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On today’s episode, Ed and Mike team up with special guest Cam Chiles to celebrate the Final Fight game series (and horribly mispronounce Mike Haggar’s last name in the process!) Final Fight was a collection of beat ’em up titles from Capcom, and featured music by some of their most talented and prolific composers. Join them as they crank out jams by Junko Tamiya, Setsuo Yamamoto, T’s Music, and more!
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Format: Game Title (System, Year) – Track Title – Composer(s)
1 – Final Fight (SNES, 1991) – “Big Katana Boss” – Junko Tamiya, Toshio Kajino
2 – Final Fight 2 (SNES, 1993) – “Sleep Junk Down” – Yasuaki Fujita, Mari Yamaguchi, Yuki Iwai, Setsuo Yamamoto, Yūko Takehara, Tatsuya Nishimura
3 – (Cam) Saturday Night Slam Masters (Arcade, 1993) – “Mike Haggar” – Masaki Izutani, Toshio Kajino, Syun Nishigaki, Ryo Mizutsuki, Nobuhiro Ōuchi
4 – Mighty Final Fight (NES, 1993) – “Round 4 (Factory)” – Setsuo Yamamoto, Yuko Takehara
5 – Final Fight CD (Sega CD, 1993) – “West Side Andore Cage Fight and Stage Ending” – T’s Music
6 – Final Fight 3 (SNES, 1995) – “For Metro City” – Yuki Iwai, Yuko Takehara
7 – Final Fight 3 – (SNES, 1995) – “Law & Disorder” – Yuki Iwai, Yuko Takehara
8 – Street Fighter Alpha 2 (Arcade, 1996) – “Guy’s Theme” – Syun Nishigaki, Setsuo Yamamoto, Tatsuro Suzuki, Isao Abe, Yuko Takehara, Naoaki Iwami, Naoshi Mizuta
9 – Final Fight Revenge (Saturn, 2000) – “Damnd’s Theme” – Jim Wallace
10 – Final Fight One (GBA, 2001) – “Double Andore” – Seiko Kobuchi, Toshio Kajino
11 – Final Fight Streetwise (PS2, 2006) – “Bar Fight” – DJ D-Fault (Brad Fotch,) Raymond Herrera, Kristian Habenicht
12 – Ultra Street Fighter IV (Arcade, PS3, PC, X360, 2009) – “Cody’s Theme” – Hideyuki Fukasawa
Bonus Outro: The Mad Gear: Go Right and Fight! (PC, 2017) – “Act IV: I Dig Your Whig” – Adam Ford (Lead Composer), Cam Werme (Drum Tracking)
Okay, great episode, but you guys really missed out on an opportunity by not doing a skit with Bruce Irons. Having said that, the episode was super long anyway, so I can imagine how much extra time that would have taken.
Ed, during the Sega CD track, I was saying the EXACT SAME THING about the Daytona guy being on there. Hilarious. And I’m also glad you caught yourself on the Lightening Force/Lords of Thunder thing. I was pulling my hair out for a minute. 😀
I was a fan of the Final Fight arcade version, so I didn’t like the Super Nintendo version as much. By the way, did you guys mention Final Fight Guy during episode? I think I missed it.
As far as the Final Fight vs. Streets of Rage question, my own take is that I slightly prefer SOR2 to FF. But I totally agree that FF is better than the original SOR. I bought SOR when it came out, and I love the music, but it was sluggish and a bit derivative. I think SOR2 is a nice balance between originality and homage, and the combo system feels so good. But they’re both really good games.
Thanks, UtopiaNemo! We mentioned Final Fight Guy briefly when talking about the value of games at some point in the show; I think we mentioned it was a Blockbuster Exclusive and that Cam regretted returning it and not just paying the money to hold on to it! Streets of Rage 2 has many merits, but not being a Genesis kid, Final Fight will always remain the tops in that heap. 🙂