Street Fighter is the name for a series of fighting games created by Capcom. Each Game in the Street Fighter library includes a series of updates over time, often leaving no single definitive version of any game although the most recent iteration is often the version most commonly used in tournament play.
Street Fighter was a pioneer in the fight Game genre, introducing over time complex joystick movements to create "special attacks", an on screen combo counter, air combos, super meter, and more. 1991's Street Fighter II was especially relevant as its huge commercial success made it Capcom's bestselling console game of all time and sparked a decade worth of fighting games.
Games in the Street Fighter Series
Street Fighter II
- Street Fighter II: The World Warrior
- Street Fighter II: Championship Edition
- Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting
- Super Street Fighter II
- Super Street Fighter II Turbo
- Hyper Street Fighter II
- Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix
Street Fighter III
Street Fighter IV
Street Fighter EX
- Street Fighter EX
- Street Fighter EX Plus
- Street Fighter EX Plus Alpha
- Street Fighter 2 EX
- Street Fighter EX2 Plus
- Street Fighter EX3
Disambiguation of characters
Between the Japanese and American releases of the various Street Fighter games, three characters have had their names swapped from their original Japanese names. This may have been to avoid legal troubles regarding a character that resembles boxing athlete Mike Tyson in both name and image. For this reason, fans of the series have adopted an alternative set of descriptive names to help disambiguate which character someone is referring to, regardless of country or context.
|Japanese name||American name||Alias|
Incidentally, all three characters are Shadaloo bosses, making Sagat the only member of the four to remain unchanged.
See Also: Versus Series