Capcom Co.’s Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition for Sony Corp.’s Playstation 3, Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox 360, and the PC is a solid bout that enhances the sequel with updated balance and strong new character additions.
Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition includes 39 characters and 4 new characters – Yun, Yang, Oni, and Evil Ryu – all unlocked.
New additions include updated character balancing, Replay Follower to follow up to five separate player replays, My Channel Advanced to distribute replays to up to 50 players, and Elite Channel to watch replay data from elite players who have a rating of 3000PP or more.
Controls are tight throughout, with new additions like Yun and Yang in perfect return to form from Street Fighter III. In addition, the online mode retains lag-free matches and unexpected bouts from competitors in Arcade Mode.
The graphics engine is top grade at 60 frames-per-second. All characters hold a hand-drawn look with solid polygonal builds and vibrant colors. Sound effects are beefy between combo attacks and supers.
Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition is a solid update at a value price. The final entry in the installment holds a premium fight fest for casual play or a serious no-holds-barred tournament.