* Akuma's Shun Goku Satsu on M. Bison. Bison never gets up for the entire time you're fighting Akuma.
* The music! Guile and Ken's themes are iconic for the series.
* The fact that this game [[TropeCodifier codified]] the entire fighting game genre.
* '''Ultra Street Fighter II'''. After 23 years, Capcom is finally giving Nintendo fans what they wanted all those years ago for the SNES: a PolishedPort of ''Super Turbo''.