Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers

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Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Virtual Console
Publisher: Capcom (Japan, US), Sega (Europe)
Developer:
Distributor:
Sega Mega Drive
SF Interactive Media (SE rental)
Original system(s): Capcom CPS-2
Peripherals supported:
Sega Mega Drive
Six Button Control Pad, Mega Net 2
Genre: Action[1][2], Fighting[3]

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥10,900 (11,227)10,900e[4] T-12043
Sega Mega Drive
US
T-12056
Videogame Rating Council: MA-13
Sega Mega Drive
EU
1098-50
Sega Mega Drive
ES
5449-06
Sega Mega Drive
FR
5449-09
Sega Mega Drive
PT
MDJ1098
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£59.9959.99[9] 5449-05
Sega Mega Drive
SE
Sega Mega Drive
SE
(Rental)
Sega Mega Drive
AU
FSUP00SMC
OFLC: M15
Sega Mega Drive
BR
049010
Tectoy: 13+
Sega Mega Drive
KR
GM94014JT
Sega Mega Drive
AS
1098
Wii Virtual Console
JP
600pts600[11]
CERO: B
Wii Virtual Console
US
800pts800[13]
ESRB: Teen
Wii Virtual Console
EU
800pts800[12]
PEGI: 12+
Wii Virtual Console
DE
800pts800[12]
USK: 12
Non-Sega versions

Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers (スーパーストリートファイターII ザ ニューチャレンジャーズ) is an update to Street Fighter II, originally released in arcades in 1993. It was ported to the Sega Mega Drive in 1994.

It was the fourth arcade release of Street Fighter II, following the original Street Fighter II: The World Warrior, Street Fighter II′: Champion Edition, and Street Fighter II′ Turbo: Hyper Fighting, and the second release for the Mega Drive, following Street Fighter II': Special Champion Edition. The game is notable for using a 40-megabit cartridge, the largest for any officially licensed Mega Drive game.

Story

As part of his global domination plan, M. Bison sets up a tournament to find the world's best fighters to brainwash into his criminal organization Shadaloo.

Gameplay

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Character select

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Gameplay

The arcade version of Super Street Fighter II runs on the more powerful Capcom CPS-2 hardware (as opposed to the CPS-1 which previous entries in the series used). Though the core gameplay is the same, the graphics and audio were refined and in many cases redone. As such, the game is generally seen as the most significant upgrade to the game. In addition to the improved presentation, the game adds four "New Challengers" to the series (T. Hawk, Cammy, Fei Long, and Dee Jay), expanding the total number of playable characters to sixteen. Several returning characters have received new techniques as well. The game also features a new scoring system that tracks combos, first attacks, reversals, and recoveries made by the player and awards bonus points accordingly.

Characters move with Left and Right and crouch with Down. They jump with Up and flip back and forth with Up-left and Up-right. Punches are done with X (jab), Y (medium), and Z (fierce) and kicks are done with A (short), B (medium), and C (roundhouse). Light attacks are faster and hard attacks deal more damage. When playing with a standard three-button control pad,  START  toggles between punches and kicks. Special moves for each character are done by pairing specific directional combinations with an attack button.

Blocking is done by holding the D-Pad away from the opponent, with special moves still doing a small amount of "chip damage" if blocked. Characters can block while standing, which blocks against high and mid attacks but not low attacks (such as sweeps), or crouching, which blocks against mid and low attacks but not high attacks (such as jumping attacks and overhead strikes). Characters can become dizzy from being attacked repeatedly; they are uncontrollable and vulnerable in this state but can recover more quickly by rapidly pressing back and forth on the D-Pad along with the attack buttons. It is also possible to escape grabs in this way.

Throws and grabs are done by holding Left or Right when next to an opponent and pressing a medium or hard punch or kick button. Different characters have different throws available to them, and some characters can throw in midair. Throws cannot be blocked.

Modes

There are multiple game modes:

  • Super: The single-player arcade mode, where the player plays a matches against a series of computer-controlled opponents, ending with the four Shadaloo bosses Balrog, Vega, Sagat, and M. Bison. By default, the player faces 12 total opponents, with the first eight chosen randomly. After every three matches, the player plays a bonus stage. By enabling Expert mode in the options, the player can face all 16 characters, which gives the player an extra ending sequence after completing the game. There are no bonus stages in Expert mode. In either mode, a second player can join the game to challenge the other player to a fight by pressing  START , with the victor continuing in the tournament. There are eight different difficulty levels for computer-controlled opponents.
  • Versus: A dedicated two-player mode. Players choose a character, a handicap, and a stage. The game keeps track of wins, losses, and draws for each player (until the console is powered off).
  • Tournament: A tournament mode where up to 8 players (which can be set to computer-controlled) compete in a double-elimination tournament bracket. Matches are only one round in this mode. Players can set their handicap before each match.
  • Group: A two-player mode where each player picks up to eight fighters (which can be randomly selected) and fight in a series of one-round matches. Players can choose a different number of characters and can set handicaps. In the Point Match mode, players are awarded points for each victory and extra points for time remaining in each round. After every character on both sides has fought, the player with the most points at the end is the winner. In Elimination mode, players lose the character they are playing when they lose a match. A player loses upon losing every character.
  • Challenge: A single-player mode played against computer-controlled opponents. In the Time Challenge mode, the player tries to knockout opponents in the fastest time possible. In the Score Challenge, the player tries to accumulate the biggest score possible. The player chooses a character to play as well as the opponent. The stage is chosen randomly. Matches are only one round in this mode. The game does not remember records after the console is powered off.

Unlike the original arcade game, the Mega Drive port of the game has four selectable game speeds, which affect every mode except the Challenge mode.

Characters

Note: Move lists assume that the character is facing right. When facing left, Left and Right should be reversed.

P Any punch button
 LP  Light punch
 MP  Medium punch
 HP  Hard punch
K Any kick button
 LK  Light kick
 MK  Medium kick
 HK  Hard kick

For moves that require pressing all three P or K buttons, pressing any two buttons also works.

Playable

All of the characters from previous versions of Street Fighter II return, with some receiving new moves. Four "New Challengers" have been added: T. Hawk, a Native American warrior from Mexico whose ancestral homeland was taken from him by Shadaloo; Fei Long, a Hong Kong movie star who wishes to test his martial arts against real opponents; Dee Jay, a kickboxing musician from Jamaica seeking inspiration for his next song; and Cammy, a 19-year-old female special forces agent from England with a mysterious past tied to M. Bison.

Players choose one of eight character color schemes: the character's original color scheme with  LP , their color scheme from Champion Edition with  MP , their color scheme from Hyper Fighting with  HP , or one of five new color schemes (with any of the kick buttons or  START , with one additional color scheme available by continuing to hold any button after choosing a character).

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Date of birth:
1964-07-21
Height:
5'10"
Weight:
150 lbs.
Blood type:
O


Japan Ryu
A pure warrior who trained at the Shotokan school of karate, Ryu has no home, friends, or family, and tirelessly travels the globe seeking a challenge.
Move list (Special moves)
Name Command Description
Fireball Down Down-right Right P Ryu shouts "Hadouken!" and shoots a ball of energy from his hands.
Red (Stun) Fireball Left Down-left Down Down-right Right Right P A variant of the Hadouken, known as the Shakunetsu Hadoken, that is larger and travels more slowly. It has a fire effect and can knockover opponents in close range.
Dragon Punch Right Down Down-right P Ryu shouts "Shoryuken!" and delivers a powerful uppercut.
Hurricane Kick Down Down-left Left K Ryu shouts "Tatsumaki Senpukyaku!" and spins his leg like a hurricane. This move can be performed in midair.
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Date of birth:
1960-11-03
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
304 lbs.
Blood type:
A


Japan E. Honda
A sumo wrestler who has earned the title of "Yokozuna." He has entered the World Warrior tournament to prove that sumo wrestling is a true sport.
Move list (Special moves)
Name Command Description
Hundred Hand Slap PPPPP E. Honda unleashes a flurry of hand slaps. He can move with Left and Right while doing this.
Sumo Head Butt Hold Left for 2 seconds, then Right+P E. Honda propels himself forward head first using his leg strength.
Sumo Smash Hold Down for 2 seconds, then Up+K E. Honda leaps high into the air and uses his weight to flatten an opponent.
Move list (Command normals)
Name Command Description
Flying Sumo Press Down+ MK  while jumping diagonally E. Honda drops with a body press.
Hiza Geri Left+ MK  or Right+ MK  (close) E. Honda performs a knee strike that can hit up to two times.
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Date of birth:
1966-02-12
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
218lbs
Blood type:
B


Brazil Blanka
A bizarre beast-like fighter who suddenly appeared from the rainforests of Brazil to challenge anyone who dares oppose him.
Move list (Special moves)
Name Command Description
Electricity PPPPP Blanka charges himself with electricity, zapping anyone who touches him.
Rolling Attack Hold Left for 2 seconds, then Right+P Blanka curls into a ball and rolls straight into his opponent.
Beast Leap Hold Left for 2 seconds, then Right+K Blanka does a handstand, then leaps high into the air for a rolling attack.
Vertical Rolling Attack Hold Down for 2 seconds, then Up+K Blanka curls into a ball and launches upwards to hit an airborne opponent or drop on them from above.
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Date of birth:
1960-12-13
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
191 lbs.
Blood type:
O


United States of America Guile
An ex-member of an elite Special Forces team who has entered the tournament to avenge the death of his co-pilot Charlie at the hands of M. Bison.
Move list (Special moves)
Name Command Description
Sonic Boom Hold Left for 2 seconds, then Right+P Guile fires an energy burst by whipping his arms in the air.
Flash Kick Hold Down for 2 seconds, then Up+K Guile performs a backflip kick, causing a damaging vacuum.
Move list (Command normals)
Name Command Description
Knee Bazooka Left+ MK  or Right+ MK  Guile hops forward with a knee strike.
Reverse Spin Kick Left+ HK  or Right+ HK  (close) Guile does an upside-down kick.
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Date of birth:
1965-02-14
Height:
5'10"
Weight:
169 lbs.
Blood type:
B


United States of America Ken
A martial artist who received the same training as Ryu, though is brash and arrogant. A challenge from his old partner rekindled his fighting spirit.
Move list (Special moves)
Name Command Description
Fireball Down Down-right Right P Ken shouts "Hadouken!" and shoots a ball of energy from his hands.
Dragon Punch Right Down Down-right P Ken shouts "Shoryuken!" and delivers a powerful uppercut. When performed with  HP , Ken has a flaming fist and can hit his opponent up to three times.
Hurricane Kick Down Down-left Left K Ken shouts "Tatsumaki Senpukyaku!" and spins his leg like a hurricane. This move can be performed in midair.
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Date of birth:
1968-03-01
Height:
5'8"
Weight:
She won't tell
Blood type:
A


China Chun-Li
Unlike the other contestants, Chun-Li has joined the tournament to investigate the crime syndicate Shadaloo, believing that the "Grand Masters" are responsible for her father's murder.
Move list (Special moves)
Name Command Description
Lightning Kick KKKKK Chun-Li unleashes a flurry of rapid kicks.
Whirlwind Kick Hold Down for 2 seconds, then Up+K Chun-Li flips upside down and spins like a top.
Kioken (Fireball) Hold Left for 2 seconds, then Right+P Chun-Li shoots a fireball from her hands, which only travels part of the width of the screen.
Move list (Command normals)
Name Command Description
Wall Jump D-Pad in the opposite direction when jumping onto the edge of the screen Chun-Li can jump off the edges of the screen.
Yousou Kyaku Down+ MK  in midair Chun-Li holds a straight leg in a head stomp.
Kaku Kyaku Raku Up+ HK  Chun-Li backflips high into the air, coming down with a kick.
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Date of birth:
1956-06-01
Height:
7'0"
Weight:
256 lbs.
Blood type:
A


Soviet Union Zangief
A good-natured Russian wrestler who joined the tournament to seek greater competition, and is believed to have entered out of fierce respect for his country.
Move list (Special moves)
Name Command Description
Spinning Clothesline All three P simultaneously Zangief spins around with his arms outstretched, knocking anyone who wanders into him. He is invulnerable above the waist while performing this move, allowing most projectiles to pass through him. He can move with Left and Right while spinning.
Turbo Spinning Clothesline All three K simultaneously Zangief performs a Spinning Clothesline that is faster but has a shorter duration. He can move with Left and Right while spinning.
Spinning Piledriver D-Pad in a 360° rotation, then P (close) Zangief grapples his opponent and drives them head first into the ground like a drill.
Siberian Suplex D-Pad in a 360° rotation, then K (close) Zangief grapples his opponent and suplexes them head first.
Siberian Bear Crusher D-Pad in a 360° rotation, then P (far away) Zangief grapples his opponent and slams their back on the ground. Can only be performed when Zangief is far away from his opponent.
Move list (Command normals)
Name Command Description
Flying Body Attack Down+ HP  while jumping diagonally Zangief drops with a body press.
Double Knee Drop Down+ LK / MK  while jumping diagonally Zangief falls with his knees forward.
Headbutt Left+ MP / HP  or Right+ MP / HP  Zangief hops into the air and does a headbutt.
Kuuchuu Headbutt Up+ MP / HP  during neutral jump Zangief performs a headbutt in midair.
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Date of birth:
1952-11-22
Height:
5'10"
Weight:
107 lbs.
Blood type:
O


India Dhalsim
Dhalsim sought to unify his mind, body and soul through Yoga, and has entered the tournament to test his skills. He stretches his limbs to attack from afar.
Move list (Special moves)
Name Command Description
Yoga Fire Down Down-right Right P Dhalsim spits out a fireball that scorches whoever it touches.
Yoga Flame Left Down-left Down Down-right Right P Dhalsim spews forth a close-ranged cloud of flame.
Yoga Teleport Forward Left Down Down-left and all three P or K simultaneously Dhalsim teleports himself in front of his opponent, with his distance depending on which buttons were pressed: P teleports him close to his opponent, while K teleports him further away.
Yoga Teleport Backward Right Down Down-right and all three P or K simultaneously Dhalsim teleports himself behind his opponent, with his distance depending on which buttons were pressed: P teleports him close to his opponent, while K teleports him further away.
Move list (Command normals)
Name Command Description
Yoga Mummy Down+ HP  in midair Dhalsim spins downward head first like a drill.
Yoga Spear Down+ HK  in midair Dhalsim spins downward feet first like a drill.
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Date of birth:
1959-07-21
Height:
7'7"
Weight:
357 lbs.
Blood type:
O


Mexico T. Hawk
T. Hawk and his family moved to Mexico after his homeland was taken from him by Shadaloo. He has entered the World Warrior tournament to destroy Bison with powerful Native American techniques and reclaim his homeland.
Move list (Special moves)
Name Command Description
The Hawk All three P simultaneously in midair T. Hawk dives down onto his opponent from the air.
Thunderstrike Right Down Down-right P T. Hawk launches upward to strike his opponent head first.
Storm Hammer D-Pad in a 360° rotation, then P (close) T. Hawk swings his opponent high into the air, then slams them into the ground.
Move list (Command normals)
Name Command Description
Thrust Peak Left+ LP  or Right+ LP  T. Hawk chops his hand downward.
Heavy Shoulder Down+ MP  while jumping diagonally T. Hawk drops with his elbow out.
Heavy Body Press Down+ HP  while jumping diagonally T. Hawk falls down with a diving splash.
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Date of birth:
1969-04-23
Height:
5'8"
Weight:
132 lbs.
Blood type:
O


HK 1959 Fei Long
The master of several styles of Shaolin Kung Fu, Fei Long turned down the lifestyle of being a film star to enter the World Warrior tournament and test his skills.
Move list (Special moves)
Name Command Description
Rekka Ken Down Down-right Right P (up to 3 times) Fei Long steps forward and punches his opponent. This move can be performed up to three times in quick succession.
Rising Dragon Kick Left Down Down-left K Fei Long unleashes a flaming kick that spirals upwards.
Move list (Command normals)
Name Command Description
Chokka Raku Shou Left+ MK  or Right+ MK  Fei Long jumps up and performs an axe kick.
En Geki Shuu Right+ HK  Fei Long steps forward and performs a kick that can hit two times.
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Date of birth:
1965-10-31
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
203 lbs.
Blood type:
O


Jamaica Dee Jay
Trained as a kickboxer, Dee Jay has shown his affinity of music by integrating the beat of his music into his fighting style, which he believes will help him win the World Warrior tournament and reach the top of the charts.
Move list (Special moves)
Name Command Description
Hyper Fist Hold Down for 2 seconds, then Up+PPPPP Dee Jay unleashes a furious punch.
Max Out Hold Left for 2 seconds, then Right+P Dee Jay thrusts his fist upwards to launch a projectile.
Double Dread Kick Hold Left for 2 seconds, then Right+K Dee Jay kicks twice in succession.
Move list (Command normals)
Name Command Description
Knee Shot Down+ LK  while jumping diagonally Dee Jay attacks with his knee.
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Date of birth:
1974-01-06
Height:
5'5"
Weight:
101 lbs.
Blood type:
B


United Kingdom Cammy
Having been found with amnesia by British Intelligence, Cammy underwent Special Forces training and became head of the class. She is working undercover in the World Warrior tournament to learn about her dark past.
Move list (Special moves)
Name Command Description
Cannon Drill Down Down-right Right K Cammy spins forward feet first like a drill.
Front Kick Right Down Down-right K Cammy leaps into the air with a front kick.
Spinning Knuckle Left Down-left Down Down-right Right P Cammy hops forward and does an elbow smash and a backfist. This move passes through projectiles.

Bosses

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Date of birth:
1968-09-04
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
252 lbs.
Blood type:
A


United States of America Balrog (M. Bison)
A former heavyweight champion who was banned from professional boxing for ignoring the rules of the ring and hired by M. Bison. Since he is a boxer, all of his attacks, even those executed with a kick button, are performed with his upper body (punches, elbow strikes, headbutts, and so forth).
Move list (Special moves)
Name Command Description
Turn Punch Hold all three P or K simultaneously for 2 seconds, then release Turning his back to his opponent, Balrog delivers a powerful punch.
Final Punch Hold all three P or K simultaneously, then release Balrog delivers a powerful punch. The longer the P or K buttons are held down, the greater the punch's power.
Shoulder Butt Hold Down for 2 seconds, then Up+P Balrog jumps up with a shoulder smash.
Dash Punch Hold Left for 2 seconds, then Right+P or K Balrog sprints forward and smashes his opponent. Pressing P causes a straight punch, while K causes an uppercut. He dashes farther when a stronger attack button is used.
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Date of birth:
1967-01-27
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
208lbs
Blood type:
O


Spain Vega (Balrog)
A vain and egotistical fighter who has blended the Japanese art of Ninjitsu with his matador skills, earning him the nickname of the "Spanish Ninja." He fights with a claw on one hand, which can be broken from blocking too many hits, reducing the damage of his punches.
Move list (Special moves)
Name Command Description
Claw Roll Hold Left for 2 seconds, then Right+P Vega executes a quick forward roll and quickly stabs his opponent.
Claw Dive Hold Down for 2 seconds, then Up+K, then P Vega jumps to the edge of the screen, then dives onto his opponent with his arms spread when the player presses P.
Wall Leap Hold Down for 2 seconds, then Up+K, then Left+P or Right+P Vega jumps to the edge of the screen, then drops on his opponent and quickly does an air suplex if the player presses Left+P or Right+P when near the opponent.
Claw Thrust Hold Down for 2 seconds, then Up+P Vega dives towards his opponent claw first.
Back Flip All P or K simultaneously Vega performs a backflip. He does a full backflip with P and half a backflip with K. He is invulnerable while performing this move.
Move list (Command normals)
Name Command Description
Wall Jump D-Pad in the opposite direction when jumping onto the edge of the screen Vega can jump off the edges of the screen.
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Date of birth:
1955-07-02
Height:
7'4"
Weight:
283 lbs.
Blood type:
B


Thailand Sagat
Once the original "King of the Street Fighters" and a master of the Muay Thai fighting style, Sagat has sworn to defeat Ryu and regain his title.
Move list (Special moves)
Name Command Description
Tiger Shot Down Down-right Right P or K Sagat shoots a projectile that can damage opponents or negate other projectiles. Pressing P throws a high shot, while pressing K throws a low shot.
Tiger Uppercut Right Down Down-right P Sagat rises off the ground while punching upwards, knocking down his opponent on impact.
Tiger Knee Down Down-right Right Up-right K Sagat leaps forward over an opponent's low attack and delivers a knee strike.
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Date of birth:
Unknown
Height:
5'11"
Weight:
254 lbs.
Blood type:
A


Thailand M. Bison (Vega)
The leader of the crime syndicate Shadaloo and one of the primary antagonists of the series. Bison rules over his empire with an iron fist, and only uses his psychic ability when necessary.
Move list (Special moves)
Name Command Description
Psycho Crusher Hold Left for 2 seconds, then Right+P M. Bison channels his psychic energy and flies into his opponent head first, igniting them in psychic flame.
Scissor Kick Hold Left for 2 seconds, then Right+K M. Bison sails over low attacks with two devastating kicks.
Head Stomp Hold Down for 2 seconds, then Up+K M. Bison flies into the air and stomps his opponent's head. After bouncing off his opponent's head, he can dive down again with a Psycho Fist by pressing P.
Flying Psycho Fist Hold Down for 2 seconds, then Up+P M. Bison performs a flying punch on his opponent.

Stages

Each character has his or her own stage where matches are hosted. The stage can be manually chosen in the two-player mode.

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Japan Ryu
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Japan E. Honda
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Brazil Blanka
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United States of America Guile
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United States of America Ken
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China Chun-Li
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Soviet Union Zangief
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India Dhalsim
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Mexico T. Hawk
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HK 1959 Fei Long
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Jamaica Dee Jay
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United Kingdom Cammy
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United States of America Balrog
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Spain Vega
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Thailand Sagat
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Thailand M. Bison
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Bonus stages

A bonus stage appears in the single-player game after every three matches won (except when playing on Expert mode). Characters destroy inanimate objects within a time limit by attacking them for bonus points.

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Bonus stage 1
Characters destroy a car, similar to the first bonus stage of Final Fight.

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Bonus stage 2
Characters destroy a pyramid-shaped stack of bricks.

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Bonus stage 3
Characters destroy rolling barrels as they fall from a conveyor belt.

History

Development

Super Street Fighter II was the second Street Fighter II game to be released for the Sega Mega Drive, following from the Mega Drive-only release of Street Fighter II': Special Champion Edition (essentially a compilation of the arcade's Champion Edition and Hyper Fighting revisions with alterations suited to the Mega Drive's hardware). Unlike the arcade lineage, however, Super Street Fighter II was rebuilt almost completely from scratch, so although derives from the same base as Special Champion Edition, borrows very few assets from that earlier release.

Super Street Fighter II uses a different sound driver than Special Champion Edition, and the majority of graphics have been re-drawn and improved. It also re-introduces missing elements from the older release such as the announcer's voice.

However, this comes at a cost: the game ROM is 5MB (40 Megabits) in size, while the Mega Drive console can only safely access 4MB. Capcom created a special bank switching mapper unit to get around this problem, with Super Street Fighter II being the only officially licensed game on the Mega Drive to use such technology (others opt for an SRAM mapper). The custom hardware and larger ROM, however, drove the game's price to ¥10,900 in Japan, with similar inflated prices across the world. The only other licensed Mega Drive games originally priced at more than ¥10,000 were Koei's various titles, but those were deliberately sold at those prices.

Capcom also released a Super NES version of Super Street Fighter II at around the same period, which shares assets with this Mega Drive version. The SNES code (and by extension, likely this Mega Drive version's code) derives from two older SNES releases; a port of Street Fighter II: The World Warrior (1992) and Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting (1993, officially spelled without the prime mark in this version).

Legacy

In the arcades, Super Street Fighter II would be followed up by yet another update, Super Street Fighter II Turbo (known as Super Street Fighter II X in Japan). This would avoid the Mega Drive and Super NES in favour of the 3DO, Amiga, Amiga CD32, and IBM PC. However, it would eventually make its way to the Sega Dreamcast in a tweaked form, Super Street Fighter II X for Matching Service.

Arcade ports of both Super Street Fighter II and Super Street Fighter II Turbo would be included in the Sega Saturn release of Street Fighter Collection. This Mega Drive version of Super Street Fighter II has also since been brought over to the Wii's Virtual Console in Japan (and listed on Sega's main site).

Versions

Super Street Fighter II was originally designed with Capcom's CPS-2 arcade hardware in mind, as opposed to previous iterations which ran on the original CPS board. While Capcom's development teams would have been more accustomed to the Mega Drive hardware at this point, the gap in technology is wider than in Street Fighter II′: Special Champion Edition, meaning more intricate details are missing from the Sega version. Virtually no assets from Special Champion Edition were recycled, being instead re-converted from the arcade.

In addition to expected losses in colour and smaller sprites across the board, backgrounds are simplified on the Mega Drive, either with layers of parallax scrolling removed (T. Hawk's stage) or missing animations (Dee Jay's stage). Many of the missing elements in Special Champion Edition are still missing in the Mega Drive port of Super, such as the overflowing water of E. Honda's stage and a missing parallax layer for clouds in Blanka's stage. More complex effects, such as the northern lights in Cammy's stage are dialed back considerably.

Bonus stages appear in a different order in the Mega Drive version for unknown reasons: rather than fight barrels in the third bonus stage, the player has to fight a wall in the second. The credits sequence where matches take place in the background was removed in the Mega Drive conversion.

While the larger ROM size means Super Street Fighter II is able to offer more voice samples than Special Champion Edition, the quality of the samples in many cases have been noticeably reduced, in addition to simplified music tracks. ROM hacking communities have since released fan-made patches to improve the quality of this audio, as well as to bring the colour palettes more in-line with the arcade version (addressing situations such as the water in Ken's stage, which is unnaturally green in the standard version).

Digital manuals

Magazine articles

Main article: Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Main article: Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers/Promotional material.

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
94 №20, p44-46
Sega Mega Drive
94
Based on
1 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
60
[16]
Alaab Alcomputtar (SA)
90
[17]
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
75
[18]
Consoles + (FR)
92
[19]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
88
[20]
Edge (UK)
80
[21]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
68
[22]
Game Players (US) NTSC-U
96
[6]
Game Players (US)
96
[23]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
90
[24]
GamePro (DE)
87
[25]
Games World: The Magazine (UK) PAL
85
[26]
Hacker (HR)
79
[27]
Joker (SI)
86
[28]
Joypad (FR) PAL
80
[29]
LeveL (CZ)
85
[30]
Mega (UK) NTSC-J
94
[31]
Mega Force (FR) PAL
89
[32]
Mega Fun (DE) NTSC-J
89
[33]
Mega Play (US) NTSC-U
84
[34]
MegaTech (UK) NTSC-J
96
[35]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) NTSC
92
[36]
Player One (FR)
98
[37]
Play Time (DE)
91
[38]
Score (CZ)
90
[39]
Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
96
[9]
Sega Power (UK) NTSC
96
[40]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
90
[41]
Sega Force (SE)
80
[42]
Sega Mega Drive Review (RU)
82
[43]
Sega Opisaniy i sekretov (RU)
89
[44]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
82
[45]
Sonic the Comic (UK) PAL
92
[46]
Todo Sega (ES)
96
[47]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
92
[48]
Video Games (DE) PAL
91
[49]
Sega Mega Drive
87
Based on
36 reviews

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Mega Drive, KR (cardboard)
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Mega Drive, Asia NTSC
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Technical information

Main article: Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers/Technical information.

External links

  • Sega of Japan Virtual Console pages: Mega Drive
  • Nintendo catalogue pages: US, UK

References

  1. File:SuperStreetFighter2 MD JP Box.jpg
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/megadrive/software_l.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-07-02 23:21)
  3. File:SSFII MD SE rental cover.jpg
  4. Beep! MegaDrive, "July 1994" (JP; 1994-06-08), page 138
  5. VideoGames, "July 1994" (US; 1994-0x-xx), page 61
  6. 6.0 6.1 Game Players, "Vol. 7 No. 7 July 1994" (US; 1994-0x-xx), page 38
  7. Computer Trade Weekly, "" (UK; 1994-08-15), page 10
  8. Sega Pro, "September 1994" (UK; 1994-08-11), page 8
  9. 9.0 9.1 Sega Magazine, "August 1994" (UK; 1994-07-15), page 78
  10. https://www.nintendo.co.jp/wii/vc/software/14.html (Wayback Machine: 2018-03-21 22:05)
  11. http://vc.sega.jp/vc_ssf2/ (Wayback Machine: 2012-01-20 09:25)
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 http://www.nintendolife.com/games/megadrive/super_street_fighter_ii (Wayback Machine: 2017-07-04 12:16)
  13. http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/wiDX_oRftkYWoLJNe54F4JOiFcecWHFO (Wayback Machine: 2012-04-27 15:54)
  14. https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/SEGA-MEGA-DRIVE/Super-Street-Fighter-II-The-New-Challengers--279712.html (archive.today)
  15. https://www.nintendo.de/Spiele/SEGA-MEGA-DRIVE/Super-Street-Fighter-II-The-New-Challengers--279712.html (archive.today)
  16. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2001-xx-xx), page 225
  17. Alaab Alcomputtar, "" (SA; 1995-08-xx), page 23
  18. Beep! MegaDrive, "August 1994" (JP; 1994-07-08), page 20
  19. Consoles +, "Juillet/Août 1994" (FR; 1994-0x-xx), page 116
  20. Computer & Video Games, "August 1994" (UK; 1994-07-15), page 58
  21. Edge, "September 1994" (UK; 1994-07-28), page 62
  22. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "September 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 36
  23. Game Players, "Vol. 7 No. 12 December 1994" (US; 1994-1x-xx), page 54
  24. GamePro, "August 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 42
  25. GamePro, "September 1994" (DE; 1994-08-26), page 50
  26. Games World: The Magazine, "November 1994" (UK; 1994-09-29), page 15
  27. Hacker, "07/1995" (HR; 1995-xx-xx), page 40
  28. Joker, "Oktober 1994" (SI; 1994-xx-xx), page 28
  29. Joypad, "Juillet/Août 1994" (FR; 1994-0x-xx), page 122
  30. LeveL, "Červen 1995" (CZ; 1995-06-01), page 41
  31. Mega, "August 1994" (UK; 1994-07-21), page 50
  32. Mega Force, "Juillet/Août 1994" (FR; 1994-07-04), page 72
  33. Mega Fun, "09/94" (DE; 1994-08-24), page 82
  34. Mega Play, "August 1994" (US; 1994-0x-xx), page 62
  35. MegaTech, "August 1994" (UK; 1994-07-21), page 6
  36. Mean Machines Sega, "September 1994" (UK; 1994-07-30), page 60
  37. Player One, "Juillet/Août 1994" (FR; 1994-0x-xx), page 78
  38. Play Time, "10/94" (DE; 1994-09-07), page 102
  39. Score, "Říjen 1994" (CZ; 1994-10-01), page 54
  40. Sega Power, "August 1994" (UK; 1994-07-07), page 25
  41. Sega Pro, "August 1994" (UK; 1994-07-14), page 44
  42. Sega Force, "7-8/94" (SE; 1994-10-19), page 20
  43. Sega Mega Drive Review, "2" (RU; 1996-01-03), page 144
  44. Sega Opisaniy i sekretov, "14000 Opisaniy i sekretov" (RU; 2003-03-11), page 179
  45. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 85
  46. Sonic the Comic, "October 14th 1994" (UK; 1994-10-01), page 10
  47. Todo Sega, "Septiembre 1994" (ES; 1994-0x-xx), page 30
  48. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-03-20), page 255
  49. Video Games, "8/94" (DE; 1994-07-27), page 96


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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 Zero 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)
Unlicensed Street Fighter games for Sega systems
Sega Master System
Sega Game Gear
Jang Pung II (1993)
Sega Mega Drive
X-Men vs. Street Fighter (Mega Drive) (1998)