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Street Fighter Alpha 2

MobyRank MobyScore
SNES
82
3.9
PSP
...
5.0
PlayStation
84
...
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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 Through his projectile-based move Hadou Ken, Ryu is about to stop Katana's (Sodom's) Jigoku Scrape.
Street Fighter Alpha 2 PlayStation After some time, Rolento finds a chance to connect 10 hits of his Patriot Circle move in Chun-Li.
Street Fighter Alpha 2 Arcade Sakura's spinning kick
Street Fighter Alpha 2 PlayStation Using his teleporting move Ashura Senkuu, Gouki (Akuma) moves quickly to attack a dizzied Birdie.

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 PlayStation Mar 31, 2001 A 100
Hobby Consolas SNES Dec, 1996 94 out of 100 94
Netjak SNES Jul 21, 2002 9.4 out of 10 94
Mega Fun PlayStation Sep, 1996 85 out of 100 85
IGN PlayStation Dec 11, 1996 8.5 out of 10 85
GameSpot SEGA Saturn Dec 01, 1996 8.1 out of 10 81
GameSpot PlayStation Dec 01, 1996 7.8 out of 10 78
Game Revolution SEGA Saturn Jun 06, 2004 B 75
IGN Wii Dec 11, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Lens of Truth SNES Dec 10, 2009 6 out of 10 60

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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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