1991 Game of the Year: Street Fighter II
Runner-up: Shadow of the Ninja
I don’t show as much love for fighting games as I used to. If you’d known me back in the early 1990s, then Street Fighter II being the Game of the Year wouldn’t surprise you in the least. It’s one of the best fighters of all time and also pretty infamous for its glitches.
One glitch that’s easy to perform is the no charge Sonic Boom. Anytime you throw with medium punch while using Guile start tapping light punch. As soon as the throw completes a Sonic Boom will launch. It only works on the arcade version. So if you have a copy of Street Fighter Collection 2 for the PS1, then you can do it. :) It may work on the SFII that’s in Capcom Classics Collection and Capcom Classics Collection Reloaded, but I’m not sure.
That was a little off topic, but, hey, you don’t need me to tell you how great SFII actually is. :D
I know what you’re thinking now and that’s right the runner-up isn’t a Contra game despite one is listed. I did play it quite a bit at the time, but even still this time I have to go with a genuine diamond in the rough. Natsume’s Shadow of the Ninja for the NES was totally bought at the time by two things. Box art and ninjas. You really can’t go wrong with ninjas. :lol: I was surprised, once I started playing it, by how good the game actually is. It controls well, the music is great, and it offers more than a decent amount of challenge.