Frasier fan envisions the sitcom as a Streets of Rage-style brawler
A fan of the popular ’90s sitcom, Frasier is reimagining the show as an arcade-style brawler game, similar to Streets of Rage or Street Fighter.
After a fan spoke of his desire to see an arcade style Frasier Brawler-Spiel, another admirer of the sitcom, took it upon himself to make it a reality.
Illustrator and designer Tom Waterhouse has reimagined the popular ’90s sitcom as a fighting game inspired by streets of anger and street fighter. The pixel art shows the titular character fighting alongside his brother Niles while taking on two Moon brothers in the KACL studio. While Frasier carries a station radio, Niles acrobaticly kicks one of the moons in the head.
The original concept for the fan art came from writer and illustrator Arryn Diaz, who shared his desire to see an arcade game featuring the cast of Frasier In the style of The Simpsons arcade game or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Diaz even detailed basic movesets for some characters, noting that Daphne Moon would have psychic powers while Niles should know Capoeira. The pixel art indeed depicts Niles as a proficient practitioner of Brazilian martial arts.
Frasier is a popular sitcom that aired on NBC for 11 seasons from 1993 to 2004. The series is a spin-off of another popular comedy show, applause, which continued the story of Frasier Crane, played by Kelsey Grammer. Frasier returned to his hometown of Seattle to reconnect with his father Martin and brother Niles, portrayed by John Mahoney and David Hyde Pierce respectively. Grammer, Mahoney, and Pierce would later fill all the roles The simpsons that reflected their characters’ relationships Frasier, with Grammer often voicing the recurring character of Sideshow Bob.
Frasier won a total of 37 Primetime Emmy Awards, which was a record for a scripted show at the time. The series also won the Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series five years in a row. Due to the show’s popularity during its first run, a Frasier Paramount gave the green light for the revival in February 2021. While Grammer is the reboot’s only confirmed cast member so far, various rumors have suggested several actors from the original show, including Pierce and Jane Leeves, have been approached to reprise their roles.
The third phase of Frasier Crane’s TV arc is expected to premiere exclusively on Paramount+ sometime in 2022.
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