Street Fighter the Movie
a game by Acclaim
I don't like this game for two reasons: The control is poor, particularly when charge moves are concerned; and the two-frame animations need to go. Other than that, it's digitized Street Fighter. No, it's not a translation of the arcade game of the same name. No juggling combos, or anything like that. The FMV cinemas are really clear, and the Story Mode is a really cool idea that should be used more often. If not for the control (a major point) SF: The Movie would have rated higher.
Some good points, some bad points. First, even though the quality of the movie clips was below average, it did a good job of setting up the story of the game. The overall graphics could have been better but were passable. The controls were another story: Besides having problems getting some of the moves off, there was a lot of limitation in comparison to the coin-op. The Movie Mode is a cool feature, but not enough to send me running to the store for this fighter.
Could have been better. The Movie Mode is is a bonus and the dips were alright, but the game play itself needed some work. I found it difficult to pull off even the simplest of moves (fireballs, dragon punches), f was disappointed that this game was not as faithful a rendition of the arcade as I thought it would be. By itself, the game is not half bad, but if compared to the arcade, it is a weak translation. Definitely one you want to try before you buy.
Remove the movie-like animations of the characters and the extraordinary full-motion video intro and you are left with a normal version of Street Fighter that really hasn't changed much from the earlier versions. The sound has improved as compared to other SFs but still pales in comparison to the arcade version. More time was spent digitizing the characters than was put into bringing the game to a higher level. Street Fighter: The Movie continues to be an acquired taste.
2016-09-28 Street Fighter the Movie game added.