Street Fighter (ストリートファイター Sutorīto Faitā) is a series of fighting games developed and published by Capcom in which the players pit fighters from around the world, each with their own special moves. The first Street Fighter game was released for arcade in August 1987. Street Fighter and Mega Man characters appeared together in several games, including Cannon Spike, the Marvel vs. Capcom series, the SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters series, SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, Namco × Capcom, Project X Zone, Project X Zone 2, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Capcom Girl no Mind Puzzle, Minna to Capcom All Stars, and Street Fighter × All Capcom. As both series were created in 1987, Street Fighter X Mega Man was released in 2012 to celebrate their 25th anniversary.
References in Mega Man
The series has some references in the Mega Man franchise:
- In Mega Man 7, an artwork shows a "Street Fighter V'" billboard. Years after the game's release, an actual Street Fighter V (without the dash) is released in 2016.
- Cut Man will sometimes throw a small Akuma in Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters.
- In Mega Man: Battle & Chase, randomly before a race starts, a message saying "Here Comes A New Challenger" will show up before racing one of the "Black Troop" racers, giving the reference to when a second player or a secret fighter appears to be fought on the Street Fighter series.
- Mega Man X series:
- Hadoken and Shoryuken are techniques that X can obtain from Dr. Light in secret capsules from Mega Man X, Mega Man X2, Mega Man Xtreme and Mega Man Xtreme 2.
- Besides X, Shoryuken can also be used by Zero and Layer in Mega Man X8.
- Magma Dragoon is based on Akuma, and is able to use Hadoken and Shoryuken.
- Shoryuken is also the name from one of Spiral Pegasus's attacks.
- Although uncertain, Burn Rooster appears to be based on Adon.
- Zero's Senpūkyaku technique (a variation of the Rasetsusen) from Mega Man X8 is based on the Tatsumaki Senpukyaku
- In Mega Man X: Command Mission, Ninetails's most powerful attack is "Annihilator Hadoken".
- In Mega Man Legends there is a fictional show known as "Steel Prince" in the Japanese version. Outside Japan, "Steel Prince" references are replaced by Street Fighter.
- Zangief had a brief appearance in Rockman 4Koma Dai Koushin and 4Koma Manga Show Stadium: Tron ni Kobun.
Mega Man references in Street Fighter
- A graffiti piece aptly named "Mega Man in New York", depicting Mega Man in a human form with a baggy white t-shirt, baggy blue jeans, a blue baseball helmet, black sunglasses, and aiming an Uzi, is in Alex's stage from Street Fighter III: New Generation.
- A "Mega Man Drink" billboard is in Guy's stage from Street Fighter Alpha 3.
- In Street Fighter V, Sean's handheld in the story mode has artwork from Mega Man: The Power Battle on its back and it makes sounds from Mega Man 2. The game's official site says that it is a portable version of Capcom's CPS 1-3 arcade games, the CPSP.
- Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition has an E Tank Tower available to the Dojo and Mega Man costumes:
- In Street Fighter: Battle Combination, three Mega Man characters appeared as rare cards in a 2015 collaboration:
- Masks of Mega Man and Mega Man X appeared in one of the comic strips from the Street Fighter II (Special) Carddass.
Below is a list of Street Fighter characters that appeared in Mega Man related video games, except for minor cameos and those that only appeared in the three SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters games and Street Fighter ✕ Tekken.
- Akuma in the Street Fighter wiki.
- Balrog in the Street Fighter wiki.
Balrog, known as M. Bison in Japan, is a character that appears in Street Fighter X Mega Man. He is the first of M. Bison's minions that Mega Man will fight upon clearing the areas of the eight main bosses. He follows Mega Man from behind, unleashing unlimited barrages of a super attack that will instantaneously kill Mega Man if he successfully lands a hit. Though Balrog's style is impetuous, his defense is not impregnable against Mega Buster fire. However, a far easier way to defeat Balrog is to just keep running to the right; eventually Balrog will fall into a pit opened by falling tiles that drop after being traversed by Mega Man. After defeating Balrog, Mega Man can quickly slide as far as he can to the right before the stage ends to get a hidden E Tank.
- Blanka in the Street Fighter wiki.
Blanka is one of the eight bosses from Street Fighter X Mega Man.
- Cammy in the Street Fighter wiki.
Cammy appears in Namco × Capcom.
- Charlie in the Street Fighter wiki.
In the manga Mega Man Megamix, Charlie appears as a reporter.
- Chun-Li in the Street Fighter wiki.
She is one of the eight bosses in Street Fighter X Mega Man. She is weak against the Hadoken, and Mega Man can obtain the Lightning Kick upon defeating her. She also appeared in Worlds Unite, and was the first character outside of the Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man franchises to take part. After meeting Sticks the Badger, she recruited Guile, Ken, and Ryu to help battle against Sigma-1. She later defeated Burn Rooster with her Spinning Bird Kick, to Sally's astonishment.
The reporter that appears in the opening scene of Mega Man 9 resembles her.
- Crimson Viper in the Street Fighter wiki.
- Dan in the Street Fighter wiki.
Dan Hibiki (火引 弾 Hibiki Dan) is a character that is consistently portrayed as an arrogant, overconfident, awesome, yet utterly feeble character in many of the games he is featured in. He is widely considered to be the comic relief of the Street Fighter series because of his over-the-top poses, battle cries, and overall weak moveset. In essence, Dan is considered to be a joke character.
- Dhalsim in the Street Fighter wiki.
Dhalsim appears in Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes and Street Fighter X Mega Man. In Street Fighter X Mega Man, Dhalsim is weak against C. Viper's Optic Laser. Mega Man can obtain the Yoga Inferno by defeating him.
- Guile in the Street Fighter wiki.
Guile appears in Worlds Unite, where he, Ryu, Ken and Chun-Li join Team Sticks to battle Sigma. Upon arriving, he specifically managed to take down Double with the Sonic Boom (Sonic not being particularly impressed by it) and Dragon Suplex. Later, Guile and the rest of Team Sticks return to their world to take care of Magma Dragoon in Metro City and go once more to the unified world for the final battle against Sigma.
- Juli in the Street Fighter wiki.
Juli appears in Namco × Capcom.
- Juni in the Street Fighter wiki.
Juni appears in Namco × Capcom.
- Juri in the Street Fighter wiki.
Juri Han appears in Project X Zone.
- Karin in the Street Fighter wiki.
Karin Kanzuki appears in Namco × Capcom.
- Ken Masters in the Street Fighter wiki.
Ken appeared in Worlds Unite as one of the Street Fighters who team up with the heroes, acting as the new Team Sticks. He proceeded to use Shoryuken on Dynamo, impressing Knuckles the Echidna enough for him to declare that he has to try that ability. He later aids Team Sticks in preventing the Maverick invasion of his homeworld, where he proceeded to subdue Magma Dragoon by using a sucker-punch variation of Shoryuken, stunning the dragon-based Maverick long enough to be destroyed by Ryu's Hadoken ability shortly afterward.
- M. Bison in the Street Fighter wiki.
- Rolento in the Street Fighter wiki.
Rolento is one of the eight bosses from Street Fighter X Mega Man. Mega Man can obtain the Mine Sweeper weapon upon defeating Rolento.
- Rose in the Street Fighter wiki.
- Ryu in the Street Fighter wiki.
He is one of the eight bosses in Street Fighter X Mega Man. If Mega Man has obtained Urien's Aegis Reflector weapon, Ryu's own fireballs can be turned against him. Mega Man can obtain the Hadoken upon defeating Ryu.
Ryu was planned to appear as a playable character in Mega Man Universe, is a downloadable character for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U (in which Mega Man also appears), and is one of the Street Fighter characters featured in Worlds Unite.
- Sagat in the Street Fighter wiki.
Sagat is a hidden boss character in Street Fighter X Mega Man; a duel with him will precede the duel with M. Bison if Mega Man has won four Perfect victories out of the last battles against the eight bosses. Should the duel with Sagat be successfully activated, M. Bison's stage will be raining upon Mega Man's arrival.
- Sakura in the Street Fighter wiki.
- Urien in the Street Fighter wiki.
Urien is one of the eight bosses from Street Fighter X Mega Man.
- Vega in the Street Fighter wiki.
- ↑ "Mega Man Battle & Chase OST - Here Comes The New Challenger"
- ↑ "Street Fighter Alpha 2 OST - Here Comes A New Challenger"
- ↑ The Reploid Research Lavatory: Street Fighter x Dr. Right
- ↑ Street Fighter V Small Fodder Collection
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Capcom Unity: Gear up with a horde of new costumes on February 26 for Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition!
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