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iPhone game of the day: Street Fighter IV

Game: Street Fighter IV
Price: £5.99/$9.99
Size: 201MB
Buy it on the iTunes store now

Quite how Capcom thought it could convert the magnificence of Street Fighter IV onto iPhone is beyond us. But they've only gone and done it. It's cut down, certainly, with only 8 characters (but with the promise of more as updates), 2D characters, static backgrounds and a reduced number of face buttons. But that's completely outweighed by the good.

In terms of gameplay, this is exactly like the big version. Focus attacks, EX attacks and Super Combos are all in - there are even some cutaway video clips of Ultras dropped into the action, making this look incredibly close to the game we know and love. It's Street Fighter IV in your pocket - what's not to love?


Above: The presentation style is identical and looks super deluxe


Above: Super combos feel great when they hit home. Go Blanka!


Above: Ol' stretchy limbs is back, teleporting at will and spitting fire. Yoga!


Above: Shinryuken! Chun Li's burnt by Ken's devastating trademark move

17 May, 2010

4 comments

  • rafa_slash - May 18, 2010 7:59 a.m.

    This and GTA chinatown Wars make me think the iphone could be a decent gaming system
  • Modroneman - May 17, 2010 1:16 p.m.

    Scarface: Last Stand is free for the Iphone today. Not sure if its a good game or not, but you can't beat free. Its normally $6.99.
  • bluscorp - May 17, 2010 10:32 a.m.

    STOP IT JUSTIN, your making me want an iPhone, lol. Is Mortal Kombat on iPhone?
  • crumbdunky - May 17, 2010 10:14 a.m.

    Totally disagree. I get really annoyed by SF4 on iPhone and find it's the game that suffers the very most from the controls being on the screen AND the lack of tactile sensation from "pressing" touch screen buttons. Rarely have I been less happy with what is. control issues aside, a good effort but the control problems just make the port unplayable and given the otherwise amazing quality of the port that;s a shame but part of owning a touch or iPhone is learning that most of the best games are still a lot better played somewhere else.

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