“My sweet heart since child hood.”
Certainly not the first urban brawler although perhaps one of the most fondly remembered and influential, Capcom latterly entered the burgeoning arcade progressive beat-’em-up scene with 1989’s Final Fight. Known as Street Fighter ’89 during development, the game was eventually released without overt SF ties, though ended up donating various characters to later Street Fighter games (among others). Leon, James, Karl and special guest, Final Fight: Double Impact designer Andrew Smith – now of Spilt Milk Studios – bust out the spiked wristbands and aerosols (spray paint and hairspray) before discussing the game as well as its various conversions and legacy.
Music used in this issue:
1: Opening Theme by Yoshihiro Sakaguchi
2: Opening Theme by Simon Viklund
Cane and Rinse 214 was edited by Sean O’Brien
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