Trivia / Final Fight

  • 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.
  • Dueling Games: With Streets of Rage.
  • Franchise Killer: 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 Street Fighter Alpha.
  • Life Imitates Art: The game actually came out before Jesse Ventura entered politics.
  • Name's the Same:
  • Port Overdosed: In close competition with Double Dragon 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.
  • Shrug of God: Poison's true gender:
    • When asked about her, Yoshinori Ono 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". However, this seemed to have changed when Street Fighter X Tekken 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 gender is up to the player to decide.
  • Urban Legend of Zelda:
    • 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 The Ocean Group doing the voice work much like they did for Mega Man, Street Fighter and 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 Pilot Episode was produced but that went into obscurity like 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.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • The first game was originally going to a sequel of the original Street Fighter titled Street Fighter '89. The reaction from the audience noted how different it was from the previous game, and was retitled.
    • 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 Capcom USA's insistence to make it more like Grand Theft Auto.
    • 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).
  • 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".
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