When the first Street Fighter came out, it didn't strike anyone as weird that all of your opponents said the same things when you beat or lost to them; it was 1987, and our standards were low. Besides, this particular put-down was effective enough to keep us pumping quarters into this lousy old game out of pure hatred, so why come up with a new one?
Of course, it wasn't the repetition that made "Try again, kiddo!" a classic in-joke for '80s gamers - it was the awful voice that accompanied it. To understand, you really need to hear it for yourself:
And then there's that bomb. Why was there a bomb? Do martial artists have to defuse bombs just to get a rematch? We don't know. Early Street Fighter kind of sucked that way.
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