The Mess That Was Street Fighter 1

The conversation around Street Fighter never starts with the original. Most of the time, we begin by waxing nostalgic around Street Fighter II. In current times, we jump straight to Street Fighter V or even go as far back as Street Fighter IV when talking about the “good old days” of this modern Street Fighter era.

But rarely do we talk about the original Street Fighter. Released in 1987, it was one of the first fighting games on the market, one of the first to use unique special move commands, while introducing the world to Ryu, Ken, Sagat, Adon, Birdie, Gen, the guy who looks like Balrog but isn’t, and a handful of other fighters never to be mentioned again. Does it deserve to be lost in the shuffle?

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Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection Live Stream Featuring Lots of Arcade1Up Street Fighter II Talk

We play Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection as a jumping off point for an extended conversation about what I liked and didn’t like in the Arcade1Up Street Fighter II machine. I wanted to like it so much, but the issues I had with it were too hard to ignore. The short story is the video at the top, and the full stream is below where I also answer questions and share my overall thoughts on the arcade cabinet!

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To buy or not to buy a Street Fighter II arcade machine? Jason and Randy weigh in!

I bring Jason and Randy into my internal debate on whether I should buy an Arcade1Up Street Fighter II arcade cabinet. We then talk about their arcade lineup, which has some other surprisingly good machines in it!

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My Top 10 Favourite Street Fighter Characters

30 years ago, Capcom laid the groundwork for the greatest fighting game franchise of all-time. It’s my favourite fighting game series and one that continues to stay top-of-mind, even when it’s currently not in my rotation. Let’s count down my favourite characters in the series!

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Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection Review

From being the first fighting game to go mainstream, to being the franchise that brought the genre back from the dead in the late 2000s, to the cultural impact the franchise has had on society as a whole over the course of three decades, the impact that Street Fighter has had on the world is immense. To celebrate the franchise’s 30th anniversary, Capcom released this collection of 12 games that span every major iteration of the game from the original to 3rd Strike. Does this collection score the perfect victory?

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Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Edition Quick Look

Never too late to enjoy the classics! I take Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection for a spin. Will definitely be playing more of this one in the future!

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Out Now: Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection

Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection is here! Available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch, you can 12 versions of the iconic series on a modern platform. If you pre-ordered the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One versions, you’ll also get a download code for Ultra Street Fighter IV, essentially giving you the entire series save for the latest game. Switch owners sadly won’t get Ultra Street Fighter IV, but they will get an exclusive tournament mode that could be cool with friends and extra consoles.

BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle threw a monkey wrench in my plans to grab this on day 1, but I do plan on grabbing this sooner rather than later!

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Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection

Better late than never!

After finally getting its ducks in a row with the Mega Man franchise, Capcom seems to be doing the same with Street Fighter. Pretty much every major version of the franchise from Street Fighter 1 through 3 are coming in one package at a discount price. On top of that, Hyper Fighting, Super Turbo, Alpha 3, and Third Strike will all feature online play.

While I have numerous copies of these games in different forms, it’ll be super convenient to have them all in one place. Might even double dip with the PS4 version to play online or at home with my fightstick, along with the Switch version for portable action.

This compilation will be out in May of 2018. Can’t come soon enough!