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Street Fighter Alpha 2 (Windows)

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Description

Another Street Fighter sequel (this time for Street Fighter Alpha) adds even more to the classic fighting series.

New characters in this version include Gen (a wise kung-fu master), Rolento (who you may remember from another Capcom classic, Final Fight) and Sakura, a young school girl who follows her hero Ryu so close, she has the same type of moves. Dhalsim and Zangief also return to the fight with some news moves.

The other major difference is the loss of chain-combos and the gain of a custom combo system. Once you reach the required level (which is 1 at the least) you can execute a custom combo by combining any of the buttons (which there are 6 in total) or any of the special attacks (fireballs, etc.)

Screenshots

Street Fighter Alpha 2 Windows No match is truly over until the final comment, often an insult, has been made
Street Fighter Alpha 2 Windows The single player character selection screen
Street Fighter Alpha 2 Windows The computer won that one ...
Street Fighter Alpha 2 Windows Elastic limbs and the guy can turn invisible! The computer mus be cheating.

Alternate Titles

  • "Street Fighter Zero 2" -- Japanese title
  • "Street Fighter Alpha2" -- Windows installation title
  • "ストリートファイター ゼロ2" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

A Windows 95 gem forgotten by history. Fake Spam (94) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars

The Press Says

Secret Service / New S Service Apr, 1999 8 out of 10 80
PC Player (Germany) Apr 07, 1999 72 out of 100 72
Meristation Jul 04, 1998 7 out of 10 70
Computer Games Magazine Feb 22, 1999 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Apr, 1999 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20

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Trivia

Despite an admirable effort, Capcom's port of Alpha 2 to the SNES took some serious sacrifices, namely in graphics (characters aren't as detailed, and frames were removed from animations) and sound. There was also a small but annoying load time (?!) at the start of each round, and even then the game was slow, even when the speed was cranked to its highest setting.

Also, in another move in Nintendo's infamous censoring activities, the character 'Sodom' was renamed 'Katana', since 'Sodom' was too close the word 'Sodomy' (taken from an actual city in the Bible called Sodom, where people committed immoral sex acts). Even though Sodom's name (the character) is pronounced 'So-dum', not 'Saw-dum' (the place in the Bible).
Satoshi Kunsai (1816) added Street Fighter Alpha 2 (Windows) on May 25, 2001
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