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Street Fighter Alpha 3, the third game in the Alpha series, has a total of 31 fighters, the most in the series so far. New characters include old favorites E. Honda, Blanka, Vega, Cammy, T. Hawk, Dee Jay, Juni and Juli. Some of the newest fighters on the block include a former Final Fight character (Cody, who has been in jail since the last Final Fight game, or so his clothing suggests), Karin Kanzuki and Rainbow Mika.

The major difference between this Alpha and the last two are the new play modes World Tour, Arcade, VS, Training and Entry.

World Tour - Simply choose your fighter and travel around the world, fighting the home town heroes that you run into. The more fights you win, the stronger you fighter becomes. You can also learn new moves, and there are three levels of Super moves to choose from before you start each round (called Isms).

Arcade - A simple conversion of the arcade version. Beat each fighter with your chosen warrior, in three rounds per match (much the same as past versions of Street Fighter)

Versus - Two human players battle it out.

Training - A good way to learn all the super moves that are available, against a dummy.

Entry - If you save your character during the World Tour mode, you can upload him here to use in the other modes in the game (especially handy for Training).

Finally, if you complete certain areas of the game three new fighters become available, including another old favourite in Guile, Evil Ryu and Shin Akuma.


Street Fighter Alpha 3 Game Boy Advance Bison and your upgraded Psycho Crusher!!!
Street Fighter Alpha 3 Arcade Next Location.
Street Fighter Alpha 3 PlayStation Title screen
Street Fighter Alpha 3 Game Boy Advance It's a burning fight, boy!

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Street Fighter Alpha 3 Concept Art
Street Fighter Alpha 3 Screenshot
Street Fighter Alpha 3 Concept Art
Street Fighter Alpha 3 Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Street Fighter Zero 3" -- Japanese title
  • "Street Fighter Alpha 3 upper" -- European Game Boy Advance title - alternate spelling
  • "Street Fighter Alpha 3↑" -- European Game Boy Advance title
  • "SFA3" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

The ultimate Street Fighter game. PlayStation Zovni (10667)
Best fighter on PSX, without a doubt PlayStation Kartanym (12841)
Capcom must hate Nintendo's gamers Game Boy Advance Fake Spam (94)

Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic PlayStation Feb 17, 2008 A 100
Game Vortex Game Boy Advance Jan 20, 2003 9.5 out of 10 95
PSX Extreme PlayStation Apr 08, 1999 9.4 out of 10 94
IGN PlayStation May 07, 1999 9.3 out of 10 93
NowGamer Dreamcast Sep 29, 2000 9.2 out of 10 92 (UK) Dreamcast Nov 02, 2000 9 out of 10 90 Game Boy Advance Dec 23, 2003 88 out of 100 88 Game Boy Advance Dec 09, 2002 16 out of 20 80
Gamekult Dreamcast Oct 11, 2000 7 out of 10 70
Bordersdown Game Boy Advance Jan 03, 2003 7 out of 10 70


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The Playstation adaptation of this forced you to jump through a number of hoops to unlock all the characters and levels. The DC version skips this and has them available from the start.
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