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Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike (Dreamcast)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
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The Press Says

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SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA)
Le bruit des coups et autres impacts sont forts bien réalisés eux aussi. Pas de soucis à ce niveau. Maintenant passons aux musiques du jeu. Une nouvelle fois c'est du très haut niveau. Les musiques de Third Strike délaissent ce que nous avons connus précédemment pour passer à un style plus proche du Rap/Rock mais vraiment réussi (que dire du thème de départ qui est tout juste culte). Ce mélange permet de proposer des thèmes comme la Chine, les USA, R-U etc qui sont tout simplement énormes. Une fois entendus ils me sont restés en tête et ça veut tout dire. La musique étant une affaire de goûts principalement à vous de voir, mais mon choix est vite fait.
The Video Game Critic
This is one beautiful game. The backgrounds don't change between rounds, but they look more scenic and photographic than ever before. Loading time is practically non-existent. A brand new feature is that you are graded after each match. This is an awesome 2D fighter. If you enjoyed SFIII Double Impact, don't hesitate to pick up Third Strike.
Al final nos preguntaremos si vale la pena adquirir este Street Fighter III Third Impact. La verdad es que no hay que ser un fanático de los Street Fighter y similares para desear echarse una "partidita" pero el tener cierta nostalgia y haber jugado hasta la ruina con la máquina orginal del Street Fighter II ayuda, y mucho. Third Strike es la evolución lógica de la serie tanto técnicamente como en jugabilidad. Las mejoras gráficas no son espectaculares ni asombraran a nadie pero la deliciosa sensación de ponerte a los mandos de Ryu e ir acabando uno tras otro con todos los oponentes que se te pongan delante es dificilmente imitable.
Digital Press - Classic Video Games
Die-hard fans will certainly enjoy their time here. There's never been a better time for "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." Still, even those fans will have a hard time arguing that something different should've been done with the series. The animation is a wonderful change, but it's obvious innovation is lacking if not completely exhausted.. After it's all over though, Street Fighter is Street Fighter, and everyone knows the gameplay is solid as a rock.
Y en fin, que estamos ante uno de los mejores juegos de lucha que había visto en mucho tiempo, quizá sólo superado por Guilty Gear X, pero muy a la par. Sin duda, mejor que el más famoso y comercial Capcom vs SNK. Para amantes de las 2D.
Consoles Plus
Pour tous ceux qui, malgré la surproduction de Street Fighter, en redemandent encore et toujours, voici de quoi les rassasier. Cela dit, cet épisode tout en 2D n'apporte décidément rien de neuf à la saga.
On the whole, Street Fighter III: Third Strike in truly an engaging fighter, that is easily worthy of just about anyone's private collection... that is unless you already have Double Impact. Where upon it becomes a different matter entirely. Aimed at the more vicious of gamers who need to have every version of all their favorite titles ever made, this is one of those definitive hardcore titles. If you don't have the Impact disc from a couple of months back go ahead and pick it up, but if you've already nabbed the first game however, scroll on back to the top of the page and reread that definition. You have a decision to make.
Game Informer Magazine
Many years from now, when the Dreamcast is but a faint memory, I hypothesize that Sega's pride and joy will be remembered as "the fighting machine." At the pace Capcom's going now, I wouldn't be surprised if the Dreamcast library eventually reaches a mark where 50% of its games are Capcom fighters. In June, Capcom added to its massive collection by releasing Street Fighter III: Double Impact. In the quickest turn around of all-time - three months - Capcom distributed the follow-up, Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike.
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike is more than another step in the Street Fighter series; it’s the current pinnacle of 2D fighting design. Between a special menu that allows complete control over the rules used in combat and the incorporation of new features found in other Capcom fighters, this title delivers everything a Street Fighter junkie could want. New players will be equally impressed, as the fluid animations, higher-quality sound work and exceptional fighting action will quickly inspire an appreciation for this latest addition to the series. One very important question remains: Is this title worth buying if you already own Street Fighter III: Double Impact? The answer, sadly, is no. There’s not enough new here to warrant the expense unless you’re one of the many collectors who relish every tweak in the new versions.
Spel för Alla
Streetfighter 3: 3rd Strike är ett komplett fighting-spel som förvaltar Streetfighter-arvet väl. Sköna slagskämpar och tunga beats gör det här till en vinnare.
Super Play
Miljontals ronder har spelats världen över sedan 1987 då Street Fighter introducerades. Det är en kamp som aldrig tar slut men som hela tiden raffineras. Ansikten, kombinationer och blockeringar byts ut i en föränderlig process som inte lär upphöra förrän den dag spel försvinner. Och med Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike besannas den teorin ytterligare.
Although it doesn't have the sheer number of fighters that MvC2 does, nor the expansive options and secrets of Alpha 3, I still think Third Strike is worth it. Its an arcade-perfect adaptation, and perfect when you just want to jump into an arcade fight.
Concludendo non posso che consigliare questo gioco a tutti gli estimatori del genere. SFIII 3rd strike oltre che a godere di un’ottima realizzazione tecnica è in grado di offrire un gameplay profondo ed in grado di dare molte soddisfazioni. Le uniche riserve risiedono quindi nella scarsa immediatezza del nuovo sistema di combattimento e nel cast di personaggi leggermente sottotono rispetto ai precedenti titoli della serie.
Combien de fois vais-je devoir répéter que ce volet de la saga Street Fighter est le meilleur depuis très longtemps ? Street Fighter III Third Impact se place en référence pour Noël dans le secteur de la baston 2D. Bien sûr, d'aucuns lui préféreront le côté spectaculaire d'un Marvel vs Capcom 2 New Age of Heroes ou Capcom Vs SNK : Match Of The Millenium. Une telle qualité est quand même assez rare pour être signalée, vous ne trouvez pas ?
Defunct Games
With all these good Dreamcast fighters, both 2D and 3D, Street Fighter III is a hard game to recommend. It's not the worst fighter, but if you've been waiting for years for a sequel, well, you better buy Capcom vs. SNK 2 instead.
The Next Level
Without a doubt, Third Strike certainly offers much more than what's available in the Double Impact package...despite the 2-for-1-deal to boot. With an extensive array of playable characters, an enhanced training mode, and a network mode which certainly needs to be implemented when the game arrives domestically; Third Strike is a solid fighter which can be enjoyed by the casual and hardcore players alike. Not to mention Chun Li is back, a plus if you're definitely fond of the popular female fatale like myself. Street Fighter aficionadoes owe it to themselves to add this to their current lineup, while newcomers can embrace the game and discover another title offering solid gameplay and hours of entertainment.
Hot on the heels of Capcom's double whammy of Street Fighter III action, Double Impact, comes 3rd Strike, the third game in the Street Fighter III series. While the two releases are roughly the same, 3rd Strike delivers new characters and enough new options to make it a worthwhile product, even if you already own Double Impact.
In Zeiten von solch exzellenten Titeln wie Marvel vs. Capcom 2 oder Capcom vs. SNK wird Street Fighter 3 3rd Strike einen schweren Stand haben. Wären nicht die gute Steuerung und die genaue Kollisionsabfrage, würde das Game im Sumpf trister Mittelmäßigkeit versinken. Doch selbst hartgesottene Street Fighter-Freaks sollten vorsichtshalber ein Probespielchen wagen. Denn außer altbackener Kost wird hier nicht viel geboten. Bleibt zu hoffen, dass Capcom bei der wohl unvermeidbaren nächsten Auflage der SF-Franchise merkt, dass man die Street Fighter-Kuh nicht unbegrenzt melken kann und eine Generalüberholung durchführt, damit der Anschluss an die Genre-Spitze nicht komplett verloren geht.
Au final, Street Fighter 3 Third Strike s'avère un jeu de baston sympathique mais aux innovations beaucoup trop légères. De quoi mettre un peu en rogne lorsque l'on constate que les évolutions de ce titre semblent parfois se limiter à celles de son emballage ou du format de sa boîte. En bref les fans se réjouirons peut-être de l'arrivée de ce nouveau cru et les autres prendront soin de l'éviter sans voir peser sur leurs frêles épaules le sentiment d'être passé à côté du jeu de combat du millénaire !
Lamentably, even the most devout aficionado would agree that little has changed between chapters, save minor tweaks to the fighting system. While there are new characters to give the illusion of progress, many will find themselves returning to the undeniable balance of Ryu, Ken or Gouki when engaging in multiplayer bouts. In light of such token modifications, it will be down to the series’ familiar formula to secure its success, all other elements ultimately rendered cosmetic distraction. At heart, Street Fighter III 3rd Strike is Street Fighter by any other name, and despite its self-defined constraints, this alone will be the measure of its worth.