Setting The Tone!

Hadou-ken, and Hadou to you too~

Good morning loyal Painkillers, and newcomers, and welcome to another addition of Grab A Buddy Monday. Today, we are going to be doing something a bit different for this one. That’s because for the first time is a while, we are heading back to the arcade for this one. I know that most of you have played at least one game in this franchise, but have you ever played any in the arcade? Well lets get into it. It’s time to grab your buddy, get quarters from the……shit! The machine is broken! Now we got to find that goofy looking guy, with that odd change dispenser around his waist. Anyway, lets go play some Street Fighter 2: The World Warrior.

This game hit aracdes in 1991, and is a squeal to a game that no one remembers, and not many people played, The original Street Fighter from 1987. The second street fighter game has much better graphics, and a lot more playable characters than the first game. Those characters are Ken, Ryu, Blanka, Zangief, Dhalsim, E. Honda, Chun-Li, and Guile. There are also non playable characters that later became playable in other versions of this game, and there are; Vega, Sagat, Balrgo, and M. Bison.

This games is loads of fun, but nothing beats that experience of begin in an arcade and playing this game. This was pre internet days, so depending on what arcade you went to, the cabinet may or may not have the layouts to pull off the characters moves. Therefore, a lot of the times you either learned moves from someone that already knew them, or just feeding the machine your money and learing them on your own. There would also be times where you would see people standing around the Street Fighter cabinet, quarters lined up across the bottom of the screen, indicating who was next, and you would see two people playing against each other, the winner stays, the loser leaves. It would be nuts when you would see one person run the table, and clear out all challengers and most spectators. I know these days you can play this game via emulator or one of the console’s online stores, but nothing will come close to the old arcade experience. Until next time everyone!

 

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