Street Fighter II meets Dragon’s Lair courtesy of YouTube.

Depending on your age, you may remember the “Choose Your Own Adventure” books, “Fighting Fantasy” saga or other books where you turned to page XX to “climb the rope to kill the Goblin King.”

These progressed to Dragon’s Lair, where instead of reading pages, you were treated to a cartoon where you had to make the choices in a limited time.

Now, with the introduction of hyperlinks into YouTube videos, Patrick Boivin has created a game of Street Fighter II with action figures.

The “game” itself pits you as Guile versus Zangief, Dhalsim or E.Honda, and every time A, B, X, or Y flashes, clicking it quickly enough will allow you to attack your opponent. React too slowly, and you’ll take a hit.

Using stop-frame animation, the figures go through all the moves you’d normally associate with the characters (Guile even combs his hair at the end of a round) but it’s far more an interactive movie than an actual game. Still, the sheer amount of work it must have taken to set up all these shots is quite impressive.


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