Street Fighter II Special Champion Edition

Rating: B+

Graphics faithful to its arcade counterpart and decent sound, though the voice samples are quite scratchy. Overall, a damn good translation. This game is easily one of the best fighters on the Genesis, and remains to this day pretty fun to play (especially in conjunction with the pause button, which yields some interesting panty-shots of Chun Li -- and the fat sumo guy too, if you're into that). There are many who think the SNES version of this game is better, and, in terms of graphics and sound it is, though I doubt the difference between the two versions would be noticable to the casual observer. However, as usual, the Genesis version has smoother, more responsive control, not to mention a gamepad with a button layout that is in my opinion superior to the SNES pad when it comes to fighting games.

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