I can remember the first time I played Street Fighter II. It was the same day one of my friends brought an SNES copy of the game into school in his backpack, even though we had already planned on going to his house later that day. The dude actually smuggled it in just to flash the cartridge to us -- I don't even remember if any of us thought it was cool.
What ensued that night was a flurry of hand slaps, electricity, and hadoukens. Consulting the manual we learned how to do commands and charge moves, poring over the (then) rare art of the combo.
Decades later not a lot has changed, but given the massive amount of iterations this one mold has had, Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers doesn't feel quite as impressive.