Episode 91

Published on:

22nd May 2021

Street Fighter

30 years on, Morgan teaches Tom all about the Street Fighter franchise, particularly one of his favourite games growing up, the groundbreaking Street Fighter II.

It’s now hailed as one of the greatest video games of all time, inspiring copycats like Mortal Kombat and the combat mechanics in games like Streets of Rage 2.

In the episode, Tom shows his lack of geek cred by describing combos as ‘routines’ (and has a biting controller problem), the boys ponder why the characters feel the need to shout out their signature move, and we look at how a certain typo led to a cult figure.

We also look back at the genuinely brilliant Street Fighter II animated movie, and the… not so great live-action film starring Jean Claude Van Damme and Kylie Minogue.

Clips used:

  • Street Fighter II (Capcom)
  • Final Fight (Capcom)
  • Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie (Toei/Sony)
  • Street Fighter (1994) (Capcom/Universal)
  • Fast Five (Universal)
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Two Geeks Two Beers
Nerdy obsessions. Drunken ramblings. A nostalgia podcast about TV, film and video games.
Tom and Morgan are two mates who love talking nonsense about pop culture, while also enjoying a beer. We've taken our drunken ramblings from the pub to the studio to teach each other about all kinds of films, TV shows, video games and more. From '80s cartoons to '90s kids shows, action film franchises to cult games, we'll chat about anything remotely geek-related, often with plenty of confusion, bickering and fond nostalgia.
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