Archive for the ‘Street Fighter’ category

Bid on this custom Street Fighter IV arcade cab for charity

March 2, 2009

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You may well be able to get Street Fighter 4 for consoles now, but as we all know here at Arcade Heroesthere is nothing better than the real arcade experience. Well here’s your chance to experience it in your own home with this custom made SF4 cab designed by Meat Bun which comes with the SF4 gameboard. This one off cabinet comes complete with Akuma beads and fog machine! The added bonus of winning this auction is that it’s all for charity too. Happy Bidding

[Street Fighter Arcade Game Cabinet Painted by Meat Bun]

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Stop Fighter 2

January 10, 2009

Stop motion animation is a real pain in the butt to pull off. I guess that is why so many of these kind of films are done with simple things like Legos. The following video doesn’t use legos fortunately, eschewing that for SF2 toys. It’s a first effort thing it seems so don’t expect it to reach Robot Chicken quality but it is somewhat amusing to watch Guile, Ken and Balrog duke it out. The makers of the video are also holding a contest for you to win a SF IV TE Fight Stick for the upcoming SFIV console release, which you can read more about at the link below.

Also be advised that it does contain some profanity, just a warning in advance.

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Kawasaki Warehouse – Location Report, Japan

October 17, 2008

Wow, I have just got back from Japan and made a fabulous discovery whilst I was there:

Kawasaki Warehouse

This incredible arcade has been built from the ground up to look like a disused, run-down warehouse complete with rusting doors and peeling paint but is in fact a fantastic site with some great games. The site has some neat touches like the front doors that appear to be rusted shut but open when you approach to reveal a red tunnel which looks like a bit passageway to hell. As you approach the second door you are blasted by a smoke machine. Inside the lighting is great (dim but really asmospheric) and flickering neon signs and faded posters cover the walls. The site is over several floors with Bingo (!!!), an arcade and a Darts bar. I have to say I only had a couple of hours free and never left the arcade floor itself.

Amongst the highlights were:

Original Retro cabinets  (All in great working order)

  • Street Fighter
  • Virtua Racing Twin
  • Outrun DLX
  • Hang On
  • Super Hang On
  • Pro Monaco GP
  • After Burner DLX
  • Space Harrier DLX
  • Darius
  • Gauntlet 4 Player
  • Rad Mobile DLX
  • About a dozen cocktail cabinets
  • Daytona 2 (4 Player)
  • Virtua On (Loved this on the Dreamcast)

In addition I got to play some great recent and new games:

  • Street Fighter 4 (Got my ass kicked at least 20 times by some guy!)
  • JuBeat – Really interesting game and very funky cabinet
  • Afterburner DLX (Played it before but never linked)
  • Halflife Survivor (Just couldn’t get used to the controls)
  • Initial D 4 (Good fun!)

If you get the chance I really recommend setting aside a couple of hours and heading over there. It is about 10 minutes walk from Kawasaki train station.

The Making of Street Fighter: The Movie: The Game

June 26, 2008

[Kotaku via Game Life]

Is the Street Fighter Movie one of the worst movies ever and is Street Fighter: The Movie: The Game one of the worst games ever? More than likely, but I some how can’t help look back at them with a feeling of weird fondness. That’s why I’m loving all these pictures that have sprung up courtesy of Alan Noon – who posted a ton of info on the game last year. Also it had Kylie in a leotard, what’s not to like!

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Street Fighter IV at London's Battle of Destiny

June 20, 2008

Battle of Destiny is a tournament for the hardcore fighting fans out there – a proving ground in which challengers compete on Hyper Street Fighter 2, Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection, Capcom vs SNK 2 and Street Fighter 3: Third Strike. The best players gain paid flights and entry to the Evolution 2008 tournament in Las Vegas. However, the event offers something for everyone as the finished arcade version of Street Fighter IV will be available to play – a first in the UK! If that wasn’t enough, Capcom will also be showing Super Street Fighter II Turbo: HD Remix, which will be released on the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 later this year.

If you’re interested, the event costs £10 to enter and is taking place in The Rocket Complex at the London Metropolitan University on July 26th and 27th. Casual players pay for venue entry on the day, and if you feel like taking on the dozens of players that have already signed up for the competition, you’ll also need to register your place and bring £10-35 depending on the number of games you’re entering. For more details, visit the Battle of Destiny website.

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Street Fighter IV at London’s Battle of Destiny

June 20, 2008

Battle of Destiny is a tournament for the hardcore fighting fans out there – a proving ground in which challengers compete on Hyper Street Fighter 2, Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection, Capcom vs SNK 2 and Street Fighter 3: Third Strike. The best players gain paid flights and entry to the Evolution 2008 tournament in Las Vegas. However, the event offers something for everyone as the finished arcade version of Street Fighter IV will be available to play – a first in the UK! If that wasn’t enough, Capcom will also be showing Super Street Fighter II Turbo: HD Remix, which will be released on the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 later this year.

If you’re interested, the event costs £10 to enter and is taking place in The Rocket Complex at the London Metropolitan University on July 26th and 27th. Casual players pay for venue entry on the day, and if you feel like taking on the dozens of players that have already signed up for the competition, you’ll also need to register your place and bring £10-35 depending on the number of games you’re entering. For more details, visit the Battle of Destiny website.

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GTI Expo 2008 round up with many new games and SF2 the casino game

May 16, 2008

Sega was not the only company to have an arcade show recently, as the Game Time International Expo 2008 kicked off in Taiwan last week. Thanks to forum user Molloy, he provided us a link to a thread on killercabs.com that featured some pics from the show from a user there named kenji. As always if you want to see the full image, just click on the thumbnails below.

One game that I was particularly interested in was Power Boat by IMOtion. They had a video of the game at ASI (which I have been trying to get a hold of since March) and it definently has changed since then – the cabinet is different and I know that they were working on tweaking the gameplay a little more to make it like HydroThunder. I’m not sure when this will come out but a modern HydroThunder-llike game with a motion base cabinet will probably do well in arcades. Is it me or do these look a little like RaceTV cabinets? Also they have made a new cabinet for Panzer Elite Action. I hope to have some more on Power Boat here shortly.

IGS was there in force, showing off games that I’d love to see them release through American Alpha, their US branch but most likely I’d have to import these games. They had the scrolling fighter Oriental Legend 2 there and Pirate Revenge which we’ve mentioned before. Also Speed Driver 2 was there, one of the few IGS games to use full 3D.

More after the post break including the Street Fighter 2 the Casino game!

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Update to the "How to Get Better at Street Fighter III" Guide

March 24, 2008

Back in November we first posted about a cool little guide that gave players tips on how to get better at Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike, but it was still in its infancy at the time so a few months later, it has expanded and improved to become the best guide I’ve ever seen on the game. Not only do they have the tips written out but they also have videos demonstrating what it is they are talking about. Here’s hoping they do one for Street Fighter IV.

[Thanks to Joe B. for sending this in – How to Get Better At Street Fighter III] [Discuss on the Forum]

Update to the “How to Get Better at Street Fighter III” Guide

March 24, 2008

Back in November we first posted about a cool little guide that gave players tips on how to get better at Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike, but it was still in its infancy at the time so a few months later, it has expanded and improved to become the best guide I’ve ever seen on the game. Not only do they have the tips written out but they also have videos demonstrating what it is they are talking about. Here’s hoping they do one for Street Fighter IV.

[Thanks to Joe B. for sending this in – How to Get Better At Street Fighter III] [Discuss on the Forum]

Street Fighter IV's new mexican wrestler

March 13, 2008

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Looks like Capcom are taking a leaf out of Nintendo’s SBB book and drip feeding us with tiny nuggets of SF4 goodness every so often. And boy do we lap it up. Keep ’em coming Capcom!

[Kotaku via Capcom US]

As of this moment, Crimson Viper and Abel have been the only new characters announced for Street Fighter IV, but the time has finally come to lift the curtain on yet another new warrior!

Judging by his appearance and profile, it looks like he utilizes a pro wrestling style. In fact, his style is none other than Mexico’s famous Lucha Libre brand of wrestling! Will we see that style’s trademark aerial acrobatics at work? We can only hope and wait with baited breath…

This fiery fighter is a man who divides his professional life between Lucha Libre wrestling and gourmet cooking. His hot-blooded spirit is enough to give even the mighty Red Cyclone a run for his money! Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for his lackluster cooking skills…

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