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:
    • Adding even more complexity to the gender confusion concerning Poison, Yoshinori Ono, when asked about her, 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 seems 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. In addition, Ono seems to have 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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