Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo: Revival

REVIEWSSF2 Turbo: Revival is a port of the Capcom's classic arcade hit, Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo made exclusively for the Gameboy Advance. Capcom's Edayan (previously known for his amazing work on the Rival Schools series) created brand new character artwork for the entire SSF2 roster, including new character select and win portraits. 


The amazing Edayan strikes again!


Along with the brand new artwork, SSF2 Revival features new stages & BGMs for several characters (a few borrowed from the SFA & SFIII series).
SSF2 Revival features a simplified control scheme due to the GBA's button layout. For the most part, the game controls very well on the GBA's d-pad, although some of those 360 techniques can be a bit tricky. SSF2 Revival was also the first game in the SFII series that allowed to use of Akuma's Shun Goku Satsu during a match.

The new stages are pretty tight!


Graphically, Revival is an impressive Gameboy Advance game, and a rather nice looking version of SF2 with re-touched, "brighter" character sprites. Overall, the game runs as smooth as you'd expect and was one of the best handheld fighting games at it's debut. All the classic Street Fighter 2 characters return, with all of their priorities and special moves, as well as their "super combos" from Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo.


Pretty crisp for GBA.


The Gameboy Advance D-pad leaves a bit to be desired in the control department, especially with those 360 moves, but overall it's a very playable once you get used to the controls. Extra modes include a cool Survival mode, where barrels and fighters come at you at random; time attack mode (self explanatory); and a standard training mode. 


Chunny's SFA2 stage!?



Page Updated: June 9th, 2021
Developer(s): Capcom
Publisher(s): Capcom
Artwork by: Edayan
Platform(s): Gameboy Advance
Release Date(s): July 13th, 2001             
Oct. 30th, 2001            
Nov. 1st, 2001               
Nov. 2nd, 2001             
Characters Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li, Guile, Dhalsim, Blanka, Zangief, E. Honda, Balrog, Vega, Sagat, Bison, Cammy, Fei Long, Dee Jay, T. Hawk, Akuma, Shin Akuma

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Related Games: Street Fighter 2, Street Fighter 2 Champion Edition, Street Fighter 2 Turbo, Super Street Fighter 2, Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo, Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix, Street Fighter Alpha 3 Upper, Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max, Super Street Fighter 4: 3D Edition

Gameplay Engine  8.0 / 10
Story / Theme  8.0 / 10
Overall Graphics  8.0 / 10
Animation  8.5 / 10
Music / Sound Effects  6.5 / 10
Innovation  7.5 / 10
Art Direction  9.5 / 10
Customization  5.0 / 10
Options / Extras  7.0 / 10
Intro / Presentation  7.0 / 10
Replayability / Fun  7.0 / 10
"Ouch" Factor  8.0 / 10
Characters  8.5 / 10

 7.9 / 10



Final Words:

Revival is a quality handheld version of SF2 and a great pick up for any GBA (or NDS) owner. Of course, Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo is still a "dated" 2D fighting game in the year 2001, and to some may be considered a bit "played out" when compared to some of the newer 2D incarnations of Street Fighter. Still, if you're a fan of the original SF2 series, you'll no doubt appreciate this compact title.

My favorite part about Revival is easily the new artwork by Edayan. Seeing brand new artwork debut on a handheld port of a fighting game is a pretty rare thing, and you gotta appreciate Capcom for going the extra mile. Edayan's badass artwork looks sweet on the GBA's bright screen, and might even be reason enough to own this game. If you're an "old school" SF fan and have a GBA or Nintendo DS, you'd be wise to pick up Revival.
~TFG Webmaster | @Fighters_Gen