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Street Fighter Alpha 2 (PlayStation)

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Description

Another 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.)

Screenshots

Street Fighter Alpha 2 PlayStation Using his teleporting move Ashura Senkuu, Gouki (Akuma) moves quickly to attack a dizzied Birdie.
Street Fighter Alpha 2 PlayStation The impact caused by Chun-Li's taunt attack and Rose's strong punch went too much for both!
Street Fighter Alpha 2 PlayStation Gen's Shitenshuu Super Combo in progress against Sakura Kasugano.
Street Fighter Alpha 2 PlayStation After some time, Rolento finds a chance to connect 10 hits of his Patriot Circle move in Chun-Li.

Alternate Titles

  • "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

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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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Trivia

There are several in-jokes and messages hidden in the game, for instance on Ken's stage you can find lots of Capcom characters, among them you may find a Strider Hiryu holding a Teddy Bear. This was sort of a "get well soon" message left for a fellow Capcom member who worked under tremendous stress on a Neo-geo pocket version of Strider, and when that version was ultimately canned, had a nervous breakdown, and had to be hospitalized.
Kartanym (10779) added Street Fighter Alpha 2 (PlayStation) on Apr 05, 2001
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