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The Top 7... inanimate objects


This was actually the inspiration behind the whole article. We love this friggin' car and don't even know why. No weapons, no collectible bits, nothing at all. It just sits there, precariously parked near the ocean, just waiting for someone to mess with it. Coincidentally, there's a street fighting competition just one country over, and they're not above making a special trip to the docks just to pound this car into the pavement with their bare fists.

That's it. That's all the car does - sit there until you smash it into pieces. But we love it just the same, and it's one of the most well-known arbitrary bonus stages in gaming history. Apparently Capcom didn't share the love, as it was pulled from subsequent Street Fighter games. You never realize how much you love something until it's gone...

Mad gear: Final Fight's always shared a vague connection with Street Fighter, apparently even where bonus stages are concerned. The SFII car owes its "popularity" to this unlucky piece of machinery from JAPAN.

The Street Fighter car was all alone, perhaps abandoned. This car is at a gas station, implying the owner is just a few feet away paying for said gas. In the one minute it takes to walk inside and pay, Haggar moseys up and utterly demolishes the car like a crazed gorilla. The owner is so taken aback that he falls to his knees and cries right in front of the shirtless assailant. Haggar, you've not only broken his car... you've broken his heart.

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24 comments

  • trojan12 - February 3, 2011 4:10 a.m.

    The Screw Attack didn't let you somersault indefinitely, that was the Space Jump! Get it right, GR...
  • MyriamD - January 1, 2011 7:35 p.m.

    I think the lack of Kuribo's Shoe is for teasing you. Also, I vote Companion Cube on the top. And push the freaking box up XD
  • ghost5555 - November 30, 2010 9:41 p.m.

    Will everyone PLEASE shut up about the companion cube, it was with you for HALF A LEVEL!!! other than that, good list :)
  • AGENTJORRRG - September 28, 2010 7:09 a.m.

    I would've put the turretbots from portal above the Cube. They're shooting at me, but they're adorable and I want one.
  • FanofSaiyan - December 5, 2009 2:23 a.m.

    You'd think with all the Mario sports games, kart racers, party games, and sequels to the main series that they couldn't have Kuribo's Shoe make a single reappearance.
  • FanofSaiyan - December 5, 2009 2:20 a.m.

    Ahh the smash ball, the "tide turner" of Brawl. There's no telling how many matches have been decided by who gets that precarious little orb.
  • thephntm - December 2, 2008 5:36 p.m.

    still laughing at the cosplayer in kuribos shoe!
  • kamikaz3e124 - October 26, 2008 8:06 p.m.

    I wish the WCC was first. I dont know why, but im obsessed with it.
  • Nin10DOH - September 1, 2008 11:54 p.m.

    the box was the most important Metal Gear Solid item ever
  • xReptar - October 26, 2008 6:34 p.m.

    I'm surprised the WCC wasn't first.
  • NullG7 - September 29, 2008 11:28 p.m.

    I love that giant shoe I have played the game a few times just to hop around in it like the guy in the video
  • iiscody - September 26, 2008 2:05 a.m.

    only the completely useless items are any good. WCC is my favorite. i played portal multiple times just to use it for 10 minutes. but all of the other objects made a huge impact on my life too...
  • VoodooPanda - September 2, 2008 7:04 a.m.

    Hate the Companion Cube. My friend is obsessed with it. "It takes hits for you like a good friend would, you can use it as a step, and it will go anywhere with you without complaining." Thats his reasons why its awesome. But I think if it doesnt explode or shoot something then its useless to me.
  • Burn - September 1, 2008 7:36 p.m.

    Love that shoe...
  • Smeggs - September 17, 2009 6:07 p.m.

    Oh, the porn magazines, jesus that take me back. I rememeber putting them all over the ground, and then blowing up a gaurd. Another gaurd turned around "HUH? What's that noise?" He walks three steps, notices the magazine next to him, and completely ignores the fact that his buddy just rose to a higher plain of existence.
  • kamikaz3e124 - July 26, 2009 5:58 a.m.

    As you see in this default picture here, the companion cube is still alive... playin on my X-Box 360. Me:"Hey, are you done playing yet?" WCC:"..." Me:"Darn..." Me:"Oh well, maybe next time." WCC:"..." Me:"Yeah I love you too."
  • vigeoman - July 7, 2009 3:53 p.m.

    hahaha i love the shoe
  • halifaxia - June 9, 2009 7:41 p.m.

    I love wcc... it's always number one in my heart
  • stuzimuzipuzi - February 2, 2009 7:58 p.m.

    do you guys love that car from street fighter
  • bigpoppachain - August 1, 2009 1:44 p.m.

    lol voodoo i think ur friend is giving you hints

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