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Podcast: A New Challenger Appears (Street Fighter)

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For this week’s episode Jam and Fred are celebrating 30 years of Capcom’s Street Fighter series.  Specifically focusing on the titles in the recently released Anniversary Collection, they talk about the pop culture influences of the main three titles, all of the updates to each, and the three Alpha titles.  Plenty of stories in this one.

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ChronCD: Episode 1

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ChronCD is the comprehensive coverage of all CD-based console games in chronological order.  This first episode discusses the series, delves into the history of the CD-ROM and console marketplace that CD-based consoles came out in.  Then we proceed into the launch window titles from 1988 and 1989.  Time codes after the jump.

The downloadable highest quality version can be found here:

0:00-0:30: ChronCD Intro
0:30-11:10: What is ChronCD?
11:17-13:43: History of the CD-ROM
13:44-22:29: Console Hardware
22:30-28:03: Fighting Street
28:04-30:43: No.Ri.Ko.
30:44-31:56: Bikkuri Man Daijikai
31:57-32:15: PC-Engine CD Launch Wrap-Up
32:16-36:00: Cobra: Kokuryo’s Legend (Space Adventure)
36:01-43:22: Valis II
43:23-45:19: Tengai Makyo Ziria (Far East of Eden)
45:20-48:58: Monster Lair (Wonderboy III)
48:59-52:06: Super Albatross
52:07-56:56: Ju O Ki (Altered Beast)
56:57-57:27: Closing Credits

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Fighting Street Review

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Street Fighter (Fighting Street) Review

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One of the most common questions I have been asked in regards to fighting games is, “why is Street Fighter II a sequel?  Where is Street Fighter?”  An understandable question, especially when you consider that the original Street Fighter was released in arcades a whopping four years later, plays completely different from its sequel, and was called Fighting Street in its only US console release (on the Turbografx-CD no less).  If you’re a fan of Street Fighter II, the concept of getting to see where the series starts is tempting to say the least (and now completely possible without expensive hardware thanks to the virtual console and Capcom Collection), but you’ll soon find that Street Fighter is much more of a proof of concept rather than a fighting game that pre-dates the record setting sequel.

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Written by Fred Rojas

August 11, 2015 at 11:00 am