DescriptionAnother Street Fighter sequel (this time for Street Fighter Alpha) adds even more to the classic fighting series.
New characters in this version include Gen (a wise kung-fu master), Rolento (who you may remember from another Capcom classic, Final Fight) and Sakura, a young school girl who follows her hero Ryu so close, she has the same type of moves. Dhalsim and Zangief also return to the fight with some news moves.
The other major difference is the loss of chain-combos and the gain of a custom combo system. Once you reach the required level (which is 1 at the least) you can execute a custom combo by combining any of the buttons (which there are 6 in total) or any of the special attacks (fireballs, etc.)
- "Street Fighter Zero 2" -- Japanese title
- "Street Fighter Alpha2" -- Windows installation title
- "ストリートファイター ゼロ2" -- Japanese spelling
Part of the Following Groups
- Games made into movies
- Genre: Versus fighting
- Satakore (SegaSaturn Collection) releases
- Street Fighter series
|Back with a vengeance||Zovni (9367)|
The Press Says
|The Video Game Critic||Mar 31, 2001||A||100|
|Electric Playground||Feb 02, 1997||9 out of 10||90|
|NowGamer||Nov 12, 1998||8.9 out of 10||89|
|IGN||Dec 11, 1996||8.5 out of 10||85|
|Mega Fun||Sep, 1996||85 out of 100||85|
|GameSpot||Dec 01, 1996||7.8 out of 10||78|
|High Score||Jan, 1997||3 out of 5||60|
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TriviaDespite an admirable effort, Capcom's port of Alpha 2 to the SNES took some serious sacrifices, namely in graphics (characters aren't as detailed, and frames were removed from animations) and sound. There was also a small but annoying load time (?!) at the start of each round, and even then the game was slow, even when the speed was cranked to its highest setting.
Also, in another move in Nintendo's infamous censoring activities, the character 'Sodom' was renamed 'Katana', since 'Sodom' was too close the word 'Sodomy' (taken from an actual city in the Bible called Sodom, where people committed immoral sex acts). Even though Sodom's name (the character) is pronounced 'So-dum', not 'Saw-dum' (the place in the Bible).