- Number of Players
- Release Date
- Nov 1996
- 19th Dec 1996
- 20th Dec 1996
Wii (Wii Shop)
- 7th Dec 2009, 800 points
- 29th Jan 2010, 800 points
Wii U eShop
- 22nd May 2014, $7.99
New Nintendo 3DS (3DS eShop)
- 28th Jul 2016, £7.19
- 25th Aug 2016, $7.19
- Also Available On
The eShop has Alpha too
There are a few Virtual Console options for New Nintendo 3DS-owning Street Fighter fans such as a speedy Street Fighter II, a sixteen-character Street Fighter II and this eShop release that stands out on account of not being Street Fighter II. Released in 1996 this SNES port of Street Fighter Alpha 2 may have been overlooked...
Street Fighter II casts an indelibly long shadow over the rest of Capcom's fighting games from the 1990s. First launched in 1991, SFII in all its Super and Turbo varieties has become synonymous with the Street Fighter franchise, a cultural touchstone the series wasn't truly able to move past until the launch of the successful Street...
Stunning achievement or a conversion too far?
No company in the storied history of video gaming has tried harder to not create a true sequel to one of their hit games quite like Capcom did with the myriad releases that followed their hit fighting game Street Fighter 2. Not only did they create a number of tweaked releases of game itself, but they...
They sure look familiar!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge finally launched on the Switch last week and is, by all accounts, a roaring success, pairing slick gameplay with gorgeous pixelated visuals for a truly modern take on the classic beat-em-up genre. Developer Tribute Games clearly paid extra attention to making sure our...
"You're sitting on $4 million to $5 million in inventory cost"
Much has been written about how the N64, for all of its amazing games and technological advancements, was something of a misstep for Nintendo – especially after a decade of amazing success with the NES, Game Boy and SNES. Nintendo famously decided to go with expensive cartridges...
You can finally play as Shin Akuma!
Street Fighter II is one of those games that will forever be linked with the SNES, thanks to the fact that Nintendo's 16-bit console was the first home system to get a port of the arcade sensation. Who knows how many gamers cut their teeth on this edition rather than the coin-op? It's a pretty legendary conversion...
My Nintendo needs more training to defeat us
We're not too far away from the release of Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers which - despite a wonky first-person mode and some question marks over its status as a retail title - is an oddly tempting game. We suspect many have hovered over pre-order buttons, unsure over whether to take a...
Ace Attorney demo! Street Fighter x3! Mario! Legend of Kusakari! More!
It's that time again, dear readers, for the North American Nintendo Download Update; this week certainly has some enticing options. The New 3DS Virtual Console has a triple whammy of Street Fighter titles, while the Wii U's retro service has a rather fun DS title. Beyond that are...
Secret Files Tunguska! 3 Street Fighter Games! 3 TurboGrafx-16 games! More!
We're a little later than normal with the European Nintendo Download Update details today thanks to a bit of confusion, but in any case our pals at Nintendo Insider have helped us out, so a big hat-tip to them. This week brings plenty of Virtual Console goodness across both...
Buy two get the third free
Some of the more eagle-eyed among you may be wondering where the usual European Nintendo Download Update details are; that's a good question, as we're thinking the same thing [Update, the full details are now live]. Nintendo hasn't sent out the press release to kick off the week, so we're working on the assumption it'll...
Smash Bros., a double dose of Street Fighter and more
Another week begins, yet this time around the customary Nintendo Download news for Europe includes one of the most anticipated titles of 2014. As well as that smashing arrival we have a retro double header across the Wii U and 3DS, along with a new arrival on the home console and a couple of...
Squids, Turtles, Soldiers, Aliens, Street Fighting and more
It's that time once again, as we have the full details of this week's Nintendo Download offerings in North America. This week brings us retro delights and new games on both the Wii U and 3DS, along with more DSiWare to keep the old portable going. Let's get to it. Want to know what arrives...
Get some snacks and a drink
As we've seen with Nintendo in recent years, plenty of major publishers are celebrating major anniversaries that go back to the 8 and 16-bit eras. Capcom is included in this, and has celebrated Mega Man by releasing a load of merchandise and by being upstaged by Keiji Inafune — the latter clearly wasn't part of any...
Another Street Fighter sequel (this time for Street Fighter Alpha), which adds even more to the classic fighting series.
New characters in this version include Gen (a wise kung-fu master from the original Street Fighter), Rolento (who you may remember from another Capcom classic, Final Fight) and Sakura, a young school girl who follows her hero Ryu so close, she has the same type of moves. Dhalsim and Zangief also return to the fight with some new moves.
The other major difference is the loss of chain-combos and the gain of a custom combo system. Once you reach the required level (which is 1 at the least) you can execute a custom combo by combining any of the buttons (of which there are 6 in total) or any of the special attacks (fireballs, etc.)