Have you ever been playing Street Fighter and thought, “This place looks so familiar”? That’s because a lot of the locations in a lot of fighting games are based off of real life places. On his site, Sebastian Mihai has collected several examples to show what we mean.
Xiangfei Stage (Real Bout Fatal Fury 2) and San Francisco Chinatown Gate
Sagat Stage (Street Fighter series) and Wat Phra Si Sanphet temple (Thailand)
Osaka Stage (King of Fighters) and Osaka bridge
Italy Stage (King of Fighters 2001) and Rialto Bridge (Venice)
Fei Long Stage (Super Street Fighter 2) and Tiger Balm Gardens (Hong Kong)
Cheng Sinzan Stage (Fatal Fury Special) and Jumbo Floating Restaurant (Hong Kong)
Big Bear Stage (Fatal Fury 2e) and Ayers Rock (Australia)
See more examples at SebastianMihai.com.