10 Things You Didn't Know About Street Fighter II
1. The Theme Song for Ken's Stage is a Rip Off of Cheap Trick's "Mighty Wings"
2. Why Does DeeJay Wear MAXIMUM Pants?
The game designers changed the word to the vertically symmetric "MAXIMUM," so it can be spelled correctly facing either direction.
Think "MAXIMUM" is cheesy? Other options for his pants could have been "YUMMY", "WAX MOUTH", or "HI WHY AM I A MOM".
3. Name Changes To Avoid Copyright Laws
The boxer is known as Mike Bison in Japan is renamed "Balrog" in the U.S.
The masked Spaniard is known as Balrog in Japan is renamed "Vega" in the U.S.
The evil dictator and head of Shadaloo is known as Vega in Japan is renamed "M. Bison" in the U.S.
4. Is That Dhalsim on the Street Fighter II Turbo Boxart?
Look closely at the SNES cover of Street Fighter II Turbo. The arms of E. Honda form a faint image of Dhalsim sitting in his Lotus position. Do you see it?
5. Hong Kong Flag Change
One of the changes made for Hyper Street Fighter II is that the colonial flag of Hong Kong was changed to the flag of China due to the handover in 1997. Street Fighter has to keep up with the times!