Famous ‘Street Fighter’ video game brought to life!

Thursday, November 28, 2019

If you’ve ever wondered what the iconic video game Street Fighter would be like in real life, then look no further than this epic short-film.

At first glance, it looks like a low-budget YouTube offering, and in some ways it is, but prepare to be pleasantly surprised when Ryu and Ken start breaking out the hadoukens, and Dhalsim shows up with his extendable limbs in full effect.

Vega might be a bit underwhelming, but Chun-Li heats things up with her aerial acrobatics against Balrog, and of course, Captain Bison is on-board too for one of several humorous moments in the video.

Throw in some good ol’ fashioned car-crushing action and you’ve got a pretty damn authentic homage to the Street Fighter series.

Having said that, I can’t help but feel they might have taken a bit of artistic license with all the groin-based attacks unless they were special combos in the game that I was never good enough to unlock!

First released by Capcom as an arcade machine in 1987, the original ‘Street Fighter’ was an instant hit with gamers and was quickly ported onto many popular home-computer systems at the time, selling millions of copies worldwide.

Since then Street Fighter has become a hugely successful gaming franchise spawning multiple sequels, and over the years the globally recognized brand has also branched out to include films, TV shows, and comic books.

This particular video was the brainchild of Australian twins, Danny and Michael Philippou, who released it on their YouTube channel ‘RackaRacka’, and at the time of writing it’s racked up over 2.5 million views since it was released a few months ago.

The brothers have become masters at producing YouTube viral videos focused on their unique brand of live-action combat videos over the past couple of years, including their mash-up of Harry Potter and Star Wars which has accrued a staggering 22 million views.