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User Reviews

There are no reviews for the SEGA Saturn release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
AI The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents. 3.7
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 4.1
Graphics The visual quality of the game 4.0
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.9
Overall User Score (14 votes) 3.9

Critic Reviews

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The graphics are definitely the best in any 2D fighting game, with awesome-looking fighters, excellent animation and beautifully detailed backdrops. The music is as catchy as ever, and the new tunes fit brilliantly, along with the other new features. While there are bound to be people who'll have written it off already as a waste of time and money, it's a fact that this is the best 2D fighting game ever, and an absolute all-time classic. It's also a fact that it's essential to own this game, even if you've already got the first.
The Video Game Critic (Apr 30, 2008)
Holy cow! Alpha 2's gameplay is solid as ever, and adventurous gamers can indulge themselves with new "custom combos". A survival mode is now available in addition to arcade, versus, and training. There's an autosave function, as well as a gallery of unlockable illustrations. Street Fighter Alpha 2 is billed as a "precise translation" of the arcade game, and it's hard to argue. Not even Street Fighter Alpha 3 (Playstation, 1999) could touch this masterpiece.
Overall, it is an awesome translation and I thank Capcom for doing such awesome job. Any SF or fighting fan should get this game!
This is the best fighting game in two dimensions.
Video Games (Oct, 1996)
Das gewohnt exzellente Gameplay und eine mannigfaltige Optionsvielfalt garantieren wochenlangen Spielspaß. Ein perfekteres Street Fighter kann ich mir persönlich kaum noch vorstellen. Wer allerdings den Vorgänger schon besitzt, sollte es sich gut überlegen, nochmals Geld auszugeben, denn wie zu erwarten war, sind bereits zwei weitere Street-Fighter-Spiele für den Automatenbereich in der Mache, die früher oder später auch in Konsolenform erscheinen werden.
Mega Fun (Feb, 1997)
Wie nicht anders zu erwarten ist Street Fighter Alpha 2 mit der in der Mega Fun 10/96 getesteten PlayStation-Version Street Fighter Zero 2 spielerisch identisch. Der cleveren (oder besser unverfrorenen) Verkaufspolitik Capcoms zufolge wird damit auch das beste zur Zeit erhältliche Street Fighter vorgelegt. Es sind eigentlich nur Marginalien, die dieses Produkt von den Vorgängern unterscheidet: Achtzehn anwählbare Kämpfer, ein paar neue Gesichter, eine leicht verbesserte Präsentation - doch im Prinzip bleibt alles beim Alten. Für Street Fighter-Süchtige ist der Kauf trotzdem ein Muß, und auch, wer noch keine der zahlreichen Versionen sein Eigen nennt, darf unbesorgt zugreifen: Selbst nach unendlichen Faceliftings ist Street Fighter Alpha 2 immer noch ein hervorragendes Kampfspiel, von dessen Spieltiefe sich viele Konkurrenzprodukte noch eine Scheibe abschneiden können.
85 (Dec 09, 2011)
Il n'y a vraiment pas grand-chose à reprocher à cette version Saturn de Street Fighter Alpha 2 : jouable, fluide, doté d'une bonne durée de vie et techniquement très proche de la borne d'arcade, le soft de Capcom est une réussite à tout point de vue. Cette conversion Saturn bénéficie en outre de plusieurs bonus exclusifs (personnages en plus, mode Survie, galerie de dessins) par rapport à son homologue Playstation, ce qui en fait la version console la plus complète de cet excellentissime jeu de baston.
GameSpot (Dec 01, 1996)
Saturn owners should be pleased to know that Street Fighter Alpha 2's translation from coin-op to home is almost flawless. The graphics are solid and done in the same anime style as the first Alpha. The animation is topnotch, as are the sounds and music. The backgrounds are first rate, giving Alpha 2 some of the best scenery yet seen in a Street Fighter game.
Bravo Screenfun (Mar, 1997)
Tradition verpflichtet: Trickreiche Comic-Keile bis zum Umfallen.
All in all, Street Fighter Alpha 2 is the Street Fighter II that you know and love, with added gameplay features and improved animation. If you're a Street Fighter fan, or a fan of fighting games and do not yet own a Street Fighter game, then you would do well to pick this one up.
Street Fighter Alpha 2 a tout d'une suite façon Capcom. Fondamentallement il n'apporte pas énormément au précédent opus, et pourtant il reste supérieur à ce dernier au final. Le roster a gagné cinq personnages de qualité, les décors sont plus beaux et plus variés et le gameplay s'approfondit petit à petit. Peu de choses donc, mais sans conteste l'un des grand classique de la baston 2D !
Defunct Games (May 29, 2004)
There is no denying it, you can argue all you want, but the Saturn is just a better 2D system. The PlayStation, in comparison, is no match for the RAM cart, and the extra 2D processing power of the Saturn. It's by that reasoning that some of the best Capcom has to offer ends up getting top treatment on the Saturn. Street Fighter Alpha 2 may not be the best Capcom has to offer, but you'd never know it with this flawless presentation.
Game Revolution (Jun 06, 2004)
All in all, Street Fighter Alpha 2 is just a solid fighting game and nothing more. Fans of the earlier games would really like this latest (or earliest as the case may be) installment. For the rest of us it's just 2D fighting business as usual.