Tag: Street Fighter

The unnoticed secret behind Shoryuken’s name.


Shoryuken; One of the most recognizable moves in all of video game history. The name translates to “Rising Dragon Fist”. Ryu famously says “You must defeat Sheng Long to stand a chance.” in Street Fighter II, while he correctly says “You must defeat my Dragon Punch to stand a chance!” in later iterations.For example:

A quick look at the possible inspiration for Street Fighter’s Dhalsim

The world was introduced to Street Fighter’s Dhalsim in the year 1991. His yoga driven abilities to stretch his limbs blew minds. I know that when I first saw Dhalsim in action, I had to try him out. Being able to punch your opponent from across the screen seemed like a no brainer. Reality, however,……