Release: Oct 11, 2011 - Author: DarkChojin - Translator: Tony Montana
The intended follow-up game of "Street Fighter" may be considered the mother of all sidescroller beat 'em ups with good reason. It was inspiration for classics like "Streets of Rage" (SEGA). In comparison to the transfers for other systems (e.g. SNES, Sega CD, Game Boy Advance), the censoring of the Arcarde Version is quite liberal. Only a short scene of the intro is missing.
It seems like only the Japanase Arcade version and the Sega CD version are completly uncensored. The Japanese SNES versions are almost uncensored but still two enemy are censored here (Poison and Roxy).
The US Arcade Version is almost uncensored too. Only a short sequence during the intro has been censored here. This almost-uncensored-version has been released on the newer consoles as well (Capcom Classic Collection for PS2, PSP, Xbox and the PS3-Download version).
Heavily censored is the old console version. This concerns all international SNES-releases (except Japan) and at least the European SEGA CD version.
Compared are the censored US Arcade verion (=Capcom Classics Collection and PS3-Download version) and the uncensored Japanese Arcade version
A phone conversation between mayor Mike Haggar and Damnd (boss of level 1) takes place here. He forces Haggar to turn off the tube.
Now Damnd's face on the TV screen in the Censored Version, accompanied by screams of Haggar's daughter in the background. Then he laughs.
In the Uncensored Version instead, the TV presents Haggar's daughter in underwear. Not until then Damnd shows up and laughs. The daughter's screams are entirely missing here.
Rather uninteresting for Non-Japanese people but it's gonna be mentioned anyway, for the sake of completeness:
The story contains more details in the Japanese Version. While the intro of the International Version only reveals the info "Sometime in the 90s..., the Japanese Version narrows it down to 1989. The character biographies during the demo are more detailed as well. The dialogs are slightly different, e.g. the dialog between Cody and Guy in the intro: here they don't know each other yet while they're friends for wuite some time in the International Version.