This week’s music originally comes from the most legendary fighting game, the one most consider the godfather of the genre. Street Fighter II. It’s Ryu’s Theme from the Hyper Street Fighter II: The Anniversary Edition version of the game that came out some 10 years ago. Despite being the original “generic” fighting game protagonist, Ryu is easily my favourite character in the series. Perhaps the simplicity of his backstory and the way it relates to the countless karate, ninja and kung fu movies I saw in the 90s is exactly why I like him so much. His theme is also quite cool, and I hope you enjoy it, too.
Composers: Yoko Shimomura, Isao Abe, Syun Nishigaki
Game: Hyper Street Fighter II: The Anniversary Edition
Song: Ryu’s Theme