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Street Fighter: The Movie
Publisher: Capcom, Acclaim (US)
Developer:
System(s): Sega Saturn
Sound driver: SCSP/CD-DA (26 tracks)
Genre: Fighting































Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
JP
¥5,800 T-1201G
Sega Saturn
US
$59.95[1] T-8105H
Sega Saturn
UK
£? T-8105H-50
Sega Saturn
FR
?F T-8105H-50
Sega Saturn
DE
DM 110,-[2] T-8105H-50
Sega Saturn
ES
?Ptas T-8105H-50
Sega Saturn
BR
R$? ?



Street Fighter: The Movie, known as Street Fighter: Real Battle on Film (ストリートファイター リアルバトル オン フィルム) in Japan, is a 1995 fighting game developed and published by Capcom for the Sega Saturn. A Sega 32X version was planned, but cancelled.

An oddball in the franchise, Street Fighter: The Movie ditches the cartoony style seen in Street Fighter games both before and since, using pre-rendered digitized graphics of characters from the 1994 live-action Street Fighter movie, which in turn was based on the video game, Street Fighter II. It is one of the few instances of a video game based on a movie based on a video game.

A different Street Fighter: The Movie, developed by Incredible Technologies, was released into the arcades some months prior.

Gameplay

The console Street Fighter: The Movie plays similarly to other Street Fighter games from this era (post Street Fighter II), with three punch and three kick buttons, which combined in various ways can unleash special attacks.

There is a "Super Combo" gauge which can be depleted by using certain Super Special moves and Super Moves. The Super Special moves are new to the series. When the Super Combo gauge is half full Super Special moves (moves performed by presing two attack moves while doing the motions of a special move) can be performed but will deplete the Super Combo gauge. When the Super Combo gauge is full Super Special moves will not deplete the bar. Also when the bar is full Super Moves can be done which require more complex button presses than either Special moves or Super Special moves. If the opponent is hit with a Super move at the end of the round the background will change to indicate it was used as the final move.

There are four game modes available, including the single player "Movie Battle" (Story Mode), "Street Battle" (similar to arcade mode in Street Fighter II), Vs. Mode (2 Player Vs. Mode), and Trial Mode (Street Fighter II arcade mode variant).

Characters

Street Fighter: The Movie takes cues from Mortal Kombat, creating its fighters by compiling digitised photographs and films of real-life actors. Unlike Mortal Kombat however, the majority of the cast from the film returned for this game. Exceptions include Raúl Juliá, who despite keen to reprise his role as M. Bison and had met with the development team, was too unwell and would later die of a stroke in October 1994. Robert Mammone who played Blanka in the movie is also absent, being replaced with his stunt double, presumably due to the character's complicated moveset.

While the cast of the movie is similar to Super Street Fighter II, Dhalsim and T. Hawk are not represented in the game, while Super Street Fighter II's Fei-Long was excluded from both. Akuma from Street Fighter Alpha is also included (being portrayed by Ernie Reyes Sr. who did some of the film's stunts), as is Sawada, an original character specific to the film.

Akuma (Ernie Reyes Sr.)
Balrog (Grand L. Bush)
Blanka
Cammy (Kylie Minogue)
Chun Li (Ming-Na Wen)
DeeJay (Miguel A. Núñez, Jr.)
E. Honda (Peter Tuiasosopo)
Guile (Jean-Claude Van Damme)
Ken (Damian Chapa)
M. Bison
Ryu (Byron Mann)
Sawada (Kenya Sawada)
Sagat (Wes Studi)
Vega (Jay Tavare)
Zangief (Andrew Bryniarski)

History

Release

In Europe, Street Fighter: The Movie was distributed in packaging similar to that of its North American counterpart - the only instance in the Saturn's library to opt for the elongated jewel case design rather than the bespoke Saturn cases seen with other software.

Magazine articles

Main article: Street Fighter: The Movie/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

NextGeneration US 11.pdf

Print advert in














Next Generation (US) #11: "November 1995" (1995-10-24)
also published in:













  • Game Players (US) Vol. 8 No. 11 "November 1995" (1995-xx-xx)[3]

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
44 №11, p126/127[4]
60 №1996-01, p36[2]
82 №47, p142/143
88
50 Electric Playground
63 №349, p31
65 №36, p42
20 №2, p146
54 №38, p90[5]
60 №11, p170/174[6]
70 №56, p118
88 №50, p58/59
49 №1, p66/67[7]
70 №1995-09, p164[8]
70 №, p13Media:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf[9]
Sega Saturn
62
Based on
15 reviews

Saturn, US
SFtM Saturn US Box Back.jpgSFtM Saturn US Box Front.jpg
Cover
SFtM Saturn US Disc.jpg
Disc
Sftm sat us manual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, EU
SFtM Saturn EU Box Back.jpgSFtM Saturn EU Box.jpg
Cover
Saturn, JP
SFtM Saturn JP Box Back.jpgSFtM Saturn JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
SFTheMovie Saturn JP Spinecard.jpg
Spinecard
SFTheMovie Saturn JP Disc.jpg
Disc
Saturn, BR
SFtM Saturn BR Box Front.jpg
Cover

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 File:GamePro US 076.pdf, page 64
  2. 2.0 2.1 File:CDPlayer DE 1996-01.pdf, page 36
  3. File:GamePlayers US 0811.pdf, page 156
  4. File:CDConsoles FR 11.pdf, page 126
  5. File:MeanMachinesSega38UK.pdf, page 91
  6. File:NextGeneration US 11.pdf, page 172
  7. File:SSM_UK_01.pdf, page 66
  8. File:SSM_JP_19950901_1995-09.pdf, page 166
  9. File:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf, page 15


Street Fighter games for Sega systems
Sega Mega Drive
Street Fighter II': Special Champion Edition (1993) | Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers (1994)
Sega Saturn
Street Fighter: The Movie (1995) | Street Fighter Alpha: Warriors' Dreams (1996) | Street Fighter II Movie (1996) | Street Fighter Alpha 2 (1996) | Street Fighter Collection (1997) | X-Men vs. Street Fighter (1997) | Pocket Fighter (1998) | Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter (1998) | Capcom Generation: Dai 5 Shuu Kakutouka-tachi (1998) | Street Fighter Alpha 3 (1999)
Sega Master System
Street Fighter II' (1997)
Sega Dreamcast
Street Fighter Alpha 3 (1999) | Street Fighter III: Double Impact (1999) | Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike (2000) | Super Street Fighter II X for Matching Service (2000)
Arcade
Street Fighter Zero 3 Upper (2001)
Sampler Discs
Sega Saturn
Street Fighter Zero 2 Taikenban (199x) | Street Fighter Collection Taikenban (1997)
Sega Dreamcast
Street Fighter Zero 3 Tentou Taikenban (199x)