Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Mixtapes: Go home and be a family man!

So, I'm pretty sure that most people born in the 1980s have played a few rounds of Street Fighter II before. It's one of the universal arcade games of our era, like the X-Men side-scrolling beat-em-up or one of those Neo Geo cabinets with Metal Slug and Bust A Move on it that every skating rink or mini golf course had at one point or another. Apart from being the first fighting game in video game history, it's also perfect Feng Shui fodder.

Seriously, a bunch of super-powered martial artists, kung fu cops and what seems to be a Supernatural Creature from the Brazilian rain forest pitted against each other in a worldwide fighting tournament by a psychic dictator who runs the world's most powerful crime syndicate? That's your campaign right there! If you want to make it a little more down to earth (and a little stupider) there's the much worse in hindsight Street Fighter II V anime series, available on Netflix Instant.

Mainly, this whole post is an excuse to post Guile's stage theme from Super Street Fighter II, which I have had stuck in my head for three days. Enjoy!


  1. Oh, yeah. That brings it back.

    I remember being a kid and wonder WTF Blanka's deal was. Stretchy arms and mental powers, sure... but apparently the green guy confused me.

  2. I think it's because Blanka kind of defies stereotype. Dhalsim is all Yoga this and Yoga that, Zangeif is a giant bear-sized Russian wrestler and Blanka is... a shaggy green mutant who can electrocute you? What does that have to do with Brazil?