Video Game: Street Fighter I
"What strength! But don't forget there are many guys like you all over the world!"Although not many people know this
, there was a Street Fighter
game before Street Fighter II
This game, the original Street Fighter
, was released in arcades in 1987. The game featured two martial artists, Ryu and Ken, who traveled around the world taking on some of the best fighters in the world, culminating with a match against the massive Thai kickboxer Sagat.
It was nothing to write home about, frankly, but it did feature many of the staples of the series: a six-button control setup, the best-out-of-three match structure, Ryu and Ken, naturally, and even many of the now-common motions for special attacks. Alternate arcade cabinets could be found that were also the first to use a two button, pressure sensitive layout rather than the standard cherry switch six button layout, one for punches and one for kicks, to control the strength of the attack. It was confusing to use and more expensive to maintain than most standard cabinets, so a version that featured the more familiar six-button configuration seen in all the follow ups was offered as a cheaper alternative.
A port of the game, Fighting Street
, was released for the TurboGrafx-CD (and, later, the Wii Virtual Console
) as well as more properly named ports on PC.
Has a character sheet
Tropes distinct to, or introduced in, this game:
What writing! But don't forget there are many tropers like you all over the world!