GameSpot Asia Beat Ep. 14: A Street Fighter Retrospective

This week's Asia-centric gaming podcast details the enormous history of the Street Fighter series. From 3D iterations to the nonsensical Hong Kong comics, nothing is spared.


Ah, there's nothing as enjoyable as watching two people beat the living beejesus out of each other; it's even better if you happen to control someone who can conjure fire from his fists and connect it to some poor sap's face. The magic of video games, people!

Yes, it'll be the 25th anniversary of Capcom's Street Fighter series and we'd like to talk about its legacy and influence in great detail. With me, Jonathan Toyad, are Randolph Ramsay and SG Café writer Sim Cheng Kai; avid fans of Street Fighter. Also detailing his thoughts on Street Fighter and fighting games is Yongde, Cross Counter Asia video producer and huge contributor to the Singapore fighting game community. Fight!

Download the podcast here. Annotations and timestamps are below:

0:00 –"Street Fighter II Opening Theme" by Alph Lyra
0:25 – Intro, Non Street Fighter segment (Dishonored, The Last Story, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale)
15:17 – Intermission -"Theme of Ryu" by Alph Lyra
16:13 – Street Fighter, Street Fighter II and its many editions, the live-action films
30:50 – Intermission - "Theme of M.Bison" by Alph Lyra
31:50 – Street Fighter III, Street Fighter IV and the competitive scene
42:13 – Intermission - "Theme of Cammy" by Alph Lyra
43:13 – Interview with Cross Counter Asia video producer/Tough Cookie owner/ prominent Singapore FGC contributor Yongde
1:24:42 – Intermission – "Theme of Guile" by Alph Lyra (which goes with everything)
1:25:50 – Miscellaneous Street Fighter stuff, Hong Kong SF comics
1:33:44 – Outro – "True Ending Theme" by Alph Lyra

What are your favorite Street Fighter moments? Which game is your favorite and why? Post your thoughts and comments below.

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This was nice. We should do it again in 2037. :D

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3rd strike advocate here, i want to see that series continued, i cant believe capcom thinks parry' was less "new player friendly" than focus cancels which have twice the difficulty of input imo

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I really want to see a remake of SF1.

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Tekken is the BEST fighting series of ALL-TIME, but Street Fighter is EASILY next! I think the most ground-breaking and that truly had a smash release was SUPER Street Fighter II! Fei Long.. Whhhhhhiiioooooooow!


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I pretty much like them all equally, except SFII Champion Edition because it is so unbalanced, and the AI has a tendency to spam.

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SF 3 is my fav and sean is my fav char... so wat? wanna fight bout it?

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best franchise ever !!!

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favorite street fighter moments are from the Street Fighter II The Animated Movie, ryu's dragon punch VS sagat in the iconic stormy fields, the epic fan-service moment of chun-li's shower, and of course the ryu+ken VS M. Bison battle.

favorite is Street Fighter II since it's the first one I played and has such memorable music and stages to this day.