Thursday, February 5, 2009

Memorable Black Characters in Video Games

Time to move on to another popular franchise, Street Fighter. In 1987 Capcom launched what would become one of the most influential fighting games in video game history, the original Street Fighter let the player choose from one of two characters, Ryu or Ken and you traveled the world to challenge other fighters "like you all over the world". You'd fight two characters from Japan, China, England, Thailand and the good ol USA where you fight Mike at Mount Rushmore South Dakota. Mike fights like a boxer and is rumored to be the same character as Balrog (M. Bison in Japan) from Street Fighter II.