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Street Fighter Alpha 3 (PlayStation)

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87
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3.9
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Description

Street Fighter Alpha 3, the third game in the Alpha series, has a total of 31 fighters, the most in the series so far. New characters include old favorites E. Honda, Blanka, Vega, Cammy, T. Hawk, Dee Jay, Juni and Juli. Some of the newest fighters on the block include a former Final Fight character (Cody, who has been in jail since the last Final Fight game, or so his clothing suggests), Karin Kanzuki and Rainbow Mika.

The major difference between this Alpha and the last two are the new play modes World Tour, Arcade, VS, Training and Entry.

World Tour - Simply choose your fighter and travel around the world, fighting the home town heroes that you run into. The more fights you win, the stronger you fighter becomes. You can also learn new moves, and there are three levels of Super moves to choose from before you start each round (called Isms).

Arcade - A simple conversion of the arcade version. Beat each fighter with your chosen warrior, in three rounds per match (much the same as past versions of Street Fighter)

Versus - Two human players battle it out.

Training - A good way to learn all the super moves that are available, against a dummy.

Entry - If you save your character during the World Tour mode, you can upload him here to use in the other modes in the game (especially handy for Training).

Finally, if you complete certain areas of the game three new fighters become available, including another old favourite in Guile, Evil Ryu and Shin Akuma.

Screenshots

Street Fighter Alpha 3 PlayStation E. Honda taunts you!
Street Fighter Alpha 3 PlayStation With her energy bar almost empty, Rose tries to win Ryu executing a High Punch... And she gets!
Street Fighter Alpha 3 PlayStation M. Bison (Balrog) uses his Dash Upper move against Dee Jay: now, the Jamaican fighter is in trouble!
Street Fighter Alpha 3 PlayStation Ryu executing one of his trademark moves on Sodom.

Alternate Titles

  • "Street Fighter Zero 3" -- Japanese title
  • "Street Fighter Alpha 3 upper" -- European Game Boy Advance title - alternate spelling
  • "Street Fighter Alpha 3↑" -- European Game Boy Advance title
  • "SFA3" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

The ultimate Street Fighter game. Zovni (9361) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars
Best fighter on PSX, without a doubt Kartanym (10779) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars

The Press Says

The Video Game Critic Feb 17, 2008 A 100
PSX Extreme Apr 08, 1999 9.4 out of 10 94
IGN May 07, 1999 9.3 out of 10 93
VicioJuegos.com Feb 02, 2005 92 out of 100 92
Super Play May, 1999 91 out of 100 91
Absolute Playstation Jun, 1999 89 out of 100 89
GameSpot Jan 13, 1999 8 out of 10 80
Jeuxvideo.com Jul 06, 1999 12 out of 20 60

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Trivia

The Playstation adaptation of this forced you to jump through a number of hoops to unlock all the characters and levels. The DC version skips this and has them available from the start.
Kartanym (10779) added Street Fighter Alpha 3 (PlayStation) on Apr 05, 2001
Other platforms contributed by Kartanym (10779), Sciere (247918), Kohler 86 (7252) and The cranky hermit (491)