Super Street Fighter IV

Super Street Fighter IV Preview for PS3

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At any point, a Dragon Punch motion and a kick will trigger the Oil Shower, which sees Hakan pour oil all over his body. This changes the properties of many of his moves, granting him longer reach, increased stamina and damage, and higher priority. He's a close quarters character, and has trouble against those with fast projectiles and good keep away. But he has quite a few counters in this regard, and a great anti air Ultra, namely, the Oil Combination Hold, a move destined to go down in Street Fighter history as the most mental.

Down, down, down and all three kicks. That's all it takes. Hakan lies on his back and, if an opponent is silly enough to jump on him, they slip off his oily body onto his belly. Hakan then turns them around, spins a bit, then... er... shakes. You get a close up of both characters' faces - Hakan with a cheeky grin, his opponent desperately struggling. Then, the unfortunate victim is... shot out of Hakan's combination hold, sent tearing towards the stage wall. We see their face as it's happening - an expression of complete humiliation. Then bang.

It's mental. Proper mental. It looks like Hakan shoots his opponent out of his arse. Actually, it looks worse than that. It sounds disgusting, too. The oil makes a horrible noise as characters slide along Hakan's body. His damage and high stamina will make Hakan useful for expert players, but, really, nobody wants to see the Oil Combination Hold. Ever.

There's so much more to the game, of course, including new online modes (team battle, winner stays on, and replay support) as well as 24 brand new challenge trials for each character. The animes have been redone, but in truth they're still crap. What else? Have I mentioned Guile's Sonic Hurricane? I have. Oh.

Some believe SSFIV should be a downloadable expansion, rather than a retail release. Some believe, even at 30 quid, it's not worth the money. Really, though, at 30 quid (you'll get it cheaper online) it's great value, and an essential purchase for all Street Fighter IV fans. It's still Street Fighter - if Hadoukens and Sonic Booms make less sense than hieroglyphics, Super won't make them suddenly click. But for everyone else... well, Guile's got a Sonic Hurricane.

Super Street Fighter IV is due out on the PS3 and Xbox 360 on April 30.

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El-Dev@ Endless


Ah f*ck it,

Show Spoiler A lot of people will probably be making that detour, if you know what I mean.
Posted 12:54 on 23 March 2010

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Mark_S's Avatar


Well Wes, looks like you were right - Ryan obliterated the record by 61!
Posted 12:46 on 31 March 2010
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wyp100@ El-Dev

I love mum related jokes, and that, sir, was top class. LOL.
Posted 20:22 on 23 March 2010
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El-Dev@ Endless


Ah f*ck it,

Show Spoiler A lot of people will probably be making that detour, if you know what I mean.
Posted 12:54 on 23 March 2010
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Endless@ CheekyLee

My mum lives in Bridlington, i could take a detour on the way ;)
Posted 12:36 on 23 March 2010
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Karlius@ CheekyLee

Go and do the zangief drop kick lol.
Posted 02:37 on 23 March 2010
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CheekyLee@ Endless

Hmmmm .... Hull ....

Sure, Mr. Hart will almost certainly destroy me, but I am sorely tempted to go anyway. Just seeing him play, let alone getting a shot at him, would be well worth the time taken to get there.
Posted 22:55 on 22 March 2010
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Hull isn't that far from me, but the trip over the humber makes it either expensive enough, or time consuming enough going round. To make it not worth it. I wonder if you get some sort of little medal thing if he beats the record...
Posted 22:08 on 22 March 2010
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Wido@ GeNeCyDe1993

£21.85 at Shopto ;)
Posted 21:17 on 22 March 2010
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wyp100@ Mark_S

LOL, if only. Mr Hart is that good, I can't see anyone even taking a round off of him!
Posted 17:07 on 22 March 2010
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Any Street Fighter nuts living near Hull might be interested in this at the weekend:

"On Saturday 27th March, the official European Street Fighter IV Champion, Ryan Hart will be taking on all would-be challengers to break the world record of 108 unbeaten rounds on the BAFTA-nominated video game, Street Fighter IV."

"The event is for the launch of the new Guinness World Records 2010: Gamers Edition which celebrates all the gaming records set over the past year from the highest score on Donkey Kong to Guitar Hero Champions."

And as you may know, Wes hand a hand in writing said Guinness World Record book, so it ties up nicely! :)

Wes - you should SO get there and kick his ass!
Posted 16:53 on 22 March 2010
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THATS IT! I CAN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE, I'll start saving for a PS3. I was actually pretty good at SSF2turbo on my SNES, this will be first on my list. :thumbup1:
Posted 16:40 on 22 March 2010
GeNeCyDe1993's Avatar


Ill wait till its £20;)
Posted 16:09 on 22 March 2010
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Endless@ Bloodstorm

Can't wait :D Have to be like a month or so after release though so everyone has time to practice with the new guys etc.

Oh Wes: any news on what the 'special thing' is that people who've already purchased regular old Sf4?
Posted 14:15 on 22 March 2010
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Yea, you'll have me playing along side you guys this time.
Posted 13:49 on 22 March 2010
Wido's Avatar


I'm getting this! Plus, another VG vs Forum again for SSFIV? I'm sure us members can make it 1-1!
Posted 13:45 on 22 March 2010

Game Stats

Release Date: 30/04/2010
Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom
Genre: Beat 'em Up
No. Players: 1-2
Rating: BBFC 12
Site Rank: 535 8
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