Street Fighter Alpha 2

Critic Score User Score
SNES
82
3.9
Arcade
...
3.8
Wii U
...
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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 Before to be damaged by Vega (M. Bison)'s Psycho Shot, Rose injuries him with her Sliding move.
Street Fighter Alpha 2 PlayStation Post-match screen.
Street Fighter Alpha 2 PlayStation Nash (Charlie) attacks Sagat with the fast-speed-slashing-action of his Flash Kick move.
Street Fighter Alpha 2 Arcade Rolento and birdie - air duel

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. SNES Fake Spam (94)
The last great game of the SNES and one of SF's best arcade-to-console conversions SNES Stsung (53)
Back with a vengeance PlayStation Zovni (9321)
A Windows 95 gem forgotten by history. Windows Fake Spam (94)

Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic SEGA Saturn Apr 30, 2008 A+ 100
Total! (Germany) SNES Dec, 1996 1.25 out of 6 95
Digital Extremes SEGA Saturn 1996 9.5 out of 10 95
Hobby Consolas SNES Dec, 1996 94 out of 100 94
Video Games SEGA Saturn Oct, 1996 86 out of 100 86
Mega Fun SNES Dec, 1996 85 out of 100 85
GamePro (US) SNES Feb, 1997 4 out of 5 80
GameSpot PlayStation Dec 01, 1996 7.8 out of 10 78
PC Player (Germany) Windows Apr 07, 1999 72 out of 100 72
Meristation Windows Jul 04, 1998 7 out of 10 70

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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).
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