Hadoukens in the wilderness. Sonic Booms lost to time. I was not the only gamer returning to a faint memory when I picked up Super Street Fighter IV.
There has been a whole catalogue of Super, Turbo, Hyper, and other adrenaline-pumping versions of previous games in the series. Most passed me by in a youthful haze. I was always content with my Street Fighter II, oblivious to the lure of beefy suffixes and prefixes. I dipped in and out of the series after that, but eventually I moved on.
It seemed like gaming had too, until 2008′s new Street Fighter arcade game. And then under a year later, I was gleefully holding a sealed copy of Street Fighter IV. A day after that, I was addicted again.