Without a doubt, Street Fighter has been featured on more magazine covers than any game. Period. Yes, even more than Sonic and Mario. For one, Capcom dropped more quality SF titles, more frequently, so that helped. But more importantly, the very business of the game magazines took off at around the same time as the Street Fighter craze. Want proof?
Above: Don’t think SFII was massive? Using only the SNES box art, EGM wrote a 15 PAGE PREVIEW on an arcade port. That’s almost two pages per character!
Above: “Ooooo… Someday I’ll get that Guile and his Street Fighters!”
Above: Maybe if Gamefan didn’t use up all the blue paint on its stupid mascot, the SF gang wouldn’t have to fight in their alt costumes
Above: Here we see T-Hawk posing for Playgirl – I mean, the family friendly Nintendo Power!
Above: Ryu better take that haircut back to Tekken where it belongs
Above: Once again, Gamefan puts its dumbass mascot above its cover story
Above: Bison, seen here fresh from a couple hits off the crack pipe and wielding Wonder Woman’s lasso
Above: Mortal Kombat so wishes it could still share a cover with Street Fighter
Above: Every character here looks like they’re charging up a power dump
Above: With no SF character assets left to go around, Hyper settles on a Cammy seemingly made of origami
Above: Guile’s Sonic Kick charges a boring call out for Nintendo passwords
Above: Easy, Chun-Li! It looks like Dhalsim is surrendering
Above: Okay, this has officially gone too far!
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