Street Fighter IV: Champion Edition Android incomplete review

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Google Play description:

A new warrior has entered the ring!

Take control of 32 world warriors and test your mettle against players from around the world. Street Fighter IV: Champion Edition perfects the winning gameplay formula by offering the most exciting fighting game on mobile. Long time Street Fighter fans can jump into the action and have an instant familiarity with the controls. For more casual players Street Fighter IV features numerous settings and tutorials that put you on the path to victory.

– Fight as 32 Street Fighter characters including fan favorite and Android exclusive, Dan.
– Intuitive virtual pad controls allow players to execute full move sets including Unique Attacks, Special Moves, Focus Attacks, Super Combos and Ultra Combos
– Take your game to the next level with a Bluetooth controller (Controllers do not work in menus, they fully function in multiplayer and single-player gameplay.)
– Battle head-to-head against players from around the world via Wifi
– Single player “arcade” and multiplayer modes.
– Unleash super moves with a tap of the “SP” button.
– Four levels of difficulty.

Released this week, Capcom released a mobile version of the game Street Fighter IV. Street Fighter IV, just like the previous games, got some so many re-releases on PS and Xbox consoles that came with an updated roster and DLC costumes. The last Street Fighter IV game is Ultra Street Fighter IV and it is for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, X1 and PC with a roster total of 44 characters. I haven’t got the game, but I would love to own USF for PS4 and I believe you can get it at GameStop for about $20. However, I am here to talk about my thoughts on the mobile game. The reason why it is is incomplete is that I will explain later in the review.

Gameplay: fast and competitive game play on touchscreen!

The gameplay of the game is actually pretty simple and easy to understand. It’s not like Marvel’s Contest of Champion where you have to either tap, hold or swipe to attack, but rather it uses a touch pad control on the screen. You can press the buttons on the left to move or block, and perform heavy/light punches and kicks on the right side. As usual, you can even perform Ryu’s Hadoken by performing the traditional down, down-right, punch command easily. As an added bonus, as you fight, you build up energy for your super and ultra combos, you can simply touch the energy gauge anytime to unleash devastating attacks. The graphics on the game is greatly reduced, but it makes sense since it is on the phones, it makes the game feel playable and have less lag.

Incomplete – Fun but with a catch!

There is a reason why this game review is incomplete. Even though this game is free, it follows the same marketing strategy as the game app Super Mario Run:the game is free, but in order to unlock everything, you need to pay $5.99 (according to US dollars). When you first download and install the game, you can only play as Ryu and play 3 matches in Solo Arcade. The enemies you fight is Chun-Li, Guile, and Zangief. The arcade match is fun and well-balanced; I was able to defeat Chun-Li and Guile, but I had trouble fighting Zangief (I won however). Unfortunately, after you beat these three fighters, the arcade ends and the game asks for you to pay to unlock everything. I haven’t bought the full version and I only played this game incomplete. In other words to this game, it feels like demo.

Overall – Worth the $6?

Is this game worth being on your phone? It depends to be honest. When I first played this game, I was expecting this game to be like other games where you have to grind and earn points to unlock characters. I am probably crazy, but I would rather have all the characters and get Ultra Street Fighter IV. However, I do like how they made the gameplay feel easy and I suppose the price for all the characters is not too bad. The game is free and if you don’t mind paying, you get everything. Who knows, I might give this game a second chance if I want to play SFIV on the go. Still, I think it’s cool to have fighting games on phones even if it does kill your battery. This game is on Android and iOS phones.

Anyway, what do you think about this game? Comment down below.

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