The Green Ranger squares off against Ryu in a fight to the finish! Who will survive this Super Power Beat Down?

Fantasy battles between our favorite characters from different universes have become quite the trend in recent years. YouTube channel batinthesun has been investigating hypothetical duels for some time now in their Super Power Beat Down series.

Today's SPBD features Street Fighter's Ryu and Mighty Morphin Power Ranger's Green Ranger. Unlike similar channels that feature fantasy battles, batinthesun features live action imaginations of their bouts. In fact, they've even got Jason David Frank to reprise his role as the Green Ranger.

In batinthesun's videos, winners are decided by fan-based polls. With this in mind, who do you think would win in a fight to the death between these two classics? For those wondering, Ryu does have his Evil Ryu powers at his disposal and Tommy doesn't get to use Zords.

Hit the jump to see the fight, and comment on what you thought of the outcome!

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Talented drummer beats new life into the Street Fighter 2 themes of Sagat and Zangief

Sagat's Street Fighter 2 theme is one of the many fondly remembered tracks of Capcom's pivotal fighting game series. Oliver Bleton has decided to do a drum accompaniment to go along with the King of Maui Thai's song titled "Sagat is a Djent". Don't know what a djent is? I didn't either. According to Wikipedia, djent is a spin-off of traditional progressive metal that's known for its distinctive high-gain, distorted palm-muted guitar sounds.

Speaking of guitars, while we often encounter an electric guitar wailing out the melody as the focus of a cover, it's nice to see a musician show off how much drums add to a track.

It's worth listening to the entirety of the theme because Bleton manages to constantly change style and pacing with the progression of the piece.

Also included is his cover of Zangief's Street Fighter 2 theme. Though shorter, it's also well worth a listen.

Check out both songs below and prepare to rock.

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Kim gets frozen in air, Xian tries the 'dash, dash, dash, dash' strategy, and more: Funny and Cool Moments ep. 89

LiangHuBBB returns with week with a brand new installment of his Funny and Cool Moments series.

In this episode, games such as Ultra Street Fighter 4, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, Killer Instinct, Street Fighter 4 Third Strike, King of Fighters 13, and many others are featured.

There are a number of awesome, and frankly, odd moments included here. Be on the look out for the weird KoF13 glitch that leaves airborne, RZR|Xian attempting multiple dashes, then command throw with Makoto, and plenty of other great clips.

For Funny and Cool Moments episode 87, hit the jump.

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Mortal Kombat or Street Fighter? WatchMojo breaks down both to determine who takes the title of 'Best Fighting Game Franchise'

It's not often you strike up a casual conversation about Street Fighter without someone mentioning Scorpion or Sub-Zero. Similarly, Mortal Kombat discussions are often peppered with Street Fighter references.

These two are titans in the realm of fighting games with their multitudes of memorable and iconic features that stay with us long after our first encounters.

Truly though, there can be only one champion. So who did it better? WatchMojo has compared the two fighting game franchises and broken down the competition into several categories:

1. Characters
2. Balanced Game Play
3. Story
4. Levels/Backgrounds
5. Special Moves

Go ahead and hit the jump to see who wins.

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Check out these Street Fighter stages you can visit in real life for cheap

How big of a Street Fighter fan are you? It's a question we often ask ourselves in the mirror between brushing our teeth and trimming off the beard we wish Ryu would have in Street Fighter 5. Are you enough of a fan to put off actual work or chores for Street Fighter? Oh yeah. Big enough to claim you could take on Justin Wong if you had more time to practice? Easy. How about travel the world to visit the actual locations of Street Fighter stages?

Almost everyone initiated in the world of Street Fighter knows that it takes many of its characters from actual fighters in history (with great exaggeration, mind you). It should also come as little surprise that many of the iconic stages from the franchise closely resemble actual locations.

This wouldn't be such exciting news, but GameSpot has taken the time to actually calculate how much it would cost you to tour or stay at many of these backdrops (15 of them to be exact). As it turns out, many of them are pretty cheap. We've picked out a few from the list that seem to hold the best bang for their buck.

To get started on your world tour, continue reading below.

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Tsuko G's kazoo rendition of Ken's Theme (which you didn't ask for) is epic and actually pretty good

Kazoos are probably one of of the worst musical instruments ever invented. The sound it makes is so annoying that I think calling it a musical instrument is somewhat inaccurate.

Or at least, that's what I thought, until I heard Tsuko G's latest kazoo rendition of this famous video game track -- Ken's Theme from the arcade (CPS1) edition of Street Fighter 2.

The kazoo sounds in this track aren't anywhere near as annoying as I thought they'd be. In fact they complement the notes in Ken's Theme quite well. See if you agree in the video embedded below.

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Guile's theme now has lyrics, highlight the one thing you've probably never noticed about this fiercely American Street Fighter

As the saying goes, Guile's theme goes with anything.

But even with that said, his theme goes particularly well with these hard-hitting lyrics that the creative folks over at Fox's Animation Domination High-Def show, which point out something you may have never noticed about the American Street Fighter. Or at least, I hadn't noticed until now.

What am I talking about? In case you're wondering: nope, it has nothing to do with Guile's apparently preferred mode of transport (image used in the banner up top).

Just watch and find out. Note that the language used in the video is mildly NSFW.

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Check out this $1,000, 155-piece Swarovski Crystal Bejeweled Kirby Amiibo and this this $850 Akuma 36-inch figurine

The first item up for bid in our figurine story today: a brand new Kirby Amiibo covered in Swarovski crystals!

Bidding starts at $100, but you can skip the hassle and just buy it now for $1,000.

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Hit the jump to see the three foot Akuma statue.

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ST Akuma, Marvel's Vergil, Brawl's Meta Knight? Who is the most broken playable character in fighting games? WatchMojo counts down their top 10 here!

Do you remember the first time you played Akuma in Street Fighter 2? How about when Super Smash Bros. Brawl came out and people figured out how to run over everyone with Meta Knight? Remember Scorpion in Injustice before the patch?

There are quite a few fighting game characters that left their mark of extreme frustration on our hearts as we quickly discovered how incredibly overpowered they were.

WatchMojo has created a list of some of these characters, ranking them from 10-1 based on how ridiculous their abilites are. Not every character on this list is from the fighting game genre, but there are certainly a collection of notables from the FGC's neck of the woods.

Now, please be patient as the video may not go into quite as much detail as you'd like in regards to why a character is too strong or which specific iteration of said character is the most overpowered.

Who do you think will make the list? Hit the jump to see if and where your favorite, or most hated, OP characters landed on the count down!

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Yoshi drops the beat, 'Eye of the Family Man' mash up, Aganos' hard rock theme and... too many kazoos in this fighting game musical round up

Every so often, we get a musical mash up or remix from a popular fighting game theme. I've had my eye on a couple for a while now, and I happen to be in a musical mood so here they are.

The range is here is pretty wide as we have dance music from Yoshi, Aganos' heavy war theme, Super Smash Bros. Melee theme: kazoo version and a metal mash up of Guile's theme and "Eye of the Tiger."

It's fairly amazing what crazy ideas people come up with. That's one of the beauties of the FGC, so many different kinds of people with different kinds of talents. That's what makes videos like these possible.

Hit the jump and prepare for your mood to change about three or four times very quickly.

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Welcome to Bisonopolis: I wanna take you for a ride, into the Street Fighter 2 video game - funny 3D simulation ride video from the '90s

Every single part of the headline for this story before the dash was an actual line used in a four-minute-long "Street Fighter 2 Ride" 3D simulation attraction, produced by ShowScan in the '90s.

"I wanna take you for a ride, into the Street Fighter 2 video game," the announcer says at the outset of the attraction.

I wonder if maybe someone at Capcom -- who was working on sound and music for Marvel vs. Capcom 2 at the time -- happened to stumble upon this curious invention, and was so inspired by it that he or she decided to turn that one-liner into the entire MvC2 character selection screen theme. That's probably not how it happened. But then again, we'd never know for sure.

"It's Bison's warp tunnel, into Shadowlaw!' another line goes, presumably spoken by Chun-Li. You can't make this stuff up, people. The entertainment is real.

So kick back, relax, and enjoy this blast to the past as you travel down a funky warp tunnel, into the land of "Shadowlaw".

Welcome to Bisonopolis, Street Fighter fans. Population: Sagat, Balrog, and Giant M. Bison.

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Juri's tragic origins revealed; Dhalsim fights Twelve; Check out Udon's SSF New Generations comic series that bridges the events between SF4 and 3S

For those of you who haven't gotten a chance to get your hands on Udon's Super Street Fighter New Generations comic book, we have you covered.

Just what is this comic you ask? It's a take on the Street Fighter world between the events of Street Fighter 4 and Street Fighter Third Strike. Though SF3 came out years before SF4, the story's timeline actually places the events of 3S after the events of SF4. (Confusing huh?)

This inevitably leads to some interesting ends that could use some tying up. Just what were the characters of Third Strike doing while the events of Street Fighter 4 were taking place? Why aren't some of the characters in 4 around for 3?

A lot is left to the imagination and Udon has taken the reigns and given us some possible answers! Now, this comic is actually just over two years old now, so why bring it up at this juncture? Well, volume 2 is on the way so you best get acquainted now so you'll be ready!

For those of you that don't like to turn pages, Gouki213 has put a few of the stories into convenient videos that turn the pages for you! As a bonus, you'll also get sound effects and music! So hit the jump and check out three of these videos including:

- Juri's tragic origin wherein she loses her parents, her eye and her patience with society.

- Dhalsim's super stretchy fight with Twelve.

- Honda's wrestling bout with Hakan.

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Blanka is more iconic than Sagat!? WatchMojo ran a poll to determine the top 10 characters in Street Fighter – here are the results

Top 10 lists can almost always be a good time. You get to see the opinions of others, then shout out in the comments about how they're wrong. WatchMojo has just released its own picks for the long running series's roster.

Before you watch the video, you'll want to keep some of your expectations in check. The choices heavily rely on the cast of a single Street Fighter entry and feature such classic stereotypes as Ryu and Ken essentially counting as the same person since they "share the same fighting technique."

I will leave you with one hint, though. It ranks Blanka higher than Sagat.

So why share the list? WatchMojo's vote has been made up of a more casual crowd than fighting gaming dedicated sites like EventHubs. Since Capcom is looking to attract new players for Street Fighter 5, this might give some insight into the opinions of those Capcom are trying to attract.

If you're ready to find out who WatchMojo viewers value the most in Street Fighter, check out the video below.

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Fighting game music kazoo covers? The Super Smash Bros. Melee theme like you've never heard it before - Also SSB Wii U main theme and Guile's theme

We've all heard the Super Smash Bros. Melee theme many times, probably more than we can even count. But this version might not be something you're accustomed to.

YouTube personality TsukoG put his kazoo to the test, and the results are ... Surprisingly good.

Hit the jump to hear this masterpiece performed in a most unexpected way.

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Street Fighter 2's Car Crusher bonus stage replicated in real-life on Korean TV show

This is just nuts.

As everyone who's played Street Fighter 2 knows, after a world warrior has successfully defeated three opponents in the tournament he or she is sent to a Car Crusher bonus round where the objective is to wreck a car that's in perfect working condition, as some sort of crazy test of strength or skill.

Ever wondered how impressive or (more likely) ridiculous that would look like, if Street Fighter 2 were real and an actual Car Crusher bonus round took place in real-life?

Some TV executives in South Korea did, and they've arranged for the particular spectacle to be performed on a variety program, by a man decked out (poorly) in Ryu's outfit who may or may not be an actual martial artist.

Why am I questioning if the man performing the Car Crusher stunt is indeed an actual martial artist or otherwise? I think you'll see what I mean in the following clip from the Korean show, provided by Versus Fighting TV.

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