You know, I’ve realised there’s a flaw in playing arcade games on a non-arcade device. You just keep piling virtual coins in until you win. Sure, you can do this on MAME, and yes, the EXP does have a credit limit option, but still – completing a game is as much an exercise in pressing “insert coin” as it pressing punch and kick. Because ain’t nobody limiting themselves to 3 credits unless they’re masochists.
The game is as it ever was. I played as Haggar and punched more people called Bred and Poison than you could ever imagine existed before reaching the final fight (oh-ho!) and punching wheelchair-guy out the window. Yes, I put a lot of electronic coins in the slot. But it’s fun and the graphics are huge and it hasn’t really aged badly. Providing you ignore all the stuff about Poison’s backstory, anyway. Which isn’t mentioned here, so you can!