Many, many jokes have been made about Street Fighter in its 20+ year history and it’s obvious enough that it could be one of the most racist video game franchises of all time. It’s also one of the most successful and the most iconic, even if Microsoft has trouble guessing the age of the world warriors. And now, we have the honest trailer.
Starring… Ryu, Also Ryu, Girl Ryu, Joke Ryu, Evil Ryu and Evilier Ryu….
If you’re looking for something on a slightly more serious note, check out the
origin stories of Vega (Claw) and Balrog (Boxer) too.
As always, James Chen provides the best commentary too.
“Butt to face! Butt to face!”
“Just slap him in the face! Just slap him in the face!”
Pretty much. Epic Hugo madness. And our hearts go out to Gamerbee. That was amazing run. Who would’ve thought that a lame Elena would be so damn entertaining. Mentally draining just watching that set with Infiltration.
By now, you’ve probably heard about the “How Old Do I Look?” website, a demo powered by Microsoft. Most people upload actual photos of themselves to see if Microsoft can guess their age. I uploaded pictures of the original world warriors from Street Fighter II. I tried to stick as close to the original as possible, but Microsoft rejected a few saying it couldn’t detect any faces.
How did they do? Let’s base this on the 1991 arcade release year for Street Fighter II and the official birthdates included in the Street Fighter II bios.
Like I said, Microsoft couldn’t detect all the faces. In fact, it only got three out of the original eight.
- Ryu: Microsoft guesses 29; actual age was 27 (1964).
- Chun-li: Microsoft guesses 28; actual age was 23 (1968).
- Dhalsim: Microsoft guesses 46; actual age was 39 (1952).
E. Honda: Microsoft guesses 39; actual age was 31 (1960).
Ken: Microsoft guesses 39; actual age was 26 (1965).
Guile: Microsoft guesses 36; actual age was 31 (1960).
Zangief: Microsoft guesses 44; actual age was 35 (1956).
Blanka: Microsoft guesses 61; actual age was 25 (1966).
This one’s not really fair. All the images I tried from the actual game got rejected, so I ended up using this sorry picture from the movie. Poor Blanka.