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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.
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.