Flashback Friday: Street Fighter II

Double Jump Kris Mii Happy Friday, everyone! Another month has come and gone, and we’re getting closer to the second half of 2017. Anyone else feel like time is going by too fast?

Considering the rumors of a Mini SNES being produced by Nintendo, I thought we’d talk about another SNES game, one that certainly was popular enough back in the day to make the Mini SNES list — Street Fighter II: The World Warrior. 

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Street Fighter II: The World Warrior is a fighting game that was originally released in 1991 as an arcade game before being ported to Nintendo’s SNES system. It became one of the best sellers of that console. It’s the sequel to the original Street Fighter from 1987. The series was developed by Capcom, and Street Fighter II was the company’s best-selling game all the way up until 2013, when Resident Evil 5 surpassed it. That’s over two decades!

Street Fighter II is credited with starting the fighting genre in home console video games. The player would select a character from a roster to compete in a one-vs-one fight, usually in a best two out of three rounds of close combat. Each character has a health bar and the aim is to deplete the opponent’s health bar before the timer runs out. Once the timer runs out, the player with the most health would win the round.

The game’s character roster boasted a diverse range of characters with their nationalities. Each had his or her own fighting style and it was a challenge to master everyone’s abilities. The fights even took place in stages from the characters’ home countries.

What I remember most about this game is Rachel playing it all the time at our grandparents’ house when her age was still able to be counted on one hand. If I wasn’t playing with her, I was probably waiting for her to be done so I could play Super Mario RPG.

Have you ever played Street Fighter II? What did you think of it?

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Friday Favorites: Wanted Smash Characters

Double Jump Kris MiiWith the Nintendo Switch slated for release in a couple of months, I was thinking of the games that would be available for the console. Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a game I’m anxiously awaiting, but I’m sure there will also be a new Super Mario Bros., Mario Kart, and a Super Smash Bros. for the Switch. Down below are a few characters that I hope will one day kick ass in a Super Smash Bros. title.

On a side note, where are the games with “sisters” in the title? Us girl gamers are here too!

Ch8gk7awtun-Li, Street Fighter

Chun-Li was the first female playable character in fighting game history, helping to drive the fact that, hey, female protagonists could fight, too. Considering that she was literally made for fighting games, I think it would be awesome to see her in the Smash franchise.

Tifa Lockhart, Final Fantasytifa

Hey, we have Cloud added to the abundance of sword-users in the series… Why not add another brawler? And a female one at that? Tifa Lockhart would have plenty of moves to add to the Smash franchise, helping to round out the roster of Pokemon and swordsman characters.


Professor Layton, Professor Layton Serieshershel_layton

Rachel and I were first introduced to Professor Layton when we tried out the Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright game for the 3DS. And, honestly, we were so impressed with how much Layton kicked ass in both the game and the cutscenes. This gentleman has demonstrated being proficient in hand-to-hand combat, perfect in defending himself against fellow Smashers.

new_geno_render_by_nibroc_rock-d9kkuzkGeno, Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

This probably isn’t a surprise to many of you readers who have been around for a while. Geno is probably one of my favorite video game characters of all time, and if it wasn’t for the copyright issue surrounding him, his popularity probably would have already propelled him into the Smash franchise. With a unique character design and a wide array of special attacks from his game, Geno would be an amazing addition.

What characters would you love to see in a future Smash game?

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Games I Played as a Kid

Rachel Mii Double JumpHi guys, it’s Rachel.

Now that Kris and I have started this blog, I’ve been looking through all the video games I have. Some games I forgot I had.

I went through some really old games and found myself saying, “Oh, I remember that one!” So here are some games I played as a kid.

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I grew up with a Super Nintendo as my home console. I often watched my sister play video games all the time until I became old enough to attempt them myself.

There were games we played together all the time and then there were other games that I played by myself.

The Lion King

Who doesn’t love The Lion King? I remember playing this game a lot and not getting very far in it. I always died way too early. I mostly enjoyed watching Kris play the game.

Tiny Toons

This was a great game. I never understood it, but I remember playing it a lot with Kris. She was always better at it, but I did enjoy the mini games.

Streetfighter

I absolutely loved this game when I was little. No one would ever play it with me though. It wasn’t Kris’s thing so I often played alone at my grandparents’ house because they owned a copy of the game… for some reason.

Goof Troop

This game was… not so good. Though I thoroughly enjoyed it when I was a kid. Again, Kris wasn’t very smitten with it, but I made her play with me a bunch of times. It was just better (and easier) to play with two people. One person played as Goofy, the other as Max. I often roped my dad into playing it with me whenever Kris wouldn’t. I remember being Max picking up barrels and throwing them at Goofy. Then my dad would get confused as to why he was hurt.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time

By far the best (and quickest) game ever. I mean, looking back on it now it’s not the greatest game, but it’s still one of the best. Kris and I are huge Ninja Turtles fans and we played this game a lot, though I don’t think we ever beat it. Either way, we had a lot of fun with it.

What are some games you loved to play as a kid?