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From pixels to polygons: Ultra Street Fighter IV edition

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Anyone new to Capcom’s flagship fighting-game series may enjoy ogling at Ultra Street Fighter IV’s sexy, curvy graphics, but to truly appreciate the game’s visuals you need to take a look back a couple of decades to the glory days of 2D sprites.

Enjoy the following side-by-side comparisons between 35 brawlers in their original, blocky form next to the shapely polygonal models from Ultra Street Fighter IV.

Click here for more pixels to polygons examples from many other franchises.


Ryu

Ryu
Street Fighter (1987)/Ultra Street Fighter IV (2014)


Ken

Ken
Street Fighter (1987)/Ultra Street Fighter IV (2014)


Sagat

Sagat
Street Fighter (1987)/Ultra Street Fighter IV (2014)


Gen

Gen
Street Fighter (1987)/Ultra Street Fighter IV (2014)


Adon

Adon
Street Fighter (1987)/Ultra Street Fighter IV (2014)


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5 comments
William Stilwell
William Stilwell

Kind of surprised you didn't dredge up Hugo/Andore from Final Fight for an even more jarring transformation.

Robin Naber
Robin Naber

Fadi Yaghnam you want to get whipped up again??!?! Jamil Stubbs

Kurt Bieg
Kurt Bieg

Modernized graphics dragging on an outdated tradition of objectifying women.

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