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    Street Fighter: The Movie

    Game » consists of 3 releases. Released June 1995

    A fighting game based on the 1994 Street Fighter movie, using digitized recordings of the film's actors in place of hand-drawn or computer-drawn sprites.

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    Street Fighter: The Movie is a 2D fighting game developed by Incredible Technologies and released by Capcom for arcades in June 1995.

    It is a video game adaptation of the 1994 action film Street Fighter, itself based on Capcom's fighting game series of the same name. It features digitized actors in a similar fashion to the Mortal Kombat series, with most of the playable fighters portrayed by the actors who portrayed them in the film (most notably Jean-Claude Van Damme as Guile).

    Similar to the film, the game's story is a very loose retelling of the plot of Street Fighter II: The World Warrior. Rather than an international martial arts tournament, the plot follows a counter-insurgency between the Allied Nations (led by Colonel William F. Guile) and the forces of dictator M. Bison in the fictional Southeast Asian nation of Shadaloo, with most of the original characters receiving new backstories and motives.

    Its gameplay is loosely based on that from Super Street Fighter II Turbo, with a greater emphasis on juggling and animation canceling. All of the returning Street Fighter characters gained new exclusive special and super moves, along with new techniques (such as throw escapes, throw reversals, guard-cancel counter-attacks, and limited-use health regeneration). The game also includes some new exclusive characters, including minor film character Sawada and several masked Bison Troopers, and a hidden 2v2 "Tag Team" mode.

    The game was ported to the Sony PlayStation and Sega Saturn by Capcom themselves, re-using the same digitized sprites as the arcade version while using a new re-built gameplay engine that closer resembles that from Super Street Fighter II Turbo. This version is notable for introducing enhanced special moves (based on that from Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors) to the series, includes a new set of stages (with a new soundtrack), and features a dedicated Story Mode (known as "Movie Battle", with Guile as the only playable character and limited branching paths). It was released in August-September 1995, with the overseas versions released by Acclaim and the Japanese version released by Capcom. The Japanese version was re-titled Street Fighter: Real Battle on Film to avoid confusion with Street Fighter II Movie.


    Most of the roster from Super Street Fighter II Turbo appears in the original Arcade version of the game, with the only exceptions being Blanka, Dhalsim, Dee Jay, Fei Long, and T. Hawk. Both Blanka and Dee Jay were later added in the Home versions. Each fighter is portrayed by the same actor as in the film, with the exception of M. Bison (who is played by the actor's stunt double due to his illness).

    Both versions of the game include a new fighter: Japanese soldier Sawada (a minor character in the film played by Japanese actor Kenya Sawada). The arcade version also features its own exclusive character: the masked Bison Trooper Blade (played by the game's art director). The game also includes three hidden palette swapped variations of Blade (Arkane, Khyber, and F7).

    It is the only game in the series where Balrog, Vega, and M. Bison are addressed by their swapped western names in the Japanese version (rather than their original names), requiring Capcom to put their original names alongside their western names in the Japanese instruction cards and manuals. The arcade version is also the only game in the series where Akuma is addressed by his western name in the Japanese version.

    In the Ryu, Ken and Akuma endings, the name of Ryu and Ken's master and Akuma's brother is Sheng Long and not Gouken.

    • Colonel Guile (Jean-Claude Van Damme) - An American member of the A.N. forces and their regional commander. He is the film's main character and the only playable character in the Home version's "Movie Battle" mode.
    • Captain Sawada (Kenya Sawada) - A Japanese member of the A.N. forces, leading some of them in the assault on Bison's base of operations. Unlike most of the other fighters, Sawada is an original character exclusive to both the film and game (although he shares some attacks with Fei Long). His Home version appearance has a widely-altered movelist.
    • Ryu Hoshi (Byron Mann) - A Japanese-American conman and martial artist who is recruited by Guile to infiltrate Bison's base of operations.
    • Ken Masters (Damian Chapa) - An American conman and martial artist who is recruited by Guile to infiltrate Bison's base of operations.
    • Chun Li Zang (Ming-Na Wen) - A Chinese news reporter who seeks revenge against Bison's forces.
    • Balrog (Grand L. Bush) - A former American boxer who works as one of Chun Li's film crew.
    • Viktor Sagat (Wes Studi) - A Thai arms dealer and the leader of Shadaloo's criminal underground.
    • Vega (Jay Tavare) - A masked Spanish prize fighter and Sagat's subordinate.
    • Dee Jay (Miguel A. Nunez, Jr.) - A Jamaican computer expert and one of M. Bison's lackeys. Added in the Home versions.
    • Carlos Blanka (Kim Repia) - A Brazilian member of the A.N. forces who was captured and mutated into a beast-like super-soldier by M. Bison's captive scientist Dr. Dhalsim. Added in the Home versions.
    • Blade / Arkane / Khyber / F7 (Alan Noon) - Some of M. Bison's masked elite soldiers. All four are palette swaps of each other with different abilities, with F7 having all of the others' abilities. Blade is the only one playable from the start, with the others being hidden opponents that are only playable with cheat codes. Not included in the Home versions.
    • M. Bison (Darko Tuscan) - A former drug lord turned General Dictator. He is the film's main antagonist and serves as the game's final boss, with an unplayable "Super" form as a secret boss in the Arcade version. Although he is not portrayed in-game by his original actor (Raúl Juliá), Juliá's likeness is used for cutscenes.
    • Akuma (Ernie Reyes, Sr.) - A mysterious martial artist. Known in the Japanese Home versions as Gouki. In the Home versions, he serves as the hidden boss and is only playable with cheat codes. He is the only character to appear in the game despite not appearing in the film.

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