Street Fighter 2 – Champion Edition Leaderboard
Street Fighter 2 – Champion Edition Game Play
Street Fighter II: Champion Edition is a competitive fighting game released for the arcades by Capcom in 1992. It was the first of several updated versions of the original Street Fighter II: The World Warrior. The main changes were the addition of the Grand Masters (the final four computer-controlled opponents in the single-player mode) as playable characters and mirror matches (same character vs. matches). The fighting techniques of the eight main characters from the original game were also further refined to allow for more balanced competitive play.
Champion Edition was followed by Street Fighter II′ Turbo: Hyper Fighting, released several months later.
Mirror matches: In World Warrior, players were not allowed to choose the same character. This restriction has been eliminated in Champion Edition. Each fighter now has a standard palette and an alternate palette that can chosen by pressing the Start button. If a palette is already chosen by one player, the other player will be automatically assigned the remaining palette.
Refined character balance: The returning eight main characters had many of their techniques and priorities modified in order to allow for more balanced competition between different characters. Ryu’s and Ken’s fighting techniques in particular were changed in order to differentiate their respective fighting styles.
Single-player mode: The matches in the single-player mode was increased from 11 opponents to 12 due to the addition of the mirror matches. This also changed the order in which the third bonus stage occurred (the drum-breaking minigame): in the original game it took place after the match with Vega; wherein Champion Edition, it takes place after defeating Balrog. The endings of some of the returning characters were redrawn (particularly Ryu’s, Ken’s, and Zangief’s), while each of the four bosses received an ending as well. The ending for the boss characters consist of an image of all four Grand Masters (with the character used by the player on top), with scrolling text overlaid on it specific to the player character with a large army of demonic looking soldiers marching to the ending music below.
Like in World Warrior, the game only shows end credits sequence if the player complete the single-player tournament without losing a match. Whereas the music played in the World Warrior version of the credits was the same music used for the Continue screen, Champion Edition plays an entirely new track instead. The special credits sequence where the player completes the game without losing a single round was also changed, which now depicts the twelve playable fighters performing their special moves on oil drums and crates.
Graphical changes Graphical changes were minor. Color changes were made for background stages and were improved overall. Ryu’s ending is redrawn. Eliza was redrawn in Ken’s ending. The Soviet President was redrawn with a more serious expression (though is still clearly meant to be Mikhail Gorbachev despite him having stepped down after the Dissolution of the Soviet Union) in Zangief’s ending. The clothes Chun-Li threw away were redrawn in her ending. The drinks Guile’s wife is holding were redrawn. Credits sequence for “no rounds lost” playthrough was changed.
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Name: Street Fighter 2 – Champion Edition
Type: Video Game