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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 Arcade Adon - Sagat's  student
Street Fighter Alpha 2 Arcade Air Kick
Street Fighter Alpha 2 Windows All matches take place against an animated background. There are some nice touches like the guy on the left sleeping while resting against the elephant.
Street Fighter Alpha 2 Arcade Sakura's spinning kick

Promo Images

Street Fighter Alpha 2 Screenshot
Street Fighter Alpha 2 Other
Street Fighter Alpha 2 Screenshot
Street Fighter Alpha 2 Screenshot

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. SNES Fake Spam (94)
The last great game of the SNES and one of SF's best arcade-to-console conversions SNES Stsung (53)
Back with a vengeance PlayStation Zovni (10646)
A Windows 95 gem forgotten by history. Windows Fake Spam (94)

Critic Reviews

Retrogaming History SNES Mar 16, 2009 10 out of 10 100
The Video Game Critic SEGA Saturn Apr 30, 2008 A+ 100
Digital Extremes SEGA Saturn 1996 9.5 out of 10 95
GameSpot SEGA Saturn Dec 01, 1996 8.1 out of 10 81
Secret Service / New S Service Windows Apr, 1999 8 out of 10 80
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) SEGA Saturn Jan 17, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Nintendo Life Wii Dec 11, 2009 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
PC Player (Germany) Windows Apr 07, 1999 72 out of 100 72
All Game Guide Arcade 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Lens of Truth SNES Dec 10, 2009 6 out of 10 60

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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.
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