Platform: XBLA (Also on PSN)
ESRB Rating: T
Developer: Backbone Entertainment
Review by: Kevin Haverty
Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix is the latest Street Fighter title in the series to get the digital download re-release. Unlike Street Fighter II Hyper Fighting, SSFIITHDR’s visuals are redesigned to take full advantage of high-definition video and it looks jaw-droppingly sexy.
Every character’s moves have also been modified. Some moves are new; only the execution of others changed. No need to worry, though, because all changes were approved by the world’s top Street Fighter players. Gamers who fear change can play SSFIIT as it was originally released in “Classic” mode, which keeps the HD graphics but nullifies the move-list changes.
SSFIITHDR has its usual “Versus” mode and adds online support. The online fighting experience is so tight and lag free that it feels like the opponent is on the same system.
The only drawback to SSFIITHDR is the controller. The game was designed to use the layout as it appeared in the arcade and the default controllers just don’t fit the scheme. Serious players will want to pick up a joystick.
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