULY 1992 – What surely must be the greatest ever arcade machine has become the greatest ever arcade-to-console conversion. It truly is mind-bogglingly good! Apart from a few minuscule differences – none of which affect the gameplay in the slightest – this IS Street Fighter 2. The sound, sprites, animated backgrounds and gameplay are all spot-on, so much so that once you’re used to playing with the Super Nintendo control pads (which doesn’t take long since you can select which buttons do what) you actually think you’re playing the arcade game! All your favourite tactics work, everything reacts in the same way, all the moves are present…everything is perfect!Incredibly, Capcom have also added some new features not present in the arcade machine – a new bonus screen and a whole load of options which allow you to handicap yourself or other players, select the background and change the difficulty settings. Score: 98%

Cheats and tips: Street Fighter 2 on Super Nintendo

Load or reset the game, then execute the following BASIC command before running or restarting the program:

Effect and code

Remove energy bars, timers and sound from the game (Random, I know!)

Same character in VS MODE


Go to options menu, press Start to return to the main menu. Repeat process 27 times!

Press Down, R, Up, L, Y, B at the Capcom logo

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