Not a bad comparison except Street Fighter is still better than Virtua Fighter ever was...I don't know if its enough for us to give Apple a pass on this because they didn't focus on making it look good. Street Fighter and Virtua fighter has very hard limitations. Apple really did not in this case.
Yep. The icons in iOS 6 and iOS 7 are static 2D images. The garish colours and lack of contrast in many places have nothing to do with the technical goals of the OS.
this animation definitely looks like it's ripped from street fighter 2: http://i.imgur.com/t3u9Ucc.gif