Sunday, July 23, 2017

Street Fighter II

Sadly unfinished and unreleased...

The ST world constantly amazes me. Just when you think you've seen it all, a "new" version of Street Fighter pops up and slaps you in the face!! Yep, I've never seen this before, so I gave it a try and was blown away.

It's developed for the Atari STe by none other than Patrice Mandin, a guy whom I'm grateful for giving us Doom and more. However, as you can see, it's incomplete without the full game content or even colour graphics. It runs using greyscale in ST low - not high/monochrome. As is, this is actually very playable and features support for two-players as Chun-Li and making use of the Blitter Chip, hardware scrolling and DMA stereo sounds.

Sadly, Patrice stopped development and left this in limbo - waiting for another techie to pick up the gauntlet. Great progress has already been achieved, and the source code is available, so it's sad that nobody has attempted to finish this incredible "beta". I think the potential is huge so download Street Fighter and prepare thy jaw to drop!!

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