Last Updated on April 21, 2023
The march of awesome Sega Mega Drive classics conquering the Nintendo Switch continues.
Street Fighter II: Special Champion Edition and more have landed on Nintendo Switch Online this week, bringing Sega Genesis/Mega Drive magic to the world most versatile handheld.
Joining the Street Fighter II title are:
- Kid Chameleon
Let’s look at them in turn:
Street Fighter II: Special Champion Edition
STREET FIGHTER II’ : SPECIAL CHAMPION EDITION improved on the original Street Fighter II when it entered the SEGA Genesis arena in 1993. This version adds even more options to keep the competition fierce, including mirror matches, new moves, the option to play in either Champion or Hyper modes, 11 speed settings, a Group Battle mode and it incorporates M. Bison, Balrog, Vega and Sagat as selectable fighters. Sonic boom!
Pulseman is set in the far future of 2015, where the ambitious, genius scientist Doc Waruyama schemes to conquer the galaxy. But an electrifyingly heroic boy named Pulseman is here to stop him! Pulseman’s adventures take him inside computer networks and to cities all over the globe in this vibrant side-scroller developed by Game Freak.
Kid Chameleon is a side-scrolling action game that features a hero with nine faces set in the world of holograms. Use the special powers of his nine different helmets to beat over 100 levels!
Flicky is an arcade game starring the adorable blue bird who later went on to become a reoccurring character within the Sonic The Hedgehog series. Little chirps are sunbathing on the terrace when Flicky arrives to pick them up for snack time. But … oh, no! It’s that mean old cat Tiger! Jump to get away, then smack him with a hammer or a mug so Flicky can get those chirps home safe.
If you’re anything like me, you’ve already played Street Fighter II: Special Champion Edition, but the other three are worth checking out too.
You can play these games with a Nintendo Switch Online+ Expansion Pack subscription. This has a free 7-day trial, which you can sign up for via the Nintendo website and enjoy for just £34.99 every 12 months.
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