Street Fighter: The Movie

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Street Fighter: The Movie
System(s): Sega Saturn
Publisher: Capcom (Japan), Acclaim Entertainment (US, Europe, Brazil)
Sound driver: SCSP/CD-DA (26 tracks)
Genre: Fighting, Action[1][2]

Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
¥5,8005,800 T-1201G
Sega Rating: All Ages
Sega Saturn
$59.9559.95[3] T-8105H
ESRB: Teen
Sega Saturn
Sega Saturn
DM 110110[4] T-8105H-50
USK: 12
Sega Saturn
Sega Saturn
Sega Saturn
Tectoy: 13+

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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[5], but cancelled.


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).


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 Super Street Fighter II 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.

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


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.


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.


Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English Street Fighter: The Movie Street Fighter: The Movie
English (US) Street Fighter: The Movie Street Fighter: The Movie
Japanese ストリートファイター リアルバトル オン フィルム Street Fighter: Real Battle on Film

Magazine articles

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

Promotional material

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

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
44 [7]
60 [4]
82 №47, p142/143
63 №349, p31
65 №36, p42
20 [8]
54 [9]
60 [10]
70 №56, p118
88 №50, p58/59
49 [11]
70 [12]
70 [13]
60 [14]
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Based on
15 reviews
Saturn, JP
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SFTheMovie Saturn JP Spinecard.jpg
SFTheMovie Saturn JP Disc.jpg
Saturn, US
SFtM Saturn US Box Back.jpgSFtM Saturn US Box Front.jpg
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Sftm sat us manual.pdf
Saturn, EU
SFtM Saturn EU Box Back.jpgSFtM Saturn EU Box.jpg
Saturn, DE
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SFtM Saturn EU Box.jpg
Saturn, AU
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Saturn, BR
Street Fighter Movie Back TecToy.pngStreet Fighter Movie Front.png

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Saturn
622,038,144 CD-ROM (EU) T-8105H-50 V1.001
Sega Saturn
629,776,224 1995-07-02 CD-ROM (JP) T-1201G V1.001
Sega Saturn
622,038,144 CD-ROM (US) T-8105H V1.003

Extra content

This game has extra content which can be viewed when accessing the disc on a PC.

Folder / File Type Size description
SFRB_ABS.TXT TXT (Abstract) 202 About this game.
SFRB_BIB.TXT TXT (Bibliographiced) 377 Theme song credits
SFRB_COP.TXT TXT (Copyright) 53 Copyright


Street Fighter games for Sega systems
Sega Mega Drive
Street Fighter II': Champion Edition (unreleased) | 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) | Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo (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) | Street Fighter Zero 3 for Matching Service (2001) | Super Puzzle Fighter II X for Matching Service (2001)
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)