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Street Smart (US version 2)

Street Smart (c) 08/1989 SNK.

You begin by choosing one of two fighters (either a blond guy, or a dark haired guy in karate gear). Then you are whisked away to one of many cities on the map to have a battle. The opponents are tough, but simple. This game has no special moves (and has only punch, kick, and jump buttons), and all characters have insanely high energy. So you pretty much just wail away at each other with punches and kicks until someone falls down. An ambulance will show up to haul away your defeated opponent, and a girl in the audience will come out to congratulate you.


Game ID : A8007 'S2'

Main CPU : 68000 (@ 10 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM3812 (@ 4 Mhz), UPD7759 (@ 640 Khz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 256 x 224 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 2048

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 3


Street Smart was SNK's answer to the original "Street Fighter" game made by Capcom.

This game could have been a hit (there were almost no fighting games on the market at the time), but they made one fatal mistake. That mistake was making the game co-operative in two player mode. Instead of battling each other, a second enemy would spawn, and the players would work together against both of them. That completely took all the fun and excitement out of playing this game in two player mode. "Street Fighter II - The World Warrior" was released about a year later, and most Street Smart games were quickly converted into them.

This game is JAMMA compatible, and requires a cabinet with a horizontal monitor. Operators could only buy this game as a kit (no dedicated cabinets were produced).

The music of the first stage of Street Smart was recycled later in "Fatal Fury - King of Fighters" in a 2-player battle.


The US version is slightly different, it has the "Winners Don't Use Drugs" screen.


Boss : Eikichi Kawasaki

Boss 2 : Mr. Hasegawa

Programmers : Konny, Fujimoto

Sound : Tarkun

Producer : Akira. G

Head Designer : Isuka Michi

Designers : Kamada, Ishimoto, Tomoni. M, Sick Of, Mitsuzo, Miyoshi, Asako

Hardware : Koike


* Consoles :

Sega Mega Drive (1991)