By EW Staff
Updated December 27, 2006 at 05:00 AM EST

Why Street Fighter II is one of the 100 greatest videogames

Before Mortal Kombat, before Tekken, before just about every other game in which players pound the living daylights out of one another, there was Street Fighter. An arcade staple that was successfully ”ported” to home game consoles, SF and its various sequels still inspire a devoted cult following.
GOTCHA At the height of SF II’s popularity, a videogame magazine published a code that would unlock a secret character named Sheng Long. Too bad the elusive character turned out to be an April Fools’ Day prank. (Multiplatform, 1991)