Street Fighter II Theme Cover Is a Weird Nostalgia Trip

THE LETHAL WEAPONS teach you all you need to know about 80s gaming


Ever felt like the CPU had an unfair advantage over you during Street Fighter II matches? You're not the only one—and a new band based in Japan has a song all about it.


Musical duo THE LETHAL WEAPONS debuted last last month, and their second song—simply titled "Shoryuken Doesn't Come Out"—turns Ken's theme from Street Fighter II into an ode to the difficulties of playing. From Balrog/Vega's changing name to getting curb-stomped at the arcade, vocalist Cyborg Joe covers a little bit of everything. Of course, he doesn't leave out the game's influence on fighting games, and he drops in a little tribute to record-breaking gamer Daigo "The Beast" Umehara.



THE LETHAL WEAPONS' YouTube channel has only been up for a few days, but is already catching attention. Their first song, "80s Action Star" (composed by the duo's other half, the football-helmeted AIKIDOW), is a primer on the tough guys of 1980s action films and their most famous roles.




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Kara Dennison is a writer, editor, and interviewer with bylines at VRVWe Are Cult, and many more. She is also the co-founder of Altrix Books and co-creator of the OEL light novel series Owl's Flower. Kara blogs at and tweets @RubyCosmos.

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