Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting [Game Review]

Video Game Review: Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting | SNES | Capcom | Gaming | DoublexJump.com

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

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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.

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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?

gameplay

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

graphics-music

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

replay-value

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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.

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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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Star Fox 2 [Game Review]

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Title: Star Fox 2
Developer: Nintendo, Argonaut Software
Publisher: Nintendo
Platform:
Nintendo SNES Classic
Category:
Multi-directional shooter
Release Date:
September 29, 2017
How we got the game:
We bought the SNES Classic 

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This was probably one of the main reasons as to why the SNES Classic was, and still is, so hard to find. Star Fox 2 was never released prior to the SNES Classic, and I’m sure many Nintendo fans were eager to try it out, as were we.

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Star Fox was never a series we really got into or tried playing. It’s cool to be trying a game that’s old school but was never released. So, once we got our hands on the SNES Classic, Star Fox and Star Fox 2 were the first two games we played.

gameplay

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Star Fox 2’s gameplay is similar to the original Star Fox in terms of controls. You pilot your Arwing in the levels, either in the air or on the ground, and shoot enemies and obstacles out of your way. The controls were a little wonky at times, especially when your Arwing was on the ground, but I thought they handled better than the original Star Fox.

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The world map was cool as well. Instead of choosing a path and playing four or five levels in that path, you moved your Arwing in space to land on planets or intercept enemy missiles.

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The levels were mission-based, with some taking place on planets, where you would have to wipe out enemy bases, or in space versus mini-bosses. If you were unable to intercept enemy missiles that were heading towards your home base, then the planet’s defense shield would go down. It the shields reached 0%, it was game over.

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At the beginning, you’re able to choose who you want to play as plus one other character to join you. We chose Fox and Falco, despite having two new characters at our arsenal. We accidentally killed Fox in the first level and ended up playing as Falco the rest of the time with no support. Needless to say, it was fairly easy.

graphics-music

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This game’s graphics and music were similar to the original Star Fox. They weren’t too bad, although I feel as if Star Fox 2’s graphics aged better (well, as much as they can age from never having been released before) than Star Fox.

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They might have slightly done something to the graphics for the Classic. Still, the graphics in this game were easier to make out enemies versus buildings and such, unlike the first Star Fox. The music was catchy, but I still feel as though there could have been more variety. Then again, this game is pretty old so who knows who do the music and what they’re doing now.

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That’s true, Star Fox 2 could have gotten some touch-ups since this was its first release. The sound effects were still on point, and it was immensely satisfying to hearing the blaster blow up your enemies!
story

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After his defeat in Star Fox, Andross has come back. He launches an attack on Corneria from a hidden planet where he’s been hiding out. It’s up to Fox and some old and new characters to save Corneria and defeat Andross once again.

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The team sends out two pilots — one as the main character and another as a back-up — to defeat Andross and his forces once again. Team Star Wolf are mini-bosses on the map, each character needing to be fought and defeated before inching closer to Andross.

replay-value

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This was a fairly simple, fun game. With the half a dozen different pilots to choose from, with their different stats, and the freedom to complete whichever levels you wanted to first, this game has some decent replay value. The downside is that it’s not that long of a game. You could probably replay the game a few times in one day to explore the different pilot types.

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I’m not sure if I’ll be going back to this game. It was simple and pretty casual though there are other games I would prefer. It was still a good game and I’m glad Nintendo gave us the chance to play it.

Star Fox 2 gets…
Video game review: 3 Lives3 out of 5 lives.

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Nintendo SNES Classic [Review]

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The SNES Classic Edition came out in September 2017. We didn’t get it right away since it was no where to be found. However, we did find it on Amazon a few weeks ago. It was a little more expensive than the original 80-dollar price, but we decided to go for it. And we’re glad we did.

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I burst out laughing at seeing how tiny the console was. As someone who grew up with the original SNES as her first Nintendo console, it was definitely nostalgic-inducing to see it again, even in small form. It looks almost identical to the original console, but we were also surprised at how light it is. It feels a bit frail, in all honesty, but it works well!

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I laughed at how small it was too. I’ve seen people hold it in the palm of their hands and I figured my hands would be too small for that. But nope. It fits perfectly in my hand and it’s easy to hold since it feels so hollow. I reorganized our consoles to fit it with the others and placed it next to our XBox One, which happens to be the largest console we own. It was easy to set up, though I’ll admit we had a hard time trying to find where to plug in the controllers. We had to turn to the manual for that one.

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Yeah, we laughed at ourselves for not realizing where the controller plugs went at first. While we would prefer the cords to be longer, as we enjoy playing from our couch, I suppose we won’t knock ’em since I’ve heard they’re longer than the NES Classic cords. As far as the hardware goes for the SNES Classic, it’s good with us.

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The console turns on like the original SNES did and right away we have 21 old school games right at our fingertips. The SNES Classic is the least complicated console I think we’ve ever owned. No internet, no apps, no friend codes. Just plug it in and start playing. I love it and it’s great to play some of the old games again.

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The original SNES was simple like that as well… Unless one needed to blow into the cartridge to make it work, haha! I love the library of old games on the SNES Classic, especially since they included my favorite, Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. Of course, there are some games that I wish had been added, but I won’t complain with what we have.

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