Monday, 23 February 2009

The Age of "Button Bashin" and control pad dashing is once again upon us!
Street Fighter returns and this's IV

Last week saw the long awaited return of Street Fighter IV - The arcade gamers game of choice for much of the 90's.

When I heard in early '08 that production had begun on a new SF title I tingled with excitement. As an 80s baby I grew up on SF style "Beat'em ups" and "Coin up" games and since entering the Next-Generation Console world I have found myself complaining all too often that "they don't make them like they use to."

See below video for History of Street Fighter:

Considering how excited I was at the prospect of a new Street Fighter, I didn't exactly rush out to buy it; maybe I'm getting old. =)Seems like only yesterday when releases of such epic proportions would have seen me queueing up hours in advance. But after purchasing my copy, I managed to find myself a couple of hours on Sunday morning and within 10 minutes - true to form - I'd thrown my control pad for the first time in over 10 years; purely by reflex!

My verdict on Street Fighter IV?


I love it, I was whooping, grunting and cheering like 9 year old me, almost two decades ago, button-bashing like a champion! The sound effects are spot on "Haddddoken" and the original SF Characters are all there with a slight comic-book style make over. If you ever enjoyed the original SF series and like me have since pined for some classic style gaming on a Next-Gen console; go out and grab a copy NOW!!!

Seriously, why are you still reading this?! Get out and purchase yourself a copy of Street Fight IV and get ready for some vintage arcade style ass whooping.

Oh and finally, because this NEVER gets a mention for some unknown reason, Street Fighter EX plus Alpha:

If any of you know why there's effectively a media black out on this title, please let me know.

Capcom, I salute you.

- Mr. Devo

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Blogger Mademoiselle said...

It looked like such a great game-shame someone isn't social enough to have another controller so i can kick your arse!

23 February 2009 at 17:48  
Blogger Jermaine said...

Street Fighter Ex. That takes me back to the days of sitting at your Granma's place and chaining together some silly combos.

24 February 2009 at 08:46  
Blogger Mr. Devo said...

You know JG!

26 February 2009 at 16:54  

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