Hi, I'd like some help from some of you experts


#1

I’m currently writing an article for www.disposablemedia.co.uk (SHAMELESS PLUG) on street fighter and the culture surrounding it.

Few things I’d like to ask for your help with.

What gameplay innovations has the SF series made, even if by mistake (e.g. the combo which was originally a glitch)?

How much play time do you put in every week you stay at the top of your game?

And just how much do you think you spend on it in a year (roughly of course)?

Erm, Anything that you should feel that I should touch upon, but remember, this article has to be “fighter-virgin” friendly afterall

In return I will be putting in some publicity for SRK along with the UK Ranking Battle scene seen as most of our readership is either English or American


#2
  1. Some general innovations that Street Fighter has brought would be the Super Meter (Super Street Fighter II Turbo), Custom Combo (Street Fighter Alpha 2/3), Parrying (Street Fighter III).

  2. A least 2 hours a day worth of practicing for me, probably around 15 hours a week if I have time. In 3S, I use about an hour a day just practicing my parrying.

  3. Over 800 hours a year worth of playing.

  4. Some things you can add are big tournaments such as EVO, SBO, etc.


#3

The roll cancel. Biggest glitch turned invaluable gameplay strat ever. Gives all your special moves some extra invincibility.


#4
  1. The first question really should be refined. There have been a ton of innovations in SF covering a broad amount of games (RC in CvS2, Fast Fly/Unfly, various Infinites in MvC2, the rethinking of how mindgames work due to parries, etc…)

  2. Personally I barely play on my own. If I have friends over we can play for 2 - 8 hours without even thinking about it, nevermind things like tournaments which can take days to complete.

  3. Money spent on SF is broad as well. If you go to monthly tournaments you’re probably spending $20 in games, another $10 in food, $$$ in gas and other expenditures. Me personally, I probably spend an average of $50 every month in tournaments alone. Hit at least one major a year for an extra $200 or so and then random shit. Probably $800 - $1000 a year.

  4. If this if “fighter virgin” then I would place an emphasis on the fact that players really need to put in A LOT of time to be “good” at the games they play, nevermind great or top level. I would also enlighten them to the tournament scene and how it drives players to be better.


#5

awesome, thanks for the help. One last question, just how many iterations of SF are we up to now (including the Vs series)?


#6

UGH… not including the glitchy shit like Rainbow Edition…

Street Fighter II
Street Fighter II: Champion Edition
Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting
Super Street Fighter II
Super Street Fighter II Turbo
Street Fighter Alpha
Street Fighter Alpha 2
Street Fighter Alpha 2 Gold (was this arcade?)
Street Fighter Alpha 3
Street Fighter Alpha 3 Arrange
X-Men Vs Street Fighter
Marvel Super Heroes vs Street Fighter
Marvel vs Capcom
Marvel vs Capcom 2
Street Fighter III
Street Fighter III: 2nd Impact
Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike
Super Gem Fighter Mini Mix
Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo

I left out stuff like X-Men: COTA, MSH, Darkstalkers, etc… because they didn’t involve SF


#7

Excellent, and uber quick aswell, great stuff :3


#8

It was Street Fighter Alpha 3: Upper

Not “Arrange.” That is one of the new games on the Alpha Collection they just released.


#9

This was in SNK games before ST.

Add CvS, CvS Pro, and CvS2 and that looks about right.


#10

and of course SF1!


#11

Some More:

Street Fighter (Original)
Hyper Street Fighter II: The Anniversary Edition
Hyper Street Fighter Alpha
Street Fighter EX
Street Fighter EX Plus
Street Fighter EX Plus Alpha
Street Fighter EX 2
Street Fighter EX 2 Plus
Street Fighter EX 3
Capcom vs. SNK: Millennium Fighter 2000
Capcom vs. SNK 2: Mark of the Millennium 2001
SVC Chaos: SNK vs. Capcom


#12

do i count SVC, seen as it’s SNK and also shite?


#13

no…

svc is shit lol


#14

Which games? You’re probably right since I haven’t played the old SNK games since I was a kid, so I probably forgot.

No, you don’t have to add it. It just had the Street Fighter characters and was crappy like the Street Fighter Movie game.

If you want a huge list of Street Fighter and Street Fighter related games and their ports:

And another game would be Capcom Fighting Jam (aka Capcom Fighting Evolution in the US), though it was crappy too.


#15

As I started to make a list of the SF games I noticed people already did, so heres a colabiration of them all.

Street Fighter
Street Fighter II: The World Warrior
Street Fighter II: Champion Edition
Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting
Super Street Fighter II
Super Street Fighter II X
Super Street Fighter II Turbo
Hyper Street Fighter II: The Anniversary Edition (Console, Japan arcade)
Street Fighter Alpha
Street Fighter Alpha 2
Street Fighter Zero 2 Alpha (Japan only I believe)
Street Fighter Alpha 2 Gold (Console)
Street Fighter Alpha 3
Street Fighter Alpha 3 (Console)
Street Fighter Alpha 3 Upper (GBA)
Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max (PSP)
Hyper Street Fighter Zero (Console)
Super Gem Fighter Mini Mix
Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo
X-Men vs Street Fighter
Marvel Super Heroes vs Street Fighter
Marvel vs Capcom
Marvel vs Capcom 2
Capcom vs. SNK: Millennium Fighter 2000
Capcom vs. SNK 2: Millionare Fighting 2001
Capcom vs SNK 2: Mark of the Millenium 2001 EO
Capcom Fighting Jam
Street Fighter III
Street Fighter III: 2nd Impact
Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike
Street Fighter EX (Made by Akira)
Street Fighter EX Plus (Made by Akira)
Street Fighter EX Plus @ (Made by Akira)
Street Fighter EX 2 (Made by Akira)
Street Fighter EX 2 Plus (Made by Akira)
Street Fighter EX 3(Made by Akira)


#16

feels like i’m nitpicking a little too much, but this had a japan/asia arcade release.


#17

It varies wildly. The pickin’s in my area are so slim that practice is really unnecessary at this point. If I’m having trouble with an opponent in an arcade, I just adapt on the spot, rather than going to the trouble of devising new tactics in my free time. If I play at home, it’s basically for shits and giggles, or to dick around with characters that I’d never actually use in a real match.

You can quote me on that last part.

Anywhere from about $50 to $60 a year, in quarters. I don’t enter tournaments since they’re a rarity in this area, and their occurence rarely coincides with me having enough spare cash to hit the road and enter.

I’m not even going to bring console game purchases into this since the last one I bought was CvS2 for the 'Cube… and that was a long-ass time ago.

Tell the kids to go outside and play instead of wasting their lives on the crap they call videogames these days. The little fatasses need exercise anyway.

Uh, you can quote me on that part too.

If you really wanted to do something for us in return, you’d put in some girly pictures.


#18

i believe it was arcade also, i remember - down the old arcades @ eglinton and birchmount. (sigh) it was a japanese version.


#19

Also I don’t know for sure, but weren’t parries implemented in games prior to SFIII? (A 3D fighter or Last Blade by chance?)


#20

Last Blade was released in 1997 while Street Fighter III: New Generation also came out in 1997.