Virtuoso drums the entire game of Street Fighter II, shows us its music was actually pretty good

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Dainashi shows the stamina of a warrior as he drums the extremely high tempo theme songs to every stage.

Because I’m an old fart now, I can fondly remember playing the original Street Fighter II in the arcades. However, in that environment I could only really make out the sound effects and announcer. The background music always tended to get lost in the cacophony of dozens of other game machines running at once.

By the time it reached the SNES, I suppose I was already conditioned to blocking out Street Fighter II‘s music and never really noticed it. That is until the undisputed drumming champion of video game music Dainashi (who we’ve seen before in one of his previous opuses covering several games like Dragon Quest, Kirby and Star Fox) took up the challenge of drumming the entire game start to finish.

Here’s a video showing off the man in his natural state. In the tweet he claims this is him after a show, but