Many fighting games take place all over the world. So, to bring those locations to life, game developers often stick pretty close to reality.
If youâ€™ve ever played a fighting game, this is no surprise whatsoever. As pointed out a ways back by fighting game historian Crayfis on the Shoryuken forums (via website SebastianMihai.com) here is a solid job of showing the sources of many iconic fighting game locations.
Super Street Fighter 2 and Hong Kongâ€™s Tiger Balm Gardens
King of Fighters 98 and Spainâ€™s La Alhambra de Granada
Fatal Fury 2 and Australiaâ€™s Uluru
Fatal Fury Special and Hong Kongâ€™s Jumbo Floating Restaurant
Capcom vs SNK 2 and Veniceâ€™s Rialto Bridge
Street Fighter Alpha and Romeâ€™s Colosseum
Fatal Fury Special and Seoulâ€™s Namdaemun Gate
Here are a few more, via Tumblr Kturbio.
Street Fighter II and Thailandâ€™s Ayutthaya.
Super Street Fighter II Turbo and Mexicoâ€™s CabaÃ±as Cultural Institute.
Street Fighter EX and Chinaâ€™s Tiananmen Gate.
Street Fighter Alpha 3 and Greeceâ€™s Mykonos.
This article was originally published on April 6, 2015.