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Review: Super Street Fighter IV - Xbox 360

by Steven Williamson on 29 April 2010, 13:02 4.75

Tags: Street Fighter 4 (Xbox 360), Capcom (TYO:9697), Beat 'em up

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What makes Street Fighter so super?

What is it about?
Well, some would moan that this updated version of Street Fighter IV could have been made available as DLC, but truth is this standalone game in the popular fighting series was just far too big and comes jammed packed with quite a lot of new stuff. The goods news is because it does bear many similarities to the last game in the series that is reflected in its moderate price tag, RRP £29.99 (but much cheaper from many online retailers.)

Super Street Fighter IV is a tweaked version of Capcom’s 2009 fighter that features a mix of returning old favourites such as Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li and Guile alongside those new boys that appeared in the last game, such as Crimson Viper, Rufus and Abel. Characters and environments are once again rendered in high definition 3D, while the game is played in the classic Street Fighter 2D perspective with additional 3D camera flourishes.

So, what makes it Super?

Well, there are 10 new characters for starters, though eight of them have appeared in previous games including Makoto from Street Fighter II and Adon from the original Street Fighter. The two brand new additions are Juri, a young South Korean female Taekwondo fighter and Hakan the larger than life Turkish oil wrestler. That brings the total tally of crazy fighters to 35 characters. Each character has been fine tuned since Street Fighter IV and online has been revamped to deliver some brand new game modes to complement the obligatory tournament mode.

Alongside traditional ranked and unranked matches is the replay channel allowing you to watch and record yours and other gamers’ battles. More significantly though, there’s an 8 player team battle and Endless Battle mode, where the winner fights against a rotating group of up to 8 players

Capcom claims to have redefined the Street Fighter series to “deliver the ultimate vision of Street Fighter to fans the world over.” Let’s take a look…