This month, the Street Fighter series turns twenty-five making a lot of us feel extremely old. To celebrate this mile-stone, Becky Chambers, our resident video game expert, and Amanda LaPergola, our resident Street Fightologist (a title Amanda has given to herself), have sat down for a series of chats about the nature, function, and cultural impact of the series.
Last week, Becky and Amanda talked about the Street Fighter Alpha series, along with combos, bromance, and the practicality of blue nipple hearts. This week, they discuss Street Fighter III’s three iterations: New Generation, 2nd Impact, and 3rd Strike. Let’s join them now in an undisclosed chatroom as they talk about one of the darker chapters in the Street Fighter saga…
Amanda: Man, you ready to do this thing?
Becky: Super ready.
Amanda: Good, because of all the Street Fighter games, I think the III series are my least favorite. Unless you count those weird, polygonal EX games or that one horrendous game based on the movie. But I don’t.
Becky: I got my hands on 3rd Strike. The other two…well, they were only released on Dreamcast, as far as I can tell. I forgot Dreamcast was even a thing.
Amanda: Remember when Sega as a company was a thing?
Becky: I think that time is now referred to as “The Long Long Ago.”