Wii U

So, What’s The Difference Between All Those Street Fighter II Games?


Street Fighter II, Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting and Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers are all coming to the Wii U Virtual Console this week. So, what exactly is the difference between all three games? Capcom explain in the video below:



Here’s a summary of what the major differences are:


Street Fighter II:

  • The first Street Fighter II game
  • 8 playable characters


Street Fighter II Turbo/Hyper Fighting:

  • 12 characters (Originals + 4 bosses)
  • New character selection screen art
  • New palette swapped versions for characters
  • New special moves: Ryu can hurricane kick in the air etc
  • Can play mirror matches


Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers:

  • First version of SFII with a combo counter
  • Four new characters—Cammy, DeeJay, Fei Long, T. Hawk
  • New art for character selection screen again
  • Stages redrawn, background music remastered
  • Adjustments and additions made to special moves
  • Characters rebalanced once again
  • Speed slowed down to make the game more methodical


All three games will be available this Thursday. For pricing details, check here.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.