Capcom Created A Video Game Starring Chun-Li

By Spencer . February 27, 2009 . 8:44am

cli Congrats go out to Chun-Li who has her very own live action movie in theaters today! Before landing a starring role on the big screen Chun-Li had her own video game. Well, “game” in the loosest sense of the word since Chun-Li Ni Makase China is a pachislot machine.


Players pull handles while Chun-Li kicks cars and pummels Shadaloo operatives like M. Bison. While Capcom could have reused assets for Chun-Li Ni Makase China they went ahead and made all new cel-shaded art. Neat to see, but it didn’t bring in lines of players. Capcom explained in a financial briefing, “as for the Pachislo machine business, Resident Evil showed healthy growth, while the highly anticipated Chun-Li Ni Makase China struggled.” Is this going to stop Capcom from licensing their characters for future Pachislot machines? No way! A Bionic Commando pachislot machine is in the works.


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  • shion16

    that was vega

    • pressstart

      Japanese -> US conversion:
      M. Bison -> Balrog
      Balrog -> Vega
      Vega -> M.Bison

    • Akimitsu

      What we know as M. Bison, Balrog and Vega in the US is different in Japan. Who we know as Balrog is known as M. Bison in Japan, with our M. Bison being Vega in Japan and our Vega being Balrog. There were some issues with the Japanese M. Bison being practically Mike Tyson, so they changed their names for the US release of the original games.

    • Anorhc

      You apparently don’t know the story about Balrog, Vega and M. Bison when the game is shipped to the US.

  • Nekobo

    The Legend of Chun Li is actually much worse than the 1994 adaptation. Poorly written, lousy editing, terrible acting, and it took itself way too seriously. The last movie had some fun campy moments…but this one is just…urgh.

    • maxchain

      Guess I’ll wait and catch a matinee showing.

  • Aoshi00

    I love the theme song of this spot. So Miyamura Yuuko (Asuka from EVA) is voicing Chun-Li here, I haven’t heard her in a long time.

    I’m really enjoying SF4 right now, too bad the in-game anime segments/endings are absolutely horrendous, it would’ve been better if they were taken out. Even the 1-hr anime on Blu-ray, can’t believe how poorly it’s drawn. I thought the quality would be like the anime trailers we have seen in the past months.

    The celshaded graphics look pretty cool, like from Capcom vs/ Tatsunoko.

    As for the Chun Li movie, it does look kind of cringe worthy.. the best thing from the old one was Van Damme trying to speaking like an American, and Ming Na looking like a crazy chick.

  • Corey Lucas

    The Chun-Li was TERRIBLE!! The Van Damme was movie was WAY better. Campy but Better. THIS MOVIE WAS GARGAGE. Still the game looks interesting

  • I really liked the Chun-Li movie. Not sure what you guys were expecting, but I do love the 90s film more if only for Raul Julia’s performance.
    I think I had a slot machine or pinball game of Street Fighter as a kid. I wonder if it was official or a knock-off, but it was still fun!

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