follow us:

Latest News

Get the crew back together for a heist in GTA Online
After months of delays, Rockstar Games finally has some info about GTA Online heists. ... [read more]
The rise and fall and rise again of Hatred
It's been a long 24 hours for Destructive Creations. One minute their controversial game, Hatred, makes it way to Steam Greenlight then it's taken off the next and eventually added back on becoming the biggest gaming news story of the day. ... [read more]
Now English speakers can understand the Final Fantasy XV trailer
It’s been a long time. Too long. Not much longer. That’s right, Square Enix has an English dub of Final Fantasy XV on the way, and they released a trailer for it.... [read more]

Latest Articles

The rise and fall and rise again of Hatred
It's been a long 24 hours for Destructive Creations. One minute their controversial game, Hatred, makes it way to Steam Greenlight then it's taken off the next and eventually added back on becoming the biggest gaming news story of the day. ... [read more]
An Open Letter to 2K Sports - How 'Bout Them Spurs?
I saw your latest trailer for NBA 2K15, and I had to simply shake my head. As an avid San Antonio Spurs fan, you know that team that won the NBA Championship last year, I was disappointed with their exclusion from the trailer. After re-watching trailer, I realized that they ... [read more]
gamescom 2014: Sony shows off more indie games and hidden Silent Hill game
Lots of games ranging from AAA to Indie along with some shocking surprises were revealed at this year’s Sony Press Conference at gamescom in Cologne, Germany.... [read more]

Latest Reviews

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Review
With a three year development cycle, Sledgehammer Games had a lot at stake when they took charge in the leading the efforts behind Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Set in the future, Advanced Warfare's campaign is packed with explosive moments featuring cool new tech and gad... [read more]
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Review
If Batman: Arkham Asylum placed Rocksteady Studios in god’s shrine, then I can say with utmost confidence that it’s Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor that is a shining example for a great future that’s ahead for Monolith Productions. Shadow of Mordor has surprised the h... [read more]
Destiny Review
After creating one of the most iconic sci-fi first-person shooters with the Halo series, Bungie partnered with Activision to create their massive new IP, Destiny. Destiny is a multiplayer action shooter with heavier emphasis on RPG elements like character customization, prog... [read more]

Latest Videos

8-Bit Eric: Characters that should be in Smash Bros.
Smash Bros. is one of the most epic games of all time, with tons of characters from all sorts of gaming history featured, there are some good ones and bad ones, but there are also several that have been left out that 8-Bit Eric feels should be in the game. ... [read more]
8-Bit Eric: Retron 5 Unboxing
Hyperkin's Retron 5 is a retro gaming powerhouse that can play NES, SNES, Super Famicom, Genesis, Mega Drive, Gameboy, Gameboy Color, and Gameboy Advance games. Find out what you get in the box with this video from 8-Bit Eric. ... [read more]
8-Bit Eric: Hyrule Warriors Review
8-Bit Eric reviews Hyrule Warriors for the Wii U, a new hack and slash game based on the Legend of Zelda that is a spinoff of the Dynasty Warriors series. How does this game hold up? ... [read more]
Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix Review
Posted on July 25, 2009 by Oscar Gonzalez

When you think of Street Fighter II, only one ultimate version of SFII comes to mind. Super Street Fighter II Turbo is considered to be the best and most balanced of all the past SFII versions. For me personally I sucked at it. I couldn't even pull off a Shoryuken. Regardless it will always be a great feeling to be able to pull off a one of the many super moves. It has been ported many times to various consoles, handhelds, mobile, and of course the arcadex but finding a copy to play with, or finding an open arcade that has a Super Turbo machine is hard to come by. Capcom had the solution when working with UDON Entertainment, Backbone Entertainment and OverClocked Remix, Capcom released Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix released in November 25, 2008. This is a must download for any fan of Street Fighter or fighting fan in general.

Now the storyline for HD Remix is the same story from past iterations of Street Fighter II. The Shadoloo (Shadowlaw) crime syndicate, led by M. Bison, organizes a second World Warrior tournament to gather all the world's greatest warriors and use them for his own devious plans. This serves as the main and interconnecting plot for all the characters, as each individual fighter has his or her own reasons for entering the tournament. Some come in search of strength, while others look for revenge. Once you get past the multiple story arcs for each fighter, it all comes down to one thing: beating the crap out of your opponent.

Now the good thing about HD Remix is that the game play has not changed very much other than a few tweaks. One of those minor tweaks is the new Remix control option. In past Street Fighter II games, to pull off a special move (the Hadoken for example) you would move the joystick in a quarter circle and press one of the punch buttons. Now with the Remix control option, you would use a semi-circle motion on the joystick and then one of the punch buttons. This is great for getting those who have never played Street Fighter II before interested and playing. But if you want that classic old school feel, HD Remix gives you an option called classic mode. Also included in HD Remix is the standard training mode which has a new training display called Hit box. When this is turned on, each fighter will be surrounded in a red box which shows the areas they can be attacked. Now when a fighter either punches, kicks, or pulls off a super move, that Hit box will expand, showing the distance the attack can do. This is a very useful tool when training as you can see the distance of the attack and how to find ways either to block, counter or dodge. Whether it's beating down your friend right next to you, or across the world (more on that later), the look and sound of HD Remix reinvigorate the series.

Now the game is called HD Remix for a very good reason. As soon the game loads up a remixed track of the game's menu theme, Clamato Fever, you already feel pumped up. The guys over at OverClocked Remix did a great job remixing each fighters stage theme, each one sounding more epic than the last. My personal favorite of the themes is Guile's Rush in the Wind remix, Combat and Service. The guitar riffs sound great and set the mood for an epic battle. The sound effects also get breathed new life, never has the shout of "HADOUKEN!!!" sounded so great. Now with epic sound comes epic graphics and the reason why its call HD Remix, the graphics and art direction. Capcom handed the art direction reigns over to the talented artists over at UDON Entertainment. These are the same artists that worked on the Street Fighter comic book series. These guys worked hard drawing each fighter, their moves, even the backgrounds by hand. Yes, that's right HD Remix was drawn by hand, and it looks great. Paired with a HDTV, and the game looks and sounds epic.

Now I mentioned being able to fight with friends across the world. Well the online play of HD Remix does exactly that and much more. The online aspect of HD Remix is taken from the Dreamcast port of Super Street Fighter II Turbo which was only in Japan. There are two reasons that Capcom deiced to go with a Dreamcast port. One, it was an exact port of the arcade version of the game. Two, it was the only one to feature online support. Backbone Entertainment took the DC code and added a new feature called the Quarter-Match mode. What this means that when two players are online, someone can come in to the lobby and get the next game against winner. Up to four players can be in the lobby, watch the match and talk to each other before and after the match. This simulates the arcade experience of calling "NEXT". In addition to world rankings and leader boards, the multiplayer is not to be missed.

Over all, HD Remix is just like any other past SF II game, great, addicting and utterly epic. This game is worth the download, even if you have past iterations of it. But with all the great improvement to the sound and graphic, and intact easy to pick up controls, why wouldn't you? Like I said, it's a great game to play, but fighting against someone else makes it greater.

- Mike V.

Oscar Gonzalez - Editor-in-Chief og (@) original-gamer.com | all author's articles

What's your most anticipated game for December?

Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX
The Crew
Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
Game of Thrones - A Telltale Games Series
Dungeon Defenders II
The Talos Principle
View Results - View Comments

Podcast


Let's get this holiday season started


Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix Review

Tatsunoko vs Capcom Review

Filiphino Champ defeats Daigo to be crowned SoCal Regionals Champion

Other Gaming News From The Web