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Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.4
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.6
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.0
Overall User Score (13 votes) 3.4

Critic Reviews

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Game Vortex (Jan 20, 2003)
The only negatives couldn't have been avoided during the game's creation, so it's nearly impossible to talk smack about SFA3 unless you never liked the series to begin with. Being a hardcore fan since Street Fighter II, I couldn't help but love the Alpha games, and I commend Crawfish Interactive for such a fantastic job on the GBA edition. If you buy one fighting game for your Game Boy Advance, skip over King of Fighters EX: Neoblood and Guilty Gear X Advance immediately -- Street Fighter Alpha 3 won't disappoint.
Gaming Target (Feb 13, 2003)
Put simply, Street Fighter Alpha 3 for the Gameboy Advance contains most of what you loved from the console games many years ago, and applies it (with unparalleled bonus content) on a reasonably comfortable yet very accessible handheld format. With almost forty characters, and more customization than you would ever have thought, SFA3 for the GBA is an exceedingly complete package made even more rewarding for its aesthetic beauty and technological marvels! With responsive controls, slick graphics, fast-paced gameplay, insane replay, and a true challenge factor, Street Fighter Alpha 3 for the Gameboy Advance is easily the greatest handheld fighting game ever, and even holds up admirably against its bigger brothers; a technical marvel!
GamersMark (Feb 21, 2003)
Street Fighter Alpha 3 is and I’m sure going to the be the best fighter on GBA for a long time. I thought there was no way in hell SFA3 could make a proper transition from a home console to a handheld. If you’re a fan of fighters and own a GBA. Do yourself a favor and pick up this Gem.
Advance (Dec, 2002)
Ob man sich nun für Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo Revival oder Street Fighter Alpha 3 (oder gar für beide) entscheidet, ist letztendlich Geschmackssache und dürfte in erster Linie davon abhängen, mit welcher Button-Konfiguration man besser zurechtkommt. Erstklassig sind sie alle beide.
Nintendo Life (Jan 11, 2010)
Cuts have been made in order to bring the game to the Game Boy Advance, but that was to be expected. What’s surprising is how Crawfish managed to cram in the huge character line-up, multiple modes of play and still got it to look and (most importantly) play like Street Fighter Alpha 3. Controls may take a bit of getting used to and there are a few quibbles (with this many characters you really need an in-game move list) but overall this is an excellent game with plenty to keep you entertained.
GamePro (US) (Dec 19, 2002)
There was really no reason to expect that Street Fighter Alpha 3 would turn out this good?maybe as good as the Super SFII port, but players probably expected less here. Instead, with quality gameplay, impressive graphics, five play modes, and a two-player link, SFA3 exceeds expectations, making it an absolute must-own for 2D fighting fans.
IGN (Dec 13, 2002)
There are some little elements that certainly could have been addressed before the game shipped, like the hard-to-see powerbar during sunset levels, or the awkward, unlabeled fighter list during the Vs. and Training Mode, but I don't want to close this review off on a list of negatives. Street Fighter Alpha 3 is definitely one of the best fighters on the Game Boy Advance to date, and shouldn't be missed if you're a GBA owner that has the taste for the successful Street Fighter action.
88 (Dec 23, 2003)
Crawfish Interactive vuelve a programar un Street Fighter Alpha para una portátil de Nintendo, aunque esta vez el reto es meter los cientos de megas de la recreativa en un cartucho de GBA
GameSpy (Jan 06, 2003)
Slight hand cramp is but a small price to pay for the ultimate handheld fighting title. Although the gameplay of the many Street Fighter iterations is beginning to bore some who've already had their fill of 2D fighting, rabid sprite fans should have only minimal hesitation in deciding whether to pick this up. Do you have an insatiable need for an almost-flawless conversion of Street Fighter Alpha 3 to play on the go? Great news: You found it!
GameSpot (Dec 17, 2002)
It's not just one of the better fighting games from the last five years--it's also a terrific game to have on the go.

Not so long ago, the thought of a nearly perfect version of Street Fighter Alpha 3 for a portable gaming system was unthinkable. We've always wanted portable fighting games, but for the most part, we've never really expected them to stack up to their full-blown counterparts. Yet the Game Boy Advance has seen the release of several surprisingly uncompromised fighting games, and the new Street Fighter Alpha 3 is probably the best of them. The third and apparently final installment in Capcom's popular fighting game series marked the return of the entire cast of the legendary Street Fighter II, and it featured a number of other new and old characters to make for a huge roster of more than 30 fighters.
Games TM (Dec, 2002)
For anyone who likes the idea of playing Street Fighter on the move (and that's quite a lot of us), Crawfish has done the impossible and given the handheld market a fighter of which it can be truly proud.
80 (Dec 09, 2002)
Un nouvel opus qui n'amène pas grand chose de nouveau à la série. De deux choses, soit vous possédez cet épisode sur une autre console et vous pourrez faire l'impasse sur ce titre, soit vous n'avez qu'une GBA et dans ce cas ce Street Fighter Alpha 3 apporte suffisamment de nouveautés par rapport à Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo Revival et dans ce cas de figure, il ne vous reste plus qu'à courir acheter ce jeu chez votre revendeur préféré...Ready...Run !
Game Over Online (Feb 04, 2003)
The Street Fighter faithful will be able to appreciate this package, flaws or no flaws. Since the Game Boy Advance is not anywhere close to being a 3D monster, we shouldn't be expecting titles like Soul Calibur or Dead or Alive making the sojourn over anytime soon, if at all. Thus, for all intents and purposes, this could be one of the definitive titles you'll see on this platform when it comes to the 2D fighting genre.
NintendoWorldReport (Sep 04, 2003)
Technically astounding, until you notice the missing stuff. If you're just in it to fight though, it's great.
Technically, this is a nearly flawless port. The music isn't that big of a deal as it can turned off, but the control is still too much to handle. Games like this require so much strategy, so many pin-point button presses, that the button layout simply can't handle it. Otherwise, this is a great port.
70 (UK) (Jan 02, 2003)
At the beginning of this review, we questioned whether this was a lost cause. Well. Hum. Street Fighter fans in need of a Game Boy beater have nowhere else to turn, and SFA3 is by far and away the finest 2D beat 'em up on the system. Sadly though, a fabulous port cannot make up for the GBA's own inadequacies, and as we learnt with Castlevania back in the day, if it's enough to put us off it's enough to put you off.
Bordersdown (Jan 03, 2003)
Crawfish have built a marvellous version of an incredible game, and will mark them out as one of the great lost components in GBA game creation. However, betrayed by hardware, their vision has been obscured by Nintendo's short-sighted approach to physical production. Play the game in whatever manner you can - your eyes will rejoice, but your hands and fingers will scream - but play it, just to see what can be done by developers with immense talent and detemination.
Gaming Age (Jan 09, 2003)
Street Fighter Alpha 3 is a fantastic port on the GBA, but the controls hold it back from being a great title on the system. If you just want to mess around with Alpha 3 on the GBA for a few minutes the controls aren't a big deal. But if you're a fight fan that wants the whole experience on the road, use the PSone instead.