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Top 7... weirdest Street Fighter insults




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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  • MacGyver1138 - December 4, 2008 6:58 p.m.

    I remember that voice! How difficult would it have been to get someone who could speak English to recite that line? And if there weren't subtitles, I wouldn't have any idea that he said, "Kiddo," because it sounds like "kidu."
  • Blastotron - December 4, 2008 3:02 a.m.

    WRESTLE!!!
  • Kipp56 - April 24, 2009 5:03 a.m.

    I don't know about you guys, but that voice had me laughing my ass off for a good 5 minutes! Also, that last quote wouldn't have made any real sense even if it had been translated properly, so it's probably just as well that they messed up. It's also good to know that I'm not the only one who's creeped out/ afraid of Dhalsim.
  • Coolnama - February 23, 2009 3 a.m.

    Did you notice that Dhalism's skulls are smiling :O Recaptcha: Federation 11 ? O_O xD
  • jdog2491 - February 22, 2009 12:39 p.m.

    good article just bought street fighter IV yesterday and Akuma would totally smack a baby
  • sofaku - February 16, 2009 3:33 a.m.

    nice article that was hilarious!!!
  • Synster - April 11, 2009 4:03 a.m.

    "Is it a bear"? "OH BOY OH BOY OH BOY" "WRESTLE!" God that's hilarious. "Does it have Arms?" "Good Point" "It /Must/ be a Bear!" "WRESTLE!" And that 1987 voice really would make me go after it till' I beat the pulp out of it multiple times. I see what you mean.
  • Killing_Shadows - March 1, 2009 12:37 p.m.

    Lmao, Honda is so fat. I'm pretty sure Akuma would smack a baby, he's evil enough to do it just to prove a point. WTF's up with the bomb?
  • MoonPig - February 26, 2009 6:46 p.m.

    "i will meditate then stroy u." ROFL! Pure breed ROFL!
  • gbiZZle08 - February 24, 2009 6:26 p.m.

    i wish street fighter 4 still used akuma's baby smacking quote
  • charley235 - February 23, 2009 9:46 p.m.

    what's wrong with smacking babies?
  • The_Lurcher - February 23, 2009 9:30 p.m.

    great article was laughing all the way through it. did anybody actualy manage to do the April Fools joke?
  • Mr.Epic64 - February 14, 2009 10:54 a.m.

    Nis Trii Kidu.

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