Capcom Retro Game Collection Vol. 5, (SLPM-87365)
The game credited with spawning a one-on-one fighting craze in the arcades makes its PlayStation debut, along with two popular updates, in this three-game compilation from Capcom. Included on the disc are the following titles: Street Fighter II: The World Warrior, Street Fighter II: Champion Edition, and Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting. World Warrior has you choosing one of eight characters, from Ryu and Guile to Blanka and Chun-Li, while challenging rival fighters in exotic locales across the globe. With the included revisions to the core Street Fighter II engine, you’ll be able to play as the original game’s four bosses and master new airborne special attacks while battling at higher speeds. The PlayStation version also supports analog controls with vibration feedback. A memory card is required to save high scores and settings.
The second compilation was originally released in Japan as the fifth volume of the Capcom Generation, a series of compilations containing classic Capcom games. In North America, only the Street Fighter compilation was released, whereas in the PAL region Street Fighter Collection 2 was released separately from the first four volumes (which were released together as a bundle). Like the first compilation, it was released for the PlayStation and Sega Saturn, although the Sega Saturn version was only released in Japan due to the discontinued support for the console outside Japan.
This compilation contains a “Title Menu” where the player can choose from any of three Street Fighter II games featured in the compilation: the original Street Fighter II, Champion Edition (Street Fighter II Dash in Japan) and Hyper Fighting (Street Fighter II Dash Turbo in Japan). Some minor changes were made to game-play, compared to the arcade versions of the games. A “Collection” mode is also featured where the player can view strategies, character profiles and artwork specific to each game, some which become available after meeting certain requirements. (more…)