* [[DirectToVideo Direct-to-Consoles]]: ''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]], ''[[Film/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.
* ShrugOfGod:
** 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 ''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. 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.
* 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 ''Final Fight'' episode but still.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** 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 [[GaidenGame different]] it was from the previous game, and was retitled.
** [[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).
* 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".