Friday, August 19, 2011

Aw, the way we was

I noticed this retrograde, hate-spewing vile of bile while walking through the arcade wing of a shop just the other day (the relevancy ends after the first five seconds):



It's possibly even more vile than Double Dragon, where the chivalrous blond-haired, blue-eyed Billy is attacked by blacks, women, and mongoloids--not exclusively, but only because the racists at Technos were sophisticated enough to feign a little tactfulness in their design (start 40 seconds in, where someone who knows what he's doing starts playing):



9 comments:

Anonymous said...

A number of these late 80s/early 90s fighting games were edited to make them more palatable for American audiences. For instance, some of the generic bad-guys in Final Fight had their skins lightened in the American version of the game. They also replaced 2 male-to-female transvestite villains with men. We can't be encouraging violence against the LGBT crowd, can we now?

B.B.

Anonymous said...

Those games have nothing compared to what Disney produced for the viewership of children.

Audacious Epigone said...

Anon,

Touche. What makes the red man red?

It's from a specific period of time (that is, my childhood) that is close to my heart, but the decline had been a steady one going back decades before then, just as the decline has continued since then.

Jokah Macpherson said...

As an 8-year-old I always wondered why the Street Fighter II intro didn't feature characters from the actual game.

I think Balrog was the only black character, and he was pretty tough, although the green-skinned citizens of the world had equal representation via the inappropriately named Blanca.

Audacious Epigone said...

Jokah,

Blanca, bizarrely enough, was from Brazil. I guess he lived in the rain forest...

I think the intro was created for the sequel to Final Fight, which was more like Double Dragon than Street Fighter, but when Capcom decided to change it from a beat 'em up to a fighting game, it didn't redo the intro.

Anonymous said...

I loved those games at the time, I was the SF2 champion. Maybe it worked on my subconscious and turned me into a racist, LOL.

I took countless tokens from Asians, they were scared to play me. One guy brought his Japanese relative to play me thinking he could beat me, I traumatized the poor Mongoloid and made him cry with a perfect.

Anonymous said...

Most people don't remember the very first Street Fighter, it was before the fighting game craze. It really captured my imagination, and it had something I never saw before, huge buttons that you actually punched, and had 3 power attacks based on how hard you hit it. As a kid that made it a challenge.

I grew up playing arcade games and beating grown men as a kid was funny and gratifying watching their frustration and humiliation as I took their money.

Audacious Epigone said...

Anon,

You were quite the precocious coin hustler, eh? I like it!

IHTG said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXZUFrhU2CQ