Street Fighter The Movie - Sega Saturn - 1995
I know that the Street Fighter Movie is something that pretty much all of us make fun of. But you know what, when I first saw that movie in theatres as a kid I loved it. I was and still am a huge Van Damme fan. Yes the movie is not that great, but as a kid I did enjoy it.
There are two different games based on the movie there is the arcade version and this home version. Many people think that the home version which was released for the Sony Playstation and Sega Saturn was just a port of the arcade game. When in fact they are two totally different games.
I first heard about this game in a issue of Mean Machines. Mean Machines was a UK gaming magazine that was all about Sega. I was not the Sega guy in my family, but I was blown away when I saw the images of this game.
As a fighting game this is based on Super Street Fighter II Turbo, but of course it has digitized sprites like what Mortal Kombat has. Most of the actors from the movie reprised there roles in the game. Many people hate this game, but I think it really is not that bad actually. Is it one of the best Street Fighter games ever made? No it is not, but it is far from the train wreck people make it out to be.
There are a couple of single player game modes. Of course you still have your classic arcade mode. This is where you pick your warrior then take on 12 other fighters. As well as this there is a mode called Movie Battle. In Movie Battle you play as Guile and you play through the events of the movie. This is a pretty cool mode and along with the arcade mode makes for quite a decent single player mode. Of course as well as this you have the two player mode as well so you can take on a buddy.
Street Fighter The Movie is a decent game, and thanks to it being pretty much hated you can pick this up very cheaply. I have played both versions, but like many 2D fighters of this era the Sega Saturn version is slightly superior.