Capcom firstly designed Final Fight
to be the sequel to Street Fighter
named Street Fighter '89
, but they changed their minds and decided to give the game a new name and start a new series.
- All home computer versions of Final Fight include a shot of the Mayor's daughter tied up in her underwear during the opening sequence, which was only seen in Japanese arcades (it was censored in Europe and America).
- The female gang members (Poison/Roxy, etc.) haven't had much luck appearing in the home ports of the game. All the Nintendo versions replaced them completely with male enemies (this includes the recent GBA remake, at least the US version) and while they appear in some rare ports they can only be found with edited clothing. Only the rare Japanese SEGA CD version shows them in their original form.
- In the Super Nintendo port, the names of some bosses were changed (Damnd became Thrasher and Sodom became Katana). The censorship also cut the whiskey from the list of power ups and took away all female enemies of the game, leaving only men.
- In the arcade version after destroying the car (bonus area), a character comes along and cries "Oh My God!". On the Super Nintendo this was changed to "Oh My Car!"
The enemy Andore was based on a wrestler called Andre the Giant. The story of Mike Haggar also has a parallel with the story of former wrestler Jesse Ventura, who left the ring to become governor in Minnesota.
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