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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.


Street Fighter Alpha 3 PlayStation Birdie meets Sakura's fist
Street Fighter Alpha 3 PlayStation Sakura wins!
Street Fighter Alpha 3 PlayStation Cody in an "successful" attempt of block-avoid Sakura's Shinkuu Hadouken Super Combo (Level 3).
Street Fighter Alpha 3 PlayStation Birdie starts the second round of his combat against Zangief executing one of his taunt moves.

Promo Images

Street Fighter Alpha 3 Concept Art
Street Fighter Alpha 3 Screenshot
Street Fighter Alpha 3 Concept Art
Street Fighter Alpha 3 Concept Art

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. Zovni (10633) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars
Best fighter on PSX, without a doubt Kartanym (12721) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars

Critic Reviews

Video Games Feb, 1999 4 out of 4 100
The Video Game Critic Feb 17, 2008 A 100
PSX Extreme Apr 08, 1999 9.4 out of 10 94
IGN May 07, 1999 9.3 out of 10 93
Super Play (Sweden) May, 1999 91 out of 100 91
Absolute Playstation Jun, 1999 89 out of 100 89
Mega Fun Feb, 1999 82 out of 100 82
Bravo Screenfun Apr, 1999 2 out of 6 80
GameSpot Jan 13, 1999 8 out of 10 80 Jul 06, 1999 12 out of 20 60


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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.
Kartanym (12721) added Street Fighter Alpha 3 (PlayStation) on Apr 05, 2001
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