UPDATED:  June 2022 

Final Fight Retrospective / Official Manual Art


To continue Part 2 of TFG's special retrospective article (and a glorious nostalgia trip for old school SNES / Arcade kids), let's take a look at some more official Final Fight artwork beginning with scans from the official Japanese SNES manual of the game. These images feature official artwork of Cody, Haggar, and Guy's normal attacks and special moves; in addition to ALL power-ups and food items in the game! (Hope you're hungry for more.) Grab a coke (or every chicken leg in the room) and continue reading for more Final Fight 1, 2, and 3 fun facts and nostalgic artwork!



■   Story introduction / How to Play from a North American arcade promo flyer.


■   Scans from the Japanese SNES manual for Final Fight 1.

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              cody-finalfight-vintage-artwork-throw.png (251249 bytes)              cody-finalfight-vintage-artwork-uppercut.png (188438 bytes)             
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guy-spinkick.png (139001 bytes)              cody-finalfight-vintage-artwork-knifed.png (275041 bytes)
guy-finalfight-early-walking-animation-study.jpg (30460 bytes)              guy-finalfight-vintage-artwork-throw.png (246682 bytes)              guy-finalfight-vintage-artwork-jump-kick.png (278383 bytes)              guy-finalfight-vintage-artwork-flying-kick.png (136634 bytes)
haggar-piledrived.png (155492 bytes)              haggar-finalfight-vintage-artwork-suplex.png (297450 bytes)              haggar-finalfight-vintage-artwork-spinning-lariat.png (195336 bytes)              haggar-finalfight-vintage-artwork-dropkick.png (135745 bytes)

  Final Fight & Final Fight 2 character attacks & Special Move concept art... closely mirroring the final animated versions that appear in the game. A very similar style of concept art for special moves was also created during the development of the Street Fighter II series. Directly below are some concepts of Maki from Final Fight 2 along with some of Haggar's special moves from his playable guest appearance in 1993's Saturday Night Slam Masters.



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  Final Fight CD official Japanese manual character art / profiles.



  Final Fight 1 Sega CD cover artwork.



  Final Fight One promotional art by Shinkiro! I never knew I needed a Shinkiro Final Fight illustration until this one existed... and now I (we) want a remake, with Shinkiro artwork, too.


■  A page from Akiman's Final Fight design document. "At 85 pages, it's a whopper!"


■  Final concept sketches for Haggar's walk animations and iconic attacks!


  Final Fight 2 guidebook illustration and SNES version promo art.


  Final Fight 3 official promotional art / SNES advertisement.


  Rare official art of Final Fight bad guys eating ramen... Mmmm ramen! ^_^


  Capcom USA original Final Fight arcade marquee. This is what many of us saw when we were kids / teens in late 80's arcades. We had a great childhood.


  The epic continue screen. "This high-pressure situation was really impactful at the time." (Speaking from experience, this screen definitely motivated me to insert some of my final tokens.)


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