Why do we call target combos "target" combos?

Why target? Who named it that?

Because aliens. Duh.

I’m kinda interested myself.

lol what? Aliens?! WTF you talking about?! :joy:

Checking in “All about Street Fighter III The Fighting Bible” (old Japanese mook) they use the term target combo. I believe the term was created to differentiate from other forms of combos/cancels at the time.

They stated that it’s something to aim for and achieve (狙って実行する)which they state is where the name target combo comes from. (というのは名前の由来。)

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Ahh thanks my dude. Now it makes sense. Something to aim for.