Street Fighter Alpha 3

Critic Score User Score
PlayStation
86
3.9
Arcade
...
3.7
Game Boy Advance
83
3.4
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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 A Win.
Street Fighter Alpha 3 Game Boy Advance Too fat to pain
Street Fighter Alpha 3 PlayStation Karin getting kicked by Dan.
Street Fighter Alpha 3 Arcade He's ready for the K.O.

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 (9329)
Best fighter on PSX, without a doubt PlayStation Kartanym (10765)
Capcom must hate Nintendo's gamers Game Boy Advance Fake Spam (94)

Critic Reviews

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
Gaming Target Game Boy Advance Feb 13, 2003 9.3 out of 10 93
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Dreamcast Jun 18, 2005 9 out of 10 90
SegaFan.com Dreamcast Dec 15, 2001 8.5 out of 10 85
GameSpy Game Boy Advance Jan 06, 2003 85 out of 100 85
Mega Fun PlayStation Feb, 1999 82 out of 100 82
Games TM Game Boy Advance Dec, 2002 8 out of 10 80
NintendoWorldReport Game Boy Advance Sep 04, 2003 7.5 out of 10 75
Gaming Age Game Boy Advance Jan 09, 2003 C+ 58

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Trivia

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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