Ryu Play Through Street Fighter II Special Champion Edition


Ryu might have become the gold standard mascot for Street Fighter II, but I never particularly liked him. Although stronger than ken, he was much slower and missed some of the flair that Ken had – specifically when doing the leg throw. Ryu would just fall back and toss the guy where as Ken would roll with him twice before tossing. Unlike Ken his Shoryuken was more reserved and his spin kick would knock you down – although the same strategy of doing a forced block in the air and following up with the spin kick was ace!