Since 1987 when the first Street Fighter game hit arcades, gamers everywhere have been struck down with RSI from throwing constant Hadoukens and Shoryukens. Over the years and through many incarnations there has been a massive roster of Street Fighter characters, some to remember and some to forget. Here are some of the best.
First up is Blanka, one of the stranger creations of the Street Fighter world. He developed his rather unusual skin colour either from being struck by a lightening bolt or because he spent to long in the jungle, depending on which back-story you prefer.
Complete with an ever-annoying ability to electrocute everything, he is a beast of a defensive character. Deceptively fast at throwing himself across screen and with the technique of sliding lankily across the floor toward you, he is possibly the most annoying player to compete against. That coupled with the fact he’s green, slightly feral and has the first name Jimmy despite looking like something from the depths of the Amazon places him in at ten.
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