Final Fight: Streetwise (PlayStation 2)
|Final Fight: Streetwise|
Final Fight: Streetwise was a well-intentioned yet ill-designed attempt to restart the Final Fight franchise that was ultimately doomed by executive meddling, which led to Capcom Studio 8 being shut down. And it contains enough cursing to make you think the writers were sailors...
(Note that this version uses the same assets as its Xbox counterpart, so some unused content is present in both.)
PSXData\MUSIC\previews.bin contains the preview clips used in the music shops. The archive contains two preview tracks that are not used:
The first is for Temptation, Pt. 2, performed by Fat Joe. The song is not included in the game, and was either a placeholder, or they simply did not get clearance to use it in the game. You can hear the full song here.
The second one is for Superfun Teenage Girls, performed by Stymie & the Pimp Jones Luv Orchestra. Not only that...
The full song is still on the disc, as SXData\Music\QRSTU\stymie.adx! Judging from the preview track, this song might have been planned to be purchasable at one point, but it's very different from the rest of the game's soundtrack, so it was probably axed because of that. Portions of the song are still used in the roach- and rat-killing minigames.
Speaking of the rat- and roach-killing minigames, the victory and losing themes have an additional 30 seconds of music that is never heard in-game. The victory theme uses portions of Superfun Teenage Girls, while the losing theme uses a bit of library music with a kazoo and a drum.
Leftover Cutscene Audio
PSXData\Cut1Aud\scene005.adx contains a bit of conversation between Kyle and the cashier at the diner that was never used. Here, Kyle asks for info on a "black guy who looks like he means business", which leads to the cashier to question his heterosexuality; in the final game, Kyle has to kill some roaches to get information on Stiff and Weasel. The file is dated August 4, 2005, while the rest of the files are from September to December 2005, so it's from an earlier draft of the story that got cut.
Unused Cutscene Video and Audio
The game renders most of its cutscenes with the in-game engine and plays back all conversation and sound effects from a streamed ADX file, but there's some strange leftovers:
The introduction cutscene. The disc has a video version (PSXData\Cut1\Scene000.sfd), but the game ignores it and renders it with the game engine instead.
Scene001, Scene038, Scene048
The game's files contain engine-rendered versions of all three cutscenes (PSXData\Cut1\Scene000.saw/adx, PSXData\Cut2\scene038.saw/adx, and PSXData\Cut2\scene048.saw/adx), but the game plays back video files instead.
The PSXData\Test folder contains two unused files:
The first, trailer.sfd, is an early E3 promo for the game which contains footage from various stages in development, and very different-sounding Kyle and Cody voice actors.
The second is a duplicate of video2.sfd called video4.sfd. The video is What Drives the Weak, performed by Shadows Fall. Strangely, text inside the game's executable file mentions four bonus FMVs, but only three are available in the bonus section.
Unused Voice Clips
The main sound archive (PSXDATA\SOUND\DIALOG.ADS) contains all gameplay voice clips and sound effects that play during the game. It also contains some early voice clips for Kyle Travers:
|Ah, a key!|
|Ah... maybe if I had a key...|
|Ah, feelin' better already!|
|Aha, found it!|
|Don't mind if I do!|
|Feelin' better already!|
|I can use this!|
|I'll take that!|
|Shit, it's locked!|
|This should help!|
Although Soda and Sake can't be purchased, they contain icons for shop menus, and Soda has its own description and price. There is also a blue Candy Bar that isn't found anywhere in the game.
|Soda||$10||Refreshing Capcola Soda. The official soft drink of Metro City.|
Provides MINOR health boost.
|Candy Bar||$10||Not your ordinary bar. Chocolate, caramel, peanuts... and a little something extra!|
Provides MINOR health boost.
Notably, some bystanders mention that Soda can be purchased in shops, and it is on display in some shops.
Along with the Candy Bar mentioned above, there is a Curry and Rice food and a Fence Post weapon.
|Saturday, 6:07 PM||Mike Haggar|
|Haggar! Sure! He and Cody are tight. Bet HE can help...in one way or another...|
TO DO: Catch a train back to the Pier District.
NOTE TO SELF: Get name of Cody's house-cleaning service.
When Kyle goes to Cody's apartment and sees Haggar's photo, the player is sent to the Pier District, skipping this entry and going to the "Finding Haggar" entry.
|Sunday, 9:14 AM||Training with a master|
|Talk about your silver linings! First Haggar, now Guy?! Couldn't ask for 2 better mentors than that!|
IMPORTANT!: Pay close attention! I can use all the help I can get!
NOTE TO SELF: Don't forget: Guy could help more later!
Like Haggar's training, there is a journal entry for the time Kyle trains with Guy, but as the player can't pause during trainings and after completing it the player goes directly to Guy's burning mansion, it can't be seen.
|Sunday, 6:54 PM||Glow source revealed.|
|God, I hate that Weasel prick!|
So, the old fish-packing plant, huh? Makes some sense. Who'd ever suspect that old dump as the glow factory?
TO DO: Better get back to Cody and Guy pronto.
After defeating Weasel's men and obtaining the info needed, Kyle receives a call from Guy informing that Cody left before he has a chance to go to their place, thus leading to Kyle going to the factory instead.
|Sunday, 8:51 PM||VANESSA!!!|
|Vanessa's in trouble! Looks like the Hood is goin' down fast, and I bet the Barfly's right at the heart of the mess! I guess the only way back is by the freight train tracks... Dammit, when's this all gonna end?!!!|
This suggests that the player would need to go from the Pier District to Kyle's Hood after seeing the news of the Hood's situation. However, after the scene, the player is teleported to the Hood.
Chopper Dan Heavy Duty Jonas Mad Moose Rolo The Brawler The Whammer
Those names are listed with the Biker ally, suggesting that the Biker would appear as an enemy or that ally names would be visible.
The name of the Cop ally.
The name of the SWAT members assisting Sergeant Sims near the end of the game.
Madam Celeste's name in the game's data.
Although the rats in the battle against Stiff Death are named, the containers they come out from aren't.
|The Final Fight series|
|SNES||Final Fight • Final Fight Guy • Final Fight 2 • Final Fight 3|
|NES||Mighty Final Fight|
|Game Boy Advance||Final Fight One|
|PlayStation 2||Final Fight: Streetwise|
|Xbox||Final Fight: Streetwise|