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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 PlayStation With her energy bar almost empty, Rose tries to win Ryu executing a High Punch... And she gets!
Street Fighter Alpha 3 Arcade Nice ass
Street Fighter Alpha 3 PlayStation Cody in an "successful" attempt of block-avoid Sakura's Shinkuu Hadouken Super Combo (Level 3).
Street Fighter Alpha 3 PlayStation Character artwork greets you while the game is loading (and there's plenty of loading time)

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 (9318)
Best fighter on PSX, without a doubt PlayStation Kartanym (10736)
Capcom must hate Nintendo's gamers Game Boy Advance Fake Spam (94)

Critic Reviews

High Voltage Online SEGA Saturn Oct 01, 2006 93 out of 100 93
GameSpot Dreamcast Jul 28, 1999 9 out of 10 90
Advance Game Boy Advance Dec, 2002 90 out of 100 90
IGN Game Boy Advance Dec 13, 2002 9 out of 10 90
Absolute Playstation PlayStation Jun, 1999 89 out of 100 89
VicioJuegos.com Game Boy Advance Dec 23, 2003 88 out of 100 88
Video Games Dreamcast Jan, 2000 87 out of 100 87
Planet Dreamcast Dreamcast May 28, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Games TM Game Boy Advance Dec, 2002 8 out of 10 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.
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