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Many fighting games take place all over the world. So, to bring those locations to life, game developers often stick pretty close to reality.

If you’ve ever played a fighting game, this is no surprise whatsoever. As pointed out a ways back by fighting game historian Crayfis on the Shoryuken forums (via website SebastianMihai.com) here is a solid job of showing the sources of many iconic fighting game locations.

Super Street Fighter 2 and Hong Kong’s Tiger Balm Gardens

[Images via Crayfish | Shoryuken]

King of Fighters 98 and Spain’s La Alhambra de Granada

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Fatal Fury 2 and Australia’s Uluru

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Fatal Fury Special and Hong Kong’s Jumbo Floating Restaurant

[Images via Crayfish | Shoryuken]

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Capcom vs SNK 2 and Venice’s Rialto Bridge

[Images via Crayfish | Shoryuken]

Street Fighter Alpha and Rome’s Colosseum

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Fatal Fury Special and Seoul’s Namdaemun Gate

[Images via Crayfish | Shoryuken]

Here are a few more, via Tumblr Kturbio.

Street Fighter II and Thailand’s Ayutthaya.

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Super Street Fighter II Turbo and Mexico’s Cabañas Cultural Institute.

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Street Fighter EX and China’s Tiananmen Gate.

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Street Fighter Alpha 3 and Greece’s Mykonos.

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This article was originally published on April 6, 2015.