12 tiny details we love in Street Fighter IV

They have nothing to do with the gameplay, but we adore these artistic bits anyway

Giant plane in Africa, Small Airfield level

On a desolate airfield, a plane appears at the far right of the screen and starts rolling slowly across the background from right to left. But it's huge. Seriously, you'll look up 30 seconds later (should you still be alive) and you still haven't seen the tail end of this behemoth. It's just a jet, but it might be the biggest moving object we've ever seen existing for no reason whatsoever in the background of a fighting game.

Chun-Li's laces
Yes, we know we've already had a Chun-Li entry, but as someone here in the office said during the ensuing argument, "Can you ever really have enough Chun-Li?"

Like Ryu's belt, this is simply a small piece of a costume we've seen for years now, but recreated in much higher definition than ever before. In this case, it's Chun-Li's white, lace-up, knee-high boots. You'll get the best look at them when the camera's swinging around during her super-move - hopefully they didn't just connect with your jawbone.

Mar 21, 2008


I was the founding Executive Editor/Editor in Chief here at GR, charged with making sure we published great stories every day without burning down the building or getting sued. Which isn't nearly as easy as you might imagine. I don't work for GR any longer, but I still come here - why wouldn't I? It's awesome. I'm a fairly average person who has nursed an above average love of video games since I first played Pong just over 30 years ago. I entered the games journalism world as a freelancer and have since been on staff at the magazines Next Generation and PSM before coming over to GamesRadar. Outside of gaming, I also love music (especially classic metal and hard rock), my lovely wife, my pet pig Bacon, Japanese monster movies, and my dented, now dearly departed '89 Ranger pickup truck. I pray sincerely. I cheer for the Bears, Bulls, and White Sox. And behind Tyler Nagata, I am probably the GR staffer least likely to get arrested... again.
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