Street Fighter is the 55th episode of the comedy web series Honest Game Trailers. It was written by Spencer Gilbert, Matt Raub, Michael Davis, Michael Schroeder, Andrew Bird. It was narrated by Jon Bailey as Epic Voice Guy, with a special appearance by Ryu's voice actor, Kyle Hebert, for the viewer comments. It parodies the fighting video game series Street Fighter. It was published on July 21, 2015. Street Fighter was originally published on Smosh Games, but is currently available on Fandom Games. It has been viewed over 2 million times.
"Has taken more quarters from children than every bully combined." ~ Honest Game Trailers - Street Fighter
From the studio that hates Mega Man as much as you love it [Capcom] comes the game that has taken more quarters from children than every bully combined.
Because your Mom wouldn't let you play Mortal Kombat, get ready for the other fighting game. In a franchise that's all about travelling the world and beating the ever-living s*** out of foreigners! In an epic story that absolutely no one cares about! [Punching] Whoo hoo! Combos!
With a series spanning 25 years, every one has their favorite version, like: the first one, which exists... apparently...; the second one, over, and over, and over, and over, and over again; the anime ones; the virtual fighter ones; the one from the video you've seen a million times [Meme]; some spinoffs; the one you have to keep buying; the one based on the movie based on the game, the game; and everyone's actualy favourite - YouTube videos of the sprites kicking people's asses! [Sprite hits a cute cat. Sprite kicks a kid into a pool. Sprite punches a piano-playing woman's face.]
Pick from a huge cast filled with iconic characters, like: the Japanese guy who taught you how to spam fireballs; the Chinese girl who never skipped leg day - Mmm! Thighs!; and Every. Stereotype. Ever. See, this is what happens when you never leave Japan, Japan!
Challenge opponents that range from a punch-up-baby easy, to more unfair than the U.S. prison system, to a... car? What that car ever do to you? Before taking your game online to face your ultimate opponent: the lag! Pour your heart and soul into the latest edition, til you're good enough to enter a tournament, where you'll lose to the best players in the world, who you could wreck in an actual street fight! So get hyped when you win. Get salty as f*** when you lose -- just don't be this guy. [Crying guy: "I won the money match, people, so I could get them take it seriously, because my money was on the line. And because it was f****!"]
Starring: Johnny Bravo (Travis Willingham as Guile); Thunder Thighs (Laura Bailey as Chun-Li); Brazilian Hulk (Taliesin Jaffe as Blanka); Super Ghandi (Christopher Bevins as Dhalsim); Clearly Mike Tyson (Bob Carter as Balrog); R.I.P. Raul Julia (Gerald C. Rivers as M. Bison); Cammy Toe (Caitlin Glass as Cammy); That Guy Who Stands Way Too Close To Me In The Locker Room (Peter Beckman as Zangief); Bob Sagat (Isaac C. Singleton Jr. as Sagat); Gay Wolverine (Doug Erholtz as Vega); Yokozuna (John Snyder as E. Honda); Eddie Goro (Chris Cain as Dee Jay); Chief Looks Offensive (David Vincent as T. Hawk); Ryu (Kyle Hebert as Ryu); Also Ryu (Reuben Langdon as Ken); Girl Ryu (Brittney Harvey as Sakura); Joke Ryu (Ted Sroka as Dan); Evil Ryu (Dave Mallow as Akuma); and, uhh... Eviler Ryu (Kyle Hebert as Evil Ryu)?
Super Hyper Turbo Street Fighter Alpha EX Champion Edition HD: Race Wars
[Man hollers threateningly as he spin-kicks through the air]
What is he saying?! Something about pound-cake?
Viewer Comments Edit
Say "It's Just like one of my Japanese animes" - MrJohnson20xx
Say "I wish epic voice man would say my line" - Combaterma Studios
Say: On my business card, I am a corporate president. In my mind, I am a game developer, But in my heart, I am a gamer. (Say it for Iwata) - Diana Gibbs
Please say: I eat sprinkles and poop rainbows, that's right, I'm a badass mofo! - Emlyn Foord
- There is also an episode of Honest Game Trailers about Street Fighter V.
- The penultimate comment on the viewer's comments pays tribute to Satoru Iwata, president of Nintendo since 2002, who passed away on July 11, 2015 at the age of 55 due to complications from cancer. This marks the first obituary comment to be voiced by a special guest rather than Jon Bailey.
Honest Game Trailers - Street Fighter has a 98.9% approval rating from YouTube viewers. Caleb Reading of Uproxx highlighted the "special voiceover appearance by the voice of Ryu himself, Kyle Hebert." Reading noted, "We don’t know how they managed to limit this video to such a quick, entertaining summary when there’s so much Street Fighter lore that’s easy to parody and even easier to edit into fail videos." Blair Marnell of Nerdist found the video notable for pointing out "Capcom’s addiction to Street Fighter variants and a lot of the franchise’s other issues." Marnell also commented, "We don’t necessarily agree with the video’s assertion that everyone’s favorite Street Fighter is watching the sprites beat up people on YouTube. But it is funny!"
Executive Producers: Andy Signore and Smosh
Directed by Spencer Gilbert
Edited by: Max Song
Voiceover Narration by Jon Bailey
Title design by Robert Holtby
- YES! ‘Street Fighter’ Gets An Honest Trailer. - Uproxx article
- HONEST GAME TRAILER KNOCKS OUT STREET FIGHTER - Nerdist article
- Street Fighter Versus Honest Game Trailers: More Fun Than Kicking A Car - Kotaku article