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Street Fighter Alpha 2

Critic Score User Score
Arcade
...
3.8
PlayStation
84
3.6
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 Windows The end of the match reveals the bonus points.
Street Fighter Alpha 2 Arcade Title screen
Street Fighter Alpha 2 SNES Post-match screen.
Street Fighter Alpha 2 Arcade Rolentp's outro

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 (9332)
A Windows 95 gem forgotten by history. Windows Fake Spam (94)

Critic Reviews

Retrogaming History SNES Mar 16, 2009 10 out of 10 100
The Video Game Critic PlayStation Mar 31, 2001 A 100
Digital Extremes SEGA Saturn 1996 9.5 out of 10 95
GameSpot SEGA Saturn Dec 01, 1996 8.1 out of 10 81
All Game Guide SEGA Saturn 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Secret Service / New S Service Windows Apr, 1999 8 out of 10 80
Defunct Games SEGA Saturn May 29, 2004 79 out of 100 79
GameSpot PlayStation Dec 01, 1996 7.8 out of 10 78
Game Revolution SEGA Saturn Jun 06, 2004 B 75
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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