I’ve always been a huge fan of the 3 Green Bars series, and the month before Shadowloo Showdown Ali had been talking about a “special guest” showing up to Box Hill. When I found out it was Cpt Munta, I was hella hype, and kind of kicking myself for not going to the Box Hill ranbat because I wanted to meet him so badly.
I got to meet him later at CCH, and he was an awesome guy. I was really interested in his unusual circumstances; 1- getting to travel so much and do Street Fighter things, and 2- having a wife who was all for it!
…Okay maybe only the second one is uniquely surprising to me. So now him and Kevin from sgfighter are my two biggest role models in this particular aspect 😛
He told so many riveting stories like meeting Seth Killian deep in the underground hidden Capcom base, and how he talked about the struggle that was convincing Capcom to make Street Fighter 4, the effects of the earthquake on the New Zealand scene, the European and the American scene and more.
Interestingly enough, when he started talking to Carnage and Naruga about Kaillera I really saw them open up to him. And I probably learned more about their fighting game history in that hour than actually knowing them for two, three years now! I was sitting there listening the whole time- it was extremely interesting for me. I know Ali must’ve felt the same way- an education for our ’09 asses.
Really interesting to see common threads from back then, be it throwing in Street Fighter II or the days of dial-up 56k Street Fighter unite people across the globe.
I always enjoy 3 Green Bars, but obviously it is really cool to see the Munta treatment on our own scene. I love the Mortal Kombat trollbit! Man… only in Austrollia.
Good shit sir, and I hope you come down for Shadowloo Showdown 2012! I wanna hear many more stories from you.
Check out Cpt Munta’s Youtube Channel!
And Standing Fierce for the New Zealand scene.
edit: I forgot to mention his Schwarzenegger impression is pretty godlike as well.