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Street Fighter Alpha 2

MobyRank MobyScore
Wii
...
5.0
SEGA Saturn
84
3.6
Windows
62
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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 Arcade Hello, I',m here! Don't ignore Mr. Bison!
Street Fighter Alpha 2 Windows Another battle, another victory
Street Fighter Alpha 2 SNES Demonstrative match: Chun-Li is about to damage Adon through her Super Combo Kikou Shou...
Street Fighter Alpha 2 Arcade Character select screen

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 (9360)
A Windows 95 gem forgotten by history. Windows Fake Spam (94)

The Press Says

The Video Game Critic SEGA Saturn Apr 30, 2008 A+ 100
Retrogaming History SNES Mar 16, 2009 10 out of 10 100
Electric Playground PlayStation Feb 02, 1997 9 out of 10 90
Jeuxvideo.com SEGA Saturn Dec 09, 2011 17 out of 20 85
Mega Fun SNES Dec, 1996 85 out of 100 85
Secret Service / New S Service Windows Apr, 1999 8 out of 10 80
IGN Wii Dec 11, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SNES Jan, 1997 5.3 out of 10 53
Digital Press - Classic Video Games SNES Dec 10, 2003 5 out of 10 50
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Apr, 1999 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20

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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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