i cant fight him, i am playing arcade verison, i tried the following as quoted off gamefaks
"You can only fight Akuma on the first stage!
Note: Do not pick any of the secret characters.
Highlight the character you want to play. Press and hold down start, strong and forward and wait until Akuma"
WTF… can someone clarify these instructions, I was able to get me and my buddy to fight bison in a dramatic battle but need your guys help to fight akuma
also i beat the game with RYU without losing a round and after the credits it said “a new challenger has entered” but there was no fight and no new characters, another WTF