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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 Sakura Kasugano and Ken Masters executing their kick moves at the same time: who will be overcome?
Street Fighter Alpha 2 SNES Now, Adon jumps back to escape from Dan Hibiki's next "attack": an inoffensive Kuuchuu Chouhatsu...
Street Fighter Alpha 2 SNES Ken Masters tries to hit-attack Sagat, but he's suddenly stopped by his knee-based move Tiger Crush.
Street Fighter Alpha 2 SNES Guy starts a counterattack over Akuma, and through his grabbing move Bushin Izuna Otoshi, he gets.

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

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