Twitch Stream Pits Fin Against Fin in Street Fighter II

By on August 20, 2014 at 12:01 am

By now, you’ve probably heard of Fish Plays Pokemon, which took the concept behind Twitch Plays Pokemon but gave the steering wheel to, well, a fish. A new broadcast recently emerged takes that concept, but replaces Pokemon with a game near and dear to the hearts of everyone in the fighting game community: Street Fighter II.

As expected, the stream pits two goldfish, Aquarius and Robert the Bruce, against one another using color detection to activate virtually-placed buttons strewn about their tank. The fish can be viewed beside the game footage so you can watch them swim into designated button activation zones. This should help prevent any claims of collusion.

You’re certainly not going to see any high-level play here; you’ll honestly probably not even see so much as a Hadouken. You will, however, likely have a hard time holding back a cheer when Robert the Bruce’s Dhalsim footsies secure a clutch victory.

The results for “Season 1” have been posted and show that Aquarius has a fairly sizable edge over his opponent. Aquarius has also demonstrated less of a preference for any particular character, while Robert the Bruce has stuck mostly to Ken with an occasional sub-in of Dhalsim.

Check out the stream embed below to catch all the fishy fighting action!

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Source: Twitch via NeoGAF


  • Alessandro Lo-Presti

    Go home and be a family fish!

  • sarif2soon

    Aquarius really knows how to put pressure on his opponents. The way he intimidates them into backing into the corner and uses the right buttons to keep them at bay is amazing, especially with his Vega.

    Pure SF goodness right there.

  • Bushin_Cat

    This is an awesome idea 😀 I want Robert the Bruce to face Daigo @ EVO 2015! * I dare Daigo to try to read his moves*

    • sarif2soon

      He only has to look where Bruce is swimming to to read his moves.
      Or he can feed him to dictate what moves to make.

      • Kit Ballard

        Or Bring a cat.

  • Gojira Twit

    Robert the Bruce’s Honda is so free willy

  • Cristopher Vidor

    I think the Bruce has a nice Ken, but he should use his Dhalsim more. His mind games are strong, but he’s lacking a little bit on the execution. Aqua has an amazing blanka, I’m loving the way he’s controling space and using his normals to dominate the matches. I really think he’s a very complete player. Strong candidate to win EVO pools.

  • Real talk, if they just put one or two more fish of each color in there, they could possibly get some button combinations…

  • Kevin Giguere

    I just submitted this as a tip^to Shoryuken, not realizing that they already posted the news. The header was too obscure for me.