Smackdown vs. Raw: Scarily accurate Street Fighter cast are so good it's downright surreal

I find this amazing feat borderline offensive for a whole variety of reasons. First of all, there's the obvious "you are way too talented at this character creation malarky, you insidious sod" angle. And then there's the way that my Japanese fighting game snobnature objects to the smooth and seamless way my favourite cast have been integrated into a bloody wrestling game (yes, I know SvR is a good series, and I know it's Japanese developed, but I'm talkingvideo gamesnobbery here, so strict logic need not apply).

Andthen ultimately there'sthe way that this meticulously-created set of characters aresuch completely plausible recreations that theyflip out my whole sense of reality and make me think that I'm looking at some long-lost wrestling-based Street Fighter spin-off that never really existed but maybe now it did. It's the stuff that schizophrenia is made of. Seriously, this stuff is so good it's surreal. Even the special moves are in.

Created by an insanely talented (and patient) chap by the name of Jimmy, this almost complete Super Street Fighter IV cast is almost entirely good enough to pass for official. We're looking at some serious creativity here, right down to the carefully chosen specials, alternate costumesand quality of video production, and the man responsible is to be applauded. Particularly given that - in case you didn't watch the video to the end - he's put the whole lot of them out for download on Xbox Live. Tell me you're not running to queue them up right now.

David Houghton
Long-time GR+ writer Dave has been gaming with immense dedication ever since he failed dismally at some '80s arcade racer on a childhood day at the seaside (due to being too small to reach the controls without help). These days he's an enigmatic blend of beard-stroking narrative discussion and hard-hitting Psycho Crushers.