Takashi Nishiyama and Hiroshi Matsumoto designed Street Fighter in 1987. This arcade game had the players lead Ryu and Ken in beating 10 opponents in a global martial arts tournament. The game was ported to many known home computer systems of the time.
Street Fighter’s mark in the one-on-one fighting game history started with the release of Street Fighter II in 1991. Players were given a variety of characters to choose from, each of them having unique fighting styles with around 30 or more moves. While the original gameplay of the predecessor is given new life in Single Player mode, the second player can jump into the game anytime and arrange a match.
An update to this title by the name of Street Fighter II: Champion Edition (known as Street Fighter II Dash in Japan) made playable versions of the four final boss characters and introduced a mirror match mechanic where two of the same character can fight each other.
Street Fighter Legacy
Street Fighter has gone a long way since its 1987 incarnation. Apart from at least 6 installments of the main game, several crossovers such as Marvel vs. Capcom, SNK, vs. Capcom, Street Fighter X Tekken, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, and Tekken X Street Fighter, to name a few, have been released.
The franchise has spawned other media including several comics, manga, animated series, as well as original video animation titles. Live action movies and TV series based on Street Fighter characters and lore were made with Capcom aiding in development.
FREE Street Fighter Fonts
Fans of the franchise will be glad to know that there are available fonts to help you replicate that Street Fighter vibe. Of course, the actual font used for the game is customized. This one designed by Knackpack Studio, is a close match though. For a more modern, somewhat minimalist approach, try this free lettering by SUBECTYPE.