YMMV: Final Fight

  • Fanon Discontinuity: Streetwise, an attempt to capitalize on the Grand Theft Auto craze, was poorly received by fans and critics, and the series was discontinued itself.
  • First Installment Wins: The orignal game is the most well known and besides Maki's appearance in Street Fighter Alpha 3, only characters from the first game are referenced in the Street Fighter series.
  • Funny Moments: The end of the car smashing minigame, where the owner of the car comes back to what's left and falls to his knees proclaiming "Oh, my God!" In the overseas SNES versions, the line was changed to "Oh, my car!"
  • Game Breaker: Final Fight One has Street Fighter Alpha versions of Guy and Cody to unlock. While not that much different, their stats are tweaked compared to the originals. Alpha Guy still has the same speed and attack power, but takes far less damage from most attacks. Alpha Cody on the other hand while he has the same speed, he takes a bit less damage than normal and dishes out far more damage. Either one will make the game pretty trivial.
  • Good Bad Bugs: You can force Edi.E to go it alone by not scrolling to the end of the stage. Makes the fight with him almost too easy.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Mike Haggar... a former pro wrestler? Elected mayor? What's next, Governor?
  • Launcher of a Thousand Ships: Although Guy is canonically married to Rena, he was paired with Maki (Rena's younger sister and Guy's rival for the Bushin-ryu succession), Rose, and Ibuki, among others.
  • Magnificent Bastard: Father Bella.
  • Memetic Badass: MIKE HAGGAR, THE MANLIEST FUCKING MAYOR OF ALL TIME. He will personally punch each and every criminal in the face. Marvel vs. Capcom 3 takes this to new levels: The manliest PRESIDENT.
  • Nightmare Fuel:
  • Sequelitis: Streetwise. Final Fight 2 gets this as well for some fans. See below.
  • So Okay, It's Average: Final Fight 2 can get this due being a Mission Pack Sequel, instead of a new game. Plus, there was not much change in the gameplay compared to its competition Streets of Rage 2, which had numerous improvements and changes than its predecessor.
  • Surprisingly Improved Sequel: Final Fight 3 (Tough) compared to 2.
  • That One Boss: Abigail.
  • Tier-Induced Scrappy: Lucia's moves are difficult to connect and is overall weaker than her fellow Fragile Speedster Guy. However, she's quite the stylish fighter and she's definitely fun to use with enough practice.
  • The Woobie: Vanessa, after her brother is killed and her bar goes up in flames.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: Much of the confusion concerning Poison's gender is due to the following reasons:
    • Poison and Roxy's exclusion in the overseas SNES versions of Final Fight. Final Fight Revenge, an American-designed 3D fighting game, adds further confusion as Poison was depicted as born female. The Japanese localization reverted back to her birth sex. Roxy's gender is classified "female" in the character bios of Capcom Classics Collection Vol. 1, but this is nothing but a retcon by Capcom USA.
    • Adding more fuel to the fire, not even Capcom of Japan seems to remain consistent on what they are. The fact both are depicted as having very large breasts, general female shapes and Poison being voiced by a woman in modern games aren't really helping matters, either.
    • Also counting for this for those who agree she's transgender is the ambiguity over whether or not Poison is pre-operation or post-operation in terms of sex reassignment surgery.
  • What Do You Mean, It's for Kids?: Final Fight One, which is a GBA port of the original title, has an "E" rating. While there's no blood/gore in the game, there's still a lot of physical violence, references to death, the bosses Damnd and Sodom retain their original names even though they had been censored in the past, and quite a few innuendos in the dialogue. Yet this game somehow only got the same rating as your typical Mario game.