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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 Character artwork greets you while the game is loading (and there's plenty of loading time)
Street Fighter Alpha 3 Game Boy Advance A "PERFECT" ranking is ALL for every player!
Street Fighter Alpha 3 Game Boy Advance Too fat to pain
Street Fighter Alpha 3 Arcade ...and grenades on Gen

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Street Fighter Alpha 3 Concept Art
Street Fighter Alpha 3 Logo
Street Fighter Alpha 3 Screenshot
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. PlayStation Zovni (10638)
Best fighter on PSX, without a doubt PlayStation Kartanym (12758)
Capcom must hate Nintendo's gamers Game Boy Advance Fake Spam (94)

Critic Reviews

Shin Force SEGA Saturn Aug 06, 1999 9.4 out of 10 94
High Voltage Online SEGA Saturn Oct 01, 2006 93 out of 100 93
Meristation Dreamcast Aug 01, 2000 9 out of 10 90
Game Informer Magazine Dreamcast Jul, 2000 8.75 out of 10 88
Bravo Screenfun PlayStation Apr, 1999 2 out of 6 80
Planet Dreamcast Dreamcast May 28, 2000 8 out of 10 80 Game Boy Advance Dec 09, 2002 16 out of 20 80
Game Over Online Game Boy Advance Feb 04, 2003 78 out of 100 78
Gamekult Dreamcast Oct 11, 2000 7 out of 10 70
Game Revolution Dreamcast Jun 01, 2000 C+ 58


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1001 Video Games

Street Fighter Alpha 3 appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Charlie and Guile

Street Fighter Alpha/Zero 3 marks the first time ever that U.S. Army partners Charlie and Guile appear together in the same game. Before this, Charlie starred in the Alpha/Zero series, but Guile was absent. Likewise, in the original Street Fighter II and the Super Street Fighter series, Guile was seen, but Charlie wasn't.


According to publisher Capcom, Street Fighter Alpha 3 has sold 1 million copies worldwide since its initial release (as of June 30, 2016).
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