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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] In addition to several offline modes and numerous leaderboards and achievements, the game takes advantage of the new online features of the Xbox 360's powerful processing capabilities to create a seamless online multiplayer experience. Among several online game options is an exclusive mode called "Quarter Match", which introduces a new way of reliving the exhilarating arcade experience at home. Xbox 360 users can connect to the Xbox Live online game service and access Xbox Live Arcade to download a free, feature-limited version of the game which offers two playable characters for one match. When they are ready for the ultimate retro gaming experience, users can then unlock the full version of the game, enabling players to choose from all eight original characters as well as four boss characters, each with their own special endings and home levels. [Capcom] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 33
  2. Negative: 1 out of 33
  1. 100
    It's a perfect blend of easy, moderate and hard achievements - every gamer can get some of these, but it takes real effort to get them all. Great job, Capcom!
  2. If you've a nostalgic bone in your body that needs breaking, this is the game.
  3. 80
    And that's the main reason to buy it: to simulate the exhilarating competitive spirit found in the arcades and to play against different people from all parts of the world -- all without ever leaving the comfort of your own home.
  4. 75
    Even without a next-gen audio or video upgrade, Street Fighter remains as fun as ever and continues to stand the test of time, reminding us why we fell in love with the game in the first place. And yes, Blanka is still cheap.
  5. It’s an old-school brawler with all the right moves and players despite the awkward 360 controller scheme and the seriously flawed online multiplayer mode. Really, consider this $10 or 800 points well spent.
  6. You will find yourself fighting the controls never really finding a comfort zone. Once you manage to work within the limitations of the controller, you will find the second exception. The online play is a bit laggy and unstable.
  7. So, let's sum up: lag so frustrating you want to gouge your eyes out with a spoon, tiresome deliberate disconnections that make a mockery of the ranking system, and a d-pad designed to make you jump around the screen like some deranged monkey on speed. Not particularly positive.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 12
  2. Negative: 4 out of 12
  1. May 14, 2014
    How much you like this game will probably depend on your age. I was in high school when this came out, so it brought back great memories of mopping up the arcade floor with random punks. Online is probably laggy since it doesn't use GGPO, but since no one plays this anymore I don't know. If you can find at least 1 buddy for couch vs it's a blast. Pure, simple and perfect. (and only $5) Expand
  2. NicholasS.
    Aug 3, 2006
    all and all a great game. This port is top notch. I would have given it a 10 , but having to stretch the screen to 16.9 my self hurts. I was hoping they would have scaled it more 16.9. Oh well still a great game. Expand
  3. Aug 26, 2011
    A port of the classic Nintendo system with problems in the playability , the persistent desire to be a good player in the game is an impossible task to achieve. Street Fighter II' Hyper Fighting is painfully fun, expect to see a lot of" You Lose " or whatever, not even on easy the AI lets you breath, is full retro perspective though. I'm not completely digging the multiplayer because there is a lot of skilled person that ruins your flavor to win ( someday you will make it) . But get use to it back in the 90's everything was like that. Expand
  4. ThomasRobinson
    Aug 13, 2008
    I love Street Fighter but DAMN is this game hard. It's way harder then the old console versions as this XBLA version is a direct port of the arcade game (designed to be difficult in order to eat more quarters). Even on the easiest difficulty setting I can't get passed about the 5th guy. The AI is just way too responsive. Expand
  5. Feb 23, 2013
    This game is such a disappointment. Graphics are good for a 1993 fighting game but the gameplay is anything but "hyper". The AI is super-cheap because it input reads, and the combo potential is very limited compared to Street Fighter IV. The sound isn't good either; although Guile's theme does make up for that. I respect this game's simplicity and the limited moves list of characters makes the game less complex; especially given that there are no supers, ultras or EX moves. No meter, pure skill from round one. The screen is too small though, and there isn't an offline versus mode. My main issue with this game isn't the game mechanics, characters or moves. It's the pacing. Very slow, very boring and skill cap is way too low. Throws do too much damage and the animation lasts for way too long. The whole point of simplifying the game by removing meter and giving characters less moves and calling it "Hyper Fighting" is surely to make it fast-paced. But it's painfully slow, and this isn't aided by the overpowered throws and lack of ability to tech them. Avoid this game unless you really need a tried-and-tested 2D fighting game. Expand
  6. JamesF.
    Sep 26, 2006
    Very poor port indeed, 360 controller does nothing for the combo system, lag makes a joke out the 'Hyper' inclusion. Once you do get a decent match without lag there is no sure fire way of having a re-match against that player. All this just takes too much away from classic street fighter for me that I spent so many years wasting 20p bits on down the local arcade, unless you want to be very frustrated by its many flaws stay well away. Poor show Capcom. Expand
  7. ChipL.
    Aug 13, 2006
    This game was ported terribly. The Capcom classic collection for regular x-box was much more true to the feel of the original. The controls in this version feel slugish and unresponsive. Playing on x-box live is VERY laggy. Definately not worth $10. Expand

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