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Street Fighter II Turbo (Super Famicom)

Street Fighter II Turbo for Super Famicom

Street Fighter II was an iconic fighting game first released in 1991 that turbo-charged the Street Fighter series to the pinnacle of video game popularity. Multiple Street Fighter games would ensue after a 4 year gap from the release of the original Street Fighter arcade game in 1987.

This particular Street Fighter II Turbo game was for the Super Famicom i.e. what the Super Nintendo was called in Japan. Notice the “FOR SALE and USE IN JAPAN ONLY”. This particular copy was sold in Europe, and for games that made it out of Japan and the US, you’d need to use a SNES Game Converter to play them with European versions of the Super Nintendo.

Street Fighter II Turbo had 12 characters: Ryu, Ken, E. Honda, Chun-Li, Blanka, Zangief, Guile, Dhalsim, Balrog, Sagat, Vega and M. Bison. In the Japanese version of the game, some of the character names were different to those in the US and European versions.

In Japan, the Spanish fighter was called Balrog, the Thai character was called Vega, and the US character was called M. Bison. In the US, game developers didn’t want to go with the name M. Bison for the boxer because of the similarities to and a potential lawsuit from a certain actual boxer at the time, M. Tyson.

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