Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers

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Avoid
May 24, 2017

Street Fighter 2 on Switch is a disappointing release made worse by the rip-off price.

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Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

5 / 10
May 24, 2017

It's still amazing that such an old game can remain so playable after all these years, although it's equally incredible that Capcom still insist on charging full price for it.

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7 / 10.0
May 25, 2017

This is still an incredibly fun fighting game to have at the ready and online, but Ultra's new modes and features are all minor additions

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May 24, 2017

Ultra Street Fighter II is an admirable effort; a pitch-perfect version of Street Fighter II on the Nintendo Switch. Capcom has re-balanced the game from its Super Turbo release, thrown in the Super Turbo HD Remix art, and added some additional Switch-only modes. Unfortunately, the whole package just feels adequate. Ultra Street Fighter II doesn't feel like it goes above and beyond for the series' 30th anniversary and the asking price is steep for what's there.

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May 24, 2017

Beyond its core, though, The Final Challengers' value prop is pretty bad, and with no real modes outside of Arcade to makes this edition particularly appealing, there's little reason to need it. It's true there's online play, which does feature a clever point-based ranking system, but the former is not new and the latter is not so compelling as to drive player investment. Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers will make a fine gift for a youngster or acquaintance Street Fighter celibate, but it's probably not worth your time until the price goes down otherwise.

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7 / 10.0
May 24, 2017

Meet the new Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers, mostly the same as the old Street Fighter II. Beyond the veil of some visual wizardry and a few rote fleeting fluff modes, this is the old school foundation that a lot of folks built their fighting game careers on. That's not a bad thing, especially with the Switch's on-the-go hook, but it could just as easily have been a downloadable release.

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7.5 / 10.0
May 27, 2017

Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challenger brings fresh air to the Switch games. Great for playing online and with your friends, but this game had more potential that has not been exploited.

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5 / 10
May 26, 2017

While Way of the Hado feels tacked on and ultimately a pointless gimmick, this is still a great version of Street Fighter II and currently the best way to experience the classic game on today's hardware. The additions to the main game are minor at best for the astonishing price tag, with Evil Ryu and Violent Ken just being amped up clones of existing fighters, but it still plays like the classic arcade fighter. Just don't expect anything revolutionary.

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77 / 100
May 24, 2017

Ultra Street Fighter II retains all that made the original SFII a classic: solid gameplay, charismatic rooster... that now you can enjoy and share everywhere. It's as fun as it was 25 years ago, but at the same time, it feels like a missed oportunity: the new modes doesn't add nothing new or interesting enough (and Its price isn't cheap).

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7 / 10.0
May 25, 2017

If you want arguably one of the best iterations in the Street Fighter series on the Switch, then Ultra Street Fighter II is definitely worth getting but bear in mind that it is definitely overpriced.

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5 / 10
May 24, 2017

Ultra Street Fighter II tries to add a robust package around its tried-and-true Arcade mode, but much of that package doesn't pan out. All that leaves is the Arcade and Versus modes and for as great as Street Fighter II is, it's a game that also shows its age after a while.

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6.9 / 10.0
May 30, 2017

Ultra SF2 is still a frantic and skilled beat'em up, but it lacks options and single player modes.

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8 / 10
May 24, 2017

Despite having little novelties and being the most complete version of Street Fighter II to date, the specific additions for the occasion does not just excite us.

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7 / 10.0
May 24, 2017

Street Fighter 2 remains a good game, whatever incarnation it appears in, but the new modes add nothing (and are bad) and it's far too expensive. A conundrum, then, and one only you can decide if you're willing to pay out for.

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May 24, 2017

An overpriced package that offers little new content, Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers isn't a marvelous return for this venerable series. Being mobile is great, and the game looks good, but everything else about this release is skippable for all but the most die hard SF fans.

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May 26, 2017

Capcom's latest take on its seemingly forever-popular Street Fighter 2 is an enjoyable version of the game on Nintendo Switch that allows fans to take the fight with them.

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65 / 100
May 24, 2017

Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers is a fun fighting game with interesting new mechanics and touted as the definitive version of Street Fighter II, but it comes off as lazy and overpriced, padded with a lackluster buddy mode and an unnecessary and almost broken "Way of the Hado" mode reminiscent of the worst of the Wii era.

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GameMAG

Top Critic

7 / 10
Jul 10, 2017

Super Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers with its colorful hand-drawn graphics and a full set of modes proves that the original concept of the project even after 26 years is still relevant. Despite some technical problems and unreasonably high price tag, The Final Challengers can be recommended to all fans of two-dimensional fighting games on the Nintendo Switch... Just wait for discounts, price cuts are definitely coming.

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Ken McKown

Top Critic

6.5 / 10.0
Jun 1, 2017

The quality of Street Fighter II is unparalleled, and it is still one of the most balanced fighting games ever created. The addition of Violent Ken and Evil Ryu doesn't do much to the roster, and Way of the Hado is a diversion at best. However, the $40 price tag stings.

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Danilo Dellafrana

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6.8 / 10.0
May 25, 2017

This new installment of the SF series is not exactly mind-blowing: the fights are balanced, but the new additions to the rosters are pretty dull and anonymous, and overall everything seems pretty sloppy.

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