Weird Japanese game show perfectly recreates Street Fighter II

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For kids of a certain generation, the joystick combinations for Street Fighter II are hard-wired into memory. It’s an iconic game, with instantly familiar characters and special moves. 

That’s what makes this real-life reenactment by a Japanese game show so incredibly funny. It hits all the right nostalgia notes while capturing the absurdity of the game—especially the sound effects. You’ll never see E. Honda’s belly-press move the same way again. 

H/T Reddit

Austin Powell

Austin Powell

Austin Powell is the former managing editor of the Daily Dot. His work focuses on the intersection of entertainment and technology. He previously served as a music columnist for the Austin Chronicle and is the co-author of The Austin Chronicle Music Anthology.