Q, before Street Fighter 3rd Strike

Posted by oracrest in 11-05-2008, 02:10 AM

I only noticed this last year, but this character standing on the boat looks curiously like Q in 3rd strike. I wouldnt be surprised if they took that background character, and decided to flesh him out as a playable guy later on. All my street fighter friends say Im just full of shit though… 🙂

Cacildo´s Note: “It is rumored that Q can be seen in Ken’s background in the original Street Fighter II series. However, “he” was removed from the redrawn and redesigned stage in Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix. – taken from here 

Street Fighter 2 turbo boxart

Posted by Tntnnbltn in 09-27-2008, 09:42 PM

From another (now locked) thread…

Originally Posted by viewtiful_dru:
bricks will be shat, etc
Originally Posted by Tntnnbltn:
For the record…
Cacildo´s note: Really love this one. I remember this boxart as something terribly ugly, like the original SFII boxart, but only after this post i noticed the Dhalsim cameo

There´s something inside every hadouken

Posted by SUPREME1 in 07-23-2008, 11:41 PM

I’m sure I’m posting the obvious for 90% of you guys… BUUUUT, Ryu & Ken’s Hadouken attacks are actually their hands in energy form. Look at their hands and at the center of the energy ball.

Though it was there to see in the original SFII, it wasn’t too easy to spot unless you were looking for it. It became less obvious in later games and was even completely dropped in some later games. However, they made it as obvious as possible in the last pic:

Posted by BocoDragon

I didn’t know about the Hadoken hands… I used to draw pics of Ryu doing fireballs like 15 years ago.. All my childhood drawings… inaccurate 😦

Street Fighter 2 character names swapped between regions

Posted by keyrat in 01-28-2008, 12:53 AM

did anyone mention the Street Fighter 2 names? This one’s pretty well known.

In Japan, Balrog is M. Bison, M. Bison is Vega, and Vega is Balrog. Basically, Balrog was really named M. Bison, to sound like Mike Tyson. To avoid any legal issues on bringing it to the US, they switched all the boss’ names around.

Cacildo´s note: This one i knew since the big days of Street Fighter 2. The japanese cart for the super nintendo arrived in town before the american one, so everybody was surprised by the names.