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Final Fight (SNES)

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

The Arcade version of Final Fight appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Amiga port theme music

Jolyon Myers' theme music from the game's Amiga port is an original composition of his called Lost In Time, originally made for the 1990 Amiga demo/musicdisk Amazing Tunes II, which also had other tunes by Myers under his scene name The Judge (Final Fight credits him under that name rather than with his real name). While the actual compositions and samples are identical between both versions, the version used on Final Fight plays slightly faster than the original Amazing Tunes II version.

Amiga startup-sequence code reference

Amiga version programmer Richard Aplin included a humorous piece of text in that version's startup sequence, in which he dismisses the accomplishment of Ronald Pieket Weeserik's Dynamic Loading System, used in SWIV to load the game as it played without losing any speed. Aplin argues that others had written the same code trick before, but found it too unwieldy to justify its use in most circumstances - though it was on show in Final Fight.

Development

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.

Version differences

  • 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!"
  • In contrast to the SNES version of Final Fight, the U.S. version of Final Fight CD had less differences to the original Japanese version: the girl punks were given slightly longer clothes, blood was taken out, Jessica wears her red dress in the intro (she was stripped to her underwear in the arcade and Japanese versions), DamnD's name was changed to Thrasher, Sodom's name was changed to Katana, the "SEXY" graffiti from the restroom stalls in one level was removed, and the references to beer and whisky were removed.

Wrestling connection

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.

Information also contributed by Alexander Michel, Cantillon, Depth Lord, Johnny "ThunderPeel2001" Walker, Perfil Falso, and Zovni.

Contributed by Satoshi Kunsai (1811) on Jun 14, 2003. [revised by : 5 other people]. -- edit trivia