|Strip Fighter II: Sutonyan Dash|
Title screen featuring the characters.
Strip Fighter II: Sutonyan Dash is a card game made by someone known as Nankoku Byouyou (en: Southern Cat Cherry), released in 1993 for the Sharp X68000 personal computer. It predates the unlicensed PC Engine game of the same name by a year.
Overview[edit | edit source]
By having a similar name to Street Fighter II: The World Warrior, it was supposed to be a fighting game for the PC Engine. However, it's a card battle game featuring girls dressed as cats. Players can choose from 8 different girls to play a card battle game with. As expected, the more the character (either the player or the CPU) acts in different ways (taking or healing damage), the more unsafe art of the girl character(s) will appear during the fight. The cards can provide punches, kicks, special energy or healing cards to play. Both the player and the CPU can pick two cards on the same turn.
Strangely enough, this game requires a mouse connected to the X68000 in order to play it. It cannot be playable with the keyboard or with a hardware-only Joystick. This is not a problem on emulators, as most of them already has enough functions to emulate a mouse.
Characters[edit | edit source]
- Meilin (A cat girl presumably from China)
- Sakura Hotaru (桜螢, a cat girl from Japan)
- Candy (キャンディー)
- Honey Bee (ハニー・ビー, a Nurse cat girl)
- Huri (Another cat girl presumably from China)
- Mio (魅也 澪, another cat girl from Japan)
- Klyta (クリュタイムネストラ)
- Pythia (ピュティア･ピュツェル)
They also have full names, albeit listed in kanji or katakana.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The game shares an adaptation of the Street Fighter II: The World Warrior logo, by modifying the word Street.
- As with the title, some sound effects are also taken from Street Fighter II: The World Warrior. The font used for the character's names is practically identical to the one used in the CPS-1 SF2 games too.
- The character selection screen features a bit of English: On the screen itself, it's written as SELECT CARACTER
- The sound driver (ZmuSiC) of the game is also used in various commercial games for the X68000, such as the Fatal Fury ports.
- The inclusion of a special bar in this game predates the Special bar used in Super Street Fighter II Turbo, the first official game in the franchise to do so.