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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 Arcade Intro.
Street Fighter Alpha 3 Game Boy Advance Fire punch
Street Fighter Alpha 3 Game Boy Advance Ryu smashes the opponents with your Akuma fighting style...
Street Fighter Alpha 3 Arcade Bison is little too powerful

Promo Images

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

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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The ultimate Street Fighter game. PlayStation Zovni (10666)
Best fighter on PSX, without a doubt PlayStation Kartanym (12825)
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Critic Reviews SEGA Saturn May 24, 2008 10 out of 10 100
Gaming Target Game Boy Advance Feb 13, 2003 9.3 out of 10 93
High Voltage Online SEGA Saturn Oct 01, 2006 93 out of 100 93
IGN PlayStation May 07, 1999 9.3 out of 10 93
GamePro (US) Game Boy Advance Dec 19, 2002 4.5 out of 5 90
Meristation Dreamcast Aug 01, 2000 9 out of 10 90
IGN Game Boy Advance Dec 13, 2002 9 out of 10 90
GameSpy Game Boy Advance Jan 06, 2003 85 out of 100 85
Bravo Screenfun PlayStation Apr, 1999 2 out of 6 80
Gamekult Dreamcast Oct 11, 2000 7 out of 10 70


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1001 Video Games

Street Fighter Alpha 3 appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Charlie and Guile

Street Fighter Alpha/Zero 3 marks the first time ever that U.S. Army partners Charlie and Guile appear together in the same game. Before this, Charlie starred in the Alpha/Zero series, but Guile was absent. Likewise, in the original Street Fighter II and the Super Street Fighter series, Guile was seen, but Charlie wasn't.


According to publisher Capcom, Street Fighter Alpha 3 has sold 1 million copies worldwide since its initial release (as of June 30, 2016).
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