The Crafty Nerd Plays Video Games: Street Fighter II Turbo

2013-04-20 17.16.49I finally got around to hooking up the Super Nintendo I bought before Christmas.  I know, I know, I should have hooked it up long before, but I’ve been way too busy lately.  I did some living room rearranging this past weekend, though, and figured, why not hook it up while I’m in the process of hooking everything else up?  Once I got it all hooked up, I popped in Street Fighter II – it’s one of my favorite games, and after watching Wreck-It Ralph so many times, I’d been itching to play for quite some time. So, come sit with me on my living room floor as I play Street Fighter!

2013-04-20 17.19.12I will say, Super Nintendo games don’t look too terribly bad on a 32 inch HDTV screen.  I mean, yeah, they’re old, but I know they’re old.  That’s part of the charm.  At least seeing how much Street Fighter II aged wasn’t so much of a shock as seeing Super Mario 64 up there was.  It looked icky.  Anyhow!  Character selection screen! I pretty much always play as Chun-Li.  I love kicking people into corners.  Sure, I play cheaply, but I don’t care.  I have fun doing it.

2013-04-20 17.19.50And look at me!  I kicked Ryu’s butt!  Once, anyway.  I forgot how absolutely annoying his Hadouken is.  I may have promptly died as soon as the second round started.  Ah well, at least I got to hear Chun-Li giggle and yell “Yatta!” as she one at least once!  (I also remembered just how much I hated the ending “cheer” when you beat Dhalsim, with those annoying elephant noises… ugh.)

2013-04-20 17.20.57This is where I gave up on playing Chun-Li.  I wanted to beat stupid Ryu, and Chun-Li just wasn’t cutting it.  (And apparently neither is my camera.  I apologize for the quality of this shot!)  I needed more power.  I needed more strength.  I needed someone who can crush a man’s head like sparrow egg between thighs.  I needed…

2013-04-20 17.23.18…Zangief.

Okay, he looks much more… brutish? than he does in Wreck-It Ralph.  I think he got prettified for the movie, somehow.  But come on.  It’s frigging Zangief.  He’s buff.  He’s immense.  He’ll kick Ryu’s butt for me, I know it!

2013-04-20 17.25.05Here he is after, well, crushing Dhalsim’s head like a sparrow’s egg, haha.  I didn’t quite pause it quickly enough.  Anyhow!  We made some progress, Zangief and I.  We made it all the way back to Ryu (who was the third competitor, not the second like with Chun-Li), and…

2013-04-20 17.28.08Ryu kicked my butt.  AGAIN.  WHAT IS THIS NONSENSE.

Anyhow.  This was the point where I sighed and tossed aside my controller in defeat.  Ah well.  Next time, Ryu, I will kick your butt, and kick it thoroughly.  Grrrr.








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