Capcom - 01/01/1970
Listen to this.
Now if those chords get you giddy with nostalgia, we’re on a similar page. Capcom dominated 10p a go expenditure where crews of hoodlums would stand in fish ‘n’ chip shops and video stores alike to bash Street Fighter until grips snapped joysticks and fingers red sore. And if you think it was just dudes; think again because girls were serious. SPINNING BIRD KICK! Turbo’s arrival onto the SNES heralded gladiator tournaments unlike any other, where ‘winner stays on’ in all his or her glory. SHORYUKEN! Became the battle-cry of a generation. Ryu vs Ken the rites to passage.
What about these sounds?
Megaman X’s (also created by Dr Light) free thought as a robot and advancement of skills and powers as he progressed and defeated adversaries absorbing their motifs was a wonder of a new generation of gaming. Capcom of over the years released major titles including Resident Evil, probably the first game on any console that made you jump off your sofa.
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