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It's Street Fighter as you always remember it, with some new moves, characters and combo systems, as well as a more polished look and feel.

The new moves available for each fighter, called Super moves, allow them to fire off very powerful moves. A bar at the bottom of the screen represents the power that you have to use for the moves. You start the first round on 0, and each attack that you make adds power to the bar. Once you reach level 3, you can unleash the special attacks, that can sometimes KO the opponant.

The other major change over the Street Fighter 2 series are the Alpha counters. These can be used to counter an on-coming attack after blocking.


Street Fighter Alpha: Warriors' Dreams Windows Chun-Li vs Guy
Street Fighter Alpha: Warriors' Dreams Game Boy Color Uppercut KO!
Street Fighter Alpha: Warriors' Dreams Windows I see stars...
Street Fighter Alpha: Warriors' Dreams Arcade First hit

Promo Images

Street Fighter Alpha: Warriors' Dreams Magazine Advertisement p. 31
Street Fighter Alpha: Warriors' Dreams Logo
Street Fighter Alpha: Warriors' Dreams Other
Street Fighter Alpha: Warriors' Dreams Other

Alternate Titles

  • "Street Fighter Zero" -- Japanese name
  • "Street Fighter Alpha: Warriors Dreams" -- In-game title
  • "Street Fighter Alpha " -- PSN release title
  • "ストリートファイター ゼロ" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Street Fighter: The Next Generation (demo version) Windows Zovni (10646)
Looks better than the arcade. Windows MrSuperGod (58)
A great game, lives up to the original ST series! Game Boy Color Jim Fun (252)

Critic Reviews

GameFan Magazine SEGA Saturn Mar, 1996 94 out of 100 94
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) PlayStation Feb, 1996 36.5 out of 40 91
Coming Soon Magazine SEGA Saturn Aug 15, 1996 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Mega Fun SEGA Saturn Mar, 1996 88 out of 100 88
Total! (Germany) Game Boy Color Mar, 2000 1.75 out of 6 85
GameSpot Game Boy Color Jan 28, 2000 8.2 out of 10 82
Video Games & Computer Entertainment PlayStation Apr, 1996 8 out of 10 80 SEGA Saturn Dec 09, 2011 16 out of 20 80
Nintendo Life Game Boy Color Jan 08, 2010 6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars 60
PC Joker Windows Apr, 1998 41 out of 100 41


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Cover art

The cover of SFA has made it to quite a few "Worst game cover ever"-lists, in both printed and digital media, and it's easy to see why... What IS wrong with Ryu's arms and why is Chun Li so husky? Who approved that cover?


The character Dan (who made his first appearance in this game) was made as a sarcastic response to Capcom's main competitor on arcade games SNK, who have for years been stealing and cloning Capcom's ideas. As such Dan sports many details reminescent of some SNK characters (his storyline, the ponytail, etc.) and is quite literally a bad clone of Ryu and Ken who has lots of taunting moves but no real power.


This game was inspired by the Street Fighter animated movie (not Van Damme's). Specifically, the movie's flashback sequences, which explain Ryu's slight hair color change, and Ken's ponytail. However the coolest movie tie-in the game has is the ability to play a cooperative match with a friend as Ryu and Ken versus M. Bison (with all three characters on screen! not like Capcom's "vs" series) mimicking the movie's final battle.


This was one of the first 2D games to be released for the PlayStation.


  • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • February 1996 (Issue 79) - Game of the Month (Playstation version)
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