The ESRB revealed that they rated Street Fighter II: The World Warrior with a T rating yesterday, which led to speculation that Capcom’s arcade classic was coming to the Wii. It’s not too surprising since Street Fighter II was one of the launch titles in Japan’s virtual console line up. It was one of the games I downloaded and it’s an exact port of the Super Nintendo version. After the nostalgia waned, I was bored playing it. Not because I don’t like Street Fighter II, but because I have other versions of the game to play. In Street Fighter II: The World Warrior you only have the original eight characters. The four bosses (M. Bison, Balrog, Sagat and Vega) are unplayable and if you want to fight two of the same characters you have to use a code. Street Fighter II has another problem, it is ridiculously slow. The bottom line is Street Fighter II feels archaic. You can get Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting for the 360, which has online play. Or pick up Street Fighter Anniversary Collection, which has Hyper Street Fighter II as part of the compilation. If you have to play Street Fighter II on the Wii, wait a few months when Capcom releases Street Fighter II: Turbo on the Virtual Console.

 

 

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