* DirectToVideo: ''Final Fight 2'' and ''Final Fight 3'' were made specifically for the [[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem SNES]] without any prior arcade versions at a time Creator/{{Capcom}} were making most of their belt-scrollers for the arcades.
* DuelingGames: With ''[[VideoGame/StreetsOfRage Streets of Rage]]''.
* FranchiseKiller: ''Streetwise'' sold and was received poorly, spelling an end to ''Final Fight'' as a standalone franchise. Some of the more popular characters (Guy, Cody, Haggar, Maki, Poison, Rolento, etc.) began making appearances in the ''Street Fighter'' series as early as ''VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha''.
* LifeImitatesArt: The game actually came out ''before'' Wrestling/JesseVentura entered politics.
* NamesTheSame:
** Poison shares her name with [[{{VideoGame/DmCDevilMayCry}} a disgusting 1200 year old succubus working for Mundus.]]
** Retu shares his name with the Japanese Shaolin monk from the original ''VideoGame/{{Street Fighter|I}}'' (although, technically that was Ret''s''u, it's really the same name in Japanese, but with different romanizations).
** Handsome Bob, with Handsome Bob of ''Film/RockNRolla''.
** Metro City, which shares its name with the city from...[[WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget many]], [[WesternAnimation/MegaMind many]], ''[[WesternAnimation/AstroBoy many]]'' [[VideoGame/NightShade works]] [[WesternAnimation/DoubleDragon of fiction]].
* PortOverdosed: In close competition with ''VideoGame/DoubleDragon'' for the title of "most-ported beat 'em up ever". Almost every contemporary home computer and console had a version, and Capcom has frequently re-released it since then, too.
* SignificantReferenceDate: The amount of points the player gets when picking up Edi.E's gum at full health is 42910. This number forms a date: 42, September 10th. Said date is developer Akira Nishitani's birthday, but the 42 doesn't refer to the Gregorian year 1942, but "Showa 42" (which is actually 1967).
* ShrugOfGod: Poison's sex:
** When asked about her, Yoshinori Ono said Capcom doesn't have an official policy to what Poison's sex is, stating that in North America she is a post-op transsexual but in Japan she is a pre-op transsexual/futanari/newhalf who "tucks her business away to look female". However, this seemed to have changed when ''VideoGame/StreetFighterXTekken'' made some trap references regarding Poison in some characters' winquotes. As a result, Capcom received angry complaints from a LGBT group accusing them of being transphobic. Capcom would later change these winquotes into something less offensive. Additionally, Ono retracted his previous statement regarding Poison.
** Akira Nishitani, one of the developers who worked on the original ''Final Fight'', believes that Poison's sex is up to the player to decide.
* UrbanLegendOfZelda:
** For years, it has been speculated that there was a ''Final Fight'' animated series with Creator/TheOceanGroup doing the voice work much like they did for ''WesternAnimation/MegaMan'', ''WesternAnimation/StreetFighter'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Darkstalkers}}''. Sites like IMDB even use to have a full voice cast for the show. It's uncertain whether if the show never existed, a PilotEpisode was produced but that went into obscurity like ''WesternAnimation/{{Battletoads}}'', or if the series was planned but never materialized. Granted the ''Street Fighter'' animated series did end up having a ''Final Fight'' episode but still.
** ''Streetwise''[='=]s poor sales is the reason Capcom Studio 8 was shut down.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** The first game was originally going to a sequel of the original ''Street Fighter'' titled ''Street Fighter '89''. The game was showcased under the title in Japanese trade shows before it was changed due to feedback.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sT9T2HRa1Z0 According to Seth Killian,]] Rolento was initially going to be named Lawrence.
** The developers of ''Streetwise'' are said to have wanted to develop a game in the style of the original games, only to have changed it at [[ExecutiveMeddling Capcom USA's insistence to make it more like]] ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto''.
** Vanessa was supposed to be a playable character in the story mode of ''Streetwise''.
** Poison was supposed to be included in ''Streetwise''.
** Sodom was slated for an appearance in ''Streetwise''. Concept art shows him sporting a more modernized version of his attire (namely ragged jeans).