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Street Fighter Alpha 2 (SNES)

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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 SNES After a time-over win, Birdie moves to the next match (victory pose only seen in the Japanese game)!
Street Fighter Alpha 2 SNES Dhalsim damaged by a spinning-punch hit: and Zangief executes successfully his Double Lariat move!
Street Fighter Alpha 2 SNES Birdie gets to grab Ryu and now unleashes the full strength of his stomping move Murderer Chain!
Street Fighter Alpha 2 SNES Nash (Charlie) caught by Zangief's closing move Kamitsuki: he wasn't ready for some bloody bites...

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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User Reviews

Arcade goodness, as well as the SNES can do it. Fake Spam (94) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
The last great game of the SNES and one of SF's best arcade-to-console conversions Stsung (53) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars

The Press Says

Retrogaming History Mar 16, 2009 10 out of 10 100
Total! (Germany) Dec, 1996 1.25 out of 6 95
Hobby Consolas Dec, 1996 94 out of 100 94
Netjak Jul 21, 2002 9.4 out of 10 94
Mega Fun Dec, 1996 85 out of 100 85
GamePro (US) Feb, 1997 4 out of 5 80
Lens of Truth Dec 10, 2009 6 out of 10 60
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Jan, 1997 5.3 out of 10 53
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Dec 10, 2003 5 out of 10 50

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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 (10780) added Street Fighter Alpha 2 (SNES) on Aug 10, 2002
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