Guess the Street Fighter Spin-off!

Guess the Street Fighter Spin-off!

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Hungarian software company ZEN Studios has blasted out a teaser image featuring Street Fighter's Ryu in front of a... shiny sphere of some sort.

When we received the image you see to the right, we were... well, a bit puzzled to be honest. All we knew was that Budapest-based ZEN Studios was apparently teasing an upcoming announcement to be made tomorrow via the PlayStation Blog, and beyond that, we could only guess.

The strange thing, of course, is that the figure is unmistakably Street Fighter's Ryu - so one might assume that this would be a project involving Capcom. But as for that silvery orb behind him? Well, that could be anything. So, I asked around Chez Escape to get a few opinions.

ckeymel: It's obviously a marble ball. Street Fighter Marble Madness.

Susan Arendt: Ryu and friends go golfing, of course. (Alternatively: Ryu discovers that he's a werewolf and must fight to resist the power of the full moon)

Jordan Deam: You remember that old 90s game Crossfire? Yeah, it's going to be that.

sprout: It's a cue ball. So, Street Fighter Billiards.

I'd thrown my hat in with Hungry Hungry Hondas myself - but then on a whim, I checked out the official website, and not only has ZEN Studios made more than a few pinball titles before, that is, in fact, the exact logo for Zen Pinball.

So, there you go. Street Fighter pinball. We're not totally ruling out the possibility of hitting the links with M.Bison and Ken, but that might just be coming later.

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Really that much confusion? Zen Pinball was a decently big game on the PSN a few months ago. That's the Zen Pinball logo to boot.

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Really that much confusion? Zen Pinball was a decently big game on the PSN a few months ago. That's the Zen Pinball logo to boot.

It's much more fun to come up with alternate possibilities though.

Like Street Fighter Beach Volleyball.

Didn't Street Fighter Pinball already come out for the Xbox last year? And in the arcades a mere 16 years ago?

Way to keep up with the times, Zen.

Actually it's not too bad a pinball from what I remember, although the Chun Li kick is really annoying.

Oh and don't try for any of the bonus rounds as it's easier to get points simply by defeating the different World Warriors.

paulgruberman:

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Really that much confusion? Zen Pinball was a decently big game on the PSN a few months ago. That's the Zen Pinball logo to boot.

It's much more fun to come up with alternate possibilities though.

Like Street Fighter Beach Volleyball.

What he said ;)

I say it's for Street Fighter Table Tennis. You know and they could channel their moves through the paddles into the ball. Fucking fireball ping pong ball.

Frank_Sinatra_:
I say it's for Street Fighter Table Tennis. You know and they could channel their moves through the paddles into the ball. Fucking fireball ping pong ball.

"Hadupong"

Street Fighters Pinball, joy. Now all they need to do is release a Street Fighters kart racing game and a Street Fighters minigame collection and they'll be all set.

Seriously though, pinball? There's really not much that you can do with a pinball game. Of course, I've been wrong before. Perhaps this game will rival the creative genius of games like Bioshock and Ico, just with flippers and *TILT*s.

I'd buy hungry hungry hondas

I have no idea what Zen Pinball is, but pinball is the first thing that came to mind.

Of course, this will mean the descent of the Street Fighter Franchise.
Remember what happened to Sonic after Sonic Spinball? Death.
It was good knowing you Street Fighter. Have fun dying.

Baby Tea:
I have no idea what Zen Pinball is, but pinball is the first thing that came to mind.

Of course, this will mean the descent of the Street Fighter Franchise.
Remember what happened to Sonic after Sonic Spinball? Death.
It was good knowing you Street Fighter. Have fun dying.

Been dying for 16 years now BT :)

The_root_of_all_evil:
*Pinball Video*

Been dying for 16 years now BT :)

That totally doesn't count! That's a real machine!
Spinball was a video game through and through.

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Really that much confusion? Zen Pinball was a decently big game on the PSN a few months ago. That's the Zen Pinball logo to boot.

As the post says, we figured it out. Then promptly decided that it was more fun coming up with our own ideas.

It's obviously Street Fighter Xtreme Bowling, duh.

Street Fighter Pinball? Meh, I think it could work...

...would playing as Zangief still be cheap?...

Street Fighter 2: The Adventure Game

You are on a mountain ledge. There is a dark hut in the background. The moon hangs overhead shining down on you and your opponent.
What do you want to do now?
THROW FIREBALL
I'm sorry, you do no have a FIREBALL.
HADOKEN
You throw a fireball. Your enemy takes damage.
HADOKEN
You throw a fireball. Your enemy takes damage.
He jumps at you.
SHORYUKEN
You throw a dragonpunch. Your flying enemy takes damage.
Your enemy gives up.
What do you want to do now?

Capcom are the absolute masters of brand whoring.

One only needs look at the, almost literally, over nine thousand games with Megaman in to know that.

Street Fighter: Sport Hooligan showdown.

Street Fighter Hyper Pinball Fighting II: The New Challengers - Champion Edition

AceDiamond:
Street Fighter Hyper Pinball Fighting II: The New Challengers - Champion Edition

ESCUSE ME! SUPER Street Fighter Hyper Pinball Fighting II: The New Challengers - Champion Edition.

VS. Sonic Spinball

HD remix

I think it's a survival horror game based around the Phantasm movies.

It's a Racing Game involving Ball-Rolling of course.

Didn't Seth have some kind of steel ball instead of a stomach?

Susan Arendt:

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Really that much confusion? Zen Pinball was a decently big game on the PSN a few months ago. That's the Zen Pinball logo to boot.

As the post says, we figured it out. Then promptly decided that it was more fun coming up with our own ideas.

It's obviously Street Fighter Xtreme Bowling, duh.

*shrug*

When I read this:

But as for that silvery orb behind him? Well, that could be anything.

That came off as "What is this?" Not as "I know what this is!"

And that made me very sad. but now I get it and I am happy.

Street Fighters Jacks!

That is my FINAL OFFER Howie Mandel!

Actually I still like Ms. Arendt's idea.

WEREWOLF RYU!

Street Fighter Pinball, methinks.

paulgruberman:

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Really that much confusion? Zen Pinball was a decently big game on the PSN a few months ago. That's the Zen Pinball logo to boot.

It's much more fun to come up with alternate possibilities though.

Like Street Fighter Beach Volleyball.

Well we know how that would end. "Come on guys, we can't all be Chun-Li."

What about Street Fighter Globe Balencing Soryuken 2009?

It's called Ballooonken.

It's a co-op game where Ryu & Ken have to Hadouken ever increasing amounts of balloons that fall from the sky.

You play it to death for 30mins but the day later Gamestation is FULL of 2nd Handers.

The first DLC for Zen Pinball? About time!

 

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