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Weird Japanese game show perfectly recreates Street Fighter II

You'll never see Street Fighter II the same way again.


Austin Powell

Internet Culture

Published Jan 10, 2017   Updated May 25, 2021, 5:51 am CDT

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.

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*First Published: Jan 10, 2017, 9:54 am CST