While Street Fighter
may be the perfect symbol of man's inhumanity to man, we always considered SFII
's bonus stage (which used the punching of a car as a John Henry-esque metaphor for the struggle to maintain humanity in the face of an industrial age) as the more poignant symbolism. Capcom
appears to agree, as some new Famitsu scans
seem to indicate that the car-punching bonus stage will return in Super Street Fighter IV
Also depicted is the barrel smashing mini-game, though that doesn't represent anything ... except that it's fun to smash barrels.