I got SFIV for the iPhone.. It's awesome.

Posted by Legend (2658 posts) -

The title says it all. I basically bought this as soon as I saw it on the App Store. I didn't read any reviews, and only saw one or two videos of the game in action. I'm glad I wasn't disappointed. I'm really impressed with how well this plays using the touch screen; I could mostly pull some pretty complex combos with ease, but there were some rare occasions when it was difficult to even do a Hadoken. My only gripe with this is that it doesn't have an online multiplayer mode. It does have a bluetooth multplayer mode, however. I can only hope Capcom will acknowledge our demand for an online multiplayer mode and include it in a future update. 
 
This might not have the depth of the console version, but the fact that I now have an excellent SFIV port on my iPhone to play on the go is enough to keep me happy. For those of you who have a PSP, I think it's a good idea that you wait for the rumored PSP port since it's bound to be even better than this one. If you don't have a PSP, however, and you've got an iPhone then I would definitely recommend that you check this out.

#1 Posted by Legend (2658 posts) -

The title says it all. I basically bought this as soon as I saw it on the App Store. I didn't read any reviews, and only saw one or two videos of the game in action. I'm glad I wasn't disappointed. I'm really impressed with how well this plays using the touch screen; I could mostly pull some pretty complex combos with ease, but there were some rare occasions when it was difficult to even do a Hadoken. My only gripe with this is that it doesn't have an online multiplayer mode. It does have a bluetooth multplayer mode, however. I can only hope Capcom will acknowledge our demand for an online multiplayer mode and include it in a future update. 
 
This might not have the depth of the console version, but the fact that I now have an excellent SFIV port on my iPhone to play on the go is enough to keep me happy. For those of you who have a PSP, I think it's a good idea that you wait for the rumored PSP port since it's bound to be even better than this one. If you don't have a PSP, however, and you've got an iPhone then I would definitely recommend that you check this out.

#2 Posted by AaronAlex (182 posts) -

I wonder if it would run well on a Ipod touch? 
I wouldn't mind checking it out.

#3 Posted by Scullinator (512 posts) -

I saw it and wanted to download it right away.  However im overdrawn already on my credit card so looks like ill be waiting a few weeks. 
 
What characters can you be in the game?  Do you need to unlock characters?

#4 Posted by AaronAlex (182 posts) -

How easy/hard are ultras to perform?

#5 Posted by Legend (2658 posts) -
@Scullinator: There are eight characters in the game: Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li, Guile, Blanka, Dhalsim, Abel and M.Bison. All of them are playable from the get go, and there are no unlockable characters as far as i know.
@AaronAlex: You can either input the full ultra command as in the console version (QCF,QCF+P for example), or just simply tap the ultra button on the top right corner of the screen.

#6 Posted by Scullinator (512 posts) -

I see 4 buttons.  Punch, Kick, F im guessing is Focus and SP?  What does the SP button do?

#7 Posted by JJOR64 (18941 posts) -

No E. Honda = Fail.

#8 Edited by Legend (2658 posts) -
@Scullinator: Yes "F" is the focus button, and "SP" does EX moves when combined with the "P" or "K" button. For example to do an EX-Hadouken, you input: QCF, P+SP.
@JJOR64: Yeah, I wish they had included E.Honda, Zangief, Balrog, Vega, Sagat and Akuma. That combined with online play would've made this the best portable fighter ever. You never know with iPhone apps though, they can always add stuff with a simple update in the future. This is why I recommend waiting for the PSP version if you have one (and if the rumors are true that there will be a PSP port) since it's likely to have more characters, an online mode and even better graphics (although the graphics in this one are very impressive for an iPhone game).
#9 Posted by MikkaQ (10278 posts) -

I hope this PSP version actually exists, because that would cause me to dust that thing off for once.

#10 Posted by REDRUN (1410 posts) -
@Legend: Can you plug in a fight-stick though?
#11 Posted by scarace360 (4828 posts) -

if  the psp version is real i will BUY THAT GAME AND PLAY IT YES I KNOW PLAYING GAMES THAT'S CRAZY.

#12 Posted by Yukoei (1878 posts) -

Interesting, might have to check this out.

#13 Posted by Legend (2658 posts) -
@REDRUN: I'm sure someone will figure out how to do it. ;) Kinda like this:
 
 
#14 Posted by SpecialBuddy (1110 posts) -

I got it for my phone also. Have to say its not that bad. Im still getting used to the controls but I dont regret the decision. Now all I have to do is find someone else to play with.

#15 Posted by Legend (2658 posts) -
@SpecialBuddy said:
" Now all I have to do is find someone else to play with. "
Same here; I'm trying to convince some friends to buy it so I can check out the multiplayer mode.
#16 Posted by lordofultima (6230 posts) -
@REDRUN said:
" @Legend: Can you plug in a fight-stick though? "
This. Without an arcade stick I would never play Street Fighter.
#17 Posted by EvilGreenDevil (197 posts) -

probably the first app I've paid more than $4 for and I don't regret it one bit. I was pretty skeptical at first but after reading how decent it it I figured why not. It's totally STREET FIGHTER ON YOUR PHONE. I can see it growing old pretty fast and I wish I had someone else to play multiplayer with.  
 
The controls are actually very good for what it is. I like how they let you rearrange the entire layout, however you want which is nice. The fact that you can SRK->FADC->ultra with ryu on your phone is insane.

#18 Posted by AniMoney (957 posts) -

Gonna jailbreak my ipod touch so I can try this.

#19 Posted by sfighter21 (798 posts) -
@lordofultima said:
" @REDRUN said:
" @Legend: Can you plug in a fight-stick though? "
This. Without an arcade stick I would never play Street Fighter. "
Seriously though, this is a portable version meant for entertainment, not competition.  I'm sure people won't frown upon the great ultima if he bought the sf4 app...just sayin'.
#20 Posted by Stang (4726 posts) -
This game looks like butthole. If I can't mash, what is the point?
#21 Posted by REDRUN (1410 posts) -
@sfighter21: The way I play, I am bound to crack my screen. This is a hardcore title pitched to a casual audience; there will be tons of button/screen mashing.
#22 Posted by YetiAntics (1489 posts) -

lack of "Indestructable" in the game is disappointing...

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