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Street Fighter: The Movie: The Game: The Soundtrack

Street Fighter: The Movie: The Game

Running time: 1 hour, 19 minutes
Format: MP3 (128 kbps)
Number of tracks: 49
Filesize: 148.1 MB

How about this for an unpopular opinion? I think the Street Fighter: The Movie games are actually not that bad and are worth looking into. Don't get me wrong, the movie was a ridiculous garbage fire, but this title (as silly as it was to be a game based on a movie based on a game) stands up against other fighting games of the time, especially ones with digitized characters!

One odd thing to note is that the arcade version was developed by Incredible Technologies, best (and almost only) known for their "Golden Tee" golf series, but the console version was developed by Capcom. This makes the two games feel, play, and sound different, though they were both created using the same digitized actor sprites. The arcade version plays something like a robust, sped-up Mortal Kombat II with built-in Street Fighter commands, and the console counterpart is actually built on top of the Super Street Fighter II Turbo engine, creating a more recognizable feel - it even debuted "EX" special moves. Yes, it happened here first!

Both games have some very strange variations to special and super moves, and... look, just check it out. It's a weird and wonderful ride on both systems, though I prefer the arcade version.

Because there were two different developers, there are two very different soundtracks! Hilariously enough, the one put together by Incredible Technologies contains faithful (but crunchy) new versions of well-known Street Fighter themes, but the Capcom version has a completely new soundtrack featuring only an occasional audible nod at the classic songs.

Two special items to bring up here: Blanka doesn't appear in the arcade version as a playable character, but an exclusive fighter called "Blade" uses his theme anyway. Also, on the console version, you're treated to a music video for beating the game's Movie Battle mode: "Something There" by Japanese Rock Ballad duo Chage & Aska. It's included here because it's a part of the whole bizarre experience.

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