Desk's latest video makes crazy combos out of fireballs that hit behind you in various Street Fighter games

Just when you thought you were safe after dodging that projectile...

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • April 26, 2019 at 10 a.m. PDT

Traditionally, fireballs in fighting games aren't used to occupy the space behind the opponent in hopes that they'll walk back or get hit back into them. They control the area in front of the opponent, forcing them to jump or locking them down for offensive pressure.

In the Street Fighter series, though, it is possible to toss a fireball that ends up behind your foe (if they're knocked down or jump over it) and have it remain on screen long enough for them to still make contact with it. Combo video extraordinaire Desk has made these stray fireballs the focal point of his latest project, and the sequences that are performed as a result are stylish in classic Desk fashion.

This new combo exhibition, entitled "Behind You," pulls from several different Street Fighter titles. We have modern mainstays such as Street Fighter 5 and the Street Fighter 4 series included, but Desk also features the Street Fighter 2 series, Street Fighter EX series, and Street Fighter 3 Third Strike.

As previously mentioned, many of these combos begin with a fireball being tossed after the training dummy has either been knocked down or jumps. Desk explores the various ways these stray projectiles can be utilized in combo, whether it be as a simple grounded combo extender or an added juggle.

For characters like Decapre and Dhalsim in Ultra Street Fighter 4, their giant orb Ultras make for the perfect "Behind You" combo tool, and Desk fires off a handful of Aegis Reflector-like sequences here using them.

Of course, the entire video is wrapped in Desk's trademark editing style that sees settings and situations recreated across different games for transitions you might miss if you're not watching close enough.

Check out Desk's latest Street Fighter combo video below, and let us know what you think of it in the comments below.


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