Street Fighter is the first fighting game in the Street Fighter series. It centers on Ryu as he travels the world to battle various warriors.
The game begins with the player being prompted to choose one of two flags (or four, depending on the dip switch settings) as the destination of their first fight. There are four countries to choose from: the US, Japan, England and China. Once a country has been selected, the player must fight against the nation's two fighters in best two-out-of-three matches. Once the player has defeated both of the nation's fighters, they must go through a bonus round before proceeding to the next country. Once all four countries have been cleared, the player character travels to Thailand for the last two opponents in the game.
There are two types of bonus rounds in the game: one in which the player must break wooden boards held by three or four men (depending on your progress) and another in which the player character must break a pile of cement with proper timing.
Unlike the subsequent Street Fighter games, the player cannot choose their own character. Instead, the first player is assigned to play as Ryu, while a second player can join in and play as Ken in competitive matches. The player can perform all three of Ryu and Ken's signature special moves, but they are very difficult to do due to the game's controls, and thus are referred as the "secret moves." Due to the unbalanced nature of gameplay, doing 1 or 3 of these moves could easily defeat an opponent in a matter of seconds.
A DOS version of the game was produced by Hi-Tech Expressions. It featured similar gameplay with smaller EGA and Tandy graphics and simple PC speaker sound. The packaging used screenshots of the more attractive arcade version. (Wikipedia)