Now that everyone is used to Super Street Fighter IV’s reduced overall damage, especially for uppercuts, it’s interesting to take a look back at how strong Sagat used to be. For my money, no one had a scarier Sagat than Sanford Kelly.
players: Chris Hu (Ryu) vs Sanford Kelly (Sagat)
Throughout the set, Chris Hu show he has gdlk reactions and extreme calmness. Sanford Kelly, however, seems to be able to hit an uppercut from anywhere on the screen, and in vanilla it doesn’t take very many of them to get the job done. Sagat’s unlikely comeback at 2:47 shows you how one gutsy uppercut can change everything.
game: Street Fighter IV (Console)
venue: Battlefield Arcadia #13 – Losers’ Finals
recorded on April 3rd, 2010