Street Fighter (US Gold)

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Street Fighter (US Gold)
Title image from the game
Game No. 347
Voting 5.43 points, 14 votes
Company Capcom
Publisher Capcom, US Gold
HVSC-File /GAMES/S-Z/Street_Fighter_USA_Version.sid
Release 1988, (Arcade: 1987)
Platform C64, Arcade, Spectrum, Atari ST, Amstrad, Amiga, MS-DOS, PC Engine,
Genre Sport, Kampfsport, Arcade, Beat'em Up
Gamemode Single player
2 players (simultaneous)
Operation Icon Port2 1.pngJoystick
Media Diskette Datassette
Language Language:english
Information aka Fighting Street, Street Fighter 1
Follower Street Fighter II
There are two versions of the game, see Street Fighter (Go!)

Description[edit | edit source]

The first part of the known game series...

Gouken was once a pupil of the mighty Goutetsu, where he learned the martial arts of Ansatsuken. This combines the most effective techniques of the Budō martial arts Karate, Judo and Kenpō. After many years, Gouken was a master of this art and he himself started to teach. His pupils were the young Japanese Ryu and the American Sunny Boy Ken. He educates the two dissimilar characters thoroughly in the art of unarmed fight until after a long training they are one of the best fighters in the world.
In 1987 it finally comes to a worldwide competition of the best street fighters. The bearer of the title, a Thai named Adon, challenges the most talented fighters from all countries to compete in the tournament for his title. Not only Gouken's pupils follow this call, also Chinese masters of Kung-Fu, Ninja warriors and former professional boxers take part in the tournament, and need to be defeated before you can enter the final against Adon.
In the role of Ryu, the player needs to defeat nine opponents from five different countries.

Aim of the game

After the Muay Thai master Adon is defeated, you have won the Street Fighter competition.
For chasers of the highscore the game restarts after this victory with Retsu.

Design[edit | edit source]

The game was released in two different versions, which could partially be bought together on one disk or cassette. Each side of the medium contained one version. This article is about the so-called US version, the other is named the European version.
The background scroll of the original version was not converted and also the bonus level is missing. The final against Sagath was deleted without replacement, in this version Adon is the end boss.
There are loading times between the fights, but these are kept rather short.


Geki is the second opponent...
Joe is an evil type of rowdie...
But when lying on the ground he is no peril...

The Punk scene also sends someone...
Referee!!! He is equipped with sticks!

Hints[edit | edit source]

The characters[edit | edit source]

Sifu Lee competes for China...
Name Home country Fighting style Background
Ryu Japan Ansatsuken A disciplined martial arts pupil who aspires towards perfection and inner balance..
Ken USA Ansatsuken Talented but much less disciplined, Ken is equally friend and rival for Ryu.
Retsu Japan Karate The Japanese Karateka enters the tournament with home advantage in his own Dojo.
Geki Japan Ninjutsu With age-old ninja techniques can Geki teleport over short distances. His Shuriken are bothersome.
Joe USA Kickboxing Joe is an experienced roady and backyard wrestler from New York.
Mike USA Boxing The former professional boxer was excluded from his association and now makes his money as a Street Fighter.
Birdie England Freestyle The Londoner Punk is over 2 meters big and really strong. Sometimes he works as a bouncer.
Eagle England Escrima Eagle has learned the Philippine stick fighting to perfection and enters the tournament with a weapon.
Lee China Kung-Fu This master of the Shaolin-Kung-Fu wants to worthy represent his home canton China in the competition.
Gen China Kung-Fu Gen is an older, perfidious Kung-Fu fighter for which victory is what counts.
Adon Thailand Muay Thai The dreaded tournament fighter and end boss is fast as lightning and hits hard as iron.

The two-player mode[edit | edit source]


In the two-player mode, player 1 competes with Ryu against player 2 with Ken. One needs to win 2 fighting rounds, then the match ends and the start menu is loaded again.
In other conversions the winner will now start the regular tournament in the one-player mode, but this was deleted in this version. So it is not possible to win the tournament with Ken.

Special attacks[edit | edit source]

The mean Gen has an enormous reach...
Fireball (Jap. Hadouken) Joystick backwards Joystick right backwards Joystick right Joystick right and press fire button
Hurrican Kick (Jap. Tatsumakisenpuukiaku, short Tatsumaki) Joystick backwards press fire button Joystick left Joystick left and press fire button
Dragon Punch (Jap. Shouryuken, cant. Shen Long) Joystick right Joystick backwards Joystick right backwards Joystick right backwards and press fire button

It is assumed that Ken or Ruy are to the left of the opponent.

Solution[edit | edit source]

The special attacks are hard to do, but after some practice you can defeat with them relatively easily even the enemies in the expert mode.

Cheats[edit | edit source]

There are no cheats known. Some of the cracked versions of the game have trainer functions.

Voting[edit | edit source]

Voting of the C64-Wiki users (10=the best vote):
5.43 points at 14 votes (rank 884).
You need to be logged in to cast a vote.
C64Games 8 13th August 2013 - 8 out of 10 points - 18904 downs
Lemon64 6 28th August 2013 - 6 out of 10 points - 33 votes
Ready64 6 4th April 2015 - 5,8 out of 10 points - 5 votes
Power Play 6 October 1988 - "59%"

Reviews[edit | edit source]

Power Play October 1988 (Graphics: 80 Sound: 64 Vote: 59): "Concerning the gameplay it has not the class of a International Karate+, because the computer enemies are not very clever. When you have seen all enemies and background graphics, the motivation will sink drastically to go through all this at a higher difficulty grade. Fans of fighting sports get with Street Fighter a graphically nice programmme that is fun for a bit of time, but does not leave behind an excessively good impression." (Original German comment by al)

Shmendric: "Although I liked to play Street Fighter during the holidays in Italy on the arcade machine, I could not warm to this version. It does not compare well to the original and also not to other beat'em ups. If you are in the mood for beating tourism across the world, you are better advised with International Karate. By the way, a small tip for speedrunners: It is totally enough to throw Hadouken at the opponent every second, all other moves are then superfluous."

TheRyk: "The well-animated HiRes-Sprites are only one aspect which makes this version look by far more beautiful than the Go!-Version. However, while the Go! version was too fiddly, this one is way too easy until you meet Eagle. Making a game too easy is no better than making it too hard, consequently I can't rate US Gold any better than poor, i.e. 3 points."

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

Video[edit | edit source]

DerSchmu hands out slaps to the bitter end...

Cover[edit | edit source]

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The cover of the game
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An alternative cover

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Another cover
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The reverse side

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An advertisement for Street Fighter

Highscore[edit | edit source]

Topscore of Ivanpaduano
  1. Ivanpaduano - 160.900 - Novice (12.07.2019)
  2. Shmendric - 141.200 - Novice (25.08.2013)
  3. Werner - 88.200 (30.08.2013)
  4. H.T.W - 72.200 - Expert (28.08.2013)
  5. TheRyk - 39.400 - Novice (22.08.2013)

#2 Shmendric #3 Werner
#2 Shmendric #3 Werner

Links[edit | edit source]

WP-W11.png Wikipedia: Street_Fighter


The following titles were released for the C64 in the Street Fighter series:

Street Fighter (Go!) (The European version) · Street Fighter (US Gold) (The US version)
Street Fighter II