* [[DirectToVideo Direct-to-Consoles]]: ''Final Fight 2'' and ''Final Fight 3'' were made specifically for the SNES without any prior arcade versions at a time 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 ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' series as early as ''VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha''.
* LifeImitatesArt: The game actually came out ''before'' Jesse Ventura 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 first ''VideoGame/StreetFighter'' (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 RockNRolla.
* 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 Creator/{{Capcom}} has frequently re-released it since then, too.
* ShrugOfGod: Adding even more complexity to the gender confusion, Yoshinori Ono, when asked about Poison, said Capcom doesn't have an official policy to what Poison's gender 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".
* UrbanLegendOfZelda: ''Streetwise''[='=]s poor sales is the reason Capcom Studio 8 was shut down.
** 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 ''VideoGame/FinalFight'' episode but still.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Vanessa was supposed to be a playable character in the story mode of ''Streetwise''.
** The first game was orginally going to a sequel of the original ''[[VideoGame/StreetFighterI Street Fighter]]'' titled ''Street Fighter '89''. The reaction from the audience noted how [[GaidenGame different]] it was from the previous game, and was retitled.
** 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).
** 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 Grand Theft Auto]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sT9T2HRa1Z0 According to Seth Killian (at the start of the video)]], Rolento was initially going to be called Lawrence.
* 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 1942, instead meaning "Showa 42" or "1967".