Chun Li Beginners Guide for Super Street Fighter Arcade Edition

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My Custom Arcade Fight Stick is Finally Here!

Ahoi all,

Finally my custom fight stick made it’s way all the way from Indonesia to the States.  Props to Victor and Arcade Stick Indonesia for making such an awesome fightstick.

Specs:

  • VM-case
  • Dualmoded board
  • Seimitsu buttons
  • Sanwa JLF stick with octagonal gate

custom arcade stick back lum yomi art

custom arcade stick side grave yomi art

custom arcade stick front grave yomi art

Why I got an octagonal restrictor plate for my custom fight stick.

Beginners Guide to Pro Level Play – Tokyo, Taito Station and Beyond

Ahoi, Last weekend, I was in Tokyo, leveling up my SF4AE skills at actual arcades for the Indonesian fighting games championships.  Tokyo’s called the mecca for fighting games and didn’t disappoint. Arcades were seemingly everywhere and skilled players were the norm.

Taito Station SSF4 ae Super Street Fighter arcade edition posters

Of the arcades I went to, the Taito station in Ikebukukoro had the most players and even a few that I recognized; Nishikun, Gotcha Boi and Chocoblanka. The atmosphere reminded me of Le Louvre, spectators/students watching the masters and then taking a couple rounds to apply it.  It’s rather impressive how well arcade players convert cigarette smoke and energy drinks into amazing SSF4 ae gameplay, if we could somehow focus that ability on global warming, it’d be taken care of within two 99 second blocks. The most popular characters I saw were: Vega, Adon and of course, Ryu.  Gameplaywise, I have never seen so few dropped combos. One hit and you will took a full combo, no questions asked.

Kawaii SSF4 ae

Ibuki, Sakura, Chun Li and Juri are just too 可愛い to beat up.

Adon being a popular choice meant that everyone was well prepared and used to much better play than what I do and as such, my battle rank reflects it, 4000bp, C rank, 26% winrate. The Japanese arcade ranking system is much different than on XBL, level ups happen every 1000 points, every loss nets 50 or so points, and each letter rank has 3 sub ranks; D/DD/DDD/next rank. Now to what makes Japanese players the best in the world.  It’s not the amount of time they practice or being shoulder to shoulder with the pros,

Taito Brush dem Fingers off

Nor immaculate cleanliness

It’s this monstrosity: Street Fighter Movie, Fuck Yes Dear mother of all that is holy, that is a Street Fighter movie cabinet in all it’s Jean Claude Van Damme flash kicking glory.   For those who are slacking, they know a trip to the penalty box awaits them shooting lightning from Bison’s hands.

For anyone else who wants to make the pilgramage, here is a link to all the major arcades in Tokyo.

Guilty Gear XX from a Super Street Fighter Arcade Edition Player’s Perspective

Ahoi,

With news of Guilty Gear Accent Core getting an update as well as the need for a break from Super Street Fighter Arcade Edition, I recall fond memories of playing Milia Rage  long ago and decided to dl it.  The transition between SSF4 ae and GGxx Ac was rather simple, having played before but getting used to bursts and the different types of blocking is a bit of a pain.

On to the SSF4 AE player to GGxx AC player observations:

  • Airdashing everywhere makes Oni seem out of place in Super Street Fighter Arcade Edition
  • GGxx AC Feels much faster paced than SSF4 ae
  • Lack of players with playable connections on XBL means long wait times between games.
  • With much longer combos, button mashing is much more productive than in SSF4 ae
  • Milia Rage reminds me of a cross between Viper/Ibuki.  As such, I’ve been looking to other characters for a feel like Adon’s.
  • Faust reminds me of how fun fighting games can be.
  • I also see a lot of Yomis influence from Guilty Gear.

To improve your skill at fighting games (SSF4 ae, GGxx AC, KoF XIII, etc) take a look here

If I really get back into playing Guilty Gear Accent Core, you can expect to see more articles and maybe even a guide or two.

International Street Fighter Arcade Edition Community List

Street Fighter 4 ae map

After looking far and wide for a comprehensive Super Street Fighter Arcade Edition list of international communities, and finding nothing, here is a list to help level up your game on your next vacation.  As this is an international list, not every site will be in English, so remember your dictionaries/google translate and learn a new langauge while you’re at it.

USA: Shoryuken, EventHubs

Canada: Canada Cup

Japan: List of arcades in Tokyo

Australia: OzHadou, ShadowLogic

New Zealand: NZism, StandingFierce

Singapore: Round1

Indonesia: IndotekkenAdvance Guard

Taiwan: Twfighter

Brunei: Counter Attack

Hong Kong: HKfighter

China: 17utt

South Korea: SpiritZERO, CafeID

Thailand: Street Fighter Thailand

Malaysia: Malaysia FGC

Vietnam: VGN-Fighters

EU: Versus-ISM

Italy: Arcade Extreme

Netherlands: DutchNoobz

Germany: Hardedge

United Kingdom: Fighting Games UK

France: Street Fighter France,HitCombo, Versus Fighting TV

Spain: Arcadia Fighters

Baltics: Baltic FGC

Czech Republic:  Czech Arcade

Brazil: Treta Championship

Kuwait: White Tower Q8

If you don’t see your Super Street Fighter Arcade Edition community listed, let me know so I can add them.