Relive Akuma’s History–And Prepare for His Return–Through Maximilian’s “Akuma Legacy” Series

By on December 19, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Akuma returns tomorrow–check out his legacy in these gameplay videos.

To herald the imminent arrival of the Master of the Fist in Street Fighter V, Maximilian has been revisiting the games that make up Akuma’s history: starting with Super Street Fighter II Turbo, of course.

Maximilian doesn’t hesitate to implement whatever codes or hacks are necessary to make Akuma playable in the titles in question. Check out his journey-in-gameplay below for a closer look how Akuma has evolved over the years: in Maximilian’s release order, from SSFIIT, to X-Men: Children of the Atom; Street Fighter Alpha (first appearance of the Raging Demon super combo); Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter (Cyber-Akuma!); Street Fighter Alpha 2; Street Fighter EX+; Pocket Fighter; Marvel vs. Capcom 2; Capcom vs. SNK 2; Street Fighter: The Movie; Street Fighter IV; Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max; Cyberbots: Fullmetal Madness (for the Z-Gouki mech); Street Fighter III: 2nd Impact; Street Fighter X Tekken; and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

When Maximilian first started the series, Akuma had not yet been 100% confirmed for SFV. Note also that¬†Maximilian’s commentary is sometimes NSFW!

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