Date of birth
21st July 1964
Ryu lives only for martial arts and searches for opponents stronger than he
is. He travels the world to become a true warrior. Ryu respects strength
and power, and does not care who his opponent is.
All too easy... You just don't know the bliss of the bombs.
Don't tell me, you only know how to play fighting games?
You need more training to stand a chance.
My two Euro-cents
Ryu is one of the most famous CAPCOM character, as famous as Ken and the rivalry
between the two of them. As Chun-Li (and Dan, of course) he seems not to
have a very effective Counter Gem pattern. While the young chinese girl
provides the opponent with Power Gems, Ryu exposes himself to very long
chains and towers which can certainly be a big danger.
After all, the weaknesses of his pattern are just the other face of his
strenghts. In fact, his pattern composed by coloured columns is just his
most powerful weapon, because he is able to quickly block the left and right
sections of the field leaving free space in the middle only, making the
opponent's life quite difficult. Definetely, he is not the best one, neither
the worst one, but the one and only reason for using him for a long time
is that you are the 'if it is a CAPCOM game, then I have to play Ryu' kind
Fire Hadoken (18-23, 2 hit)
Shinku-Hadoken (30-up, 5 hit)
1987 - Street Fighter
1991 - Street Fighter 2
1992 - Street Fighter 2: Championship Edition
1992 - Street Fighter 2 Turbo: Hyper Fighting
1993 - Super Street Fighter 2
1994 - Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo
1995 - Street Fighter Alpha
1996 - Street Fighter Alpha 2
1996 - Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo
1996 - X-Men vs. Street Fighter
1996 - Street Fighter EX
199? - Street Fighter 3
1997 - Street Fighter EX Plus
1997 - Pocket Fighter
1997 - Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter
1998 - Marvel vs. Capcom