Game Trivia

  • The character Ken was only created so that two players could fight against each other. Ken went on to become one of the most popular and commonly used characters in the series.

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  • Judging by the distance of the Empire State Building and Rockefeller Center in background, Joe's rail yard stage is in Long Island City, New York.

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  • Lee's stage is located atop the Great Wall of China.

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  • Unlike later games where every character has their own personal winning quote, every opponent you face has the same winning quote and the same losing quote. When two players fight each other, both Ryu and Ken have the same losing quote.

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  • Street Fighter had pressure-sensitive pads for attack buttons which the player hit with different degrees of pressure for light, medium and hard punches and kicks in the game. However, these pressure pads lead to the arcade machine being damaged so were replaced by the six attack button layout that is still being used today.

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  • Compared to later games, Ryu and Ken's special moves are very hard to do despite being the same motion command that fans are used to.

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  • Bill Cravens name and face appears in the background of Birdie's stage. Bill Cravens was a vice-president of Sales and Marketing at Capcom USA during the eighties and was one of those instrumental in reviving the videogame industry in America after the crash of 1983. It was due to his hard work and great achievements that gained him this cameo.

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  • Mike's stage is located in front of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial in Keystone, South Dakota.

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  • Despite his important role in the series background, this is the only Street Fighter game in which Retsu makes a direct appearance.

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  • The Game Announcer, also often known as the Ring Announcer or the Narrator, who would announce the round number, winner and countries, as the player progressed in the game, was first introduced in this Street Fighter game

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  • The characters Birdie and Eagle are named after the scoring terminologies used in golf, for clearing a hole 1-under-par and 2-under-par, respectively.

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  • The original voices for the special attacks that Ryu and Ken use were originally recorded in Japanese. However, when the game was localized for the United States, new voice lines were recorded and dubbed into the game.

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  • On the intro screen (where Joe punches through the brick wall) you will notice names grafitti'd all over the brick wall. These are all classic titles of past Capcom games such as Trojan, Avengers, and Section Z.

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Famous Quote

  • Opponent: What strength!! But don't forget there are many guys like you all over the world

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  • Ken: I wish you good luck!

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  • Opponent: You've got a lot to learn before you beat me. Try again, kiddo!

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  • Sagat: You've outlasted the best. You are now the strongest Street Fighter in the world!

    You have earned the distinction of "King Of The Hill".
    But remember, you have no time to rest on your glory, for there is always someone waiting in line to knock you off the top. Be prepared to be challenged.

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Connection to Other Media

  • Sagat does not have his chest scar in this game, nor does he gain his scar at the end of the game. This aspect of the storyline was created by Street Fighter II.

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  • As of Ultra Street Fighter IV, five characters from the original Street Fighter still remain unplayable throughout the series. These are Joe, Mike, Lee, Retsu and Geki.
    Ryu, Ken and Sagat next appeared in Street Fighter II.
    Adon, Birdie and Gen returned for the Street Fighter Alpha series.
    Eagle returned for Capcom vs. SNK 2 then appeared on the Game Boy Advance and PlayStation Portable versions of Street Fighter Alpha 3.

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  • Many fans think that Mike, the black American boxer in the first Street Fighter is the same character as Balrog (known as M. Bison in Japan) the black American boxer from Street Fighter II, both named after Mike Tyson. However, Capcom has officially stated that the two are separate characters.

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  • Although just a standard battle in 1987, the fight between Ryu and Sagat later became the most important event during the whole series with several storyline points related to it during the Street Fighter Alpha series.

    Ryu unintentionally uses the forbidden "satsui no hado" power to defeat Sagat in the first tournament and later struggles to understand this power and keep it from emerging again, causing him to be targeted by Akuma who does wish Ryu to succumb to its power.
    Sagat begins his obsession with defeating Ryu to regain his title.
    Adon becomes single-minded obsessed with defeating Sagat due to his master's loss against Ryu.

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  • Eagle's original design was based on Robert Baker's portrayal of Petrov, the bodyguard in Bruce Lee's Fist of Fury film.

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