Street Fighter is a series of fighting games in which the players pit competitive fighters from around the world, each with his or her own unique fighting style, against one another. Capcom released the first game in August 1987, and with total home sales of 29 million units, the series qualifies as one of the best selling video games of all time.

streetfighterStreet Fighter made its debut as an arcade game. It was designed by Takashi Nishiyama and Hiroshi Matsumoto. The player took control of martial artist Ryu, who competed in a worldwide martial arts tournament, spanning five countries and ten opponents. A second player could join in at any time and take control of Ryu’s rival, Ken.

The player could perform three types of punch and kick attacks (which varied in speed and strength) and three special attacks: the Hadouken, Shoryuken and Tatsumaki Senpuukyaku. These were performed by executing special button combination’s with the controls.

Street Fighter was later included in the Capcom Classics Collection: Remixed for the PlayStation Portable and Capcom Classics Collection Vol. 2 and for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox. Street Fighter continues to advance it’s development and adapt to the latest greatest gaming platforms while maintaining it’s relevance and win new fans the world over.