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Street Fighter Alpha 3

MobyRank MobyScore
Arcade
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3.7
PlayStation
87
3.9
Dreamcast
84
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Description

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.

Screenshots

Street Fighter Alpha 3 Arcade Sagat - "The God of Muay Thai" smashes Guy
Street Fighter Alpha 3 Arcade He's ready for the K.O.
Street Fighter Alpha 3 Arcade Intro.
Street Fighter Alpha 3 Game Boy Advance Sometimes, the TIME OVER is the ONLY way to win a match.

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 (9366)
Best fighter on PSX, without a doubt PlayStation Kartanym (10780)
Capcom must hate Nintendo's gamers Game Boy Advance Fake Spam (94)

The Press Says

The Next Level Dreamcast Jul 05, 1999 A+ 100
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) SEGA Saturn Jan 20, 2008 10 out of 10 100
Shin Force SEGA Saturn Aug 06, 1999 9.4 out of 10 94
PSX Extreme PlayStation Apr 08, 1999 9.4 out of 10 94
VicioJuegos.com Dreamcast Nov 04, 2003 90 out of 100 90
VicioJuegos.com Game Boy Advance Dec 23, 2003 88 out of 100 88
Game Informer Magazine Dreamcast Jul, 2000 8.75 out of 10 88
Gaming Target Dreamcast Jul 03, 2000 8.6 out of 10 86
Games TM Game Boy Advance Dec, 2002 8 out of 10 80
Jeuxvideo.com Dreamcast Oct 12, 2000 13 out of 20 65

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Trivia

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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