Street Fighter II': Champion Edition (ARC)
|Street Fighter II': Champion Edition|
Street Fighter II': Champion Edition is the first of many updated versions of Street Fighter II: The World Warrior (ARC), released near-exactly a year after the original. (The apostrophe in the title is read as "dash" in Japanese but is left unpronounced in English. Nonetheless, official Capcom material continues to include it when writing the game's name.)
While the core gameplay is largely the same, several changes have been made - both major and minor. The four bosses have now been made playable, the already-playable characters have had their moves' properties altered (and in some cases gained entirely new moves), and "mirror matches" between two players using the same character are now possible. In addition, many graphics are different, including various stages' backgrounds having their palettes swapped and certain endings replacing artwork wholesale.
This iteration of Street Fighter II only has two new songs: one plays after beating the game as any of the four boss characters, while the other now accompanies the credits.
As the bulk of the soundtrack is identical to Street Fighter II: The World Warrior (ARC), the below list only includes recordings of the two songs introduced in Champion Edition.
Every track name is taken from Street Fighter II The Definitive Soundtrack.
|01||Four Devas Ending||Yoko Shimomura||Yoko Shimomura||1:01||Download|
|02||Staff Roll||Yoko Shimomura||Yoko Shimomura||2:06||Download|
- Ripper: 2ch-H (with adjustments by Valley Bell)
- Recorder: Theand
- Game Credits:
There are two credits sequences: one is obtained by beating the game without continuing, and the other requires winning every round on top of that. Their text is identical, though the latter also features small portraits of the game's staff.
Street Fighter II The Definitive Soundtrack credits Yoko Shimomura and Isao Abe by their real names, confirming their involvement. In particular, it specifically attributes both of Champion Edition's new songs to Shimomura.
Ken's second ending theme is Felix Mendelssohn's Wedding March, though he is not directly credited in the game itself. (While the song is not listed on this page, it is still part of the game nonetheless.)
This rip only contains the two songs introduced in Champion Edition. The rest of the soundtrack is contained in The World Warrior's rip.