Learn Street Fighter With RZR|Latif – Introduction and Basics

By on February 16, 2013 at 12:30 pm

RZR|Latif has started a brand new tutorial series focusing on Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition ver. 2012. This first video goes over the basics of the game, right down to life-bars and in-game time. While the first episode covers stuff that you likely already know, further episodes will get into more complex topics. The video also features a handcam that shows the exact movements that Latif is making.

Source: RZR|Latif

Angelo M. D’Argenio A.K.A. MyLifeIsAnRPG got his start in the fighting game community as a young boy playing Street Fighter II in arcades down at the Jersey Shore. As president of Disorganization XIII, he travels the convention circuit presenting a variety of panels from discussions on gamer culture, to stick modding workshops, to fighting game comedy acts. He has a passion for looking at the fighting game community from an academic standpoint and has completed several studies on effective fighting game learning and the impact fighting games have on social circles. A six year veteran of the gaming industry, he also writes for Cheat Code Central and is a lead game designer for Ember Games. On Tuesdays, you can find him getting bodied by Chris G and getting mistaken for Seth Rogen at The Break.
  • MasterChibi

    This’ll be horribly ignorant but I would not want to learn how to play SF from the guy who mains C.Viper. 

    • It is horribly ignorant,no need to clarify.

      • BadGief

        buttfrustrated detected

      • pootnannies

        yeah but he’s kinda right in a joke kinda way. viper is everything but sf except the occasional overhead and throw. doesn’t mean there aren’t non-traditional sf characters and that they aren’t interesting, but as far as an introduction to sf… yeah ignorant but it was a little funny.

        • Baleoce

          I think he meant ignorant in the fact that it was implied Latif (a professional) wouldn’t be able to teach others basic introductory skills to SF. Which is obviously, insane.

          • MasterChibi

            It was more because he plays Crimson Viper, and less about how to play the game. I just look at her being a rather out of the box character in terms of ‘SF’ :S

          • There’s nothing wrong with saying that, ignorant or not, even if you talking about such a great player as Latif. People however will pop off to a comment like that to prove to themselves that they are the brain surgeon body builder they believe themselves to be in thier head, with the balls they wouldn’t have in real life to say it to your face.

            Welcome to the internet.

    • $18011339

      To be a top level player like he is, you have to know essentially every match up. You have to build up an encyclopedic knowledge of almost every character.

    • Novril

       Let’s learn from Maximilian instead! 😉

      • TwitchyGuy


      • Drago Umeharevich

        even worse.. DSP!!

    • RunningWild1984

       I wouldn’t want to learn how to play SF from a SF4 player.

  • Justin Archer

    A little late for something like this. Just check out the one by Vesper Arcade. It’s way better.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_nS5Jj3pHY

    • ざくや けよ

       I don’t mean to interrupt, and I’m gonna let you finish, but Vesper Arcade is the greatest tutorial makers of all time!

      • Edward Bordenave

        no one makes better tutorials like this guy did http://www.youtube.com/user/lordofultima

  • did he just say that ssf4 is easy?

    • Timothy Ian McMillan

      As far as fighting games go, it is pretty easy to pick up and learn. Compared to say something like Marvel, 3S, KOF or even ST.

      • i agree that it is pretty easy to pick up and learn, but i think sf4 kinda deserves a bit more considering that  SF4 games don’t really have those fancy mechanics like KOF’s cancels ,GG’s FRCs, or marvel’s magic 6 series(ok it’s got the FADC) , but it’s because of that, that makes SF4 hard( well considering that this also can be said to ST and 3s), SF4 doesn’t really have those mechanics, and because of that it feels stiff, but when you are able to do stuff, like combo linking, and juggles, it kinda gives you that more that meets the eye kind of moment.

  • Bryan Rosas

    i thought it was pretty good for teaching casual players.

  • Edgar Alcaine

    Why did he make a basic tutorial for a game from 2009? There’s SO MANY guides out there already.

    • RunningWild1984

       Yeah seriously, like there aren’t enough of those already.

    • Know_the_ledge


  • Lemonitos

    I think Marvel 2 is one of the best fighting game mechanics ever, and also one of the most easy to pickup and play. Aside from some heavy execution on fly unfly combos, it was (it is) a game where you instinctively discover stuff just as easy you pickup the main mechanics.

    Btw, I just taught the basics of SF4 to my gf today and ended with this video where Joseph Gordon-Levitt compares SF to Chess on Jimmy Fallon.

  • Ilhuicamina Zúñiga

    Makoto’s sweep is down Hard Punch, so…not every character sweep is down Hard Kick.

    Yes, i know this is a introductions and not character specific.

    No, i’m not trying to be trollish or stream monstery.

  • Rahavic

    “How to Get Bodied 7-0” by Latif

  • Thomas Hansen

    So glad he went over how to taunt!