Hyper SF2 Anniversary Edition: Side Tourney at Evo2k4


I haven’t gotten a chance to play HSF as yet. :frowning: But really, is CE Bison worthy of banning?

In CE he was stupidly powerful, but I don’t think he’s broken compared to the overall power of the ST characters, or even some of the HF character. He would STILL die to HF Ryu and any version of Zangief.


A note: If CE Bison is banned, which I still don’t think should be the case, it wouldn’t be due to his cornertrap - it would be due to him being supremely scrubby and powerful, with his fierce torpedo doing more damage hit and blocked, scissors kick lockdown, and his redizzy. Still, HF shotos will still give him trouble (not as much as they do HF Bison, since at least CE Bison has a counter for HKs - c.fierce), and any version of Zangief player can still just walk forward with their hands over PPP and lariet anything he sticks out, get into splash range and tick him to death. ST Dhalsim could probably give him trouble too. CE Bison is powerful, but he’s no Akuma, and probably not even as bad (relatively) as the WW characters…


I can see a lot of things being done with this game. Team HF vs. Team ST, etc.


Yeah I think that had always been the main theory fighter topic for me, I always wanted a HF vs ST game. I think however the tourney might take shape those are the big questions. HF Balrog vs ST.O.Sagat, HF Ryu vs ST Ryu etc…

For more on these matchups see here:



Hmm, ST Old Dhalsim or CE Dhalsim.

Decisions, decisions.

Either way, expect to get thrown like a rag doll.



That’s a great thread. Next year for sure it should be standard at EVO.


Hey Shirts,
I’ve tried out CE Sim now and I think once you get a tast of the damage and dizzy points he deals out you wont go back. Your loosing the teleport, nice but only really vital in one or two matches, better go with Super or ST.O.Sim in those (btw is there any difference?) and stun Yoga Fire which is handy but not as consistently usefull as all round extra damage and dizzy.
BTW, you know any other players who are looking forward to playing and old character? Maybe you could form a team for some sort of pre-ST vs ST team match?

How bout:

AE proponents (you CE Sim, Apoc HF Rog etc…)
AE sceptics (Masaka ST Cammy, Cole ST Sim etc…)

That would answer questions about the game and provide a bit of drama/ fun:cool:. Also could include a top US Sim shodown match (see brackets)!

Just also to add, I think this console arcade issue is very bad for games with undecided status. People don’t want to be seen to be commiting to a tourney before they have got their way on this issue. Its especialy bad for this game I think because many of the players who would want to compete in this tourney are the strongest critics of console. Hence they’re not making their voice heard on here when they ordinarily would be.


Both the East Coast Championship 9: http://www.shoryuken.com/forums/thread55805.php and the Midwest Championship 2004: http://www.shoryuken.com/forums/thread52485.php are featuring HSF2 AE tournaments in their lineups and getting good feedback (see the threads) with lots of posts from participants. Seems to back up what I suspected about the lack of posting for Evo AE due to console arcade dispute.
ANYWAY, both these touurneys are high profile and take place before Evo2k4 so can hopefully provide some answers to some of the questions we have about the game.

Arcade board news:

5 Hyper SF2 AE - CPS2 boards available thu US dealer here: http://www.coinopexpress.com/products/pcbs/capcom_cps_ii/Hyper_Street_Fighter_2_%3AThe_Anniversary_Edition_4397.html

Hey Drunkenmaster,
are you in the USA? Are you going to go to Evo? Ifso who are you gonna play?





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Would be really interested to hear any reports of AE being played at other tourneys. Even just results, should give some initial indication of how well the old characters are fitting in, and overall balance of the game.
So when ECC and MWC happen would love to hear from you people!


Unfortunately, our arcade is closing down. No chance of getting this game anyway:(

Damn. I need to get a ps2 and quick! Not that I’d have anyone to play against or test sh*t out with:( But then I don’t get that for ST either and I do aight going in cold n’ rusty. Hmmm? New handle maybe “coldnrusty.” I’d still compete even if I never got to analyze the game.



that’s BS, the only character you should ban is maybe Akuma. The world warrior characters suck in AE. They are so slow, like XBOX CVS2 laggggg live. Guile only has 1 speed on the sonic boom and one height on the flash kick, regardless of what button to press. They used the fixed version of World Warrior for Guile, cause if Guile had all ranges and speed of his flash kick/sonic boom, then you would be able to do the handcuffs, air throw, freeze, etc. with Guile, then you would have to ban Guile…


what havfe you benn smoking Jion_Wansu? whacky tabackey?.. anyway in my arcade everyone is choosing either world warrior (normal) or champion edition characters because they are the strongets… have you seen how much life a simple crouching short takes off? its insane … or even one fierce shoryuken from the shotos will give you a dizzy… heck i’ve even seen some guys get double dizzys with shotos and guile DOUBLE as in back to back… that’s what i call rapeness… so far i think the top tiers are champion vega (bison) normal and champion ken normal guile champion zangief and turbo sagat…

super turbo characters are crap in this game… ya hear me crap!


The first results of a HSF2 AE tourney are in, and Super Turbo characters seem to have dominated (though I really don’t have any info asto the quality of the players involved or their knowlege of the different SF2 versions).
The tournament was actually played in a cinema on a huge projection screen! That must have been awsome. Anyway read about it here:



If we go that is…

Me and ryuROCKst will there to try our luck if there is one at evo…

On a random note… wouldnt it be cool if there was a code so you could pick the cpu versions of characters?? like example how in ST cpu ryu has a diff rushing punchs etc(they have weird lags and start ups etc)or in WW(though im not sure about this one)didnt all of balrogs punchs do block damage? Or maybe cpu just didnt need to charge lol i dun remember.

Dunno just seems like it would be fun to play them or try them out.


Yeah in World Warrior Rog did his dash puches in bunches, the CPU blataintly ignores the charging rule throughout SF2. How many times have we all eaten 2 MaxOuts from DJ (while he’s walking forward noless- the cheek of it) or the old classic Sonic Boom then Flash Kick so-fast -they -could-combo filth. Don’t geet me started on the CPU…
Anyway your right the CPU does have some different moves, though I have no idea how many. I do remember from playing the home version of Hyperfighting that CPU M.Bison’s s.Roundhouse has no hitbox for his upper body or something like that, also CPU Honda had a similar move, maybe his s.Feirce.
This goes some way to explaining the shit that happens when you footsie with the CPU, as if auto counters and tripple damage wern’t bad enough. Damn those AI programmers,


3rd Strike, Hyper SF2 and the Animated Movie are being bundled for the PS2 and is comming to North American PS2.


Yea that’s gonna be good.:cool:


HSF2: AE is going online on X Box!!!1

Check this thread for the news:



Proof I was here before 2011