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Street Fighter II is a classic fighting game developed and published by Capcom in 1991. It is the sequel to the original Street Fighter game, which was released in 1987. Street Fighter II was a significant improvement over its predecessor in terms of graphics, gameplay mechanics, and overall presentation.
The game features a roster of eight playable characters, each with their own unique fighting style and special moves. These characters include Ryu, Ken, Guile, Chun-Li, Zangief, Dhalsim, E. Honda, and Blanka. Players select a character and engage in one-on-one battles against other characters in various locations around the world, such as Japan, China, and the United States.
Street Fighter II was a massive commercial success, and it quickly became one of the most popular arcade games of the 1990s. The game’s success led to the creation of multiple sequels, spin-offs, and adaptations in other media. These include Super Street Fighter II, Street Fighter II Turbo, Street Fighter Alpha, and Street Fighter EX, among others.
Street Fighter II’s impact on the gaming industry and popular culture cannot be overstated. It popularized the fighting game genre and introduced many concepts that are now standard in modern fighting games, such as special moves, combos, and finishing moves. The game has also been credited with helping to revive the arcade industry in the early 1990s. Even today, Street Fighter II remains a beloved classic and a staple of the gaming canon.