Street Fighter 2Street Fighter 2: The World Warrior
) was a popular arcade game
created by the Japan
-based company Capcom
. It centers around two characters
, Ryu and Ken (the two main characters from the original Street Fighter
), facing the evil villain
M. Bison (Vega in the japanese version).
Street Fighter 2 is widely considered to be the "Grandfather" of the fighting game genre, since it revolutionized a less-than-popular game category. It is still considered by many purists to be the finest example of the genre, relying more on control and playability than graphics and flash, like its fighting counterparts Mortal Kombat and Killer Instinct. Karate Champ and Street Fighter I were two one-on-one fighting games which preceded Street Fighter 2.
This popular video game inspired several sequels:
- (Street Fighter 2, Champion Edition
- Street Fighter 2 Turbo
- Super Street Fighter 2
- Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo
- Street Fighter 3
- The Street Fighter Alpha Series
- Street Fighter Ex Series
- X-men/Marvel vs. Streetfighter series
- Capcom vs SNK series).
Many of these were both arcade and console video game