Street Fighter 2 (aka SF2) is the sequel to Capcom's 1987 smash hit fighting game Street Fighter! SF2 was released in 1991 for the arcades and later ported to almost all home computers and consoles!
STORY / GAMEPLAY As in every fighting game out there, in Street Fighter 2 you have to fight your opponents in a one-on-one close-quarter martial arts combat. The objective in each round is to deplete the opponent's vitality before the time runs out. You either win or lose, depending on the way you play this game and how good you are in controlling the character (and his or her powers) you choose. In case both fighters simultaneously knock each other out, then you have a "double KO" and in case the time runs out with both fighters having equal vitality left, then you call it a "draw". When a "draw" occurs, you'll have to fight some additional rounds until one of the two fighters is down for good. Street Fighter II gives you the option (as opposed to its predecessor) to select a fighter among multiple characters from different countries and different distinct fighting styles and special moves. The game is credited for initiating the fighting games' "craze" that "hit| the video games market during the 90s!
GRAPHICS / SOUND The graphics are pretty good here, running in VGA with up to 256 colors on screen (more colors than the Amiga and Atari ST versions). Street Fighter II offers most of the original (coin-op) stage details plus some animated details at the backgrounds. The sprites are nicely drawn, all taken from the original, with superb animation, and better frame-rate when compared to the other two 16bit computers, the Amiga and the Atari ST. The game supports many types of sound hardware including AdLib, Soundblaster, Roland sound cards and offers digitized sound effects and great in-game tunes (but not as great as the Amiga's music scores).
CPU: Various processors from Intel,AMD, Cyrix, varying from 4.77Mhz (Intel 8088) to 200Mhz (Pentium MMX) and up to 1995 (available on this site) MEMORY: 640Kb to 32MB RAM (typical up to 1996) GRAPHICS: VGA standard palette has 256 colors and supports: 640x480 (16 colors or monochrome), 640x350 in 16 colors (EGA compatability mode), 320x200 (16 or 256 colors). Later models (SVGA) featured 18bit color palette (262,144-color) or 24bit (16Milion colors), various graphics chips supporting hardware acceleration mainly for 3D-based graphics routines. SOUND: 8 to 16 bit sound cards: Ad-Lib featuring Yamaha YMF262 supporting FM synthesis and (OPL3) and 12-bit digital PCM stereo, Sound Blaster and compatibles supporting Dynamic Wavetable Synthesis, 16-bit CD-quality digital audio sampling, internal memory up to 4MB audio channels varying from 8 to 64! etc. Other notable sound hardware is the release of Gravis Ultrasound with outstanding features!