We've all played Street Fighter II right? I sure hope you have, cause it's a pretty good game. Now there are quite a few versions of Street Fighter II. Champion Edition, Turbo, Super...SUPER TURBO, and most recently, Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix. But in my person opinion, all of these version are inferior to the subject of this blog article. Street Fighter II Koryu.
To my knowledge, Street Fighter II Koryu (sometimes spelled Kouryu) is a hacked version from Taiwan (I presume) that likely had cabinents somewhere in the area when SFII was popular. Now there are other SF II hacks you might have seen, or even played (Rainbow anyone? ), But let me tell you, this version is something else. It's the most hilariously broken and amusing of all Street Fighter II hacks and versions. I love it so much I even took screenshots myself this time!
There is no ground or air in Koryu.
I'm gonna and try and explain the mechanics of Koryu here. Any move that had a charge time (Guile's moves, Chun Li's spinning bird kick) no longer take any time to charge. Just taps of the directions and WOOSH you're on the other side of the screen. You can do any special move at any time in the air. Get hit in the air? Just Shoryuken into your recovery! Sound strage? It is. It's AWESOME. It doesn't really matter where you are, special moves can pretty much be done at any time.
You can throw tons of projectiles. As many as you need really. Fill that screen up till the game can't handle it anymore! Throwing Shoryukens throws out about 10 zillion Hadokens. Depending on the button you press, you might have heat seeking fireballs. Throws work, but the person being thrown doesn't....get thrown. They take the damage but nothing happens to them as you do the throwing animation.
Is it an unbelivable mess? Absolutely! Is it fun? MORE ABSOLUTELY. At first it might just be an amusing broken version, and that is all it is. Play it with a friend. It quickly turns into an addictive competition of who can out strange and out break the other. Sagats One-hit KO upppercut (Tiger Flame!), Ken being himself, and Blanka turning into Sonic the Hedgehog. There is a ton of fun be had here. It's actually addicting.
The bicyclers in Chun Li's stage are...off. They come in red, green, and blue!
Oh, the game just reset itself once for me and my friend. I dunno why. Yay programming! Zangief and Dhalsim run at 60 miles per hour. Oh, and pressing start changes your character. Just like that. No biggie.
I can write forever about all the changes and funny things that can happen. But that's way to much work for a lazy fart like myself. So you must be wondering how you can get a hold of this fantastic fighter, eh? Well it wasn't released on anything other than an arcade somewhere in Taiwan. But the uh, ARE OH EM is pretty easy to come across. Most arcade EHMYEWLAYTORS can play it (which is what I've been doing) so have at it that way! I'm gonna leave you with a video here, since maybe these screenshots didn't do it justice.
I demand that this version be released on PSN, with amazing HD graphics and online play. Then Capcom will have officially won ME back! That's probably not at all possible but...do it anyway!
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