Street Fighter 2: The World Warrior

Fighting games usually have a plot, but it’s not very important. It’s just a flimsy pretext to have people beat each other up.

I would presume that this game is tangentially related to the first Street Fighter game, but I’ve never actually played it or seen it anywhere. But that relation isn’t important. All you need to know is that there is some kind of evil organization running a martial arts tournament and folks from all over the world are competing. Each character is distinctive and unique. Bear wrestler from the USSR, yoga master from India, boxer guy from Las Vegas, the two identical generic martial arts guys (one from Japan and one from the USA), and a few more.

I played this game a lot. I played it in the arcade, I played it at home, I played it against friends, I played it against strangers. Essentially I used every excuse I could think of to play this game. I don’t even know why, I was never that good at it. I just really liked it for some reason. Until Capcom started refining and rereleasing this game. Then I started fawning over them instead.

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