setting a SCENE
what goes into a classic Street fighter background? we break it down using dhalsim’s Stage from alpha 3
This is India, Dhalsim’s homeland, and the backdrop needs to convey that. Good design means that you’re not easily going to mistake the architecture in this scene for that of Rome or Chicago.
Animals are often used to add local flavour, such as the elephants here – they’re a common feature of Dhalsim’s stages. The dogs aren’t quite so common, but they’re cute so they get a pass.
The Street Fighter crew loves to reference the series’ wider mythology. When Dhalsim fights here, his wife Sarah (introduced in his Super
Street Fighter II ending) appears as a spectator to cheer him on.
The kind of crowd present at a fight can tell you a lot about a fighter. Flashy fame hunters like Ken can draw big crowds. Dhalsim, who doesn’t care for the attention, has a single yogi.