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 and one which ironically overshadows the fact that the SNES also got a port of the more-advanced Street Fighter Alpha 2 later on in its life.

Released in 1996, Street Fighter Alpha 2 was arguably better suited to the (then) newfangled 32-bit consoles like the Saturn and PlayStation, but the fact that the SNES got it at all was (and still is) impressive. What's even more impressive is the fact that this oft-derided port has concealed a cheat code for a quarter of a century.

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January 04, 2021 at 04:00AM
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