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The world awaits for a legend to arrive. An ultimate honor for someone who is willing to risk it all in this contest 'Fighter's History.' By mysterious invitation you are to join the greatest martial arts masters of the world. Only one person can walk away the ultimate champion by challenging 9 competitors and 2 bosses. Good Luck! You're going to need it.
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And yes, it's hard to imagine a more blatant Street Fighter 2 knock-off than this. Not only does it have characters who resemble ones from SF2 in terms of appearances and/or moves, but just about everything else is also reminiscent of SF2. It has a similar number of playable characters: 9 (to SF2's 8), including two female characters (to SF2's one female character). Maybe they put in an extra female character because they thought SF2 should have had at least one more besides Chun Li (which would have been cool). And speaking of Chun Li, one of the females on this game, Fei Lin, is VERY Chun Li-ish --- and also Chinese to boot! Even the last half of her name is similar to Chun Li's! (Incidentally, the other female character here is actually closer to Makoto, a character from SF3, than to any other SF character that I'm familiar with.) Also similar to SF2, there are a couple of boss characters that you can't play as (a clown and Karnov --- remember him?) [Edit: It seems there is a code that unlocks them to play as.] And besides having a LOT of moves that are obviously based on ones from SF2, the game also uses controller combinations like the ones used in SF2. But the similarities don't end even there. The energy meters, the fonts and colors of the letters and numbers (or many of them), the character/stage selection screens, the end-of-match screens (where the winner dishes out insults while the loser appears battered, bloodied and bruised), etc. are also done like in SF2, if not exactly then very closely! If the game was much more similar to SF2, it would BE SF2!
One interesting and humorous (and probably unintentional) thing about this game, which isn't really true of SF2, is that the voices sometimes sound a bit weird and even funny --- not so much the voices themselves, per se, but the things the characters say while they're doing particular moves. For a few examples: When the Ray character (who seems to be pretty much a Guile knock-off) does his projectile move, his shout of "Big Tornado!" almost sounds like "Baked Potato!"; when Fei Lin uses her projectile move, it sounds for all the world like she yells "Donald Duck!" (I'm not sure what the move is actually called); and when Mizoguchi does a particular one of his moves, it sounds like he shouts "Underwear!" (Again, I'm not sure what the move is really called.) It can be fun to do those moves just to hear the funny-sounding stuff the characters say (or DON'T actually say)!
The game actually plays very well. Even though the makers resorted to a shameless, could-scarcely-be-more-obvious rip-off of SF2 with this, they DID actually make it enjoyable (at least for two players), which is why I give it four stars. It's very worth playing in its own right; even while being almost a carbon copy of SF2, it still manages to have its own "character."
I recommend this if you like old fighting games, or at least if you like playing them with someone else!
I'd skip this one and just go with the original SF II. If you;re looking for other great fighting games, check out FATAL FURY 2 SPECIAL, ULTIMATE MORTAL KOMBAT 3, STREET FIGHTER ALPHA 2 or even BALLZ. Really, do yourself a favor and skip this one!