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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 SNES Sakura Kasugano and Ken Masters executing their kick moves at the same time: who will be overcome?
Street Fighter Alpha 2 SNES Dan Hibiki's counterattack failed: it's the moment to M. Bison attack with his Knee Press Nightmare!
Street Fighter Alpha 2 SNES Nash (Charlie) caught by Zangief's closing move Kamitsuki: he wasn't ready for some bloody bites...
Street Fighter Alpha 2 SNES Zangief executes a sweep at the same time that Ryu attacks using his Shinkuu Tatsumaki Senpuu Kyaku.

Promo Images

Street Fighter Alpha 2 Screenshot
Street Fighter Alpha 2 Screenshot
Street Fighter Alpha 2 Screenshot
Street Fighter Alpha 2 Magazine Advertisement

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

Arcade goodness, as well as the SNES can do it. Fake Spam (94) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
The last great game of the SNES and one of SF's best arcade-to-console conversions Stsung (53) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars

Critic Reviews

Retrogaming History Mar 16, 2009 10 out of 10 100
Total! (Germany) Dec, 1996 1.25 out of 6 95
Netjak Jul 21, 2002 9.4 out of 10 94
Mega Fun Dec, 1996 85 out of 100 85
Video Games Jan, 1997 81 out of 100 81
RetroGame Man Oct 08, 2015 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (US) Feb, 1997 4 out of 5 80
Lens of Truth Dec 10, 2009 6 out of 10 60
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Jan, 1997 5.3 out of 10 53
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Dec 10, 2003 5 out of 10 50

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Trivia

PlayStation Omissions

Missing from the Playstation version of the game are the characters Evil Ryu, Classic Dhalsim and Classic Zangief. Plus the number of color palettes available for each character has been reduced to 2.

Decompression Chip

Together with Star Ocean and Tengai Makyō Zero, this was the only game for the SNES to include the S-DD1 chip. This chip allowed sprite data to be decompressed in real time, and is only one of the various chips that allowed SNES games to stay ahead in the 16-bit console market for a while. It was also one of the latest obstacles that hindered SNES emulation: before the chip was completely emulated, "graphic packs" with the uncompressed graphics were necessary in order to play the game.
Kartanym (12779) added Street Fighter Alpha 2 (SNES) on Aug 10, 2002
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