Images on the left are from The World Warrior, whilst images on the right are from Champion Edition.



Different title screens.



The character select screen features a slightly lighter background, a new world map, plus the select grid is obviously now bigger to fit the four boss characters in it, who can now be played as.



The Vs. screen was changed slightly, but the portrait artwork of each character was changed.



Many of the stages feature new colors in Champion Edition. Here is Ryu's stage, which is also now missing the sign posts at either side of it in Champion Edition.



Honda's stage.



Blanka's stage.



Guile's stage. It seems someone wanted most of the stages to now be set late in the afternoon, rather than the morning.



Ken's stage.



Chun-Li's stage. The people riding bikes have new sprites in Champion Edition.



Zangief's stage.



Dhalsim's stage.



Balrog's stage.



Vega's stage.



Sagat's stage, which no longer features the palm tree.



Bison's stage.



Many moves were changed in Champion Edition, such as Ryu's hurricane kick knocking opponents over. See the individual character pages for more info on what was changed for who.



Bison learnt proper English between The World Warrior and Champion Edition.



Many of the endings feature slightly changed art for certain things. Gorbachev went from happy looking...



...to not very happy at all. Plus the sprites for Zangief and the secret agents were changed.



Eliza no longer looks like some evil killer mutant.



Ken still looks creepy as hell in both versions, though.



Some of the changes were incredibly minor edits, such as the dress Chun-Li gets rid of.


Certain animation frames were changed in Champion Edition , here are just a few examples.


Other Changes

The game isn't as difficult to beat in single player as the A.I. of the bosses has been toned down.


Mirror matches, such as Ken Vs. Ken, are now possible.


You now fight 12 opponents in the single player mode, rather than 11, as you will fight the character you are playing as at some point in Champion Edition.