Back in the ‘90s, the battle for arcade beat-‘em-up supremacy was as keenly, errrr, fought as the US presidential elections. Albeit less bloody.
The two main contenders were, of course, the Street Fighter series and Midway’s Mortal Kombat franchise.
Well, on iPhone in the 2010s, nothing changes (or at least everything stays the same), for this pair of monster grapplers are duking it out once more.
In Round 1, Ryu, Ken, Guile, & co. took the AppSpy honours, tasting victory with a perfect 5/5 rating. By comparison, Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3's warriors couldn't muster the same winning combo of graphics + audio + gameplay, Finishing with a solid but unspectacular 3.
Looking to inflict further pain on Scorpion, Sub-Zero, and Cyrax is Capcom’s latest Street Fighter instalment on iPhone, Street Fighter IV: Volt.
Perhaps the most significant additions to this Volt edition are the three new playable characters – Balrog, Vega, and Cody – and online multiplayer over wi-fi, the latter of which has been top of most punters’ wish lists for a year.
Street Fighter IV: Volt is available on the App Store now for 99c. From tomorrow, that price will rise by $1 each day until it settles at $6.99 next Wednesday.
My advice: go fast and go hard.