posted by HotJohnny (ALBUQUERQUE, NM) Mar 27, 2011
Member since Mar 2005
gamers (92%) found this review helpful
I have played 3 3ds games so far, and this is by far my favorite (over pilot wings and ridge racer). This is a wonderful translation of the full game, and a really impressive street fighter on a hand held system. The character models are beautiful, and the gameplay and combos remain faithful to the full version.
I have not tried any vs yet, so I cannot comment on the online component of the game, but I am just having fun playing street fighter whenever, wherever.
The touch screen button mapping works well and is a good use of the touch screen. I am a bit of a street fighter purist, so I don't think it's very fair. You can do one button super and hyper combos, and you can also do charge moves (guile's sonic boom) without charging. Both are not fair to the opponent.
At any rate, I love this game. I think it is the best launch title for the 3ds and a must for any street fighter fan.
gamers (100%) found this review helpful
Super Street Fighter IV is one of my favorite entries in the Street Fighter series, and this handheld port doesn't fall very far behind the console version. Other than being on a handheld system, this is essentially the same exact game that you were playing on the consoles. Which overall is pretty impressive in terms of hardware, porting a console title directly to a handheld system has never really been done before. Then again, the 3DS is significantly more powerful than the regular DS, but it's still an impressive feat nonetheless. Graphically, there's marginal difference from the console version. Accept for the fact that the backgrounds don't move. On the console version you may be in an African safari with animals roaming around, or at a night club with a crowd of people cheering on the fight, but here they're just standing there as awkward looking statues. However in terms of gameplay mechanics, it feels incredibly similar to the console version. And if anything it's a little easier, because you can tap the touch screen to pull off special moves and combos. If you already own the console version, then there's really no point in spending your money on this one. However if you don't own either and you want to know which one to buy, it essentially comes down to whether you like playing games on a full-sized T.V., or while you're on the go.