Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting [Game Review]

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Title: Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting
Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom
Arcade (Nintendo SNES)
Release Date: 
December 1992
How we got the game: 
We got it on the Nintendo SNES Classic

This game is older than me! Our grandparents used to have a copy of the game at their house, with their SNES and our uncles’ other video games, and Street Fighter was one of those games that Rachel tended to pick up rather than me.

I don’t know why, but I remember always playing this at my grandparents’ house. I always picked Chun Li to play and had such a great time. Maybe it was because I just enjoyed button mashing?


Street Fighter is a fighting game (duh). Players pick a character, each with their own unique looks and fighting styles. Characters move left to right on the fighting stage and can duck or jump if the D-Pad’s down or up directional is pressed. The rest of the buttons enable the characters to kick or punch, with combos being possible.

The gameplay really is as simple as it sounds. Of course, there are combos to be created, though Kris and I aren’t that good. We tend to just button mash and whoever manages to hit the other one first, wins.

After every couple of matches, there were also these bonus stages to rack up more points, with the three being about destroying objects. The first was busting up a car, the second was a stack of bricks, and the third was going against rolling barrels, of all things.

Rachel Mii Double Jump
I dominated in the rolling barrels one since I kept hitting Kris instead! Still, the bonus stages were quick, easy, and totally random. It broke up the battles a little bit though.


The graphics for the game aren’t too bad. The stages are simple enough with the backgrounds decorated to resemble the part of the world that the characters are fighting in. The movement of your characters is fairly well done, the graphics responding smoothly to the controls.

Rachel Mii Double Jump
The backgrounds are actually my favorite aspect of the game. They aren’t stiff, things are happening and moving in the background and it’s pretty cool. I especially loved India because the elephants cheered when someone was declared the winner.

The music was fun as well, the tunes getting you pumped up for the fights. The music wasn’t overpowering, however, allowing you to focus on the fight without getting too distracted. Rachel and I did find ourselves bobbing along every once in a while, of course.

Rachel Mii Double Jump
I was bobbing along with the theme on the main menu of the game. I did enjoy the music, but I’ll admit I didn’t hear too much of it during the battles. I was too focused on battling and… well, I was shouting most of the time.


Street Fighter is one of those games that you may pick up once in a while just for fun, with it being one of the simplest fighting games in the genre. It’s pure button-mashing at its finest, with the rounds being quick enough to play a few matches during some downtime.

Rachel Mii Double Jump
It was certainly a great game to get back to. I’m not sure if I’ll pick it back up again anytime soon, but it’ll be something quick and fun when I need something mindless.

Street Fighter gets…
Video game review: 3 Lives3 out of 5 lives.

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Readers Comments (9)

  1. The music really is catchy. I have Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers on Switch. I have the original Turbo version on the SNES and the SNES Classic Mini.

    • It’s a great game. I don’t think we’ve played much of the series though. When we were at EGLX we played the arcade Street Fighter which was a lot of fun.

  2. The music on Guile’s stage is my favourite. Did you like the voice samples? The ones on the Continue screen are my favourite (“Tiger!”)

  3. It’s interesting what new generations think about a game that really was a break point in my life. I was 14 when the SNES version came out, so you do the math. In few words, this game saved my life. I wouldn’t be here, and wouldn’t be doing what I do if it weren’t for this game. Back in the day, this was not a game. It was a phenomenon.

  4. Damn that game is older than you. You just made me feel old. LOL!!!!😂😂😂 I feel like this game was a great choice for the SNES Classic representing the fighting genre. A better choice than Mortal Kombat in my opinion.

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