Street Fighter 2 as of 2008 has become Capcom's highest selling consumer game and has spawned dozens of versions in virtually all platforms. It has ushered in an era of fighting games. It has become the gold standard upon which fighting games are measured.
The game has eight playable characters namely Ryu, Ken, Blanka, Chunli, E. Honda, Dhalsim, Guile and Zangief.Each has his own fighting style, strengths and weaknesses. A noticable feature of the game is the inability to play as the same character in the versus mode. Well this gives the game a sense of realism as there aren't supposed to be two Ryus or two Blankas running about. This however could be remedied by a cheat code. The game ends by beating the four boss characters namely Balrog, Vega, Sagat and M. Bison.
I have personally spent a lot of time in this game as I practiced to master the different moves and combinations and beat the highest difficult level. The game is basically easy except for Sagat having a powerful uppercut and fireballs and M. Bison's speed. All fighting game afficcionados must have this classic.