Street Fighter IV CE for iPhone is the latest installment in Capcom's wildly popular Street Fighter series, which initially launched as an arcade game, back in 1987. In this one-on-one fighting game, you'll choose from 30-plus fighters to battle it out for the title of the supreme street fighter against friends or random players.
Easy to pick up and play: If you've been playing the game since its early mobile days, with the original Street Fighter IV and Volt, you can easily punch and kick your way into this game. If it's your first time, the game provides helpful explainers of all the controls you see on your screen to get you on your way. You can also check out the Command List under the Options menu to get the lowdown on all the moves. And there's a Training mode and four levels of difficulty, so new players would do well to take advantage of a little coaching and the beginner's level before going head to head with more highly skilled players.
Looks better than ever: The high-res, super-crisp graphics, character art, and text are a huge improvement over those in previous versions.
Widescreen support for newer iOS devices: You can now take advantage of the entire screen when battling.
Virtual pad controls: It's easy to complete any maneuver from simple punching and kicking to special moves and combination moves using the game's virtual pad controls.
Single or multiplayer modes: Play alone in Arcade, Survival, and Training modes. There's a Challenge mode that tasks you with practicing specific combo moves and a Replay Mode where you can study your own or other users' saved matches to learn from mistakes and successes. Or you can play against others in the online multiplayer mode, which supports both Ranked matches or unranked Free matches aka friendly matches online. You can also set up matches between friends by creating a room ID in friendly matches and giving it out to your mates so that they can join you in the game.
Useful customizations: You can tailor the game to your liking by moving the joystick and buttons around via drag and drop, so they're never in your way; changing the look of your character, and minimizing or reducing the sound of the music in the game.
Stream matches on YouTube: Connect your YouTube account to the game to livestream matches on the big screen.
YouTube streaming limitations: We understand why iOS 10 and above is required for streaming to YouTube, but we think it's unfair that you need to already have 100-plus YouTube subscribers in order to do this.
No local multiplayer mode: If you want to fight a friend in close proximity, you're out of luck in Street Fighter IV CE.
Typo: It's a minor point, but we noticed that crouch is misspelled as cruch in the game's joystick instructions.
Street Fighter IV CE is one of the best Street Fighter Games so far. Whether you're a longtime fan or new to the franchise, you'll certainly get a kick out of it -- and hopefully, return a few, too.