Fighting games have always been awkward—and a little sad—as portable experiences, like Rottweilers stuffed in sweaters. Touchscreen controls, you'd think, would be adding a bowtie. But Street Fighter IV iPhone is a poodle in a cardigan. It fits.
Street Fighter IV is almost here for the iPhone, and Capcom is tantalizingly drip-feeding us with details about the coolest thumb-masher to hit the App Store. It'll cost a rather large $9.99, and will have eight playable characters, including Ryu.
At first glance, Street Fighter IV on the iPhone—coming this March—looks absolutely gorgeous. But it's most likely what you don't see that's really the problem.
If you were put off by the stigma associated with the Snuggie, try one saturated with Street Fighter IV imagery. And it's actually being sold, somewhere, for $20.
Granted, this Street Fighter IV joystick cellphone strap is awesome, but it might have an adverse effect on your social life. You see, different joystick / button combinations produce voice clips from the game.
I can't promise that these low prices will stay, but right now, there are a small handful of custom Street Fighter IV cabinets (
filled with genuine SFIV boards
) available on eBay, starting at $650. UPDATE
Just a few months ago, Mad Catz was known for making generic, mediocre console accessories to undercut companies like Sony and Nintendo. Then they announced their Street Fighter sticks and the gaming world went nuts.
Some of these action figures are really exquisite. There's a ton of Watchmen. Also making appearances: Street Fighters, classic Arnold Terminators and every other 'roided out superhero you love.