Street Fighter 2 SNES
Image: Time Extension / Damien McFerran

The Street Fighter series recently turned 35, so we thought it would be a good idea to revisit one of the most important home ports of the franchise for this week's CIBSunday.

While Street Fighter II on the SNES has perhaps aged the worst out of all of the 16-bit ports given that it's based on the original arcade version which was quickly superseded by the likes of Turbo and Super, it still has to rank as one of the most significant coin-op-to-home conversions of all time.

It is credited with giving Nintendo a sizeable advantage in the 16-bit console war with the Sega Mega Drive / Genesis (even though Sega fans didn't have to wait too long for their own version), and those old enough to remember its release will almost certainly recall importers selling the Japanese version (pictured here) for insane prices, such was the high demand for the game.

Street Fighter 2 SNES
Image: Time Extension / Damien McFerran

These days, this particular version of Street Fighter II is easy to obtain and cheap, but there's no denying that, for many players, it's one of the most important games of their formative years.