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As the very first game in the Street Fighter series, there are only two selectable players, and they are identical in every way except appearance. You are given no choice but to play as Ryu if you are player 1. Only player 2 may enter the game as Ken. If Ken defeats Ryu in combat, player 2 may continue to play through the game as Ken.

Additionally, as the first game in the series, the system that processes special attacks is not very refined. Compared to Street Fighter II, Ken and Ryu's special attacks are nearly impossible to perform. However, a better understanding of Street Fighter's input system will improve your chances of pulling them off.

If you are familiar with the Street Fighter concept known as "negative edge," you can employ this technique to perform the special attacks with regular success. Negative edge refers to the moment when a button goes from pressed to released. Moves register in Street Fighter when the button involved is released, not when it is pressed down. Therefore, to successfully perform a Hadouken, one should hold a punch button down, roll the joystick in a quarter circle from down to the forward, and release the punch button at that time. The game will not register the move if the button is pressed down when the joystick reaches forward.

Ken Masters[edit]

Portrait SF Ken.png
Name Input
Hadouken Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Shoryuken Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Tatsumaki Senpuukyaku Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png

Ryu[edit]

Portrait SF Ryu.png
Name Input
Hadouken Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Shoryuken Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Tatsumaki Senpuukyaku Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png