Pub. date: 2009 | Online Pub. Date: May 18, 2009 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412971935 | Print ISBN: 9781412966702 | Online ISBN: 9781412971935| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Street Fighter I and II
Street Fighter is a popular video game in which players compete in martial arts tournaments against various fictional opponents from around the world. Designed by Takashi Nishiyama and Hiroshi Matsumoto, and first released in 1987 by Capcom, a Japanese video game design firm, Street Fighter casts the player in the role of Ryu, a Japanese martial artist. The objective of the game is to win a series of fighting contests in the United States, England, Japan, and China; a final match is played in Thailand, where Ryu must defeat two martial arts experts, Adon and Sagat, in order to win the game. Street Fighter II, a sequel to the original game, continues Ryu's quest to prove his fighting prowess in the martial arts world. The games were hugely ...