Date of birth
14th February 1964
Ryu's training rival is out to make it clear once and for all who is the world's
strongest warrior. Ken hears a rumor that Ryu is working to strengthen his
mental power, so not to be outdone Ken steps into the puzzle ring. Ken is
confident he is the one with greater brain power.
I have proven the difference between you and me: you just suck!
It was a beautiful victory if I do say so myself.
Not only am I disappointed, inside I am laughing at you.
You must learn when to attack and when to defend.
My two Euro-cents
Ken is the other classic character, around since the first Street Fighter, and
as hungry of victory as his historical enemy Ryu. I personally think Ken
is one of the most effective charcater, even including Akuma and Devilot.
His Counter Gem pattern is one of the most annoying of the game, beacuse
of its capacity to easily mess up every opponent's setup if used properly.
In fact, using many little attacks in spite of one of two big ones is what
an expert Ken's user would never do, even if I've seen players able even
to exploit Ken's weaknesses and turn them to their advantage. Attacking
with many little raids is the way to prove yourself how Red and Green are
Ken's really weak colours: your opponent will be covered by Red and Green
Counter Gems only, leaving him building effective setups and dangerous attacks.
On the other hand, using Ken in order to do mid-large attacks only is the
most effective way to beat every character in the game: the opponent's field
is never filled up regularly, so the rows of Ken's pattern are gonig to
mess up themselves and mess up the opponent's setup quite easily.
If you're already asking yourself... yes, Ken is the character to beat.
Sho-Ryu-Ken (18-23, 2 hit)
Shoryu-Reppa (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