Fists are flying on the 3DS with Capcom’s Super Street Fighter 4 3D Edition. The definitive tactical fighter has been released alongside the new handheld, offering everyone a chance to compete with the likes of Ryu, Chun-Li and Akuma. This latest version of Street Fighter utilizes the Nintendo 3DS’s touch screen in order to even the playing field between hardened Street Fighter vets and new players.
Super Street Fighter 4 3D Edition is in a word, accessible. Gamers can choose to play in one of two modes: Pro and Lite.
In Lite mode, players can map any combo to four hotkeys on the 3DS’s touch screen, allowing for advanced moves to be used without the need to memorize control combinations. Without needing to execute complex combos, new gamers can focus on learning the other half of Street Fighter strategy, not how to use a move, but when to use it.
Hardcore fighters can skip fighting against spammers and unskilled players in Pro mode, where every move must be entered traditionally. It’s easy to switch between modes and doing so is a great way to sort which kind of challengers you’ll find online.
Arranging a match over the net couldn’t be easier. With the 3DS’s wifi enabled, players can search for a quick bout or trade blows with friends. Of course it’s always possible to fight local challengers and watch your friends compete in spectator mode.
Another unique 3DS feature Super Street Fighter takes advantage of is StreetPass. Figurines of the world warriors may lurk inside any sleeping 3DS you walk by; when both games recognize each other a micro match happens automatically and successful figurines win special loot.
The game takes full advantage of the 3DS’s 3D visuals with a special over the shoulder 3D mode. From this angle players can get an in-depth view of every fight. The only drawback of this mode is that it makes it more difficult to judge some distances that could allow for the kinds of critical errors that lose fights.
Featuring 35 balanced characters and several offline difficulty settings that will challenge players of every skill level. Also returning are a pair of classic bonus stages and a fist full of trial challenges for each characters.
Super Street Fighter 4 3D Edition is a knock out fighting game that makes itself at home on Nintendo’s latest handheld. This perfect mix of classic Street Fighter gameplay and 3DS features is sure to provide a hard-hitting combo that is a proud addition to any 3DS library.