The iPhone is finally started to be recognised as a serious gaming platform and this has been reflected in the recent spate of big name games that have received small screen makeovers. The arcade classic from Capcom seems an unlikely candidate for conversion, but it has been executed well.
Even none gamers should be familiar with the idea behind Street Fighter - it's traditional beat 'em up action complete with selectable character and special moves. Each character has their own strengths and weaknesses but benefits from Unique Attacks, Special Attacks, Focus Attacks, Super Combos and Ultra Combos.
When the game was first announced, there was concern about how the control would be implemented. The iPhone's lack of button is a distinct disadvantage, but the onscreen arcade control work surprisingly well, and they can be customised and moved around to suit your preferences.
Street Fighter IV's graphics are truly stunners and fans of the original game are sure to be astounded at how the game has been transformed to suit the iPhone. With instant pick-up-and-play appeal, four levels of difficulty and a Bluetooth multiplayer mode, this is a game that you can return to again and again.