Street Fighter II': Champion Edition

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Street Fighter II': Champion Edition
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Capcom
Planned release date(s): 1993-06[1][2]
Genre: Action
Number of players: 1-2
State before cancellation: Late in development
Status of prototype(s): Prototypes dumped and released

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Street Fighter II': Champion Edition is an update to Street Fighter II': The World Warrior, released by Capcom to arcades in 1992. A Sega Mega Drive port was planned for the summer of 1993, but was scrapped and replaced with Street Fighter II': Special Champion Edition later in the year.

History

Development

On March 10, 1993, Sega and Capcom held a joint press conference at Sega's headquarters in Redwood City, California[3] announcing the existence of Street Fighter II': Champion Edition, a 16-megabit cartridge for the Sega Mega Drive[1]. It was to be released in June alongside two six-button controllers; the Capcom Power Stick Fighter MD by Capcom and Sega's Six Button Control Pad[1] (which appeared at the event). The version shown was reported to be 75%[4]-80%[5] complete with only a few backgrounds and endings yet to implemented[4].

The game was set to cost the same as the Super NES port of Street Fighter II: The World Warrior, but with upgrades, such as extra speech[1] and the barrel bonus stage (instead of the Super NES' "brick" bonus stage)[6], as well as the changes and additions seen in the Champion Edition arcade game. Also featured would be the ability for two players to play as the same character, something only possible on the SNES with a cheat code[7].

Discovery

A prototype of the game was released by a scene group that went by the name "The Boss" on June 2nd, 1994. This prototype had been hacked and sold on bootleg cartridges as "SFII' Turbo".[8]

Much later, in 2020, two official prototypes were found and dumped by drx. Sazpaimon streamed the 1993-03-25 prototype on Twitch on July 4th, 2020, followed by drx releasing the prototypes on Hidden Palace after the stream.

Physical scans

Mega Drive, US (prototype)
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Cover

Magazine articles

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Publication Score Source
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0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Electronic Games (1992-1995) (US)
90
[9]
Sega Power (UK) NTSC-U
94
[10]
Sega Opisaniy i sekretov (RU)
89
[11]
VideoGames & Computer Entertainment (US) NTSC-U
90
[12]
Sega Mega Drive
91
Based on
4 reviews

Street Fighter II': Champion Edition

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Promotional material

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32 7bb62db2
MD5 1d2b70eb229480eb5d4bb79bfbd65e59
SHA-1 c837129d430120a462cf895306dc718665cf9dc6
2MB 1993-03-25 EPROMs[13] Download.svg (1.06 MB) (info) Page
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32 7ffa8b23
MD5 1797c118f0306efbccb420834a588482
SHA-1 de60ef3df5fa3b6881d3ed2ac7b43bc8e93923aa
2MB 1993-07-30 EPROMs[14] Download.svg (1.06 MB) (info) Page
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 a85491ae
MD5 d4a5f1e788db53f2f1c7ffb6c55da973
SHA-1 23e1e1b587a7d2d1a82599d82d01c9931ca7b4cf
2MB "STII' Turbo" bootleg

External links

References


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Prereleases:
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 (Dash) (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)
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)