I played Street Fighter 6 World Tour for the first time on stream last night and it was super fun! The story mode guides you (slowly) to learning techniques that you're unlikely to learn on your own without being forced to, for example, some defensive moves that may not be intuitive to beginners.
Impressed with my experience with Street Fighter 6 so far
Let me preface this with that I am not a pro fighting game player.
When I was a kid, I played Street Fighter 2 on Super Nintendo. Since then, I haven't really kept up with the series. I played a bit of Smash Bros on Nintendo 64, but couldn't get into Smash Ultimate on Switch.
My experience with Street Fighter 6 so far is that they make the game really accessible to new players.
To start, the character list is pretty expansive. Back in the SF2 days, the only female representation in the game was Chun-Li. In SF6, we have way more options. My goal for World Tour is to unlock all the 2nd outfits for all the women characters. This would've been easy if it was back in the SF2 days where women lacked representation in video games, but nowadays, this is a much larger task that will require way more of a grind. So to unlock the 2nd outfit for Chun-Li, Kimberly, Juri, Manon, Marisa, Lily, and Cammy, I'll need to max out their bond levels.
Training under different characters
Part of the story involves meeting the characters of the game like Luke, Ryu and Chun-Li, and training under them. As you develop your relationship with them, you'll need to do tasks for them. This will increase your bond stats. As you rank up with their moves and style, you can get style points for that character.
In the below screenshot, on the left are all the masters with my current style rank at the top left (e.g. Luke is at 9, Chun-Li is at 17). On the right, when hovering over a character, you can also see the bond level. When the bond gets maxed out, you can unlock that character's costume.
Increasing the bond level
I'm not very far in the game, but it seems like some characters are more integral to the story than others. For example, Luke and Chun-Li play a huge part at the beginning, whereas Marisa is in another country and you only see her if you use her style, rank up her style, and then are given an opportunity to learn a new move. It costs a flight ticket every time you need to talk to her though, whereas Luke and Chun-Li are local to Metro City.
If you want to unlock Marisa's costume, you'll need to fly out to Colosseo, Italy and shower her with gifts. She really likes cold tomato soup, so stock up on those, but you can gift her anything, they just won't count as much.
The Gift List
Here's the gift list based on the item. Some gifts work for specific characters, while others are for anyone.
The table below is a modified version of an existing one where gifts that can be gifted to anyone are emphasized ✨.
|Jellied Eel||Cammy||Merchant – Bather’s Beach, Jamaica|
|Antique Playing Cards||JP||Merchant – Bather’s Beach, Jamaica|
|Bao Bao Bro Sticker||Jamie||Merchant – Bather’s Beach, Jamaica|
|Beaujolais||Manon||Merchant – Bather’s Beach, Jamaica|
|Celery Chips||Lily||Merchant – Bather’s Beach, Jamaica|
|Knock-Off Blanka-Chan Doll||Blanka||Merchant – Bather’s Beach, Jamaica|
|Red Elevator 8||Luke||Merchant – Bather’s Beach, Jamaica|
|The Answer Lies in the Heart of Love||Kimberly||Merchant – Bather’s Beach, Jamaica|
|✨ C.C. Calendar ✨||Can Gift Anyone||Merchant – Carrier Byron Taylor, USA|
|Rubber Duckies||E. Honda||Merchant – Colosseo, Italy|
|Wrench||Juri||Merchant – Dhalsimer Temple, India|
|Cold Tomato Soup||Marisa||Merchant – Fete Foraine, France|
|Natto||Guile||Merchant – Genbu Temple, Japan|
|✨ Double KO Gum ✨||Can Gift Anyone||Merchant – King Street, UK|
|Cookbook||Ken||Merchant – Thunderfoot Settlement, Mexico|
|Lukewarm Beer||Dee Jay||Merchant, Ranger’s Hut, Brazil|
|Wooden Bear||Zangief||Merchant – Barmaley Steelworks, Russia|
|✨ Fighter Magazine Special Issue ✨||Can Gift Anyone||Shopkeeper Biz, Metro City|
|Canned Herring||Chun-Li||Shopkeeper Dora, Nayshall|
|✨ Prepaid Card ✨||Can Gift Anyone||Shopkeeper Dora, Nayshall|
|Instant Curry (Ultra Mild)||Dhalsim||Shopkeeper Tsanpa, Nayshall|
|✨ Psycho Charge ✨||Can Gift Anyone||Shopkeeper Tsanpa, Nayshall|
|Instant Soba||Ryu||Shopkeeper Udon, Metro City|
|✨ Luxury Heat Pack ✨||Can Gift Anyone||Shopkeeper Udon, Metro City|
|Knock Off Blanka-Chan Doll||Blanka||Jamaica|
|Supreme Instant Curry||Dhalsim||E. Honda’s Friendship Mission Reward|
|Tiramisu Boba||E. Honda||Cammy’s Friendship Mission Reward|
|Commemorative Medal||Manon||Zangief’s Friendship Mission Reward|
|Neco Acrylic Keychain||Cammy||Chun-Li’s Friendship Mission Reward|
|Citrus Perfume||Chun-Li||Juri’s Friendship Mission Reward|
|Locket||Blanka||Lily’s Friendship Mission Reward|
|Pricey Check||Juri||Manon’s Friendship Mission Reward|
|Weights||Zangief||Marisa’s Friendship Mission Reward|
|Classy Confectionaires||Ryu||Side Quest – Monk Without a Cause Reward|
Since Chun-Li likes canned herring, I brought her some, and my bond level with Chun-Li is the highest in the game so far. Luke is 2nd highest. Both of those characters are part of the main story, it seems.
Fun channel point redemptions for Street Fighter 6 streams
My first stream of SF6 World Tour was a lot of fun so I'll be streaming more of that.
To add some fun to the stream, I created some wallpapers that viewers can use channel points to change. All the Street Fighter 6 ladies can be chosen as the wallpaper of the stream.
I built my own bot, techydrrroid, and some infra-related tooling called abstractrrr. You can watch me building abstractrrr (1 stream), or read about techydrrroid, or watch me building techydrrroid (11 streams).
How it works:
Abstractrrr subscribes to Twitch EventSub to find out when the channel points reward is redeemed (among other events).
Abstractrrr forwards updates to all subscribed clients, which in this case includes techydrrroid.
Techydrrroid reads the user's input, which must match one of the provided options, and has the business logic of toggling the wallpapers.
Techydrrroid is connected to OBS via the OBS Web Sockets plugin and sends commands to toggle off all of the Street Fighter 6-related wallpapers, and toggle on the one chosen by the user.
If the user input is correct, techydrrroid will let the user know they've input the wrong data.
Watch me on Twitch
I hang out on Twitch sometimes where I build software for my stream setup, and also stream gaming.
Games I've played lately on stream include Street Fighter 6, Resident Evil 4 Remake, Resident Evil 2 Remake, Resident Evil Village (8), Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, and Splatoon 3. I stream whatever I feel like playing, but also I stream coding.
Come hang out!