History Trivia / StreetFighterII

20th Apr '16 2:30:21 PM PF
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* AscendedFanon: How Akuma was conceived. ''Electronic Gaming Monthly'' created Sheng Long (the would-be [[VideoGame/StreetFighterIV Gouken]]) for one of their infamous April Fools' articles and caused fans to swarm to arcades to find him. Capcom USA ended up calling Capcom of Japan about this secret boss character, and so they decided to go with it and add in Akuma. The method to summon him in ''Turbo'' is a greatly simplified version of the hilariously impossible instructions in the joke article.

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* AscendedFanon: How Akuma was conceived. ''Electronic Gaming Monthly'' created Sheng Long (the would-be [[VideoGame/StreetFighterIV Gouken]]) for one of their infamous April Fools' articles and caused fans to swarm to arcades to find him. Capcom USA ended up calling Capcom of Japan about this secret boss character, and so they decided to go with it and add in Akuma. The method to summon him in ''Turbo'' ''Super Street Fighter II Turbo'' is a greatly simplified version of the hilariously impossible instructions in the joke article.
20th Apr '16 2:28:04 PM PF
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* AscendedFanon: How Akuma was conceived. ''EGM'' created Sheng Long (the would-be [[VideoGame/StreetFighterIV Gouken]]) for one of their infamous April Fools' articles and caused fans to swarm to arcades to find him. Capcom USA ended up calling Capcom of Japan about this secret boss character, and so they decided to go with it and add in Akuma. The method to summon him in ''Turbo'' is a greatly simplified version of the hilariously impossible instructions in the joke article.

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* AscendedFanon: How Akuma was conceived. ''EGM'' ''Electronic Gaming Monthly'' created Sheng Long (the would-be [[VideoGame/StreetFighterIV Gouken]]) for one of their infamous April Fools' articles and caused fans to swarm to arcades to find him. Capcom USA ended up calling Capcom of Japan about this secret boss character, and so they decided to go with it and add in Akuma. The method to summon him in ''Turbo'' is a greatly simplified version of the hilariously impossible instructions in the joke article.



*** Mexican gamers gamers calls E. Honda as "Porky" or "Super Porky" (after a famous Mexican wrestler) since Honda is fat and his ramming headbutt attack (the famous "Dosukoi") sounds like he's saying "oink oink" instead in Spanish.

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*** ** Mexican gamers gamers calls E. Honda as "Porky" or "Super Porky" (after a famous Mexican wrestler) since Honda is fat and his ramming headbutt attack (the famous "Dosukoi") sounds like he's saying "oink oink" instead in Spanish.



*** Balrog has Rog and Barlog, the latter coming from a misspelling on some of the game's own cabinets.
*** Vega has "Matador", "Bull Fighter", "Cage Fighter", and "Assassin".

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*** ** Balrog has Rog and Barlog, the latter coming from a misspelling on some of the game's own cabinets.
*** ** Vega has "Matador", "Bull Fighter", "Cage Fighter", and "Assassin".



** Likewise, ''Street Fighter II′: Hyper Fighting'' is known as ''Street Fighter II Dash Turbo: Hyper Fighting'' in Japan (the word "Turbo" did not appear in the overseas versions). The SNES version is simply known as ''Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting'' in all regions.

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** Likewise, ''Street Fighter II′: Hyper Fighting'' is known as ''Street Fighter II Dash Turbo: Hyper Fighting'' in Japan (the word "Turbo" did not appear in the overseas versions). The SNES version is simply known as ''Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting'' in all regions.



** "You must defeat Sheng Long to stand a chance!" This mistranslation of Ryu's winquote ("You have no chance against my Dragon Punch!") resulted in a long-standing rumor that Sheng Long was a SecretCharacter or BonusBoss. Electronic Gaming Monthly's running of an April Fools' Day hoax article purporting to give instructions on how to fight him only fueled it further, but also resulted in the birth of Akuma (and indirectly, Gouken.)

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** "You must defeat Sheng Long to stand a chance!" This mistranslation of Ryu's winquote ("You have no chance against my Dragon Punch!") resulted in a long-standing rumor that Sheng Long was a SecretCharacter or BonusBoss. Electronic Gaming Monthly's ''EGM''[='=]s running of an April Fools' Day hoax article purporting to give instructions on how to fight him only fueled it further, but also resulted in the birth of Akuma (and and indirectly, Gouken.)
20th Apr '16 2:19:56 PM PF
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** Two of the four new characters in ''Super Street Fighter II'' were going to be {{head swap}}s of each other: namely Fei Long and an unnamed rival. James Goddard, a Capcom USA employee who previously worked on ''Hyper Fighting'' and ''VideoGame/SaturdayNightSlamMasters'', was against the idea of having another pair of head swaps, since he believed that having a completely unique character instead of another head swap would add more variety to the game. The character he came up with to replace Fei Long's rival was none other than Dee Jay, who was modeled after Billy Blanks.
*** The twin kung-fu fighter idea would come to fruition in StreetFighterIII with Yun and Yang.

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** Two of the four new characters in ''Super Street Fighter II'' were going to be {{head swap}}s of each other: namely Fei Long and an unnamed rival. James Goddard, a Capcom USA employee who previously worked on ''Hyper Fighting'' and ''VideoGame/SaturdayNightSlamMasters'', was against the idea of having another pair of head swaps, since he believed that having a completely unique character instead of another head swap would add more variety to the game. The character he came up with to replace Fei Long's rival was none other than Dee Jay, who was modeled after Billy Blanks.
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Blanks. The twin kung-fu kung fu fighter idea would come to fruition in StreetFighterIII ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIII'' with Yun and Yang.
21st Dec '15 11:50:51 AM BleuStar365
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* TalkingToHimself: The laziest case in the series. Everyone not named Chun-Li had the same voice set. This was fixed in ''Super''.

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* TalkingToHimself: The laziest case in the series. Everyone not named Chun-Li had the same voice set. This was mostly fixed in ''Super''.
12th Nov '15 10:14:08 AM Davethe3rd
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*** The twin kung-fu fighter idea would come to fruition in StreetFighterIII with Yun and Yang.
8th Sep '15 12:34:51 PM DracMonster
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** "You must defeat Sheng Long to stand a chance!" This mistranslation of Ryu's winquote ("You have no chance against my Dragon Punch!") resulted in a long-standing rumor that Sheng Long was a SecretChracter or BonusBoss. EGM's running of an April Fools' Day hoax article purporting to give instructions on how to fight him only fueled it further, but also resulted in the birth of Akuma (and indirectly, Gouken.)

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** "You must defeat Sheng Long to stand a chance!" This mistranslation of Ryu's winquote ("You have no chance against my Dragon Punch!") resulted in a long-standing rumor that Sheng Long was a SecretChracter SecretCharacter or BonusBoss. EGM's Electronic Gaming Monthly's running of an April Fools' Day hoax article purporting to give instructions on how to fight him only fueled it further, but also resulted in the birth of Akuma (and indirectly, Gouken.)
8th Sep '15 12:33:44 PM DracMonster
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** "You must defeat Sheng Long to stand a chance!"

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** "You must defeat Sheng Long to stand a chance!"chance!" This mistranslation of Ryu's winquote ("You have no chance against my Dragon Punch!") resulted in a long-standing rumor that Sheng Long was a SecretChracter or BonusBoss. EGM's running of an April Fools' Day hoax article purporting to give instructions on how to fight him only fueled it further, but also resulted in the birth of Akuma (and indirectly, Gouken.)
8th Sep '15 12:23:58 PM DracMonster
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* AscendedFanon: How Akuma was conceived. ''EGM'' created Sheng Long (the would-be [[VideoGame/StreetFighterIV Gouken]]) for one of their infamous April Fools' articles and caused fans to swarm to arcades to find him. Capcom USA ended up calling Capcom of Japan about this secret boss character, and so they decided to go with it and add in Akuma.

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* AscendedFanon: How Akuma was conceived. ''EGM'' created Sheng Long (the would-be [[VideoGame/StreetFighterIV Gouken]]) for one of their infamous April Fools' articles and caused fans to swarm to arcades to find him. Capcom USA ended up calling Capcom of Japan about this secret boss character, and so they decided to go with it and add in Akuma. The method to summon him in ''Turbo'' is a greatly simplified version of the hilariously impossible instructions in the joke article.
21st Aug '15 11:12:35 AM PF
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*** Mexican gamers gamers calls E. Honda as "Porky" or "Super Porky" (after a famous Mexican wrestler) since Honda is fat and his ramming head-butt attack (the famous "Dosukoi") sounds like he's saying "oink oink" instead in Spanish.

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*** Mexican gamers gamers calls E. Honda as "Porky" or "Super Porky" (after a famous Mexican wrestler) since Honda is fat and his ramming head-butt headbutt attack (the famous "Dosukoi") sounds like he's saying "oink oink" instead in Spanish.



** More like ''Fan Abbreviation'', but many fans just call Zangief as plain ol' Gief. Also "Blue/Green hand" for his Banishing Flat.

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** More like ''Fan Abbreviation'', ''fan abbreviation'', but many fans just call Zangief as plain ol' Gief. Also "Blue/Green hand" for his Banishing Flat.



* LifeImitatesArt: There are a lot of Website/YouTube videos of people trying to imitating the famous car-breaking bonus stage. While any RealLife martial artist can do this, it needs more than 60 seconds just to being able to wreck a car using regular fighting techniques and it's not as cool at it sounds.



* LifeImitatesArt: There's lots of YouTube videos of people trying to imitating the famous car-breaking bonus stage. While any RealLife martial artist can do this, it needs more than 60 seconds just to being able to wreck a car using regular fighting techniques and it's not as cool at it sounds.



* SerendipityWritesThePlot: Dee Jay's pants [[WhatCouldHaveBeen were originally going to have "MANTIS" printed on them]], but "MANTIS" was changed to "MAXIMUM" so that the letters would have the horizontal symmetry necessary for an AmbidextrousSprite.

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* SerendipityWritesThePlot: Dee Jay's pants [[WhatCouldHaveBeen were originally going to have "MANTIS" printed on them]], but them]]. However, "MANTIS" was changed to "MAXIMUM" so that the letters would have the horizontal symmetry necessary for an AmbidextrousSprite.



* UrbanLegendOfZelda: "You must defeat Sheng Long to stand a chance!"
** [[RippedFromTheHeadlines Right off the heels of the Mike Tyson ear bite]], rumors persisted that you could become a CoolLoser by cancelling Boxer's Megaton Punch into a hidden Super Combo just as the punch lands. Rotate the controller full-circle twice and hit all three buttons and Boxer will lock his opponent in a headlock and start biting until [[VideoGame/FinalFight Edi. E]] busts Balrog and carts him off to jail, forfeiting the match.
** AscendedMeme: In ''Super IV'' he gets a new Ultra called Dirty Bull which, before ''AE'', was two full-circle controller rotations and involves illegal boxing maneuvers such as sucker punching, stepping on someone's foot, and clinching.

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* UrbanLegendOfZelda: UrbanLegendOfZelda:
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"You must defeat Sheng Long to stand a chance!"
** [[RippedFromTheHeadlines Right off the heels of the Mike Tyson ear bite]], rumors persisted that you could become a CoolLoser by cancelling Boxer's Megaton Punch into a hidden Super Combo just as the punch lands. Rotate the controller full-circle twice and hit all three buttons and Boxer will lock his opponent in a headlock and start biting until [[VideoGame/FinalFight Edi. E]] busts Balrog and carts him off to jail, forfeiting the match.
** AscendedMeme: In
match. This became a AscendedMeme in ''Super Street Fighter IV'' when he gets received a new Ultra called Dirty Bull which, before ''AE'', was two full-circle controller rotations and involves illegal boxing maneuvers such as sucker punching, stepping on someone's foot, and clinching.



** ''Super Turbo'' had several different subtitles before it's final name. Some early promos had it listed as ''Super Street Fighter II: The Ultimate Championship''.

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** ''Super Turbo'' had several different subtitles before it's its final name. Some early promos had it listed as ''Super Street Fighter II: The Ultimate Championship''.
16th Jul '15 9:28:28 PM luisedgarf
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* LifeImitatesArt: There's lots of YouTube videos of people trying to imitating the famous car-breaking bonus stage. While any RealLife martial artist can do this, it needs more than 60 seconds just to being able to wreck a car using regular fighting techniques and it's not as cool at it sounds.
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