Did you know that Ken’s motif from Street Fighter II is a bit infringey-whingey when it comes to a inexpensive Trick tune from the Top Gun soundtrack? I went for decades without even discovering this–or some of the additional infringey-whingey examples provided in this pair of”Video game topics that seem familiar.” Not all of them are so cut and dry since the Capcom lift.

I will not name the offender, but that I guarantee you’ll know the lift when you hear it.

Many of the soundalikes emerge in a very specific period from the early 1990s. It may just be the stuff the video’s creator grew up with, but the earlier examples are normally simple covers (such as Spy Hunter’s 1983 rendition of Henry Mancini) while later ones are more lawyered (adhering the intrumentation and conquer but shifting melodies). There was a point where they were making ephemeral kids’ amusement, yet making it but until they realized that it was ephemeral.