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Broken Bootlegs- Street Fighter II

Posted on February 24, 2016 by Erika

Broken Bootlegs is a weekly series covering unlicensed games (also known as bootleg games) for mainly 8-bit and 16-bit consoles. This week’s edition covers two different versions of one very well-known game and thus, some more well-known bootlegs: Street Fighter II: The World Warrior for the Famicom and Street Fighter II Rainbow Edition for Arcade

One of the more curious games I found out there back when I was really getting into NES and Famicom games a good decade back was a game that I thought never had an 8-bit release: Street Fighter II. Having played the hell out of back in the early to mid 90s at the arcade and on the SNES, I thought I’d give this game a try. I’m greeted with a still from the opening cinematic of two people brawling, with it scrolling up until the title screen pops up in all it’s 8-bit glory. Having never heard of Yoko Soft back then, I wondered if that was possibly an unknown official port, or some Chinese knockoff. Read More


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