Street Fighter Alpha 3 (PlayStation)

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The ultimate Street Fighter game. Zovni (9329) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars
Best fighter on PSX, without a doubt Kartanym (10763) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.7
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.1
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.6
Overall User Score (33 votes) 3.9

Critic Reviews

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The Video Game Critic
Some stages look grainy and washed out, and most lack the personality and clever animations Street Fighter fans have come to expect. Likewise the music isn't particularly memorable. In addition to arcade and versus modes, there's a World Tour mode that lets you adopt a character and pump up his abilities by completing series of challenges. Alpha 3's load times are minimal and there's a convenient auto-save. I would probably argue that the Alpha Series peaked at number 2, but this third edition still packs a wallop. Note: This game is also available on a PS2 compilation.
PSX Extreme
As we come to an end to this review, I just want to say this, with 6 modes, 4 secret modes, 2 secret characters plus the PocketStation support, SFA3 is one of the longest and and one of the greatest fighting gams ever.
Oh, and PocketStation support is in the game, it's just hidden. Capcom will release the information as soon as Sony is ready to launch its campaign here in the US. Hopefully, that's soon! Street Fighter Alpha 3 is a quintessential, must-have fighting game.
Capcom reúne en la tercera entrega de esta sub-saga a todos los personajes aparecidos en SF Alpha y Super Street Fighter II en uno de los títulos 2D más punteros técnicamente para PSX.
Super Play
Den enda riktiga bristen i spelet är att det fortfarande känns som att reaktionerna på skärmen inte riktigt hänger samman med knapptryckningarna. Vare sig det hänger på handkontrollerna eller på programmeringen är det ett irriterande fenomen som Capcom inte kunnat får bort sedan de första Street Fighter-spelen konverterades till Playstation. Men trots det är Street Fighter Alpha 3 ett spel väl värdigt det klassiska Street Fighter-namnet. Och ett spel som alla Tekken-spelare borde ta en titt på för att lära sig ett och annat om timing och perfektion.
Absolute Playstation
This has got to be the best version of Street Fighter yet to hit the Playstation. Capcom seems to have addressed all of the 2D issues of the past and have brought an arcade perfect fighter to the console for our enjoyment. The wonderful hand-drawn graphics move and animate the best that I have ever seen in a 2D fighter and the action is non-stop. So, if you are a Street Fighter fan and want the very best version that the Playstation has to offer or you are just interested in seeing what a truly marvelous 2D fighter can look like, than you owe it to yourself to check out this title! If there was even a Capcom fighting game to get, Street Fighter Alpha 3 is it.
Mega Fun
Jedes Street-Fighter-Spiel ist gleich? ln diesem Falle stimmt das nicht 100%ig, da den findigen Designern abermals das Kunststück gelang, ihren Bitmap-Klopper mit einigen motivierenden Extras auszustatten. Insbesondere das überaus üppige Kämpferfeld sowie die World-Tour mit zahlreichen Rollenspiel-Anleihen haben mir sehr gut gefallen. Darüber hinaus spielt sich der 2D-Klopper erneut nahezu makellos, was auch daran liegt dass der technische Rahmen, vor allem die Animationen, diesmal recht gelungen ist, was ja auf der PlayStation nicht immer der Fall war. Positiv ist ferner der Umstand, dass die Präsentation erfreulich modern anmutet und sich so auch der Soundtrack vom ewigen Japan-Pop glücklicherweise etwas entfernt hat.
The game's graphical prowess and arcade-perfect gameplay combined with its cache of bonus modes makes Street Fighter Alpha 3 the latest standard for 2D excellence on the PlayStation.

Street Fighter Alpha 3, Capcom's latest flagship title, has made its way to the PlayStation in a nice, timely fashion. This faithful arcade conversion sees Capcom bend over backwards to deliver its most rewarding home conversion yet. This time around, a pack of returning veterans has its first "Alpha incarnation" alongside four newly introduced women fighters. For those still skeptical about the PlayStation's 2D capabilities, Street Fighter Alpha 3 will make short work of any resident doubts. The game's graphical prowess and arcade-perfect gameplay combined with its cache of bonus modes makes Street Fighter Alpha 3 the latest standard for 2D excellence on the PlayStation.
Capcom se moque un peu de nous et use le filon jusqu'à la dernière pépite. Une pseudo aventure ne réussit pas véritablement renouveler le titre et les vieilles ficelles des combos et autres super méga géants perso cachés commencent à être un peu élimées.