Street Fighter Alpha 3

Critic Score User Score
Arcade
...
3.7
Dreamcast
84
4.0
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 Chun-Li.
Street Fighter Alpha 3 PlayStation Character artwork greets you while the game is loading (and there's plenty of loading time)
Street Fighter Alpha 3 Arcade Shocked Cody
Street Fighter Alpha 3 PlayStation Sakura wins!

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 (10763)
Capcom must hate Nintendo's gamers Game Boy Advance Fake Spam (94)

Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic PlayStation Feb 17, 2008 A 100
Shin Force SEGA Saturn Aug 06, 1999 9.4 out of 10 94
GamersMark Game Boy Advance Feb 21, 2003 9.1 out of 10 91
GameSpot Dreamcast Jul 28, 1999 9 out of 10 90
Eurogamer.net (UK) Dreamcast Nov 02, 2000 9 out of 10 90
GameSpot Game Boy Advance Dec 17, 2002 8.4 out of 10 84
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Game Boy Advance Jun 18, 2005 7.5 out of 10 75
Jeuxvideo.com Dreamcast Oct 12, 2000 13 out of 20 65
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation Jul 06, 1999 12 out of 20 60
Gaming Age Game Boy Advance Jan 09, 2003 C+ 58

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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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