I think most gamers my age have a Street Fighter story. At the very least they have a Street Fighter II story. Street Fighter II was the game that single-handedly made me hassle and bug my mum for a Super Nintendo. I remember 10 kids squashed into my mate’s tiny bedroom, because he was the first person in my village to get the game.
We used to have tournaments. We used to ban certain moves! To begin with no-one what allowed to ‘jump kick, sweep’ with Ken or Ryu! Then no-one was allowed to use E. Honda!
One time I played Street Fighter II with my friend and I beat him so bad that he tried to bite a chunk off my SNES controller. He actually left teeth marks on it.
So Capcom is apparently asking for your Street Fighter stories at this website, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the series, but I went there and I didn’t find any stories at all — just fan art.
And that’s totally fine, but I really wanted to hear/read some stories about how people found the game, their reactions when they did. Just cool little things we could all relate to. Then I thought, why can’t we just do it here?
So Capcom wants your Street Fighter stories, kinda. But I actually want your Street Fighter stories. For real! Drop them in the comments below!