On July 8, 2011

App Type: Uncategorized


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Version #: 1.00.00

Date Released: 2011-07-30


Price: 6.99

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The obscurely-named Street Fighter IV Volt is an updated version of last year’s much-loved port of the legendary beat-em-up game. The updates are minor and the game is fundamentally the same as its predecessor, but Volt will no doubt draw in hardcore Street Fighter fans as well as those who are yet to own the brilliant iPhone port of the game.

Volt features four new characters; Balrog, Vega and Cody will be familiar to fans of the series, while there is also a fourth ‘secret’ character to unlock whose name I won’t utter here. While this does not suddenly make the game roster gargantuan and it evades me why these characters were omitted from the ‘non-Volt’ version of the game, fans will be pleased that all the most iconic Street Fighter faces are now present.

Volt features a wealth of fight modes. Aside from the obligatory Arcade, Survival and Challenge modes, there is now an online mode that can be played with a WiFi connection. The idea is great, but after several online fights, I’ve found the latency to be consistently choppy. Unless Capcom address this then the best feature of Volt will go to waste, making the whole game feel like a bit of a cash-in

Accompanying this new feature is the bizarre ‘Wandering Warrior’ mode, which isn’t as cool as it sounds. Here, you have an ‘Avatar’ that fights your online opponent’s avatar in the background. As you win fights, you can upgrade and develop your avatar, but seeing as this doesn’t have any impact on your fights it feels pointless (unless you like the idea of a basic Street Fighter trading card game as opposed to the game itself).

Everything that made Street Fighter IV great is still here. The gameplay is cleverly simplified for the iPhone format and the graphical style, designed specifically for the iPhone, is a feast on the eyes. Sorry for coining a cliché, but this is very much the Street Fighter we all know and love.

Apart from the additional characters (who could easily have been integrated into the previous game as add-ons), the new features in Volt feel a little half-baked. As such, it’s debatable whether owners of the non-Volt version will get their money’s worth here. If, however, you haven’t yet invested in Street Fighter for the iPhone, then there’s no reason why you shouldn’t start here. Despite milking the brand a bit, Volt is a slightly enhanced version of the best fighting game on the iPhone.


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Quick Take

Value:Medium ? Good for newcomers, not so much for those who already own Street Fighter IV.

Would I Buy Again:No.

Learning Curve:Medium-high.

Who Is It For:Fans of old-school fighting games... like Street Fighter II.

What I Like:The welcome return of a few classic characters.

What I Don't Like:New features are poorly implemented.

Final Statement:Easily the best fighter on the iPhone, but little improvement on its predecessor.

Read the Developer's Notes:

Require OS and devices for Street Fighter IV VOLT is below.

iOS requirement: iOS 4.2 or better

Device Requirement: iPhone 3GS / iPhone 4

iPod touch 3rd (32GB and 64GB), 4th

?We have confirm that this application will run on iPad and iPad 2 but this title is not release as iPad or iPad 2 application.

Street Fighter IV: Volt perfects the acclaimed iOS fighting game with the addition if WiFi support for V.S. mode. Players can now battle fighters on opposite ends of the earth for the coveted “World Warrior” title.

Street Fighter IV: Volt for iPhone is played in the classic Street Fighter 2D perspective with additional 3D camera flourishes. A unique four-button control system has been created, with a host of new special moves and features integrated into the gameplay system.

Key features:

•Seventeen playable characters including three never available on iOS before – Balrog, Vega and Cody

•Battle against friends via Bluetooth and for the first time via WiFi!

•Traditional "2D" Street Fighter gameplay perfected for the iPhone.

•Robust move sets including Unique Attacks, Special Moves, EX Moves, Super Combos and Ultra Combos

•Fully customizable “Visual Pad” control system. Place the D-pad and buttons anywhere on the screen.

•Execute moves through multiple key combinations and shortcuts making the game accessible to casual players, while still challenging to hardcore fans.

•Unlock special avatar bonuses as you play V.S. matches via WiFi and Bluetooth

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